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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens open every day, 10am - 5pm.
Limited number entries in hourly slots. Coffee shop open. Click here to read our full Coronavirus statement, a full list of what is and is not available, and any updates.
Please note we will be closing at 2pm for private functions on the following dates: 27th October, 6th, 13th & 20th November, 4th & 12th December, 8th, 13th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd & 29th January 2021.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Coffee Shop

The veranda of the Colonial Restaurant
The Colonial Restaurant at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Opening times: open every day 10am – 3.30pm (kitchen open 10am – 2.30pm)

The coffee shop is just before the ticket office at the Gardens and so can be enjoyed by all. There is no admission charge to use our catering facilities

We are currently running a coffee shop service, with hot drinks, cakes, sandwiches, savouries and some hot meals. The menu changes daily so there is no set menu currently. We thank you for your understanding.

Food Philosophy

Good Food, the Simple Way

We serve homemade food.
We use locally sourced ingredients from local suppliers.
We cater for vegetarians and customers with allergies.
Gluten-free, dairy-free and wheat-free products are always available.

Our…

  • Beef is reared locally in Bridport,
  • Pork and lamb come from the West Country,
  • Fish is caught locally (where possible),
  • Salad leaves and watercress come from Dorset,
  • Vegetables are supplied by UK sources,
  • Gluten-free flour comes from Somerset,
  • Speciality ice cream comes from Chippenham,
  • Crisps come from Berkshire,
  • Coffee is fair-trade, organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified,
  • Tea is organic and fair-trade,
  • Bottled water comes from Hampshire,
  • Wine comes from a supplier in nearby Bridport,
  • Cakes and bread are mostly made in our kitchen, with a small amount provided by local suppliers.
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