A12, Junction Darsham; 0 minutes
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Step out of the car after a long journey and you’ll instantly be revived by the scents of roses and other shrubs sold at Darsham Nurseries. Yet this isn’t just another garden centre. The beautiful shop sells a carefully curated collection of ceramics, candles, vases, unusual seeds and designer garden tools, as well as stationery, books and cards.
The stylish café wouldn’t look out of place in founder David Keleel’s native California, with white wood walls, checkerboard floor and colourful flowers from the garden – which also supplies the kitchen with salad, vegetables, fruit and herbs.
Menus are driven by the seasons; the chefs work with the garden team to produce vegetable-led dishes, such as pea potager fritti misti. Local fish and meat feature – try streaky bacon with house brown sauce for breakfast or Sutton Hoo Chicken leg with leek and potato hash for lunch. For tea, try their cakes and pastries with some intriguing flavours.