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The Garden Cafe

| Castle House, The Munnings Art Museum, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AZ, England
+44 7900 683093
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (66 reviews)
“carrot cake” (16 reviews)
“salad” (54 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Castle House, The Munnings Art Museum, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here whilst visiting the area - this place was highly recommended to us and we were not disappointed! Great range of food choices for vegetarians oh and great coffee and surroundings ! thank you we will be back!

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Visited here for lunch prior to going to the museum itself. Very good service, good choices on the menu, and high quality food when it came. We had "posh" sandwiches and elderflower cordial, just perfect for a summer's day, sitting in the sunshine.

Thank SusieStar2
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Want a little break and relax in a cute garden? Go in and enjoy the meals, cakes, cafe and the shop with its galleries! Friendly and welcoming service.

Thank Vera H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visit Dedham on a regular basis from Billericay with family and friends for lunch as a result of the reviews on trip advisor for the garden café. We have stumbled across a wonderful museum staffed by lovely people in the same grounds as the...More

Thank Chuck Q
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited today as a group of 6 and had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. The welcome, service and food today was all super - thank you so much for accommodating us at very short notice. The best coffee, quiche, soup and cakes in Dedham and...More

Thank S Q
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I decided to treat my Nan to some lunch this afternoon and after driving past several times, decided that today would be the day that I tried the Garden Cafe at Munnings. The staff were very welcoming, the cafe itself was very clean and the...More

Thank ScottDewing
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our group of nine could not get in the cafe as it was pretty full but we were served just outside in a small marquee. We had a selection of sandwiches, teas and coffees which were all home made and nicely served. Got the impression...More

Thank doversole
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The salads and quiches were very tasty and good value. The service was friendly and the staff coped well with us being in a large group visiting the museum. Coffee excellent!

Thank simondaunt
Reviewed 6 October 2017

A group of 20 of us sat outside with coffee in brilliant sunshine, if a bit of a fresh wind. Lunch was indoors and was quite excellent - super service of really nice home cooked food. Thanks

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Don't miss this experience (they close from Oct-Mar). The grounds are beautiful, everything so relaxed, perfect for all ages-grandparents and children will love it, best of all though the cafe! Everything is home made, freshly prepared and seasonal including superb breads and the lightest, thinnest...More

3  Thank Stanley W
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Questions & Answers
2 July 2017|
Response from Hilary P | Property representative |
07900 683 093 ... But we are fully booked for lunch today (July 2nd) I'm afraid.
Kerry F
16 June 2017|
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Response from Hilary P | Property representative |
Yes please if you're coming for lunch. How many?? What time?? Lunch ready from 13:30 ...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 21
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Castle House, The Munnings Art Museum, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Dedham
  • Phone Number: +44 7900 683093
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Hilary and Shelley are leaving the Cafe and would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the last 3 years and made the Cafe a success: getting us consistently rated as #1 in Dedham and reaching the dizzying heights of #1 Colchester and #3 in Essex! We’ve enjoyed our stint tremendously, but it’s now time to hang up our aprons. PLEASE SEE MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR NEW CONTACT DETAILS
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