RestaurantsCumbriaCulgaithCA10

survey result

Summary

£41
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Continuing to turn out some really quality cooking at remarkably low prices” – this surprise find is to be discovered behind a garden centre in the Eden Valley. “Inflation has reached the tiny village of Culgaith and the two-course set lunch (say parsnip soup and a mighty good looking fish ’n’ chips) is now a whole £9! That doesn’t even get you a starter most places. Service superficially seems a bit tea-shoppy, but is efficient and well trained. The décor isn’t going to win any restaurant design awards, but the loos provide some excellent reading matter, as they are papered with menus from a number of illustrious restaurants”.

Summary

£41
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Continuing to turn out some really quality cooking at remarkably low prices” – this surprise find is to be discovered behind a garden centre in the Eden Valley. “Inflation has reached the tiny village of Culgaith and the two-course set lunch (say parsnip soup and a mighty good looking fish ’n’ chips) is now a whole £9! That doesn’t even get you a starter most places. Service superficially seems a bit tea-shoppy, but is efficient and well trained. The décor isn’t going to win any restaurant design awards, but the loos provide some excellent reading matter, as they are papered with menus from a number of illustrious restaurants”.

Summary

4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This unexpected venue, tucked away at the back of a village garden centre in the Eden Valley and open for lunch daily plus dinner on Friday and Saturday, is by all accounts both “very good and very cheap”. “You can get a two-course lunch for £7”, but there’s “greater interest in the slightly dearer dishes, such as perfectly cooked sea bass with leeks and a good lobster sauce, or a herb-crusted pheasant breast with mash, both for a mere £11”. As for desserts, “tarts are very good, with exceptional pastry”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £10.00  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£7.00 £15.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £14.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Hazel Dene Garden Centre, Culgaith, CA10 1QF
Opening hours
Monday9:30 am‑3 pm
Tuesday9:30 am‑3 pm
Wednesday9:30 am‑3 pm
Thursday9:30 am‑3 pm
Friday9:30 am‑3 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Saturday9:30 am‑3 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Sunday10:30 am‑3 pm

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