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“Disappointing!”

Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe
Ranked #5 of 5 Restaurants in Inverkip
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

One of my favourite garden centres as it is an independent concern. The layout , variety and quality of plants are all excellent! However the restaurant is not very inviting. Plenty of tables but a bit like a school dining hall! Had bowl of soup there yesterday and it was very disappointing! Will not be eating there again!

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Giorgio-Lucia
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CARDWELLGC, Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Hi Snird, thank you for reviewing our Patio Restaurant and for the kind comments about the garden centre.

Sorry to hear you found some of our food was not what you hoped for. We always try to have a variety of food styles available every day with something for everyone, so we will try harder in the future. We appreciate your kind comments about our garden centre and hope that you will continue to shop with us in the future.

Thanks.
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English first
Inverkip, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Could spend a whole day Cardwell and never get bored!”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Cardwell Garden Centre is a great day out for all the family! There's small animals for the children, plants, flowers and gifts for Mums & Dads, great food for all the family and lovely clothes shops too and a great craft centre! If you haven't been to Cardwell, make sure it is on your to do list!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Renee S
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CARDWELLGC, Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Hi Renee, thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of our restaurant and garden centre. It is always nice to hear our customer's feedback, especially when it is as positive as yours! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Thanks.
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Inverkip, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“OK but could be better”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Tea and cakes are OK here but you would expect better from home cooking from a small family run business who caters only for themselves.
Well spaced out and a nice terrace area outside.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Gerry C
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CARDWELLGC, Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Hi Gerry C, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our Patio Restaurant.

We are sorry to read that you were disappointed with our home cooking when you visited us and we hope that you visit us again soon so that we can help change your opinion. Whenever possible we use local suppliers to ensure that only the best quality produce is used at our Patio Restaurant.

Regards,

Cardwell GC
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Inverkip, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
371 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
“Coffee and lunch with a...difference”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Cardwell is one of the best garden centres in the whole country and that's why it's so popular. Incredible variety of plants and things that you never imagine you may find here. From tools and clothes to conservatories and furniture.There is a significant craft centre and a vast choice of quality food. The restaurant is now spacious and ready to serve a big number of people. You may sit inside or just among the colourful flowers. Perfect for every family and ideal on a rainy day. Very good service. Plenty of different dishes to satisfy every taste. Mouthwatering home baking (try the meringue and the stawberry cheesecake). You may spend many hours here or walk in Lunderston Bay, breathing the Firth of the Clyde fresh air. Whatever you do during your visit, it's more than certain that sooner or later you'll come back! For those without a car, the 901 and 908 buses stop just in front of the Centre's entrance.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Mina P
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CARDWELLGC, Owner at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Hi Mina P, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of our restaurant and garden centre. We'll ensure that your feedback is passed on.

It is always nice to hear our customer's feedback, especially when it is as positive as yours! We look forward to welcoming you back to Cardwell soon.

Thank you for your support.
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scotland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“THE one stop place on the Clyde Coast”
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Every time you visit ( and I've been plenty) you fail to come away empty handed. Be sure and plan your visit for what seasonal goods that you may need, as you might be surprised and take away more than you thought! Oh... and the food in the cafe is well presented varied and reasonably priced, check out the deal for full English brekkies when it is on, take time and enjoy, cheers

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank scottishbrit
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CARDWELLGC, Owner at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Hi Scottishbrit, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of our garden centre and Patio restaurant. We'll ensure that your feedback is passed on.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and also the selection of items that we have in-store.

We look forward to seeing you back at the garden centre soon.
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