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Sussex Country Gardener

Mark Cross, Mark Cross, England
+44 1892 852828
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheese scone” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“garden centre” (28 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Mark Cross, Mark Cross, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely display of garden plants and other gardening items, plus an excellent restaurant where we regularly go for Sunday lunch.

Thank keithandruth2016
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Returning from an outdoor event we needed a cuppa. Pulled into the garden centre and headed for the Café. Tea for two was reasonably price and a decent brew. The view from the outside seating area was quite outstanding across the Essex countryside. It was...More

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My mother, daughter and I have been visiting your cafe every few months since 2011/12. We have always loved the friendly and relaxing environment and the great food. Sadly, the last few visits have left us feeling somewhat disappointed. There are far too many tables...More

Thank SephS
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I've been going here every other weekend when the kids are up for family weekend breakfasts and would like to go during weekdays when I'm working from home for a coffee and breakfast but the wifi is non-existent so that makes it impossible. Would be...More

Thank RoseLondon2014
Sussex17, Manager at Sussex Country Gardener, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Hello Thank you for your kind review. We have three full time chefs and cook everything from scratch. We are very proud of the food and environment we create. We don’t offer WiFi in our cafe as we like it being a place where our...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I really like this place...I love the setting, I love the restaurant....the food is fantastic...BUT it can be very slowMore

Thank Eagle444
Sussex17, Manager at Sussex Country Gardener, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Hello Thank you for your lovely review. We are sorry if we were a little slow, it can be mainly because we get very busy and that all our meals are homemade. Not pre plated. We endeavour to turn around an order in 15mins. But...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

I don't like the inside of the cafe as it reminds me of a canteen, however the outside is very pleasant with nice views. Have only ever had the tea/coffee and cake here, the latter generally being very nice. If you like garden centres it...More

Thank derek w
Sussex17, Manager at Sussex Country Gardener, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Hello We are sorry you feel our conservatory, green room and main cafe has the feeling of a canteen. We do not offer table service as we are not a restaurant but all meals are served at the table once you have ordered from our...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018

Extensive stock but can be on the expensive side. Great Fish shop on site with fresh local fish. Well worth a visit when in the areaMore

Thank CookRE
Sussex17, Manager at Sussex Country Gardener, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Hello Thank you for your review. We do offer a much larger selection of goodies than any other garden centre as we are an independent family owned business and love what we display. We are constantly reviewing our prices to be in line with the...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We recently found this family run garden centre last Christmas, it was full of great gift ideas and the cafe served an amazing Christmas lunch. We opened a loyalty card as thought we would definitely revisit again. We returned to enjoy an afternoon tea and...More

1  Thank Heather B
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Came as part of a group for our Christmas celebration. We were all delighted with the quality of our main courses and sweets. It was generous, well presented and good value for the price. The staff were courteous, warm and attentive; some of the best...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I was on the lookout for some new Christmas decorations and was very disappointed by the selection and price at the Wyevale in Tunbridge Wells so I decided to head to the Sussex Country Gardener for the first time. What a fantastic place! I had...More

2  Thank emotley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mark Cross, Mark Cross, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Mark Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 852828
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