Lunch At The Secret Garden Kent

Bonjour lecteurs! Did you set yourself some 2020 goals? This year, I want to organise more days out with my boys. Quality time with them is key. And we started the new tradition straight in! Indeed, we had a sumptuous lunch at the Secret Garden. We stopped by last week before going back to school and we had a lovely time. Regardez!

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The Secret Garden Kent

If you are based in Kent or visiting the region, stop by the Secret Garden. The restaurant is located in the Court Yard just outside of Ashford.

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Not only the food will charm you, but you will also be in for a treat with its Victorian walled garden and cobbled courtyard.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you will recognise the premises as we have been there before to shoot ?

The restaurant serves British cuisine, but you can also go there for some delicious brunch or have an afternoon tea with your friends.

And with both vegetarian and vegan options, there is something yummy for everyone!

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Besides, the Secret Garden is also a wedding venue. Have a look at my stories on Instagram for a full look! It is all there!

And don’t get me started on the Glass House! Can I move in it now to make it my office? ?

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Ready to see the food?

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Drinks & Starters

The place has some cool vintage vibes with its decor so I ordered a Pimm’s Royale and I was not disappointed when it arrived!

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I personally skipped the starter as I wanted a dessert. I saw the homemade cakes as soon as we were in and I knew I could not miss this out!

Grumpy Boyfriend ordered some Smoked Salmon Roulade.

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I tried a bit and it was very refreshing and what a lovely presentation!

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Mains

Our mains were also un succés.

The Pan-Fried Mullet with its Musset Velouté was un délice according to Grumpy Boyfriend.

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Et moi? I went for the Wild Mushroom Baked Eggs. It was piping hot, but I really enjoyed it!

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Parfaite brunch option! And you can add up a bit of chorizo if you want to spice it up!

All the food arrived promptly and was well presented too.

Sweets

Grumpy Boyfriend did not have any. So Baba and I felt obliged to try some!

He had some homemade Victoria Sponge cake and the cream was a dream! It is not often that we do desserts, but this option was idéale for the place.

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When you are in a restaurant with such vintage vibes in the countryside, you need to have this (oh so British!) cake!

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And I ordered a Brownie Milkshake. It was huge and very rich. But délicieux!

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And look who helped me out with the tasting? The photos talk for themselves. We had a lovely time!

The Secret Garden Kent – Le Verdict

Our lunch at the Secret Garden was a lovely pause within the first week of the year. Exit the January blues!

It is a dreamy place with its sublime surroundings in Mersham-le-Hatch Village and its beautiful food.

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Prices are sensible and the restaurant is very peaceful in a beautiful setting.

Un autre plus? You can always easily park (Grumpy Boyfriend’s contribution ? when I asked him for an opinion).

The service was parfait and I saw the same kind of attention to other customers. Our waiter was even wearing a bow tie! I absolutely loved the vintage touches!

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And so family-friendly too! It is always a plus point, right?

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And don’t even get me started on the Victorian garden. Despite it being a gloomy cold day, it still felt like a dream to walk around for pictures!

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A lovely pause in a busy life. If you need to rest and enjoy some food (or make some beautiful memories with your famille), you know where to book a table next ?

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We will back soon for sure! It is a true gem in the région!

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Disclosure: With thanks to the Secret Garden for our lunch in exchange for an honest opinion.

 

28 Comments

  1. Maria Jane Knight
    January 8, 2020 / 6:59 pm

    What a beautiful setting!!!

  2. ashleigh allan
    January 8, 2020 / 7:30 pm

    Looks fab especially the milkshake!

  3. Anthea Holloway
    January 8, 2020 / 7:32 pm

    What a lovely place this is and what super food too. You obviously had a good time there.

  4. lynn neal
    January 8, 2020 / 8:50 pm

    Looks a fantastic place to visit and Baba’s cake looks amazing!

  5. Julia Kerr
    January 8, 2020 / 10:11 pm

    This looks lovely, and it’s always nice to find new family friendly and vegetarian/vegan family places

  6. Heidi
    January 9, 2020 / 12:12 pm

    The food and milkshake looks amazing would love to try it

  7. Michelle Lewis-Robertson
    January 9, 2020 / 12:39 pm

    I love learning about these hidden gems, the cake looks amazing

  8. Andrea Fletcher
    January 9, 2020 / 2:06 pm

    Looks like a great place to visit the food looks amazing.

  9. Janis McAlinden
    January 9, 2020 / 3:58 pm

    This looks a lovely place to visit. Great photos

  10. Priscilla Stubbs
    January 9, 2020 / 6:49 pm

    Another delightful visit and the food looks absolutely delicious

  11. January 9, 2020 / 6:52 pm

    Looks lovely and lovely photo’s of You and baba

  12. Amy Jo
    January 9, 2020 / 7:44 pm

    The food here looks so beautifully presented!

  13. Sian Buckingham
    January 9, 2020 / 8:58 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

  14. Fiona jk42
    January 9, 2020 / 10:32 pm

    this looks like a lovely place to visit.

  15. Theresa M
    January 9, 2020 / 10:45 pm

    The food look absolutely lovely, but lets talk about your skirt, I can’t be the only one to think it looks amazing … more details please :0)

  16. Lisa Troccoli
    January 10, 2020 / 7:59 am

    Wow this place looks so lovely just the type of place I would go to for a peaceful lunch and love the fact it has gardens also the food looks amazing what a sweet place.

  17. James Travis
    January 13, 2020 / 10:13 pm

    Looks a good place to visit. Food looks delicious.

  18. Roisin m
    January 17, 2020 / 1:20 am

    Have never ate Mullet before … another to add to the try list

  19. Charlotte Carter-Dunn
    January 17, 2020 / 12:27 pm

    Looks amazing! And I love your little boys shirt!

  20. Susan B
    January 17, 2020 / 2:54 pm

    What an enchanting garden. I have got to have one of those circular seats.

  21. Adrian Bold
    January 17, 2020 / 3:03 pm

    The food looks so delicious. Makes me hungry!

  22. Susan B
    January 18, 2020 / 2:58 pm

    The black long-sleeved tee you are wearing is beautifully designed for cooler months.

  23. Denise walton
    January 19, 2020 / 10:39 am

    The food looks fab

  24. Hayley Todd
    January 19, 2020 / 2:17 pm

    What a beautiful setting! The food looked amazing, and it’s always great to find somewhere family friendly too!

  25. Orange23
    January 19, 2020 / 6:56 pm

    It looks fantastic, especially the salmon roulade and the cake

  26. Teresa Sheldon
    January 19, 2020 / 8:00 pm

    This looks a great place to visit the food looks good too the gardens look fabulous

  27. natalie s
    January 19, 2020 / 8:41 pm

    Great new years resolution and looks like you started the year on good form!

  28. Tracy B
    January 19, 2020 / 9:08 pm

    Must visit this place the gardens are gorgeous and the food looks amazing especially Baba’s cake

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