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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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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
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large service area with a real varied selection of foods to enjoy, from sandwiches, make your own salads, hot foods and cakes. The staff are very friendly and are always happy to help. You could spend the whole day there as there is so much to look around. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Alison B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stewar'ts Garden Centre is one of those places that I return to again and again. Come rain or shine there is always something to see or do. When ever my mother comes to stay or indeed any of my friends it is always a good place to visit for coffee and a cake (Gluten free for me) or a meal.... More 

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Thank janice O
Billericay, Essex
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237 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable afternoon tea here. Good service and lovely food too. The garden section is excellent and not over-priced! Give it a try, You'll not be disappointed!

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Thank terryrothery
Little_Cactus, Plant Whisperer at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi Terry, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit one afternoon, went into the cafe and had a nice afternoon tea . All staff were friendly and z wide variety of plants and gifts . The place was clean and friendly and worth visiting. The only criticism that I have is on the table there was. Leaflet saying they were only z mild away from... More 

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Thank Nikpoj P
Little_Cactus, Plant Whisperer at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi Nikpoj, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! Re: the table talker, you're absolutely right, that refers to our Christchurch centre rather than our Broomhill one so we will update that :) More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here for lunch it's really fresh food,we had crab sandwiches.really nice bit expensive mind you,I suppose you get what you pay for.very clean,quite busy self service,it's a nice cafe.

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Thank Lisa G
Little_Cactus, Plant Whisperer at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and we're glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I went to buy a few items in the garden centre, one of which wasn't priced , however similar items were. The first three went through fine. I informed the operator of the price but nothing could be done without a supervisor. Surprise there were none around, so one was called. Why couldn't the other checkout assistant have gone and... More 

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1 Thank rw309-mark1
Little_Cactus, Plant Whisperer at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi rw309-mark1, Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and we're sorry to hear you had a spot of bother at the till. Unfortunately, once in a while price stickers do fall off products and while we try our best to keep an eye on this, due to the sheer number of items in store it's impossible... More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Really pleasant surroundings and the afternoon tea is excellent. Selection of sandwiches and cakes with tea or coffee what a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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1 Thank gwenandjeff
Little_Cactus, Plant Whisperer at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review GwenAndJeff! More 

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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Must have one of the most popular cafes in Dorset, very busy at lunchtime. Had an OK tuna mayo sandwich for £4.60, not cheap but at least you get a plate. On the plant side surprised to see plants 20-60% more expensive than my local London garden centre. If I lived locally I think I'd buy plants from mail order... More 

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1 Thank Stuart L
Little_Cactus, Plant Whisperer at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi Stuart, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Sorry to hear you found us on the expensive side plant-wise, we do check our lines against other local centres and we do offer a 2-year plant guarantee on all our hardy plants, which your local centre might not! Hope to see you again soon More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Afternoon tea for 2 - £12.95. Eight quarter sandwiches (2 each of tuna,egg,ham,cheese), 2 petit fours(?), one each of individual cakes, 2 scones (one plain, one fruit), jam&clotted cream, pot of tea for 2. Wow!... all this for £12.95 🤗 AND it tasted gooood 😊 Beautiful sunny day when I went, the restaurant is in the middle - between shop... More 

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1 Thank Christine H
Little_Cactus, Plant Whisperer at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi Christine, thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. You've made my mouth water, may need to sneak off to the Coffee Shop for my own afternoon tea now! More 

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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Visited this garden centre for Sunday lunch. We didn't think we'd get a table but there were plenty of them. The food was good and there was a wide choice. It was also a very comprehensive garden centre and sold everything we were looking for.

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1 Thank Caroline067
Little_Cactus, Plant Whisperer at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Cafe, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lyndhurst Road, Christchurch BH23 4SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 441202882462
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.

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