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Stewarts Garden Centre

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Stewarts Garden Lands Lyndhurst Road | Lyndhurst Road, Christchurch BH23 4SA, England
+44 1425 272244
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Ringwood United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We frequently visit Stewart's at Christchurch for Sunday lunch. Today we were offered any main meal and sweet for £13.00 each. The meal was excellent, I chose turkey roast followed by apple strudel with ice cream, my husband chose the beef pie followed by apple crumble with custard. The food all freshly prepared was hot and very wholesome. Overall very... More 

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Thank Mary C
Verwood, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Want to get real lemons and limes and Jake your own G&T? Stewart's have a good selection of potted lemon an lime bushes. I have been after some for ages and finally got some at Stewarts. Also had a good lunch today if fresh crab sarnies, first of the season.

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Thank michaelfcastro
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Stewarts Garden Centre is always a pleasure, made even better by a visit to the restaurant which is self service but. very well run. Over the last 6 months I have eaten lunch afternoon tea and dinner in the restaurant -and all have been good Breakfast was a little more chaotic in the self service area but tasted fine... More 

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Thank 810Wanderer12
Martin_Stewart_1742, Owner at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, Of course it is really nice to know that your visits have been ok. I am not sure why breakfast was chaotic; sounds like we were making life difficult for ourselves. We do get busy, often right from the very start, so if the team do not get organised early then we are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant welcoming helpful Staff. Beautiful large fresh scones in selection of flavours, served with clotted cream And jam, yum xx Also lovely place to shop for a few pressies.

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Thank 140790
Martin_Stewart_1742, Owner at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind comments. You will not be surprised to know that our scones are (fortunately) nothing to do with me! They are made daily on the premises by a fantastic group of people. I clearly now have to go and tell them what you have said which will make life unbearable for those who work with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a lovely garden centre, a bit on the expensive side but lovely quality :) plenty of parking. Toilets available and food also a few other shops to wander too.... about 5 minute drive from centre of christchurch so decent location, staff are very friendly and helpful. Im not a big gardener but this has a mixture of everything from... More 

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Thank millianaire
Martin_Stewart_1742, Owner at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Millianaire, Thank you so much for your comments. We are lucky... as a group of people I believe we love what we do, we do have fun (most of the time!) and have really decent people visiting us which makes life a joy. We try to be different and its the teams on the ground who decide what products we... More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often call in at Stewarts for coffee and cake. Wow their cakes are all 'home-made' and are just so scrummy. I honestly can say I would eat them all! The coffee is always freshly brewed and a good strength. I have had lunch there several times and often have one of their quiches and salad - there is often... More 

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Thank Gill B
Martin_Stewart_1742, Owner at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Gill, Wow.... thank you so much, that is really appreciated. We know that with catering things can go wrong in seconds. Things might go right for ages... hours, days, maybe weeks, and then something goes awry.... It might be people related, food related, organisation related. Its normally because we have been looking away for a bit too long, but whatever... More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Stewarts as it is our local garden centre, but their cooked food isn't up to much, probably because it stays on heated counters for ages and goes a bit stale. The presentation is lovely, the staff are lovely, and the cakes are astounding, so treat it more like a coffee shop and you won't go far wrong.

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Thank Margaret C
Martin_Stewart_1742, Owner at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

We were so disappointed to read the first part of your review. Yes we display our food in the way we do because we can serve people speedily and because of that at, generally, a third less than you would pay in a restaurant. We are busy so our food does not sit anywhere for very long. Everything is prepared... More 

London
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely large cafe within a great garden centre. It's all self service, then you go to a till to pay. I didn't order hot food as the thought of queuing to pay whilst my food goes cold is not my idea of fun. We had a sandwich, cake and coffee. Great coffee and cake. Sandwiches were a bit bland... More 

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Thank Sherrylann C
Martin_Stewart_1742, Owner at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We note your kind comments which are greatefull received but if I may answer your two negative points: Firstly we work very hard to ensure that the time spent paying is reduced to an absolute minimum, all staff are trained on the till and we can open another paypoint the minute a queue... More 

Verwood, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

As a former professional musician I was delighted to learn that Stewart's are promoting music and dinner nights at Christchurch and Wimbourne. We went to Christchurch and enjoyed a great dinner while being entertained by a really good pianist who played a selection of tunes which most could relate to. Very often musicians, vocalists and bands find the initial gig... More 

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Thank michaelfcastro
Martin_Stewart_1742, Owner at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

Michael, Thank you for your comments on the Thursday night musicians. It is an idea that has slowly developed, its a great way of giving something back to the community. We have some experienced musicians as well as young performers. We do try and offer a range at both Garden Centres every Thursday so over time there is something for... More 

Ruislip
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Not the first time we have eaten here. Food is straightforward but good although the person I was with enjoyed the fish but was not over impressed with the chips. I had mushroom and spring onion quiche that was very good.

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Thank David B
Martin_Stewart_1742, Owner at Stewarts Garden Centre, responded to this review

David, Thank you for your feedback, it is nice to know when we get it right. If ever you are disappointed please dont be afraid to let us know and we will put it right. Fresh chips are normally a few seconds away. Again, thankyou for letting us know, all comments (and replies) go back to the department concerned. Best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stewarts Garden Lands Lyndhurst Road | Lyndhurst Road, Christchurch BH23 4SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 272244
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?