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Dobbies Garden World Edinburgh

Melville Gate, Lasswade, Scotland
+44 131 663 1941
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (47 reviews)
“fish” (8 reviews)
“garden centre” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Melville Gate, Lasswade, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 410 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Have used this cafe for many years and am sad to say I won't be rushing back. My usual brie, cranberry and bacon toastie at £6.70 was appalling. Used to get crisps and decent little salad. Crisps left the plate a couple of visits ago...More

Thank isikelso
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off for something to eat and we had the full Scottish Breakfast and Coffee well where do i start their was bacon sausage link and lorne egg ( fried or scramble) tomato, beans , black pudding ,haggis , mushrooms, tattie scone and hash browns...More

Thank LadyIreneWoods
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good morning, Thank you very much for your excellent review. I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your full Scottish breakfast whilst visiting Dobbies. I will make sure that the restaurant team are made aware of your comments, they will be delighted to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having never visited this garden centre before I was impressed by the scale and range of shopping outlets under one roof all were of good quality great names and a large variety of choice so if you are looking for plants or gifts this is...More

Thank Pat J
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Dobbies! We hope to see you again soon. With kind regards, Karen Customer Services

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on Sunday afternoon for coffee and cake. Love the amount and variety of gluten free choices. Tried the walnut and pecan slice and it was fab. Hubby loved his scone with jam and cream. Latte and tea were great too.

Thank LinsSan
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your coffee and cake at Dobbies at the weekend. Your comments will be passed to the manager who will also be delighted. With kind regards, Karen Customer Services.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was surprised to have to choose sandwiches at time of booking.Apparently this is to ensure they are freshly made.Not easy when you are bringing a guest,and hoping you have chosen well on their behslf.Was reassured my choice could be changed at the time of I...More

Thank suntankate
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden World Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review. We are sorry that you found the booking system to be a problem but it was good to hear that you did have a lovely tea. We have noted your feedback regarding the booking system...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit disappointed about lack of choice for people with small appetites. The rest of the food is dried out after lying under heat lamps too long. As for the salad bar? Sadly lacking in choice and not attractive looking to encourage you to choose...More

Thank Lvira54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in for an afternoon coffee as we have done dozens of times before. Each coffee 'lane' only had one person and ours was so very slow - the poor lad had no teapots, then there were no cups. Patience in the queue wore...More

Thank Brian2404
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you experienced a slower service than normal at our Edinburgh centre. Your feedback is important to us and I will make sure the restaurant team are made aware of your comments. With kind regards, Karen...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at peak lunchtime, restaurant very busy and staff looked overwhelmed. Ordered a fish and chips and a macaroni cheese and was duly given a fish that had been sunbathing in the hot cabinet far too long, chips soft. The macaroni was almost baked hard,...More

Thank elizabeth d
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your Dobbies review. I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your lunch at Dobbies recently and that the standard of the food was not what we strive to consistently achieve. I do appreciate your feedback and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This busy café within the garden centre offers a wide range of cakes, scones and main course dishes. not the cheapest place around but the portion size is good.

Thank menubuster
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review of Dobbies. I am pleased to hear that you enjoy visiting our cafe and that you are impressed by the range of choice. We hope to see you again soon. With kind regards, Karen Customer Services.

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

only had breakfast in the cafe but it was lovely.. lots of choice and always very busy. Huge garden centre with the usual array of other shops.. Some a bit pricey.. could spend a few hours browsing in here.More

Thank JudiO2112
Dobbiescc, Customer Service at Dobbies Garden World Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted to read of your recent experience when visiting our centre. We are pleased that you find the cafe lovely and do hope you can call in again soon to visit. With kind...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Melville Gate, Lasswade, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Lasswade
  • Phone Number: +44 131 663 1941
Description
Restaraunt within the Dobbies Garden Centre on the A772 in Midlothian
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