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The Garden Room, Guildford

Published on: 4 Jan, 2013
Updated on: 4 Jan, 2013

The Garden Room, Guildford

Tucked away somewhat in Sydenham Road, The Garden Room is, however, a popular eatery, being next door to the busy Castle Car Park.

The Garden Room in Sydenham Road, Guildford.

The Garden Room in Sydenham Road, Guildford.

It was indeed busy when we popped in on the morning of New Year’s Eve, with all kinds of people – from mums with their children to individuals enjoying a coffee and snack while hunched over their laptops.

It seems as if The Garden Room attracts a wide range of customers, and come rain or shine you will hopefully receive a warm welcome as we did by the friendly waitress who served us.

Coffee and cakes – good value for money.

Coffee and cakes – good value for money.

Not surprisingly the interior takes the form of a garden theme with conservatory style furniture. The atmosphere was good and lively. From the menu on the table we ordered two Americano coffees, a lemon flavoured muffin and an almond croissant. The coffees we rated as above average for Guildford, the muffin was good, while the croissant tasted good but was a little mushy. But it was all very good value for money.

Conservatory style interior befits The Garden Room.

Conservatory style interior befits The Garden Room.

There is not a wifi connection, but plenty of newspapers to read. The loos were modern, but the gents did have a couple of tissues left on the floor. But of course they could have been dropped moments before I went in. The motor on the hand drier was a bit slow, meaning it took a while for one’s hands to dry!

But don’t let that put you off. There is a good menu at this eatery for lunches, snacks and teas with plenty to offer vegetarians.

Subject Comments Score
The Garden Room
Coffee Medium Americano £1.70, large size £2 4
Cakes Almond croissant £2.10, muffin £2.10 3.5
Menu range
Extensive lunch, snacks, tea and vegetarian choices 4
Interior Garden theme furnished like a conservatory 3.5
Atmosphere Good, lively 4
Access From street level and next to Castle Car Park in Sydenham Road 4
Service Friendly and efficient. 4.5
Information No wifi, lots of newspapers 3
Value for money Good value for money 4
Opening hours Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm. Sundays 10am to 4pm
Address The Garden Room, Sydenham Road, Guildford GU1 3RT. Tel: 01483 577696

What they say about themselves

I opened The Garden Room with a view to create a modern, fresh and vibrant atmosphere for friends to meet and enjoy the finest quality food and drinks I have created from the best ingredients.

I also hope you enjoy the objects I have brought into The Garden Room, which are available for purchase.

If anything is not clearly marked with a price, please ask a member of staff and they will be happy to help.



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  1. John Silke Reply

    January 28, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I like this cafe. I’ve been in nearly every day since it opened some years ago.

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