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Allium Eatery

Mill Lane | at Bay View Garden Centre, Bolton le Sands LA5 8ET, England
+44 1524 733780
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good23%
  • Average21%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible11%
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“cakes” (34 reviews)
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Mill Lane | at Bay View Garden Centre, Bolton le Sands LA5 8ET, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been several times before for lunch we were very disappointed with our most recent visit.The Standard has dropped hugely.We ordered 2 cheddar and roast pepper Quiches which were barely warm and the cheddar was seriously lacking.We couldn't tell there was cheese in it.My wife...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank keijof
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been many times to the Bay View Garden centre for coffee and cake or for lunch. In the past, quality was always pretty high. Today I had ordered a house salad with chicken breast and advocado. The chicken breast was around 5 thin...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Liz C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New menu introduced blueberry pancakes with banana, absolutely delicious. However there must be a change of chef as last two visits were disappointing, using blueberry coulis instead of nice fresh ones. Scrambled egg gone sloppy and changed bread used to make granary toast. Portion sizes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 15Jan9
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We’re regulars at allium and we’ve seen it up and down over the last few months, probably new owners trying out new things. But so disappointed with winter menu. No nice warming dishes like Lancashire hot pot etc. Still same old salads and meals. Seen...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jandlhixxy
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Allium eatery is a very nice cafe in Bay View garden centre. The choice and size of the cakes are impressive. We had cakes and drinks and they were excellent. Nice staff too

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank albeback1
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely breakfast and nice, kind staff. Amazing view and great cakes. Would definitely go again if in the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kotryna A
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I took my Mum here and have a snack lunch overlooking the grass land and the sea in the distance. The tea is loose leaf with a strainer. You can have extra hot water if you like weak tea but have to ask. We had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Holidayhobbyist
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We haven’t been to Bay View for a while as we were disappointed with the food and service in the Potting Shed cafe. Calling today we decided to try the new cafe renamed Allium Eatery but won’t be returning. I ordered the rarebit and my...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 263stephenw
Reviewed 27 August 2018

we were driving passed and as we hadnt eaten we called in. The place was packed with others trying to avoid the damp weather too. We found a table and ordered, the tea was very tasty and our meal was delightful.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CatieCFulwood
NatalieF2096, Manager at Allium Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Allium Eatery at Bay View Garden Centre. We hope that you call again sometime soon.

Reviewed 26 August 2018

THis is a great place for coffee we often pop in on our way for a day out service good and staff pleasant. YOu can sit inside or outside in part of garden centre with blankets on chairs and outside heaters in case weather a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Carole A
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17 October 2016|
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Response from feathered_nester1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Doggiepal, only just received your question - Stephen W is correct. It's still warm enough in this area, so you won't freeze. Very pleasant at the moment, too, with all the fairy lights on!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane | at Bay View Garden Centre, Bolton le Sands LA5 8ET, England (Formerly The Potting Shed Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster District  >  Bolton le Sands
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 733780
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The Allium Eatery serves gastropub quality food at café prices. Our food is prepared onsite, absolutely nothing comes pre-prepared or pre-frozen. From baking our own cakes, to cutting our own chips and battering our own fish, everything is made in-house with love, care and attention. We don’t serve fast food and we take as much produce from the local area as we can. As well as our dining room, we also have an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy our fantastic food in the fresh sea air. We overlook the sea at Morecambe Bay, with uninterrupted views onto the coastline. We’re family and dog friendly and open all day. We think that our food goes beyond what you would expect from a garden centre café, and we want you to enjoy every mouthful in a friendly and relaxed environment. Why not work up an appetite searching our everything your home and garden needs, before sitting back and relaxing in our Eatery with a view!
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