The Secret Garden
Dine al fresco on the South-facing terrace overlooking the tranquil walled gardens, enjoy the cobbled courtyard and shops, or relax in the warm cosy candlelit restaurant.
Guests are welcome to explore the walled gardens.
We are recognised for our excellent food and warm friendly atmosphere, All food is Home Made, and if not grown sourced from Local Farmers and Producers.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Plain Finger Sandwiches
Freshly Baked Scones with Jam, Strawberries and Clotted Cream
4 Freshly Baked Scones
Me and my partner arrived for a chocolate afternoon tea. All staff we encountered throughout were polite and friendly. The Food was better than expected, very tasty, and plenty for a couple. My partner took some of hers home to finish .. I could not wait that long and ate the lot. Great value for money in comparison to other afternoon teas we have had in the past at other venues.
A really lovely afternoon tea. Tasty treats. A good amount supplied for the money. A lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Would highly recommend.
Loved it, first time at The Secret Garden and I can't wait to go back. I have raved about it to my friend's and family upon my return home. The garden's were exquisite!
We enjoyed our visit and we were lucky with the weather so we could sit outside. Unfortunately, the restaurant had suffered a power outage so they couldn't heat our sausage rolls or scones and hot water for the teas was a bit hit and miss but the staff were doing their best in difficult circumstances. In spite of this , the food was excellent and we love the idea that the tea includes the sausage rolls and cheese straws instead of just sandwiches. They always try to do something different with the sandwich choice and this time it was nice to see pumpkin seeds served with the egg rolls. The scones were soft and fluffy even though not warmed and the selection of cakes and the posset were excellent. Well worth another visit. Thank you Secret Garden staff for your hard work.
Fabulous afternoon tea at The Secret Garden. The food was great, with nice additions to the normal fayre. The service was very good, servers were very attentive, without being too much. The venue was stylish and chic, but with a relaxed feel and it was an overall great afternoon. This was our first visit to The Secret Garden and I don't think it will be our last.
Fabulous food and service. Always enjoy a visit to this venue. My only gripe is that the girl behind the bar was wearing her mask under her chin the whole time we were there at no point even attempting to wear it properly.
We loved it! What a beautiful venue, polite and friendly staff and delicious food with really lovely extra touches. Would love to come back again.
Delicious tea with lovely little unexpected extras. The service was excellent and I would definitely recommend the Secret Garden for afternoon tea.
Celebrating a belated 40th birthday. Really enjoy the little starter surprise and the fudge to take home. The service was perfect and food outstanding.
Excellent service and very friendly. The tea was excellent especially as I am a veggie.
we really enjoyed our visit met all expectations thankyou xx
Such a beautiful setting with very attentive, friendly staff. My friend and I came here for her 50th and it was just perfect, we felt special and spoilt. The food was delicious with tasty sandwiches and cakes in our afternoon tea with endless tea pots of tea on offer and an invitation to take our time and stay all day if we wanted. There was a raspberry on one cake that had travelled just a few meters from the garden in front of us.. loved that! There was a small wedding taking place, a 100th birthday and even a baby shower but it was peaceful and quiet and we would never had known if we didn’t look around. Our table was booked for 11:45 and after spending a couple of hours eating, drinking and talking we went off walking round the gardens and for a massage at the Secret Retreat round the corner . Before we decided to head home we went back and ordered another pot of tea, they were closing in half an hour but welcomed us back , then as we went to pay we were told as we had had an afternoon tea earlier we didn’t have to pay any more ?!? How lovely, what amazing customer service.
Beautiful surroundings with tasty food and a lovely atmosphere. The service was outstanding.
Perfect setting, perfect food, perfect staff!! Could not have asked for anything more! What a wonderful place to go!! Loved it!!!
I’d recommend the Afternoon Tea For a special occasion as it is fairly expensive but there was ample for our party of four and they brought extra cream and jam when asked. Attentive service and if you can sit outside, you can see the lovely garden.
A lovely afternoon tea in the garden for my mums 80th, with a freshly baked savoury selection and scones as well as a great cake selection. Delicious!
We had such a lovely afternoon! It really is the best afternoon tea around if you live in Kent.
Amazing food, excellent service and beautiful surroundings
We had a lovely time. The experience was faultless. Attentive staff, gorgeous food, endless pots of tea, all in a beautiful setting. Will definitely return.
Absolutely lovely afternoon tea , second to Fortnums in my opinion . Great service and great selection of items on offer and able to take away what you cant eat as so much supplied . Will be back . Thank you team Secret garden .
We enjoyed our visit and will return. Good service, lovely food and wonderful peaceful location.
A beautiful setting with excellent service and delicious afternoon tea
All of the staff are amazing and we were very well looked after. They clearly know what they are doing and make everyone feel welcome.
Excellent venue and wonderful afternoon tea.
Was given small boxes afterwards to take home anything that we couldn’t eat.
Will definitely go back.
Excellent service and delicious afternoon tea. I would highly recommend this venue.
The wife and i had this booked over a year ago but due to ill health we gave it to my son and his partner and they loved it. As soon as lockdown had lowered I booked it for the 2 of us once more and the wait was well worth it. We had the Traditional afternoon tea and the next time and there will be a next time we will have the savoury option as the Sausage rolls and cheese sticks are to die for. The staff were absolutely brilliant on the ball. Also the Rhubarb cocktail was gorgeous. My wife has been to the Savoy and the Ritz plus quite a few more in the Kent area and her words were that this was as good as the Savoy and the Ritz the best in Kent for sure.
We had the afternoon tea, sat indoors as it was rather wet, everyone out doors had to come in. Can’t help the weather.
We had a lovely afternoon tea, everything was really well made and tasty, the service was excellent attentive but not intrusive - we would definitely come back again
Lovely place and did very well with a gluten free option
Superb service and food as always at The Secret Garden.
We had the afternoon tea for 3. The sandwiches were great if not a bit sparse, 1 rectangle of 2 types. However, we thought the rolls that the egg was on was very dry and hard. The emphasis was heavy on the scones, 6 between 3 people but with only 2 small pots of jam and 1 of cream and we had to ask for more to cover the scones.
We have been to many establishments for afternoon tea, including the Ritz and here earlier in the year but on this occasion did not feel it was worth the £26 per person, more of a £15 , a shame really as it was my mothers birthday.
Going on the food today we would not recommend
Open table online was easy to book a date & time.
Services was good and helpful.
Ahearing to the to space around us with at least a table between.
Only the cost of the cream tea and few sandwiches was a little over priced.
Just under 100 pounds for four people.
Highly recommend the Secret Garden. Beautiful setting, tastefully decorated and furnished. Lovely atmosphere, staff friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Food delicious and plentiful. Perfect!
Had a lovely afternoon. Will definitely return bring up my mum.
Absolutely loved the afternoon tea, would highly recommend.
Really enjoyed the afternoon tea we had at the Secret Garden, the service was amazing and the food was lovely (better than the afternoon tea I have had at the Ritz!)
It was such a lovely sunny day and they let us pick raspberries in the garden afterwards, would highly recommend.
Beautiful surroundings, service was a high standard. Waiter was kind to my elderly grandmother doing all he could to make sure she was comfortable and settled, perfect
Always excellent food and service. Never been disappointed
Great food, good service, lovely location Would recommend
The Secret Garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01233 501586.
The Secret Garden is rated 4.6 stars by 829 OpenTable diners.
The Secret Garden does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.secretgardenkent.co.uk/gift-vouchers.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.