The Secret Garden
This was a lucky find. Looking for a place for an early supper we ended up having full afternoon tea. The food was delicious and staff really excellent
Lovely afternoon tea, rather slow service, but otherwise wise great.
Lovely venue. Friendly attentive staff. Good quality food and plentiful. Had a great afternoon and would come back again. I should imagine the garden looks lovely in the spring/summer.
What has happened to the Secret Garden? I used to be a regular visitor. Went for lunch with a friend & we are firstly served flat Prosecco which was duly changed. This was followed by soup with stale bread and a fish dish with potatoes & veg in a slimy sauce which was heavily salted and had no other flavour. Surely the pavlova would be safe? The thick wedge of unpleasant cream presumably having been long term frozen was unpalatable. The waiter (the one with his braces hanging loose down his posterior over his stained trousers) didn’t seem to know the difference between a cake plate and cake fork over a side plate and knife. All tables were set for afternoon tea at midday and the tea china was not removed for our lunch booking. The numbers dining were low, mainly eating afternoon tea at midday & I felt the dining room is no longer fit to serve lunch. The end of an era for us, we will not be returning. All in all unsatisfactory.
Excellent, friendly service and lovely food. Perfect for a relaxing lunch.
I had a voucher for my 40th birthday and attended for afternoon tea with my Mum.
The room was very pretty, the service was great, the food was very tasty and plentiful and we had lots of tea to accompany the food. I would definitely love to go again. My only recommendation, although it didn't spoil our experience was that the table was a little too close to the toilet and therefore people passing caused slight movement of our table and chairs due to the wooden flooring. The surprise birthday message was a nice touch.
In terms of location the place is excellent. Really stunning surroundings and the restaurant itself is also lovely.
I went for brunch on a Sunday. It was very quiet, not many ppl in the restaurant. However I found the service really slow, our food took a long time to come and the eggs Benedict was not that good. Infact probably the worst I've had.
Therefore I would not go back for brunch. Their normal lunch and dinner might be fine. We tried one of their lemon cakes and that was really nice. So perhaps a good place for tea and cake.
I love the Secret Garden, it is a lovely place to go and the afternoon tea is fabulous.
Fantastic setting food quantity and quality excellent .
Very friendly ,efficient but informal service.
£25 a head for a chocolate afternoon tea was great value for money .
Always happy to go back to our beautiful wedding venue. Afternoon tea is the best I’ve ever had. The only negative is that it’s a little bit pricey. Non the less I recommend it to everyone for a special treat.
An extremely enjoyable afternoon. Excellent service and cakes were amazing.
Lovely lovely afternoon tea just a shame we had to wait nearly 50 minutes for our afternoon tea to arrive on our table.
The food was excellent . Both my friend and myself ate a vegetarian chilli which was delicious, however the service this time was not as good as usual. The waiter forgot to bring our olives and they arrived a few minutes before our main. Once we’d finished we waited a long time for the dessert menu and eventually asked for it ourselves. Wouldn’t stop me from going back though.
Delicious Afternoon tea, lovely surroundings, very enjoyable
Excellent lunch, great atmosphere and attentive service. Spot on. Will be back soon. Love the place.
We were so well take care of at Secret Garden. You are really made to feel comfortable. The ambience, the food, the staff and the service-just impeccable! Keep it up and we will keep coming back again and again!
The service at the Secret Garden was outstanding, we were made to feel very welcome, the waiter also went out of his way to take a photo of my Mum and l. It was very sweet.
The food was also delicious and the whole restaurant and surrounding area is very beautiful!
Everything is simply perfect there and service is beyond amazing 👌
Lovely brunch at the Secret Garden. Was quite awkward with my order but they got it right!
Good food and friendly staff! Enjoyable experience.
Excellent in every way. Will definitely be coming back and have already recommended you to others.
Amazing food and amazing service as per usual ✅
We had a very pleasant lunch at the Secret Garden. We were blessed with an incredible Indian Summer day and were able to sit outside in wonderful sunshine and take in the beautiful gardens.
