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The Garden Room

Lower Road | Riverside Nursery and Garden Centre, Hockley SS5 5LE, England
+44 1702 201100
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (46 reviews)
“cakes” (21 reviews)
“jacket potato” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Lower Road | Riverside Nursery and Garden Centre, Hockley SS5 5LE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went and had lunch with my wife, we were both looking forward to our meal, and as always we were not disappointed, the food very tasty and the service was first class as always.

Thank malcolmrollingson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the garden room in riverside garden centre numerous times and never been disappointed. The breakfasts are very tasty. Good quality food - no cheap sausages or tasteless bacon like so many other places. Make sure you check the specials board as well...More

1  Thank JamesBee4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited here a few times. Service is always good, staff are lovely and welcoming. Sandwiches are fresh and always accompanied with a lovely side of salad.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I visited the restaurant yesterday in my electric scooter and with my assistance dog. Staff helped me in, moved chairs to help me access a suitable place to sit and, best of all, they had a fantastic selection of cakes. Last time I had a...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Went with a friend for lunch and a look around the garden centre which has a huge variety of plants and gifts. The place was very busy and we had to wait for a short while until a table was vacated. The meal was huge...More

2  Thank MacM
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We arrived at the restaurant at 10:40 and were shown to a table cleared of crockery etc, but covered in salt. Then after being handed menus we waited and waited and waited, but no one came to take our order. The restaurant was not busy...More

Thank LondonGonefishing
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Went for brunch.So we had gone for a cappuccino and some of there home made cakes they were brilliant.And they were one of a kind.The Place was really buzzing with people enjoying either breakfast or brunch/lunch.Lovely warm and inviting staff. Good service so well done...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The restaurant is always full of people who want tea and cake or a breakfast. They always serve your hot drink, go away a while before cake is delivered so that you need another drink. The food is not cheap, so two drinks pushes the...More

Thank Josephine H
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I love to visit this Garden Centre and their restaurant. All the staff are friendly and welcoming and this time the service was quite fast for a Saturday afternoon! All my Family members loved the meals and the cakes.

Thank Petitfilous
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I went with a friend for a quick lunch. We sat in the 'outside' garden bit which was lovely and warm. We ordered coffees/ juices, a jacket potato and toasted sandwich. Both came with a generous amount of salad and coleslaw. We didn't have time...More

Thank Ke1989
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22 November 2017|
Response from FashionistaSilvi | Reviewed this property |
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7 October 2015|
Response from Telthepensioner | Reviewed this property |
It very much depends on what you have. Basic breakfast is about £6.50 Including toast, but tea or coffee is extra. Do take a look at their website where they have a menu. Hope you have a lovely time with your Mum if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Road | Riverside Nursery and Garden Centre, Hockley SS5 5LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Hockley
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 201100
  • E-mail
The Garden Room is so much more than a coffee shop - with a warm welcome, we are proud to offer delicious, wholesome, homemade meals and snacks - with locally sourced produce, no frozen or ready meals here! A specials board offers new and exciting dishes changing daily. Then of course, the cake - just the most fabulous selection of home baked treats, our dedicated chefs simply offering the best
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