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The National Herb Centre

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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More Than A Cafe

This is just the place for a lunch meeting with friends, always relaxed with friendly staff and... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
A very pleasant afternoon

Came for annual pilgrimage for our Halloween pumpkin. Always a great selection and the plants on... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Banbury, United Kingdom
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  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“nature trail”(9 reviews)
“herb garden”(7 reviews)
“full english”(5 reviews)
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Banbury Road | Banbury, Warmington OX17 1DF, England
+44 1295 690999
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All reviews nature trail herb garden full english cakes lavender cake herbaceous plants home cooked food for sale lovely walk around the grounds varied menu climbing frame children's play area triple cooked chips sunny day gift shop worth a visit lovely place to visit
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a 2 course mother,s day meal. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was very prompt despite how busy it was. Everyone who served us was so welcoming and helpful. The herb centre is lovely to look around with amazing views and a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank evelyn399
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The choice on the menu at the bistro is good, with specials on the blackboard which change regularly. On our most recent visit, we opted for leek and potato soup, with cheese scone. The soup was really delicious, served promptly at our table. The children's...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Yes I understand it is still winter and there may be less visitors but this does not excuse the laziness of today's food. Carrot and coriander soup needed more fresh coriander blended into the soup (surely there is plenty on site??). The cottage pie had...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ChrisCV33
Sam T, Owner at The National Herb Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback concerning your visit on your Sunday 19th Feb. We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for not meeting your expectations on this visit. To address your specific issues I have spoken with the Chefs on site. I can...More

Reviewed 13 December 2016

Just had lunch at NHC superb The Christmas lunch looked excellent But decided on the beef Borgnine Great. Thankyou to Rachel and Sam. 10/10

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Vaughan J
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here with a friend and a child for a morning out. Had a lovely walk around the grounds and coffee and cake in the tearoom. The perfect place for a quiet stopover.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Sonia L
Reviewed 24 November 2016

My husband and I decided to pop here for lunch the other day as we only live 5 mins away. We have eaten in the cafe a few times and have always enjoyed our meals but normally its just a snack. This time we had...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Sarahboss7
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is just the place for a lunch meeting with friends, always relaxed with friendly staff and fresh food choices - much more than a Cafe.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank JayZee48
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Came for annual pilgrimage for our Halloween pumpkin. Always a great selection and the plants on offer look good too. Nice to be able to take a walk around the grounds too, the kids don't even realise we are 'going for a walk'! Coffee and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Came for lunch what a joy -my partner had beef bourginon, I had goats cheese quiche, both were delicious. Not expensive, a good range of tea-pig flavours to choose from and gorgeous looking cakes although we resisted! Give it a go - I don't think...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 631SuW
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I've been to the NHC for a 31st birthday lunch, a third date and a cream tea, it never disappoints! It's a little out of the way from Banbury but absolutely worth the drive. We've not yet been round the walks and maze, which we...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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16 September 2017|
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Response from Sam T | Property representative |
Well behaved dogs are welcome on the site. We ask you to keep them on a lead and not to take them into the shop or Bistro. Outside seating is available in the Bistro and a tether point is available outside the shop. All... More
14 April 2017|
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Response from Margaret T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are full facilities at the herb centre. Enjoy your visit.