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The Hothouse Cafe

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Downside Road | Downside Road, Cobham KT11 3LU, England
+44 1932 862562
09:00 - 16:00
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Oxshott, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I met my friends for coffee but ended up having brunch plus a Portuguese tart which was delicious. The staff were attentive and friendly.

Thank Hanesor
Cobham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We often visit Hothouse, for a light bite to eat and coffees. The atmosphere is always relaxed whether sitting in the conservatory or on the tables outside in the sunshine. Food always looks appetising and a different tasty special every time we visit.

Thank MiloD1988
London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Medicine gardens is everything petersham nurseys isnt - un pretentious, urban, cute and small.... and with that comes a light space with an also cute and unpretentious ambiance . Farm house tables, chalk board menus and a lovely breakfast menu with home made pastries. You can go for breakfast or lunch - have a blow dry , massage - buy... More 

Thank Lizzie L
Cobham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Located at The Medicine Garden this rural café is a lovely place for a change from the High Street. Coffee is good. Nice selection of yummy pastries that look and taste homemade. Has a more extensive food selection too (and a wine list) but we did not try this.

Thank Nicked2016
London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Love the hot house for lunch, situated in the medicine garden just outside Cobham, its a fabulous place to have lunch. Homemade, fresh, local ingredients its really yummy. Specials of the day, and always a quiche/tart too with salads and nice bottles of wine too. Could maybe do with upping the variety a bit now, some other hot dishes, maybe... More 

Thank Holly021
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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
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171 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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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.

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