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The National Herb Centre Bistro

Banbury Road | Warmington, Banbury OX17 1DF, England
+44 1295 690033
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“lunch” (18 reviews)
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banbury Road | Warmington, Banbury OX17 1DF, England
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We came here for lunch and it's a really lovely atmosphere with friendly staff. It does get busy quickly so get there early if you can to avoid the lunch rush! I only had cake as i'd already eaten but the lemon drizzle i had...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed July 16, 2017

I visited yesterday with my daughter and grandchild. We had tea/coffee and flapjack. Probably the best I have eaten anywhere! I have never been disappointed with the food here. It is all freshly made with good ingredients. The plant sales area was well stocked with...More

Thank rwinChippingNorton
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I went to the National Herb centre with some friends for Sunday Lunch. Wanted a change from a pub lunch. The food was very good if somewhat limited on choice. We had a walk around the Herb Centre and stayed long enough to fit in...More

Thank chris1905barnes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I visited with my children and a friend with her children. Friendly polite staff took our order and brought our cakes and drinks over to us. We each tried different cake and all loved our choices. I had Victoria sponge gorgeously yummy homemade cake. Nice...More

Thank hayleys953
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Decent place for coffee and good selection of cakes. They also do light meals which are very nice. This is a good place to take family or other visitors to the area or spend an hour or so, in preference to one of the ubiquitous...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Very highly recommend the herb centre Bistro. The food is excellent, reasonably priced with a good selection. Particularly love the tasty Sunday roasts and the home made cakes are delicious. The staff are extremely warm & friendly. Can't wait for my next visit !

Thank Alison J
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Yesterday was a good day for a full English breakfast Excellent and good value as had offer of two for £ 12-00 My friend hadn't been there before but said would definitely visit again Service with a smile on a old wet day

Thank Vaughan J
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

The gardens were very nice but the restaurant was poor and we waited an hour for our drinks it was appalling and my pregnant wife got food poisoningMore

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Sam T, Owner at The National Herb Centre Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

Dear Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaary I find this review exceptionally hard to believe. My wife is currently pregnant and regularly eats up here. Our chefs are exceptionally thorough in ensuring stock is rotated and that food is only kept within the guidelines of the HSE. Our working practices...More

Reviewed December 18, 2016

Could not be more helpful, Staff friendly, cost was reasonable.Food was hot and service was quick.Plenty of choice.

Thank elaineandchrisholmes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is a pleasant place which people clearly travel out to. The staff are very pleasant & the food very well cooked & presented, though quite pricey for some items... Not perhaps a place to eat frequently, but well worth it from time to time.

1  Thank AndyHoldcroft
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banbury Road | Warmington, Banbury OX17 1DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 690033
  • E-mail
A delightful rural garden centre on the border of three counties (Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire). We offer a range of home made breakfasts,lunches and a selection of hot drinks and cakes. So if you want to pop in and collect some of our extensive range of herbs, walk the nature trails, or have a spot of lunch, a cup of tea and a cake please pay us a visit.
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