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Bell Plantation Cafe

Bell Plantation Watling Street, Towcester NN12 6GX, England
+44 1327 354126
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (46 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
“poultry” (7 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Bell Plantation Watling Street, Towcester NN12 6GX, England
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1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I eat here quite frequently and now and again with our family. It has a good atmosphere , the food is good, freshly cooked and full of flavour. I particularly like their homemade soups. It is a popular place and on rare...More

Thank Kris007_47
Marketing B, Public Relations Manager at Bell Plantation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad that you enjoy visiting us! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been a couple of times for lunch and always had a lovely meal the only thing that lets it down is long queue to order food and both times I've been chips have been very well done to the point where they have been...More

Thank Leanne M
Marketing B, Public Relations Manager at Bell Plantation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I have passed your feedback onto our cafe team especially about the chips. We have recently added an extra till to try and we are recruiting extra staff to hopefully reduce waiting times to order food. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time lunch is great atmosphere, friendly staff it's a great place meet friends,and have a look around the garden centre &shops

Thank Jackie F
Marketing B, Public Relations Manager at Bell Plantation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback - we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice staff, good food and coffee but you have to queue to place your order! There are plenty of staff and it would be so easy to take orders at the table and much more customer friendly!More

Thank Rachel J
Marketing B, Public Relations Manager at Bell Plantation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we have previously reviewed the suggestion of table service however we don't feel that it is something we can offer and maintain our levels of customer service, we have recently added an extra till into the cafe to reduce...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service from the young Kiwi lady couldn't be more helpful, lovely friendly atmosphere great choice on the menu and the specials are delicious.

Thank bubblegummy17
Marketing B, Public Relations Manager at Bell Plantation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been a seasoned regular for breakfasts and sometimes lunches, on the whole absolutely spot on, Jools and the team do their best to look after their many guests. This last year has seen a number of changes, most good but some not so, I...More

Thank Table17Clubbers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch at the Bell Plantation today. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Julie the Assistant Manager is always welcoming. Well done!

Thank Julie A
Marketing B, Public Relations Manager at Bell Plantation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback - we will be sure to pass it onto our café team and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have popped in here a few time and every time the food is very good. Yes, I agree the service is slow, but I think they're aware of this and trying to improve and recruiting more staff. I love the environment and pleased to see...More

Thank TravelsbyCarol
Marketing B, Public Relations Manager at Bell Plantation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased that you have had an enjoyable visit! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was waiting more than 20 mins for a Brie Baguette !!!! Btw the bread wasn't a Baguette 😂some staff not very friendly !More

Thank otti220
Marketing B, Public Relations Manager at Bell Plantation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I am sorry your visit wasn't as expected. We do hand make all our food in the Café which can mean that at busy times there is a wait on food and we do our best to limit this...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to the bell plantation for quite a few years now and the cafe really was a lovely place, lovely food, great service and attention to detail, but recently this seems to of been totally forgotten. You are crammed in like sardines...More

Thank Rachel S
Marketing B, Public Relations Manager at Bell Plantation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry that your recent visit wasn't as enjoyable as before. We have now added cafe seating in our new glasshouse and now have less tables in the main cafe to give more space. We have recently experienced...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bell Plantation Watling Street, Towcester NN12 6GX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Towcester
  • Phone Number: +44 1327 354126
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Description
Looking for a great place to eat? Do you want to relax and enjoy the company of your friends and family in beautiful surroundings? Or simply looking for a great cup of freshly ground coffee? Then the Plantation Cafe at Bell Plantation Garden Centre is perfect for you.