The Garden Café serves light, healthy, fresh, seasonal lunches, homemade cakes and afternoon teas, coffees, craft beer and wines at the Munnings Art Museum.
We hope to welcome you soon.
10:00am for coffee | 12 noon for lunches
3pm to 5:00pm for afternoon teas – please book in advance
Wednesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
(Easter to October)
The Museum and Café are open for group visits on Mondays and Tuesdays – please call for further information.
Free parking is available.
For group bookings and special openings click on the link below.
The Garden Café at the Munnings Art Museum 2017 Season Group Visit Menu
Please visit the Museum website
Lunch in beautiful surroundings
“I recently visited the Garden Cafe and enjoyed a super casual home cooked lunch, there are delicious cakes and the surroundings are rural and calm. The staff are all very friendly, I would highly recommend a visit.”
My visit to the Garden Cafe
“I had a delicious lunch of salmon quiche and salad set in the delightful grounds of the Munnings Art Museum. The service was excellent with the owner taking time to speak to all the patrons.”
- Kevin Prince
“Glorious to sit outside at the Munnings Garden Cafe, enjoying delicious food and fine ale in lovely surroundings, attentively and cheerily looked after and all very good value. Thoroughly recommended.”
- Roger Styles
Visit 7th April 2015
“30 members visited the Munnings Museum and prior to our tour we enjoyed a lovely lunch sitting outside in the sunshine. We had soup, and then a substantial ham salad, followed by scones with cream and jam. All beautifully presented and served at our tables. A memorable occasion.”
- Pamela Holmes, Vice Chairman, Knole DFAS
“Good coffee with a backdrop like a Munnings painting, complete with buttercups, grey pony and bay horse! The scones are tempting too......”
- Rachel Hills
“A delightful cafe with friendly new owners and delicious cake! The surroundings are quintessentially English complete with horses and rabbits in the adjoining meadow. We have yet to try lunch but look forward to the experience. If the weather is good there is the added bonus of sitting outside and importantly the parking space is great and a far cry from the village High Street.”
- Gilly Holtom
Coffee at Munnings
“I had a delightful visit to the Garden Café, superb coffee, in delightful gardens, it was a real pleasure, I doubt there is a better venue in North Essex, I will return !!”
- Lorrie Austin
“Just fabulous - great atmosphere, location and delicious food. Highly recommend.”
Gorgeous food, the best service!
“We are a local company with our main office in Dedham. The Garden Cafe supplies our staff with lunches and we are absolutely delighted to have found such a wonderful place. The quality of the food and the friendly service is impeccable. We would not want to get lunch from anywhere else, everyone looks forward to the delicious sandwiches and the staff are so kind and helpful. We really appreciate such a fabulous company and the homemade lemon cake is the subject of much talk in the office! Thank you.”
- Kimberley Miller
Good start to an afternoon
“Lunch before our visit to the Museum. Bright sunny day, bright sunny welcome from Chef and his wife. Delicious soup with homemade sourdough bread to start. Next an exciting choice from freshly made quiches, ham, sea bas, etc. Each accompanied by an attractively presented wide variety of salad ingredients. Washed down by a cool beer, heaven!”
- George Cowie
5 star food and service!
“We came for afternoon tea on a drizzly June day. We were offered blankets which made us toasty warm. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious all for such a good price. What a beautiful setting too. Thank you all.. we will definitely be back... and hopefully the sun will be shining next time!”
- KIM CLARK
“Spent a lovely couple of hours in the sunshine enjoying afternoon tea. Sandwiches, scones, m eringues and cake all made to your liking plus lots of cups of tea. Ate till we could eat no more! I'm certainly going to come back and try lunch next.”
Delicioso almuerzo en The Garden Cafe
“Estuve visitando el Munnings Museum y pase por el cafe por algo de comer. La comida estuvo extremadamente sabrosa y fresca del dia. El servicio excelente y los alrededores hermosos. Recomendado completamente.”
- Marcela Gomez Munoz
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