The food was good and the service excellent.
Lovely day from start to finish. Everything presented beautifully. Waiter was very friendly and attentive. Would recommend and return
Such a lovely venue with great food and really friendly efficient service. Thank you
There was a distinct shortage of staff, although the 2 we saw were very pleasant.
We opted to eat inside. It was decorated very pleasantly. The furniture however, I assume was meant to be shabby chic, but I am afraid it was more shabby than chic. I would have expected at least a linen table cloth considering the price being charged. Our table was sticky and wobbly and I was surprised to see that the crockery and cutlery was already laid up on the tables allowing no protection agains't flies and wasps. The Traditional Afternoon Tea was very nice and fresh and everything was described to us in great detail. We were unable to finish everything and were supplied with take away boxes.
The Gardens and surroundings were very pleasant.
Lovely, tasty afternoon tea served in a beautiful, peaceful setting.
It was so lovely to go back to my wedding venue, The Secret Garden with two friends for a delicious afternoon tea. Really love it and it’s truly the best food you will ever eat.
Afternoon Tea with my daughter. Everything was perfect except from the wasps. Sat the courtyard side and it may have helped if wasps catchers were put this side as I noticed they were on the garden side. Other than that it was perfect x
Had afternoon tea, food was lovely, lots of sweet could have done with some more savoury. We sat outside in the sun looking over the garden which was just gorgeous. Service was ok however could have been more attentive, staff could have come outside a bit more regularly. Generally a really good experience, with some very small changes it could have been perfect. Happy to recommend!
Everything was lovely but we found the service to be quite slow although they did apologise for this and staff were lovely .
Absolutely the best place to have lunch. Always happy to see you, always happy to please you. A great favourite of mine.
On arrival was greeted my staff very welcoming and friendly shown to table, other drinks as soon as we sat waited no time at all for are afternoon tea which was amazing staff were on hand all the time if we needed anything even took some photos for us couldnt fault, well except the wasps but then nothing the staff can do about them will definitely be returning xx
A group of 5 of us regularly go for afternoon tea and the secret garden was one to try. We were so excited because of all the different afternoon teas available and we have to say they were lovely and different to the bog standard teas you can get everywhere. We had 2 savoury, 1 chocolate and 1 traditional and 1 traditional pescatarian. Only thing is they didn't do a pescatarian because I was told that there were things I could eat off of them anyway. Wasn't happy with this, also seeing as the meats were mixed on the stands with the fish. Didn't want to ruin things for everybody so we just enjoyed what we could. The staff were rather relaxed, being a Sunday and we had to go the bar a few times to get tea etc. But overall it was lovely. We paid the bill and left, only once home we realised we had been overcharged. I messaged on facebook and it took 3 days to the resolve the problem and we are now waiting 3-5 days for the refund. Glad it got resolved, but had it been me, I would have apologised profusely.
Lovely surroundings to sit and relax. Lovely afternoon tea well worth the money. The staff are polite and attentive.
Beautiful location, great service, afternoon tea was traditional, very nice, but nothing outstanding. Finger sandwiches a bit dry on the ends and lots of wasps
Delicious afternoon tea served by great staff in beautiful surroundings. Only fly in the ointment was quite a few militant wasps when attempting to eat outside, moved inside as a result. We were made aware of the wasps outside, which they are resolving, on arrival. Shame though as it was so beautiful outside.
Staff is friendly and professional, they even given me a doggy bag to bring the rest of my afternoon tea with me :)
After waiting a very long time to be seated we were shown to our table and pretty much left to our own devices! There were at least 3 empty tables around us waiting to be cleared. Our food was good but too expensive for what it was, if the ambience and service were better then the price would have been fine.
We attended a business lunch for 5 which had been booked for sometime. The restaurant was very hot with no fans or windows open next to our table.
Service was slow and we had to remind staff for cutlery and mayonnaise and water
There were children running around unsupervised
Food was very good
We have been before and had a much nicer experience but on this occasion it was lacking quality.