Food Review of Italian Garden Tearoom at Trentham Gardens *

On our recent visit to Trentham Gardens we stopped off at the Italian Garden Tearoom for a quick lunch. It was beautiful as the tearoom had big large windows hence you had a lovely view of the gardens from the inside. Here’s our review of the restaurant.

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After all that walking around the Garden area, we were quite famished but at the same time we wanted to have a quick lunch before heading back to our activities especially since it was a nice day and there was so much do to.  We stopped of at the Italian Garden Tearoom which is located just next to the Italian Garden.  It was a busy day but luckily we had made prior reservations and did not need to wait long to be seated.  The staff were quick to attend to us and we decided to start off our drink order.  With all the energetic activities we were doing that day, we decided that the kids deserve a Babyccino each, which is a mini hot chocolate served with mini marshmallows, whipped cream and Cadbury flake. This costs £3.20. They were delish but so moreish and our kids could not get enough of it.

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We adults decided to order the cafe latte which was made beautifully by Ben, see the video slideshow to watch how he made the drink. A regular cup cost £2.95 while we also ordered the Regular sized Hot Chocolate served with whipped cream and chocolate flake. This was overly sweet and indulgent if you ask us. This cost £3.10.

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While we waited for meals to arrive, the kids were kept busy as the kids menu also doubled up as an activity sheet, which is great especially when you have two hungry kids who can’t wait for their food.

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When we were there, the whole restaurant was completely packed, being that it was Mother’s Day and also as it was noon time, so lots of hungry kids and adults about. The food took less than 10 minutes to arrive from the time we ordered it. This was the surprising. Our first order was the Haloumi Salad priced at £8.95. The salad was delicious and filing, this could be easily shared with 2 people. The vegetables was cooked nicely and we loved the fact that the dressing was served on the side and not poured on the top as we are not big fans of salad dressings.  This is not on the menu as its a special, so speak to the staff to find out what specials are served on the day.

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We next ordered the mushroom soup which was made perfectly! It was light and the bread was soft and warm. Totally loved this as mushroom soups are not commonly found in most of the restaurants we head to.  This is priced at £4.25 and totally worth it especially if you just want a light snack.

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Here’s a shot of us enjoying our meal.

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We ordered the Cheese Oatcakes from the Kids menu and this came with a choice of 2 side dishes and our daughter picked the chips and beans with it. The babycino also came part of the meal and this cost £5.35. The oatcake was eaten by my daughter but grudgingly as the cheese inside was totally hard, like it had been pre-made and kept on the side. If you are heading to the cafe, please try not to order this.

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Another shot of us at the cafe

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For the second kids’s meal, we picked Chicken Bites with Baked Beans and Sweet Potato Chips for the sides and this also cost £5.35 with a choice of drink of fruit shoot, still water, milk or babycino. The meal was good, the chips were nice and warm and the chicken crispy. This was quickly eaten by my son.

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My husband ordered the Bacon Ciabatta for £4.95. It was nothing special, just the bread with ham and tomato inside with a salad on the side. Pretty plain but if you just want a bacon butty, this was it.

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Now I would head to Trentham Gardens just to indulge in this delicious cake at the Italian Garden Tearoom anytime! The cake in mention was Zucchini Lime cake which was totally delish. We loved the citrus flavour in the cake and the bite which the zuichini gave it.  There was not even crumbs left on the plate when we left.

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Our next cake was Chocolate Fudge Cake, which was equally good.  The cake was priced from £2.65 to £4.25, with muffins and cupcakes on the cheaper end and full sliced cake at £4.25.  The cafe does serve gluten free cakes, so do have a chat to the staff and they will be able to help you with your selection.

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Here’s a short video we share of our recent trip to Trentham Gardens as well as some short clips taken of the cafe. Do enjoy viewing it

What was great about the Italian Garden Tearoom?

  • It was dog friendly cafe
  • Service was really fast
  • Staff were attentive and unlike most restaurants, we did not have to wait long to be noticed, Will was the one taking care of our table.
  • Food was presented beautifully
  • They do serve gluten free cakes and cater to allergy, so speak to them if you have one
  • The cafe uses local produce and gets most of their supplies from local suppliers

What we wished was better

Although we have to applaud the service and the food to be served really quickly, we would appreciate if some of the food was not pre-prepared in advance like the cheese oatcakes (or which seemed like it was due to the hardened cheese).

Where is the Italian Garden Tearoom located?

Its easy to spot the beautiful glass exterior of the cafe which is situated next to the Italian Garden at Trentham Gardens

Where is Trentham Gardens?

Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham
Stoke On Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 8JG

 

* The cost of the meal was covered by the venue in exchange for a review. All opinions are our own.

