Friday, April 19, 2024

Burford Garden Company

Burford Garden Company

Burford Garden Company

On a recent trip to Burford in the Cotswold we came across the Burford Garden Company. A lady at a shop named The Oxford Brush Company  (also selling Art) told us about the Burford Garden Company. (too many places named company in Burford) We asked where would be a good place for lunch, and we were told Lynwood and Co Cafe or Burford Garden Company.  The Lady said it was a 10-minute drive out of the village. After a quick check on my phone and with the help of Google Maps we decided to walk. (about 25 minutes) It took us a bit longer, as you have to pass several shops and 2 very large antique centres, Gateway Antiques and The Burford Antiques Centre.

Shops at Burford Garden Company

Delicatessen Burford Garden Company

As we walked in, I overheard a lady telling her friends that because it was Friday, They had better go and get a seat for lunch.  We decided to have a look around the indoor plants and ornaments. It’s a big place, selling everything from Flowers to fine art pottery and paintings. Each section seems to have its own shop theme, you walk from the cushions, to a BBQ section to an Art Gallery then a Pottery/Ceramics section and so on.  Very well planned out as you kind of walk in a large circle. We ended up at the delicatessen that had some nice-smelling sourdough bread. Which in turn was next to the very full cafe. I should have paid attention while eavesdropping on the ladies’ busy Friday warning.

Food at Burford Garden Company

Food at Burford Cafe

The food looked absolutely amazing, Attention to detail on looks and presentation was 1st class, The choice was also good with dishes for vegetarians, meat eaters and fish eaters, and a full and varied menu that appealed to everyone. The Lady That owned the shop in the town said that people travelled from London for a day out and lunch. I could easily see why.  The Naan bread open sandwich looked tasty and sat alongside smoked salmon on sourdough and chives. You could choose a main dish and then a salad to accompany it. The Hot counters had some good-looking fishcakes. Home-made soup of the day and tasty-looking Chicken and Lamb dishes.

Burford Garden Company Food

The Pastries and cakes looked good. Chocolate brownies are stacked in a large bowl, ready for you to pick the biggest one.  All are displayed at a self-service refrigerated counter that you helped yourself to. All the cakes looked homemade on site, as did the food. You knew instantly that the chefs knew what they were doing in the kitchen. We decided to walk back to town as it was a little bit too busy for us. We will go back another day and a little earlier to beat the rush. They do have another cafe on site where you can get coffee and cake. We never actually saw it, but we saw the signs. So I reckon that you could easily spend a few hours here eating, and browsing. The deli does takeaway food like pies and sandwiches etc as well as drinks, so on a nice day you could probably find an outside seat and eat alfresco.

Opening times for food

Open 7 days a week

Breakfasts: Monday to Saturday 9.00 am to 12 noon, Sundays 10.30 am to 12 noon

Main lunches: 12 noon to 3.00 pm daily

Lighter meals, home-made cakes and pastries, teas and coffees, wines, beers and juices: Monday to Saturday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Sundays 10.30 am to 5.00 pm

General Hours for Garden Company

Burford Garden Company is open 7 days a week, all year round except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday.

Our doors are open Monday to Saturday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm and Sunday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm.

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Location Map for Burford Garden Company

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