Celebrate Mother’s Day At The Secret Garden

Chef Tom invites you to come and enjoy his special mother’s day lunch menu served from 12.30pm
which also includes a gift for mum.  BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN.
(Our normal coffee shop menu will not be available for lunch on that day)
Afternoon tea will be served from 3pm @ £14.15 per person, which also includes a gift for mum.
Normal Breakfast menu  served 10am – 12.00pm  ( last orders 11.30am)

Mother's Day Menu

Mothers day

Sunday 11th March 2018

2 Courses £24.95 or 3 Courses £29.95

First Course

Cream of pea and asparagus soup

King prawn and crayfish cocktail

Grilled goats cheese with rosemary and red onion chutney

Seared scallops and crispy pork strips

Main Course

Roasted sirloin beef with roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding served with seasonal vegetables

Rack of lamb with shallot and red wine reduction served with wholegrain mustard mash potato and seasonal vegetables

Vegetable wellington served with cranberry jus and roast potatoes

Baked lemon crusted salmon, crushed baby potatoes and grilled asparagus


Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce

Champagne and strawberry Eton mess

White chocolate and raspberry crème Brulee

Duo of sorbets

Please inform one of our friendly staff if you have any dietary requirements


Fishy Fridays

At The Secret Garden Tearooms from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Bookings only at least 24 hours in advance
£10.95 per person including a glass of white, red or rose wine or a bottle of beer
*our usual children’s menu will also be available on the evening

Menu for Fishy Fridays


Welcome to The Secret Garden Tearooms

Having begun our story many years ago in the nursery conservatory we went on to create our busy, welcoming tearoom, function room and the beautiful garden area you now see today.  We also have a courtyard with some covered seating offering heating and cosy blankets and cushions for you to relax whilst eating our delicious homemade cakes and lunches.

Remember, you can always incorporate into your day a trip around our Writtle Road Gift Shop.  With over 130 years of experience you know that at Writtle Road Nursery you’re in very capable hands. If you need advice with your garden or the products we sell please feel free to ask our staff who are more than happy to help you.

Due to the high demand for our function room we are now offering our catering services including waitresses at The Heritage Centre in Galleywood. If you require further details please contact Wendy at the tearooms.


Jane Wickes our Manager has been with us for over seven years.  Wendy, Tracey and Jane Watts are our Team Leaders and will assist you when making your booking for functions.

Tom our Head Chef is always available to discuss your menu requirements.  He enjoys spending his time researching recipes and sourcing fresh local ingredients.

We work really hard to make sure you enjoy your visit to The Secret Garden and go away having had a time to remember. Here are a few of the things we do:



We recognise that Funerals or memorial services are a very difficult time with a huge amount of things to do for the family concerned. We will ensure that the family is able to concentrate on the funeral arrangements, knowing that the wake is taken care of sensitively and in a caring manner.


Outside Catering

We can cater for all occasions. Our outside catering offers personalised menus and waitress service is available if required. Please contact us for further details or call 01245 348 337.


Corporate Breakfast & Evening Meetings

The Secret Garden is an ideal place for business meetings in discreet surroundings.  Please contact us for further details or call 01245 348 337.

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We like to welcome everyone at the secret garden but due to lack of space and health and safety regulations we are unable to cater for pushchairs in the tearooms but more than welcome in the function room if available.

Call Today 01245 348 337 or Contact Us