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The Garden Kitchen

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This summer we’ve done a fair amount of driving, from long trips to a music festival to shorter outings to see friends or visit attractions. So last weekend we wanted to stay local and have a nice family meal out – we visited the new Garden Kitchen.

It’s always refreshing to discover something new in your area and the Garden Kitchen Restaurant is the newly renovated dining experience at the Wyevale garden centre in Wakefield (Carr Gate) – we went to see what it had to offer!

Garden Kitchen Restaurant hero shot

Of the 149 Wyevale centres nationwide, only a few will get the new Garden Kitchen restaurant. Here is manager Sharon and her team who were very attentive on the day we visited.

manager & staff

There was a good selection of hot and cold foods from toasties, jacket spuds, and sandwiches to some specials and a nice array of desserts.  My husband and I went for the hot beef carvery sandwich which comes with an edible flower!

edible flower on hot beef sandwich

My son chose from the kid’s menu (chicken goujons – they looked lovely), my daughter enjoyed fish & chips and then we had a lovely dessert. The prices were very reasonable from the snacks to the meals and we all cleared our plates!

cake station


The food was fresh and tasty and the atmosphere calm and unhurried. Adjoining the restaurant is a children’s soft play area which can be hired out exclusively for two hours for children’s parties. But mums and tots can come and enjoy a cappuccino anytime while the kids play! Having been to many soft play area parties when my children were little, I have to say it’s nice to find a place that is airy and open, whereas some soft play areas can be quite dark and dingy affairs.

kids play area

Thank you to Wyevale garden centre for hosting us in the Garden Kitchen Restaurant. You can visit for yourself at Wyevale garden centre (Carr Gate), Old Bradford Road, Carr Gate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 0SY. Tel: 0844 288 5074 or visit We were provided with lunch for four people to enable me to write this review and all opinions expressed are my own honest viewpoint.

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Comments to The Garden Kitchen

  • Oh my gosh those cakes. What I wouldn’t give for a slice of that Victoria Sponge! Sounds like a great place! 🙂

    Emma 26th August 2015 12:44 pm Reply
    • Yes- the Victoria sponge was my pick too! I had it with that tasty cappuccino you can see on the other photo!

      Nadine Hill 26th August 2015 2:44 pm Reply
  • It looks lovely, we will be reviewing our local one soon. They sound fab x

    Sonia @ This Mummy Loves 26th August 2015 2:13 pm Reply
    • Ooh! has your local one had a makeover too? I know they are renovating some but not all of the Wyevale centres!

      Nadine Hill 26th August 2015 2:44 pm Reply
  • Oh wow this looks like such a lovely place to stop and eat. Delicious. x

    Sarah Bailey 26th August 2015 5:22 pm Reply
  • I like it when a place has a soft play area as well as good food. This looks like a great place to visit next time we travel up north.

    Pinkoddy 26th August 2015 7:40 pm Reply
    • The soft play certainly makes it easier for young families to enjoy a nice meal in peace!

      Nadine Hill 27th August 2015 9:46 am Reply
  • There is a Wyevale near my husbands work – we’re headed there at the weekend! Those cakes look awesome!

    Michelle 27th August 2015 8:51 am Reply
    • Treat yourself!!

      Nadine Hill 27th August 2015 9:45 am Reply
  • Wow that sandwich looks divine!

    Gemma 27th August 2015 10:17 am Reply
    • Doesn’t it?!

      Nadine Hill 27th August 2015 7:55 pm Reply
  • How good does that bread look?!

    Adele 27th August 2015 3:29 pm Reply
  • You would never guess that was a garden center. Those cakes look amazing. I am so hungry at the moment

    Jen 27th August 2015 10:13 pm Reply
    • Me too! Breakfast time I think!

      Nadine Hill 28th August 2015 10:04 am Reply
  • From your beautiful shots i would never have guessed this was a garden center!
    Always handy when a soft play is included x

    Mary Louise 28th August 2015 10:30 am Reply
    • Why thank you about the shots! Plus the soft play is a bonus!

      Nadine Hill 28th August 2015 6:41 pm Reply
  • Ooh Nadine how fabulous! You’d never think the food would be so good in a garden centre either. Sounds brilliant and the cakes look lovely 🙂

    Charly Dove 28th August 2015 3:48 pm Reply
    • I know – it surprised me too. IT feels like a little ‘find’! I’d definitely go back:-)

      Nadine Hill 28th August 2015 6:39 pm Reply
  • mmm looks lovely, those cakes especially are making me hungry! x

    Fritha Strickland 28th August 2015 4:41 pm Reply
  • Those cakes look to die for and you could sneak one in when the kids are at soft play ;0)

    Kara 28th August 2015 9:24 pm Reply
  • Loving the range of cakes – they look amazing. I would certainly be wanting to try those.

    Erica Price 29th August 2015 7:17 am Reply
  • Looks great – and having soft play means I get to have a coffee while my youngest plays!

    Sonya Cisco 31st August 2015 9:04 am Reply
    • Absolutely- Best thing about it!

      Nadine Hill 1st September 2015 6:28 pm Reply
  • i always find a soft spot in my heart for homemade cakes

    lisa prince 2nd September 2015 10:03 am Reply
  • It looks lovely, especially the cakes!

    Abi - Angel Eden Blog 2nd September 2015 3:30 pm Reply

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