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The Café

The Garden Café serves light, healthy, fresh, seasonal lunches, homemade cakes and afternoon teas, coffees, craft beer and cider, and wines at the Munnings Art Museum.

B O O K I N G S are A D V I S A B L E – call 07900 683093

We hope to welcome you soon.

Opening Hours

10:00am for coffee | 12:30 for lunches

3pm to 5:00pm for afternoon teas – please book in advance

Wednesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays

(April to October)

The Museum and Café are open for group visits on Mondays and Tuesdays  – please call for further information.

Free parking is available.

Groups

For group bookings and special openings click on the link below for our new 2017 Group menu.

The Garden Café at the Munnings Art Museum 2017 Season Group Visit Menu – June 2017

Events

Please visit the Museum website

Reviews

Lunch in beautiful surroundings

★★★★★
5 5 1
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

★★★★★
5 5 1
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.

Lovely Lunch

★★★★★
5 5 1
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.

Visit 7th April 2015

★★★★☆
4 5 1
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.

Pleasure

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Good coffee with a backdrop like a Munnings painting, complete with buttercups, grey pony and bay horse! The scones are tempting too......

Delightful

★★★★★
5 5 1
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.

Coffee at Munnings

★★★★★
5 5 1
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 !!

Lunch

★★★★★
5 5 1
Just fabulous - great atmosphere, location and delicious food. Highly recommend.

Gorgeous food, the best service!

★★★★★
5 5 1
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.

Good start to an afternoon

★★★★★
5 5 1
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!

5 star food and service!

★★★★★
5 5 1
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!

Fabulous

★★★★★
5 5 1
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

★★★★★
5 5 1
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.

Fanulous

★★★★★
5 5 1
What a lovely experience. The food was amazing. The lovely people who run the cafe made the effort even when the lunch time was officially finished! No problem for them. The quality of the salads and sandwiches was high. See you soon!

Fanulous

★★★★★
5 5 1
What a lovely experience. The food was amazing. The lovely people who run the cafe made the effort even when the lunch time was officially finished! No problem for them. The quality of the salads and sandwiches was high. See you soon!

Afternoon Tea

★★★★★
5 5 1
What a lovely way to end an afternoon after a visit to this wonderful museum house and grounds. Afternoon Tea in the garden was made very special by all the wonderful staff at the cafe. They all went out of their way to make our visit special and the quality and the quantity of the food was second to none. A special mention for the home made scones as they were the best that we have ever tasted and the "Surprise" Pavlova was fabulous. A big thank you to all the staff.

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