THE CAFE NEL VERDE AT BENTS GARDEN CENTRE, CHESHIRE
The Cafe Nel Verde is stylish, furnished in the manner of an expensive Italian cafe. There are
several seating areas, all in a similar top quality style. There are indoors, covered conservatory
and outdoors seating areas.
The whole area is spotlessly clean. Next to the cafe is the Fresh
Approach restaurant serving top quality full meals.
We ordered an omelette breakfast (�6.95) from the cafe and were impressed by the
quality of the food, preparation and presentation. The omelette was cooked
absolutely perfectly. It wasn't the souffl� served in many restaurants, neither was
it rock solid. It was cooked exactly as an omelette should be, an achievement which
many restaurants and cafes fail to reach. The bacon was chunky and tasty with the
fat (and only the fat) slightly crisped - excellent. Delicious button mushrooms and
tomato cooked to perfection. Served to our table with a smile.
The choice of food on offer is also excellent. A full range of teas, coffees,
slightly expensive cakes, salads, pasta meals, and main meals. The cakes aside, the
prices are above average for a garden centre cafe but you will be served with food
which is top quality. So overall, the prices are good.
The outdoor seating area is very pleasant with views over a lake. Very relaxing on a
There is an extensive area given over to house plants. It's well laid out and
the overall effect is attractive.
The range of plants is excellent and they are in tip top condition. Prices are
slightly higher compared to many other garden centres but not by that much.
INDOOR SALES AREA
The indoor sales area is at the top end of the market as far as design and the goods
on offer are concerned. This is a very up-market shopping area selling everything
from jewellery to indoor furniture. Shopaholics will have a field day day here, but
keep a careful eye the costs.
The paths are wide and unobstructed, good for wheelchair access. As well as items
totally unrelated to gardening, the store stocks an excellent range of garden
accessories as well.
As far as prices are concerned, see our test shopping basket on the
The Pet shop does not sell any live animals but it does stock a very
comprehensive range of accessories and feeds.
Water features are also
well-represented and there is an area set aside for kids in the garden.
If summer houses, sheds or greenhouses are on your shopping list
then GBC at Bents will
not disappoint. There is a huge array of building of all sizes on display, all well
presented. It's worth a wander round even if you don't plan to buy. Dream on!
Wheelchair access around the indoor and outdoor areas is excellent. We didn't sopt any areas
where access will be a problem.
There are ladies, gents, disabled and bay changing facilities. All
are clean and functional.
The picture on the left shows that just clean and functional is not
good enough for Bents, they have to make them stylish as well! Not as ostentatious
as two other garden centres we could mention but far more in keeping with the rest
of the garden centre.
CAR PARKING There is a huge amount of car parking adjacent to the garden centre and it's on flat
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT FOR
BENTS GARDEN CENTRE
The address is:
Bents Garden Centre Ltd,
Cheshire WA3 5NT
Our sat nav directed us there based on the post code.
SUMMARY The indoor sales area is top end retailing in stylish surroundings. The plants area
contains an exceptional range of top quality plants in very attractive surroundings. These
two come with the inevitable high prices.
The cafe is also stylish and serves top quality, well presented food. In
this case though, the above average prices are merely a reflection of the quality and
presentation of the food. In truth, the cafe is offering excellent value for money.
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