Welcome to the brand-new Meadow Croft Kitchen! After years of planning, we have launched Meadow Croft Kitchen with a fresh new look!

Our new restaurant takes its inspiration from the garden & outdoors; materials are natural; copper and lots of natural light and greenery throughout. Fabrics are soft and welcoming in shades of green. All of our tables and chairs are hand crafted in the UK from ethically sourced wood. 

We have two gorgeous outdoor seating areas for our visitors to experience. The first is an undercover terrace where visitors can sit in the fresh air with some shelter from the elements, surrounded by the wonderful scents of our main plant area; and the second is our outdoor terrace that visitors can take in views of the rolling fields and feel the sun on their faces! 

Meadow Croft Kitchen is fully licensed and serves freshly prepared, delicious, home cooked meals every day of the week. 

We source the best quality ingredients from some amazing local suppliers! We are so pleased to be supporting other family run, local businesses, and hope that their quality produce brings some extra deliciousness to our homecooked food!

Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast cooked using locally sourced produce.

On our main menu we offer a large range of sandwiches, toasted focaccias as well as home cooked MCK favourites and jacket potatoes. 

Tempting homemade cakes and bakes are served throughout the week and make the perfect accompaniment to any hot drink. Please ask our team for our selection on the day. These can also be boxed up to takeaway too. We also have Gluten Free options available.

Meadow Croft Kitchen accepts walk-ins only – reservations can only be made for Afternoon Tea & Breakfast Banquet. More information below.


Food Service Times 


Monday - Saturday: 9am - 11am 

Sunday: 10am - 11:30am 


Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3pm 

Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm 

Cake & Coffee

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 4:15pm

Sunday: 10am - 3:15pm


Please have a look at our delicious food menus.



We look forward to welcoming you at Meadow Croft Kitchen!



Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a delicious luxury Afternoon Tea with us at Meadow Croft Kitchen. 

Our Afternoon Tea includes: A selection of finger sandwiches, Homemade scones with clotted cream and Tiptree Jam, an assortment of cakes and sweet treats and speciality tea or coffee.

Luxury Afternoon Tea - (£25 per person)
Add prosecco on the day for only £5 each!

A perfect gift idea! 

Served between 11am - 3pm, Monday to Saturday including bank holidays.

Please note: Our Afternoon Tea needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Please call the restaurant on 01245 320314 to book your table. Please let us know of any allergens upon booking. Image is subject to change dependng on seasonality of ingredients. A children's afternoon tea is also available for £12.50pp, speak to a member of staff for more details.

Book yours today - 01245 320314




Breakfast Banquet 

This stemmed from our restaurant team wanting to put together an 'Afternoon Tea' style Breakfast option... and that's when our Breakfast Banquet came to life! 

Our Breakfast Banquet includes a selection of pastries, pancakes/muffins, fruit, cured meats and smoked salmon, bagels and more! 

Traditional Breakfast Banquet - Served with Fruit Juice or Tea/Coffee - (£20pp) 
Add prosecco on the day for only £5 each!

Perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday Celebrations or just meeting with friends. 

Served between 9am-11am, Monday to Saturday including bank holidays.

Please note: Our Breakfast Banquet needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance

Book yours today - 01245 320314



Clairvoyant Night with Donna Murrell 

Join us for an evening with medium, Donna Murrell. 

Friday 12th April 

6:15pm arrival time with 7pm start (Approx 2hrs) 

Tickets: £20 each 

Refreshments available to purchase on the night before it begins at 7pm. 

Please call the restaurant on 01245 320314 to book your tickets. 


Abba Night with Greek 3 Course Meal

One Night Only.... We're hosting an Abba Night! 

Thursday 23rd May

6:15pm arrival for 7pm start 

£40 per person

You’ll enjoy a delicious three-course Greek meal whilst listening to Abba Tribute band 'All That Glitters'. 

Come along for a 'Super Trouper' evening!

Speak to a member of our restaurant team to book your tickets - 01245 320314




Sharing platter made up of a selection of breads, hummus, tzatziki, grilled halloumi, falafel & olives 


Lamb koftas or grilled chicken skewers served with roasted herbed new potatoes and Mediterranean vegetablks

Vegetable moussaka served with greek salad



Warm baklava served with a scoop of vanilla icecream 

Lemon sponge served with a citrus yoghurt


Special drinks (Not included - additional cost on the night) 

The Gin-ner takes it all

Gordons Pink Gin paired with Fever Tree classic tonic water, garnished with slices of lemon and lime

Dancing Queen

New Hall Sparkling Rose with raspberry cordial and fresh Mediterranean citrus. 


Function Room

We are super excited to have a 38-40 seat capacity function room which is available for private hire; meetings, conferences, training sessions, baby showers, wakes and more. The function room also has it's own private terrace. 

If you are interested in hiring the function room, please email [email protected] or call 01245 320314 and speak to the restaurant team. 


Gift Vouchers 

Available to purchase the tills at Meadow Croft Kitchen. 


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Kate is hard at work selecting home-grown plants from our nursery to go on display at the garden centre!
Three vegetables to plant in your garden:⁠

We love hearing you've had a great experience at Meadow Croft! A big thank you to Jeanette who left us this lovely review on our Facebook page
Last week, we donated a selection of vegetable plants to Gorsefield Rural Studies & Outdoor Activity Centre for their students to plant on the grounds
We've got a well-stocked selection of items perfect for any pantry, from condiments and cakes to flavoured teas and coffee.
Our outdoor furniture has been very popular over the last few weeks - whether you're looking to create a cosy outdoor seating arrangement or a place to enjoy meals outside, our team are on hand to help you choose the perfect solution ☀️⁠

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Who's planning on firing up the BBQ this weekend now that the weather has dried up?⁠

If you're looking for an upgrade this summer, browse our selection of coal and gas barbecues in-store
Ever wondered how our seedlings are transplanted? Take a look in this behind the scenes clip filmed at our nursery
Who else is popping their coat on and getting out in the garden this bank holiday weekend? Let us know what you're working on in the comments
Ever heard of grafted veg?⁠

The plant is grafted onto a strong rootstock and as a result, becomes tougher, more disease-resistant and produces larger yields. ⁠

They're the perfect project for a long weekend! In store now

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