Winter Warmers: Our guide to delicious restaurant delights
When the winter chill sets in, there's nothing quite like the warmth and comfort of a cosy restaurant and cafe. As the temperature drops outside, your local British Garden Centres store is serving up hot beverages that can truly warm the souls in the Gardeners Retreat Restaurants and Coffee Havens.
Choose from winter delights including Gingerbread Latte, Hazelnut Cappuccino, Salted Caramel Latte, Honeycomb Hot Chocolate and Mint Hot Chocolate served in-store to ease the chill. In this blog, we'll explore a variety of winter warmers that you can find in our restaurants as well as prepare at home, from steaming bowls of soup to indulgent desserts.
As the quintessential winter comfort food, soups are a must-try when dining out during this season. Whether you prefer a classic tomato soup or a hearty vegetable stew, restaurants offer an array of options to suit every taste bud. Picture yourself savouring a bowl of silky butternut squash soup, garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of aromatic truffle oil. The rich flavours and velvety textures are sure to leave you feeling warm and satisfied.
Hearty Stews and Casseroles
When it comes to winter warmers, stews and casseroles are second to none. These tasty dishes will tickle your tastebuds as well as warm you from head to toe. Imagine sinking your spoon into a piping hot chicken and leek casserole, with tender chunks of meat, aromatic vegetables, and a rich sauce or indulge in a cold weather favourite lentil and tomato casserole to leave you toasty. Paired with a side of crusty bread, these hearty casseroles are a winter dream come true.
What better way to beat the winter blues than indulging in a plate of some comforting classics? Timeless classics such as macaroni cheese, fish and chips, bangers and mash, and homemade lasagne are favourites among both children and adults, this is comfort food at its finest. Whatever your appetite you can guarantee that the old favourites hit the right spot, with good, warming food putting a spring in your step and a smile on your face this winter.
No meal is complete without a sweet treat to round off the experience, especially during the winter months. Our restaurants and cafes offer a variety of desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth and warm your heart. Imagine digging into a warm apple crumble, with tender baked apples and a buttery crumb topping, served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or treating yourself to a savoury scone, fresh out of the oven – is there anything better?
Winter is a season that beckons us to seek warmth and comfort, and British Garden Centres’ restaurants are the perfect place to find it. So, next time you're out in the cold, step into your local store and let our winter warmers delight your taste buds for the ultimate dining experience!
Remember to always check with your local restaurants for their winter menus and availability.