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The Secret Garden Tea Rooms Writtle Road Nursery

7 Writtle Road, Chelmsford CM1 3BL, England
+44 1245 348337
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
“cake” (14 reviews)
“baguette” (6 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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7 Writtle Road, Chelmsford CM1 3BL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food. It was a warm afternoon and the garden was more a less empty. I don't know that I would have enjoyed sitting inside. A bit querky.

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Friday lunchtime with a group of friends. I ordered the salad with ham and asked for no onion, the waitress said, "no problem". When it came it had onion, a LOT of onion so I searched through it and had to keep...More

Thank Michelle S
SecretGardenTeaRooms, Manager at The Secret Garden Tea Rooms Writtle Road Nursery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi. I am really sorry you did not enjoy your salad on Friday, especially as you had requested no onions ,so a mistake on our part. I would have been more than happy to very quickly replace it and remove any of the items that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice ittle place. Food was delicious and all reasonably priced. Recommend for a nice place for lunch and will definitely return.

Thank Chrisjuly89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for tea and scones with my daughter . The staff were lovely and friendly and the service was excellent. Would definetley recommend and I will be returning soon .

Thank Amberlynn7203
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing!!! Popped in for an early lunch and was very lucky to get a table. Food is beautiful and portion sizes great! Will definitely be returning!

Thank bananalana08
SecretGardenTeaRooms, Manager at The Secret Garden Tea Rooms Writtle Road Nursery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us, hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Jane .

Reviewed 2 October 2018

A very tasty toastie! Halloumi with salad and nice chips, followed by fruit crumble..It is ideal to be able to sit inside, outside, or under a verandah in the autumn weather. What a shame that the adjacent garden centre will be closing down this month.

Thank patyoung0
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Although i work here, i had my husband wake here yesterday and all can say everything was perfect the staff the food was spot on. Everyone worked hard and i just want to say a big thank you xxxx

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 21 September 2018

All I can say is I love this place. Food always top standard wether it’s a cake or a meal. Staff always friendly and willing to accommodate at all times. Love it especially during the summer as lovely chilled out garden and never feel pushed...More

Thank Jan C
SecretGardenTeaRooms, Front Office Manager at The Secret Garden Tea Rooms Writtle Road Nursery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoy your time here at The Secret Garden Tea Rooms

Reviewed 9 September 2018

We held our late Aunt's wake here at the beginning of September having been recommended the venue by a friend. I must say, it was excellent. The tea rooms are tucked away as the name implies, and once discovered the rooms and gardens are quaint...More

Thank Clive I
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Before the weekly Tesco shop - I needed something to prepare me... A hot sausage butty for me, and a bacon sandwich for my wife, with a big pot of English Breakfast tea for two, hit the spot admirably. Good food, served quickly, in a...More

Thank revdmike
SecretGardenTeaRooms, Manager at The Secret Garden Tea Rooms Writtle Road Nursery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to the tearooms , before your shopping trip to Tesco ! This week we have sold a lot of pictures and mirrors , hence the gaps on the walls , I am just waiting for a new delivery...More

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Mhairi W
5 September 2017|
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Response from Debbie B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed outside in the grounds but not inside and must be kept on leads
16 August 2017|
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Response from EveWitham_Essex | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. To be honest I would book any meal you go to there
27 May 2017|
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Response from ilovemy3girlz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I've only just seen this message, Whilst I think they do I am not 100% certain of them catering gluten free foods, thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Writtle Road, Chelmsford CM1 3BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 348337
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