February 20, 2015

A VISIT TO THE GARDEN KITCHEN, CLITHEROE

Yesterday I paid my second visit to The Garden Kitchen in Clitheroe for afternoon tea with two of my closest pals Claire and Louise. Even though I'm not usually a foodie blogger, I think this place is definitely worthy of a mention and full blog review!

The Garden Kitchen is a tea room and farm shop within the grounds of Holden Clough Garden Nursery in Clitheroe, Lancashire.The tea room itself serves up breakfast and lunch but this little establishment is best known for its 'Afternoon Picnic's', an assortment of tasty sweet and savoury treats presented on a pastel painted garden bench.

Just to give you an idea of what's on offer, yesterday we were treated to: 

Savoury:

Posh cheese on toast, Spiced Lamb Kebab with Aioli and pitta bread, Mini pizza Pin Wheels and Savoury Chive Scones with Salmon Mousse 

Sweet:

Mini Angel Battenburg cupcake, Homemade chocolate eclair, Raspberry macaroon, Mixed Fruit Flapjack and a Mini Wellington Fruit Smoothie

...Not to mention a pot of tea and a glass of prosecco each!

I can quite honestly say that no crumbs were even left to go to waste and we left feeling nicely full without feeling totally stuffed. On this occasion, the mini pizza pin wheels and the raspberry macaroon's were our firm favourites!

If you're a big fan of afternoon tea and fancy catching up with friends or treating someone for a special occasion such as a birthday or Mother's Day, this venue is perfect. If you prefer more hearty meals, then the lunch menu looks ideal (I haven't tried it yet but I hope to soon!) but if you'd prefer some lighter nibbles, I would recommend the afternoon picnic as it's perfectly filling.

The surrounding countryside is really pretty so it would be nice for a stroll to walk off all the food and the tea room farm shop is definitely worth a visit if you want to try out some unique and locally sourced produce. 

If you fancy visiting The Garden Kitchen I would recommend booking in advance so you don't miss out as it can get busy, but all in all it's a fabulous experience and certainly something fun to do on an afternoon. 

You can find all the information here including the location, prices and most importantly the food menus!

I hope you've enjoyed this post as it's been a different one for me to write. If you have any questions, just pop them in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading,

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