Restaurant & Tearoom

Sit back, relax and unwind in our light and airy tearoom & restaurant.

Enjoy a cup of award-winning Illy coffee, or a pot of loose-leaf tea, served with a piece of cake, a main meal, a sandwich, or perhaps a long and leisurely afternoon tea. We have beers, wines, ciders and Prosecco as well if you prefer something stronger.

New, fresh from the Secret Garden - our own produce for the menu:

The Secret Garden (hidden behind an ancient iron gate at the back of the garden centre) has laid derelict and abandoned for over 40 years, ever since Elton Estate ended food production in the walled garden. Now Head Gardener Diane, together with a keen band of volunteers, is bringing the Secret garden back to productive life, growing fruit, herbs and vegetables for use in the restaurant – and you can’t get fresher than that!

If you’d like a stroll around the Secret Garden to follow our progress so far, just follow the garden spade and forks pathway...

Our main meal and soup choices change each day based on what’s available locally and what’s looking good from the Secret Garden.

Please click here for our regular food menu.

For our drinks menu, please click here.

We offer free Wi-Fi, and we have an outside seating area (dogs are welcome in the outside seating area).

Please note: restaurant opening hours differ from garden centre hours. See the bottom of the Home page for details.