We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Hothouse Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Downside Road | Downside Road, Cobham KT11 3LU, England
+44 1932 862562
09:00 - 16:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 120: English reviews
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for afternoon tea as a large group as a birthday surprise and was unimpressed. Tea pots weren't topped up, seems as though they ran out of cake so lack of variety and very over priced. Won't visit again!

Thank Rusbom
Welwyn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met family here and it was a good place to chat, but I felt the food and drink was a bit pricey based upon the quantity and quality. Drinks took a long time to arrive.

Thank KevinRayment
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here for a late breakfast one Sunday morning and we were so glad we'd booked. It got busy really quick. And I can understand why. The service was good and the food yummy! Will be back!!

1 Thank MrsC9014
Dorking, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

What a simple yet difficult thing it is to find a good breakfast. Sometimes the coffee is substandard, the bacon over or underdone, the sausages tasteless, the toast cold or the service poor. It may be a relatively simple start-of-the-day equation but more often than not it disappoints. The hothouse cafe gets it just right. It delights in its location,... More 

Thank Sogreche
Cobham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

At the back of The Medicine Garden so very popular and busy...but great food and does serve wine..Used to be quite reasonable but prices have risen lately as it's become more liked I suppose...always pleasant and so many nice shops and art shops to see and gifts to buy so it can be a nice afternoon out...!!!

Thank 153Tops
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely location, great for all ages. The Hothouse Cafe is an idilic location, beautiful walled garden and cosy warm place to lunch. The children's menu was really good, our daughter loved the food and the choice. The adult menu looks equally as impressive, although the food isn't served hot enough. The panini and tart were cool and should have been... More 

Thank KFox24
Level Contributor
50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The cafe occupies an old Victorian hothouse in the middle of a courtyard of artisan small shops and which is a lovely place to visit. It is however, acoustically, extremely noisy - so noisy in fact that we moved to an area where we could just about hear each other. The noise bounces off the wooden table tops, ricochets off... More 

Thank culturevulturelady
Guildford, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Enjoyed the bonus sun in Autumn to sit outside and enjoy a quiet lunch. Had a very fresh salad and good coffee , service efficient and friendly. It's possibly a bit on the expensive side and the menu is small but I guess by keeping it simple they keep it so fresh .

Thank bettybooschool58
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

What a really lovely location, matched by the food and the service. We turned up to surprise my mother in law for her 80th birthday. The staff were unaware of this, but quickly got involved and helped us spring the surprise. The food was great and the service exceptional. I will be returning for lunch next time.

Thank Christine S
Level Contributor
47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Delicious nutritious food, beautifully presented, served with a smile. Very reasonably priced, lovely desserts. In an interesting community within wonderful walled garden. Congratulations to everyone concerned with café and the Medicine Garden as a whole.

Thank MumandEleanor

Travellers who viewed The Hothouse Cafe also viewed


Been to The Hothouse Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downside Road | Downside Road, Cobham KT11 3LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Cobham
  • Phone Number: +44 1932 862562
Honest, fresh food crafted and served with love. A family run cafe in the restored Victorian Hothouse at The Medicine Garden in Cobham, Surrey.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Hothouse Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?