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Stewarts Garden Centre

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Lyndhurst Road, Christchurch BH23 4SA, England
441202882462
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Stewarts are a family-owned chain of two Garden Centres, one in...
Stewarts are a family-owned chain of two Garden Centres, one in Christchurch and one in Broomhill, near Wimborne. Both have excellent Coffee Shops with 5 star ratings from the Food Standards Agency. We are open late on Thursday nights, when we have local musicians entertaining with live music. Our coffee shops close 1 hour before the Garden Centre closes. Please see our website for more details.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
After noon tea

If you are in the Christchurch area this garden centre serves a very good afternoon tea for two package. It includes sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and cake together with tea or coffee for around £10. Alternatively their selection of cakes is excelent. I have also sampled their cooked lunches... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shirley L
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Lymington
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I feel Stewarts work hard to stand our from the normal garden centres by choosing a range of less usual and/or local produce to sell, so it is always an interesting place to stop & shop. The cafe is good value and has a wide range of meals and snacks. A good place to stop.

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Thank Footsie
Iver, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent garden centre, cafe, nice cakes, great for a walk around, fish shop which kids enjoy, santas grotto and real reindeers is not too be missed, must book early for that!

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Thank karen c
Lymington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the Christchurch area this garden centre serves a very good afternoon tea for two package. It includes sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and cake together with tea or coffee for around £10. Alternatively their selection of cakes is excelent. I have also sampled their cooked lunches but would comment that whist very good they are... More 

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Thank Shirley L
Little_Cactus, Marketing at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi Shirley L, Thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! We're glad to hear you liked our afternoon tea and I'll have a chat with the Coffee Shop about the temperature of the meals to see if we can get those up in your ratings. Hope to see you again soon More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took some friends there the week before Christmas for Lunch. It is very well organized service wise & keeping the tables cleared. Very good selection of Hot & Cold food, mainly reasonably priced. It makes a good Sunday afternoon out. Keep up the good work. Mike

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Thank X9429JZmikes
Little_Cactus, Marketing at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Mike, We hope to see you again soon! More 

bournemouth
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Stewarts this week as they had a sale on. I selected several large shrubs half price with guidance from the staff members as i needed sone for coastal weather, and was not sure what to buy. They were extremely helpful and knowledgable. As usual when i go to Stewarts i pop into their Restauraunt as i have... More 

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Thank BournemouthChris
Little_Cactus, Marketing at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor Chris, hope to see you again soon More 

Bournemouth
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the offer starts at 4.30 and we got 2 courses for 4 people for just about £25. Good choice on main courses. Steak & Stilton pie was really nice although I could not distinguish the stilton. The other course was a choice of leek and potato soup to start or spotted dick with custard or ice cream, which... More 

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Thank julie778
Little_Cactus, Marketing at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor Julie! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I have previously reviewed the garden centre and it's restaurant. Today I wish to report on one small but vital part of the restaurants menu, the cream tea. I have had cream teas in many places with varying price tags and varying results! This one is the best for choice , quality and value. At £12.99 for two you receive... More 

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Thank Neil M
Little_Cactus, Marketing Executive at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Neil! Will let the coffee shop know they've got a thumbs up from you :) More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a quick lunch whilst visiting in laws. Food is always wholesome, and where required, hot. Cakes are delicious and the coffee is brilliant. The place is always packed and popular.

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Thank SoloTravellerLondon
Little_Cactus, Marketing Executive at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi SoloTravellerLondon, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. If you have time, please can you let us know how we could improve from a 3* 'Average' to a 5* 'Excellent'? Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Great garden centre and lovely food. Even had GF croutons!! Home made GF cakes individually wrapped. All lovely. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Thank Littlegibbo123
Little_Cactus, Marketing Executive at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi Littlegibbo123, Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We do try hard to be GF-friendly so I'll let the team know they've had a thumbs up from you! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I go to Stewart's restaurant at least once a week and have always been very pleased with food and service. I usually go just after 9.00am. Sometimes you don't want a full breakfast and I have asked for a toasted sandwich. For some odd reason they don't do "Toasties". I would probably have one most visits. I do sometimes have... More 

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Thank 178sheila
Little_Cactus, Marketing Executive at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi Sheila, Thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! Our business model in the coffee shops is to keep things as simple as possible in order to serve as fast as we can to prevent customers from having to wait long. For this reason, we aim to keep the menu simple with the option fresh homemade daily sandwiches and freshly made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lyndhurst Road, Christchurch BH23 4SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 441202882462

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Stewarts are a family-owned chain of two Garden Centres, one in Christchurch and one in Broomhill, near Wimborne. Both have excellent Coffee Shops with 5 star ratings from the Food Standards Agency. We are open late on Thursday nights, when we have local musicians entertaining with live music. Our coffee shops close 1 hour before the Garden Centre closes. Please see our website for more details.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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