Local and seasonal produce for a wholesome bite
Serving breakfast, lunch, Sunday roasts and afternoon tea, this is more than your average garden centre cafe. Open from 9.00am, so you can grab breakfast on the go, to well into the afternoon for a tasty treat after you’ve stocked on pot plants and compost – visit Oxford Garden Centre Cafe for a delicious and wholesome bite.
We’re delighted to have a Head Chef who’s skilled at creating crowd-pleasing menus and serving up excellent grub. After studying Hospitality and Catering at Aylesbury College, Adrian became a chef in 2004. Since then he’s gone from strength to strength, honing his culinary prowess at a variety of eateries including top-notch pubs. And, once you’ve tried Adrian’s roast dinners, you’re sure to make the Oxford Garden Centre Café your local!
Buying local and giving back
True to Oxford Garden Centre’s farming roots, and our belief in supporting our fellow independent Oxfordshire businesses, our cafe serves everything from sandwiches to soups to scones that are lovingly homemade from seasonal and local produce.
We only use bread from Terry’s Stone Cottage Ltd as well as locally sourced meat (Hedges Butchers), vegetables (Mathews & Son Greengrocers) and coffee (Oxford Coffee Company). All our cakes are homemade using local produce apart from our gluten free range, which comes from Oxford-based Cool Cuisine.
To bring all this lovely local produce together, we offer afternoon tea (freshy made sandwiches, scones and cakes with your choice of hot drink). Serving two, this fabulous feast is available when booked in advance at £15.00. Please call 01865 546030 or email Adrian to let us know how many there are in your party and when you’d like to savour afternoon tea in style.
Always striving to keep the menu offerings fresh, flavoursome and competitively priced, we also offer specials. Examples include Winter Warmers – like liver and bacon and curries – and special occasion menus for Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
Our lip-smacking roast dinners are a very popular weekly event. Served every Sunday 11.30-15.00 at the bargain price of £8.95, we offer a choice of pork, beef or chicken with all the trimmings – seasonal local veg, rich pan-fried gravy, homemade Yorkshire puddings and cauliflower cheese. To make sure you get a table, please book by calling 01865 546030 or emailing Adrian.
A family-friendly and super-social eatery
Oxford Garden Centre welcomes families, with highchairs at hand for little ones and children’s meals on the menu. We serve kids’ favourites, such as: fish fingers and chips; sausage and chips; chicken nuggets and chips; tomato and basil pasta; and a half cod and chips. But we can do anything on the main menu in a children’s size on request, including sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes.
As we like to make the entire family welcome, please feel free to bring well-behaved dogs to our outdoor patio area. Don’t forget to check in on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter while you’re visiting and make the most of our free WiFi too!
Space to connect and create at Oxford Garden Centre Cafe
New for Summer 2019 is our patio garden cafe. This is an extension of our warm and welcoming indoor eatery outside among the garden centre plants that’s been built by our sister business AWBS Landscaping. You can make the most of those dry, warm days while sipping on your favourite hot drink and munching on one of our homemade cakes.
Seating 40 indoors with space for another 20 outside on our patio, Oxford Garden Centre cafe can also be used as venue. Whether you’ve got a weekly crafting club, you’d like to hold a local produce tasting event or you’ve got a horticultural book to launch – contact us for more information on using our cafe space and catering options.