44 Comments

  1. April 2, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    My mouth is watering big time, I’d love to go here. Plus it’s italian ! That for some reason just makes it so much scrumptious.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Yes it totally does, especially after all that walking around the Garden, this needed pit stop was needed

  2. April 3, 2018 / 5:56 am

    I absolutely love a hot chocolate with marshmallows or whipped cream. Oh no, now I’m craving for that and for mushroom soup!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 6:52 am

      Oh sorry Angela, the hot chocolate and mushroom soup was totally delish, we can’t help but gush about it

  3. April 3, 2018 / 9:26 am

    The food sounds and looks amazing and so does the place! It would be nice to take the kids here for a family lunch or to go here with friends to catch up. Such a lovely place to visit!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      It totally is AnnMarie

  4. April 3, 2018 / 10:27 am

    Oh my goodness, I think I would go just for that hot chocolate. It all looks delicious. I have seen so many lovely photos of Trentham Gardens, hopefully one day we will get to visit

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Hope you do Jenni and when you do, pls stop over the Tearoom room as well. Their hot chocolate is so moreish

  5. April 3, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    That looks like such a lovely tearoom for the whole family to enjoy – the food looks absolutely delicious.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Yes it is a wonderful tearoom Mellissa

  6. April 3, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Looks yummy. It’s so hard to find a place that does a decent hot chocolate so that would be a win for me! You all look like you had a lovely time

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 7:13 am

      Yes we had a nice snack there when we visited the Gardens

  7. April 4, 2018 / 9:20 am

    I love tearooms but I’ve never been in an Italian one. Really beautiful pictures, just look at those desserts! If I ever pass through Staffordshire again I will definitely visit this tearoom. I would love to have a salad and sweet potato chips and of course, one of those beautiful desserts!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      Hope you do Petra, The Tretham Gardens is a fab place to head to for the day.

  8. April 4, 2018 / 9:28 am

    The food looks incredible! What a lovely day out you had x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks MissPond, we all had a fab day out and great food as well

  9. April 4, 2018 / 9:48 am

    oh it looks and sounds as if you had an amazing time if I ever get the chance to visit I know I would love it as much as you did the pictures are just amazing too

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks Emma, yes we did have a great time there

  10. April 4, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    Wow those coffees look nice and one of my favourite soups is mushroom soup! Love the plates! Sounds like a great little place to eat.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      Yes definitely, it was a super fab place x

  11. April 4, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Totally tasty and great everyday comfort food. This place looks ideal for a family! xxx

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 6:15 pm

      Yes so ideal Laura, its great for all age range

  12. April 5, 2018 / 7:03 am

    Looks like a great place to grab a bite to eat! Love the varied menu – something for the whole family.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 6:14 pm

      Yes definitely Elizabeth

  13. Danielle
    April 5, 2018 / 8:01 am

    We love Trentham gardens, but haven’t been to this restaurant before. Will have to check it out, especially if they have good options for kids.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 6:14 pm

      Yes they do have a wide selection Danielle

  14. April 5, 2018 / 8:14 am

    My kids would go mad for the babychinno’s, the food looks yummy too

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      We are sure they would Kara, it was so yummy

  15. April 5, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    The range of food on offer teamed with affordable prices sounds like a lovely way to celebrate a special occasion. I’m in awe of that chocolate cake!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      You would love the taste Kirsty, it tasted really good and well deserved after a long walk

  16. Helen
    April 5, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Oo those cakes! All of the food and drinks look delicious at the Italian Garden Tearoom, its a shame the oatcake didn’t match the rest of the meals though.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      Thanks Helen, the cakes were really nice

  17. April 5, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    The food & drink do look delicious! It’s a shame the oatcakes and bacon ciabatta didn’t quite match up to the rest of the meal, but all in all it does look pretty tasty! Also, I do love when activity sheets are provided for the little ones, my children will never sit still while waiting for food otherwise :/

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      We totally agree Sarah, we have noticed that they make an effort to sit for 10 min if there are activity sheets to keep them occupied. Yes its unfortunate for the oatcakes and ciabatta, hopefully next time it would be better

  18. April 6, 2018 / 9:56 am

    This looks lovely. Those hot chocolate’s look amazing. I have never been to the gardens either maybe I should look into it next time we are in the area!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Yes you should Carly, you would love the cafe

  19. April 6, 2018 / 10:11 am

    It looks like you had a lovely time! Those sweet potato chips look absolutely incredible!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      They totally were Leigh

  20. April 7, 2018 / 6:32 am

    That place is so reasonable we are off to monkey forest soon so should combine the day

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 8:41 am

      Oh enjoy your day at Monkey Forest, its a great place for family to spend there

  21. April 8, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Oh this looks and sounds lovely. Those hot chocolates look amazing.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      They totally were, on a cold day and after a long walk

  22. chichi
    April 9, 2018 / 9:29 am

    Awww your kids are so cute and the food looks delicious! I would love to have the babyccino myself haha!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 9, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      I am sure you would chichi, it is so moreish

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