Downham Home & Garden
This is a new destination for me, a garden centre just off the A10 by Downham Market called Downham Home & Garden, really easy to find, right by Arbuckles and a Shell filling station.
The entrance was very nice with a bright and clean appearance, if you were looking for a pastry either sweet of savoury there was good variety on offer.
The service was OK, the staff were very pleasant and friendly and asked all the right questions, I was asked if I wanted brown or white toast and decided I would like white which the waitress wrote down, when my breakfast arrived it came with brown … not good.
The menu had a nice selection of cooked breakfasts, there was also a comprehensive selection of other items, if that is your preference. I was asked if I wanted ‘the special’ which was a slightly smaller dish but with a hot drink included… I declined the offer.
On the Plate:
Once the breakfast arrived, having had the toast changed from brown to white the breakfast looked really nice on the plate. Once I cut into the breakfast I found that there was only one rasher of small under cooked bacon, the sausage was very average, the egg was slightly undercooked for me, but the rest of the breakfast was very enjoyable, nice fresh tomato and mushrooms with a different sort of baked beans … very tasty.
They were available but I ‘m not sure how much they were, but I’ll be back to find out.
The coffee was quite acceptable, when they bought my coffee ‘the tide had gone out’ the cup was two thirds full, when I mentioned this to the waitress she bought me a jug of hot water.
The breakfast was a very reasonable £5.95 which I felt was good value for money, and the coffee was £2.25 so a total of £8.20 which was quite acceptable.
I would certainly be visiting this venue again, as I do pass it quite regularly on my way to North Norfolk. I would imagine that this is quite a new venue, as it smelt new, so we’ll see how long it lasts. As an end comment they had a closed off area, which looked suspiciously like Christmas decorations for sale, ouch, not this early, surely.
The Gardeners Rest
Downham Home & Garden
Stonecross Ind. Est.
Tel: 01366 381190
Date: 13th September 2017