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CAFE SUMMARY

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Lots of food to choose from.
Good pizzas.
 

AVERAGE
Quality of food is mediocre (pizzas excluded).
Decor and seating.
Prices.
 

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None


CAFE REVIEW FOR BICESTER AVENUE GARDEN CENTRE

There are two cafes at the Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, the first is a coffee shop called the Cafe Jardino. This sells coffees, teas and cakes. The restaurant, the Four Seasons, is much larger and sells a full range of meals and snacks as well. This review is about the restaurant.

THE PRICES
Toasted sandwiches are 3.95, baguettes from 3 to 4, jacket potatoes are 4 to 6 depending on the filling, pizzas 7 to 8, main meal specials of the day from 7 to 8. Coffee is 1.70 and tea costs 1.60. These prices are reasonable compared to other large garden centre cafes.

RANGE OF FOOD
As you can see from the price samples above the range of food at the Bicester Avenue garden Centre was comprehensive. It also included salads, cakes and lots of snack type foods.

QUALITY OF FOOD
We tasted a range of food and our overall opinion was that it was just about average, neither good nor particularly bad (pizzas were the exception). The baguettes and toasted sandwiches were reasonable for the prices. The main meal we sampled was chilli con carne served with rice. The presentation was non-existent. The rice, even at 12.15 was overcooked and suffering a bit. The chilli con carne lacked taste (other than chili) and the beans were beginning to suffer also from being kept hot for a long time.

The jacket potato had a bacon and mushroom filling which was not particularly appetising, it tasted as if the filling had been boiled rather than grilled. The potato itself was fine. Coffee and tea were good.

We were impressed with the pizzas, these were freshly cooked in a pizza oven which is on display (see right hand pictures). They tasted very good and we can recommend them.

SERVICE
There was only a small queue when we visited at lunch time. Main meals are on display so they are served to you at the counter. Some of the snack meals, such as toasted sandwiches, are cooked and then served to your table.

DECOR AND SEATING
This is a large cafe / restaurant which has been purpose built and is mainly separated from the main garden centre. The decor is modern, very minimalist in decoration. The tables and chairs are principally plastic although the central area does have some solid wood furniture.

There is an outdoor seating area which was closed when we visited because of the weather. It looks OK although the view is of the car park.

Children and their mums and dads are well looked after at this cafe. They have a separate play area with lots of slides tubes and climbing frames all enclosed with safety netting. Parents can have a coffee or tea in the room watching their kids at the same time. Unfortunately entrance to the play area costs 3.50 but it's probably worth it for half an hours rest time!

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We hope you have enjoyed and benefited from this independent review of the Cafe at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre. Remember that it is our opinion and may be the result of one visit only. If you are the owner of the Bicester Avenue Garden Centre and want to discuss this review with us then please contact us by going to our "contact us" page which can be found here.

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View of the cafe at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre

Pizza oven at garden centre cafe

Chili con carne

Baked potato with filling

 

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