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“A bit hit and miss”

The Garden Centre Restaurant
Ranked #734 of 1,189 Restaurants in Brighton
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We go to this restaurant/cafe quite regularly because its handy when we are in the garden centre. I would say that it is a bit hit and miss.

Seating - inside its a bit ugly and the ambience isn't all that really. However, on a nice day, sitting outside is wonderful. You can see all the outdoor plants for sale and people watch and it is a lovely sun trap.

Food - Hot food is really hit and miss. Sometimes it is nice, othertimes it is horrid. Avoid the sandwiches in the chiller at all costs. Boring fillings and dry bread. The ones they make up are alright, but could be better. However, the cakes and scones are always lovely.

Service - Not great. The is usually always a queue which goes down very slowly. Generally there is always a new person on who doesn't know what they are doing (not their fault, but still not great when you have a long queue).

I'd give it a try if you are there, but as garden centre cafe's go, there are others that are much nicer.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Have an allotment near by and so since working on it use this alot
From meals to cream teas to soup we have been there and EVERY time its been brill
Usually service has been top rate just of late some of the newer staff not as approachable
Always offers and if you have the garden club card even better
Clean and always good food

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Arrived here just after noon on a Sunday for a family lunch. Weather was pleasant so sat outside on the terrace. The food we ordered was Roast Beef dinner, excellent. Fish and chips, great. Chicken curry, terrible. Jacket potato with Tuna, great. Considering all meals averaged about £8/£9 each it was good value except the curry dish. It reminded me of a Smart price £1 curry from the supermarket but worse. Service was excellent and cleanliness and wait times were ok. But don't order The curry !

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