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“We lost our appetite”
Review of The Greengrocer

The Greengrocer
Ranked #97 of 222 Restaurants in Stirling
Price range: US$3 - US$20
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Café. Using fresh ingredients. (No frozen meals) Many Scottish products. Excellent cakes. We think the best coffee available locally. (Bei & Nannini, Italy) Like Topsy, our shop "just grew".
Salford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“We lost our appetite”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Initial impressions were very good - an attractive cafe across a courtyard, with a range of groceries for sale. We ordered macaroni cheese. When served the portion was modest and did not justify the £6.60 price. Although the sauce had plenty of cheese, it did not appear to be cooked out and tasted floury. We were not charged but my this stage has lost our appetite and went elsewhere.

While we were sitting waiting for our meal, we observed the staff preparing other orders. This involved variously handling meat, cheese and fruit. The same chopping board was used without being cleaned. There was little hand-washing. For example, slices of meat were lifted by hand instead of using tongs and then other foodstuffs were touched. One of the staff was also touching her hair whilst serving. Food hygiene practice left a lot to be desired.

It's a great shame that on this occasion the cafe did not live up to it's visual presentation.

  • Visited August 2013
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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“Fabulous little gem”
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Hidden little gem
Absolutely fantastically fresh delicious menu at VERY reasonable prices.
Great service
Amazing adtmosphere
Be fab if Stirling / Central had more of these little places.

  • Visited November 2012
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Best Turkey Salad roll .....ever!!!!”
Reviewed 20 November 2012

You have to go here!

Up a lane, hidden from view. Awaiting you, home made soups (today was squash and turnip - delicious), salads, specials, and can i just tell you about smoked turkey!!!

On a brown roll, heaven. Coleslaw optional. £1.99.

Double heaven!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Emelda
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“Good for lunch or coffee”
Reviewed 12 June 2012 via mobile

Super snacks- filling and tasty. A great place to read the papers and think about the meaning of life. You can buy some cheese or salami on the way out.

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