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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Great lunch. Good selection of home cooked food and delicious cakes. Ice creams. The friendly staff are helpful. We will be back.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Super fast & friendly service. I had the vegan breakfast & it was delicious, highly recommend. Beautiful setting, warm & welcoming.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

Brekky was nice . Looked quite small for £9.50 when it came out but I am not a massive meal person so not too bad. The bacon / sausage was lovely , egg was poached to perfection, the bread they used was so nice ....Only main gripe was the hash brown was kinda over cooked.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

We came yesterday for my sister's birthday ,we were a party of 5 sat on table 18. It was my first time visiting here and I wasn't disappointed. When we arrived there was a bit of a queue and it having taken a good 10...mins to get there through temporary traffic lights we were a little concerned about time. Wait time was nominal and we were soon shown in by a lovely friendly young man. Such a happy place with plants everywhere ,light and airy ,busy but very well organised. Our order was taken in good time and food service super fast and efficient especially considering how busy they were. I had a veggie breakfast and oat milk cappuccino , delicious . Next time we'll be back to try one of the delicious cakes on display with coffee. Young lady who served us was very professional all round great experience. Good to note tables not too close to each other and the toilets were impeccable. Fantastic we'll be bringing other family members out soon .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

Receptionist at out hotel recommended this place for lunch and she was on the money! The staff were friendly and quick, the food was delicious (may I suggest the Nachos and banoffee pie) and even picked up a few bargains in the garden centre.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Met with friends for lunch. A short wait for a table for 4 as they were full. No paninis available, as the waitress said they only had one chef. There is not a lot of choice on the menu. We all opted for the all...day breakfast, waited half an hour, it was OK -some of the items, sausage, beans, hash brown & tomato were not piping hot. Would have sent back, but would have to wait another half an hour. £50 for 4 breakfasts of 1 egg, 1 sausage, 1 rasher bacon, half a tomato, a hash brown, a few beans and a slice of toast, plus 2 teas & coffees was not great value. Will go to Brewers Fayre next time. Really did not like people being allowed to bring dogs in, one lady even had two digs with her. Not that hygienic to my mind, as a dalmation was slavering everywhere. Don't think we will return.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

Non planned visit, we have never frequented the potting shed before. Family of 6 with 3 dogs and a baby, we were made to feel very welcome. Food was lovely and milkshakes were something else. Highly recommend and we will be defo be regular customers...from now onwards.👍More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

Despite saying they are dog friendly, they’re really not, which is disappointing as they used to be so accommodating if you had a dog…. We live locally and brought some friends for breakfast before their long drive home, we were queuing for some time, when...we reached the front of the queue, we were told we couldn’t go in yet because we had a dog with us, (which has never been a problem before) and there wasn’t a dog friendly table available. We had really praised this place to our friends as always great service and WAS dog friendly, However when we were told we could eventually go in we were told that breakfast service had just finished, and lunch was going to be served, we were not told when queuing that it was unlikely we would get breakfast because of the wait, otherwise we would of gone somewhere else, but as it’s now 11.30 and we are all hungry we went in. Only to find a rude waitress and felt like we were being stared at to eat quicker as they wanted the table back for more customers waiting….. it was a really disappointing experience compared to our pervious visits, we are not hard to please people, we just don’t understand the new rules about bringing dogs, and I get they are busy on a Sunday morning and expect a wait to be seated but never experienced anything like this Sunday. I think they really need to review their dog policy as it is not dog friendly if anything you get penalised for having a dog. So unfortunately until this changes we won’t be bringing our visitors to visit.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023 via mobile

Despite saying they are dog friendly, they’re really not! After already queuing for some time, when we reached the front of the queue, we were told we couldn’t go in yet because we had our dog with us and there wasn’t a dog friendly table...available. So we stood waiting whilst multiple groups of people queuing behind us, who didn’t have dogs, were let through. When we were told we could eventually go in we were told that breakfast service had just finished, and lunch wasn’t being served for another 20mins! Asked what we could order we were told coffee and cakes. On being seated, the first thing I noted was that there was no special area for dogs, it’s a wooden floor throughout, so no carpet or anything that made it not dog suitable. There was another couple with their dog, who had also been bypassed for the others without dogs, they were sat a couple of tables away. I don’t understand the concept, why were we made to wait when there’s nothing specific making an area dog friendly or non dog area?? When we left, our “dog friendly table” was given to the next people in the queue who didn’t have a dog, yet there were people behind them who did have a dog, if you’re being so specific, why didn’t they get to jump the queue?? As for the food, I can’t comment, we were offered the lunch menu which didn’t suit my requirements, the non-meat eating options were limited, and the waitress when we mentioned it was quite rude and abrupt, stating there was vegetarian options on there (I can read thanks), great if you like falafel or couscous, unfortunately I very much dislike both! So I had coffee which was nice, but left very hungry! The chap working there was unhelpful with an air of arrogance about him, and definitely couldn’t justify what had happened when asked, it was like he was making it up as he went along, we weren’t the only ones complaining either! AVOID if you have a dog!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

This is the second time this has been awful in as many weeks, even though I vowed not to return ! After a disastrous breakfast for a family of six which resulted in everyone getting the breakfast at different times, mine was stone cold and...I was made to feel as if I was a burden when I asked for it to be swapped! they were rude when I paid that 120 pound bill and it has not changed this time. Even though the cafe was empty and I asked for a larger table because I needed to do some work, whilst I had breakfast, all I got was a resounding NO to my request, and a derisory laugh from the female member of staff (who was the same one as last time) when I said I was going elsewhere. The man who I assume was the manager was no better.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Lovely staff, fast service, and checking to make sure everything was good. Coffee was especially! 🙌

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Lovely food Gorgeous setting, seats right next to the window overlooking the garden centre Friendly staff A tiny bit pricey but well worth the visit

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

I've been meaning to leave this review for the last few visits as this place is just lovely. Perfect atmosphere, friendly and quick service and the food.... omg if your looking for a really reeeally perfect burger and fries, this is the place. We have...only ever eaten this on our 3 visits as we just can't get enough. The staff are what really makes this place work. Always friendly, smiling... just happy! It makes for a lovely relaxed restaurant/ cafe. The cake looks veeery scrummy too. All in all highly recommend The Potting Shed. We love it!!!! Thanks to the staff today 19/08 /23 Keisha and Craig from newquay 😊😊More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

I dropped in to have some breakfast after running some errands in Newquay. I'd heard good things but never eaten here. I was absolutely impressed by the quality of the breakfast, the eggs were bright orange, the sausage was juicy and perfectly cooked. The hash...browns were crispy perfection. The only thing I could possible suggest would be that the large breakfast could have two slices of toast, but that's just me being a glutton. 2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 hash browns, tomato, sausage, toast, beans and a field mushroom for £12.50 was a delight. The service was excellent and the coffee was served almost immediately and was also very good. I'll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

Nice café in garden centre location. Varied menu, Very generous portions of tasty food. Good value prices.Nice coffee

Date of visit: July 2023
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