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Gardeners' Retreat at Buckingham Garden Centre

Tingewick Road, Buckingham MK18 4AE, England
+44 1280 822133
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (4 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 16:30 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Tingewick Road, Buckingham MK18 4AE, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly we arrived 15 minutes before closing, but these people didn't have to be so damn rude. We left without parting with any money.More

Thank AndyNami
BuckinghamGC, Public Relations Manager at Gardeners' Retreat at Buckingham Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am very sorry that our staff came across as rude, it certainly is not their intention to come across as rude. I have spoken to the restaurant manager and she is not aware of any complaint made. However, she would like to follow this...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

This rather warehouse-like café offers a wide range of the sort of snacks and light meals you would expect in a large garden centre. Both of us ordered sandwiches of one kind or another and found them pretty ordinary. I chose a cheese and ham...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Had appointment in Buckingham earlier - my first visit there & about 50 min drive from home. Spotted the garden centre on my way there and checked it out on the way back. Laptop in bag so aways ready to work where I can!! Free...More

Thank Tang18
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The facilities are good, the food is very acceptable, the atmosphere is pleasant. Most of the staff are young and anxious to help. One member of what appears to be the permanent staff is rather officious when there is no need to be. Try and...More

Thank _cjh1000
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Food was unappetizing. We both had poached eggs, the whites were very under done and sloppy, the slices of bacon were nearly all fat and the toast was smeared in the middle with something that was bright yellow and definitely not butter. All in all...More

Thank broughton_dennis1
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The restaurant looked very clean and tidy the food look appertizing my wife had ham and cheese sandwich and l had a macaroni cheese it looked very nice and tasty on the top but when getting below the cheese on top the macaroni underneath didn't...More

Thank Graham L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Excellent coffee and good selection of lovely cakes. Main meals good too, very generous portions! Service friendly and efficient. Visit often as I am keen gardner and usually cannot resist a quick coffee and cake!

1  Thank 924bonnied
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Food lovely but WHY do staff walk past tables without taking any dirty plates with them. They seem to wait til we leave. It is horrid sitting relaxing looking at your finished plate . I would have moved on to a coffee and cake but...More

1  Thank Sue T
BuckinghamGC, Public Relations Manager at Gardeners' Retreat at Buckingham Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for taking time to post a review. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your service. Our normal policy is to wait until a customer has finished and then clear their plates. However, further to your feedback we will review this with...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Good food and portion sizes. Dogs are welcome in restricted areas within the restaurant. Service is efficient. Prices are good value. Can get busy at peak times, so get there early.

3  Thank DiscoStu15
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this cafe for the first time a couple weeks ago for tea and cake - was so lovely we've been back again already for lunch. The food is homemade and tastes delicious. It is excellent value for money, a good £2-£3 cheaper than other...More

1  Thank Salridley12
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Judy C
20 February 2018|
Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
When I was there it was a small menu of 'home-cooked' items. There was a soup option, a pie, fishcakes, and I think a curry. The menu is not extensive but the food is very, very nice, not mass-produced rubbish.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tingewick Road, Buckingham MK18 4AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Aylesbury Vale  >  Buckingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1280 822133
  • E-mail
Our menu provides a wide selection of choices, all prepared freshly on site using local produce wherever possible, including meat from a local butcher. The menu offers something to suit all ages and palates, but we also have a daily specials board to tempt you with. Our selection is full of both popular and traditional dishes ranging from our delicious breakfasts to give your day a great start, to our scrumptious home baked cakes for when you fancy a treat. As all our food is individually and freshly prepared for each order we are able to cater for a range of dietary requirements, so please just ask one of our team and we will be happy to assist.
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