- Telephone 01333 423034
- Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–5pm. Closed Sun. Closed Sun
- Seasonal times Longer opening in berry season.
- Food served Mon–Sat 9–3.30pm; Sun closed.
- Average price £6.50 (set lunch)
- Website www.blacketysidefarm.com
Fruit farm, farm shop and tearoom, ideal for family friendly eating
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Farmers here for over 20 years, the Todd family’s farm shop has burgeoned from small beginnings in the garden shed to the present log cabin shop and tea room with adjacent outdoor adventure play area. Honest and hearty dishes are well-priced and made with conviction. Staples such a full Scottish farmhouse breakfast are followed by lunchtime soups and jacket potatoes, alongside more substantial daily specials such as mince and tatties or macaroni cheese. Home-baking comes in the form of puddings and scones, or the full afternoon tea treat of smoked Scottish salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, mini-scones and pancakes, dainty cakes and meringues.
This traditional café serves breakfast, lunch and high tea in the grounds of Blacketyside Farm on the outskirts of Leven. Though the large wooden interior has a cafeteria feel, the combination of large windows flooding the room with natural light and the buzz of chatty staff and local accents warms the room. The menu is conventional and most visitors should find something to please them whether it’s Scottish classics like Cullen skink, mince ‘n’ tatties or a chunky baguette filled with renowned Puddledub pork. Prices are modest and the food is home-cooked and undeniably good value. To get the most out of a visit, don’t miss the chance to try the rich, sweet raspberry jam made with the farm’s own produce. If you’re curious about where your food comes from, just step outside and look as far as the polytunnels behind the café. Families can enjoy the adventure play area next to the building and don’t forget to leave time to visit the shop, which is well-stocked with meat, fruit and veg from the farm and other notable local producers.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 120(50 outside Apr-Sept)
- Open since: 2007
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