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Revealed: new Cotswold dining destination set to open on Good Friday

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Acclaimed Cotswolds dining destination, The Scenic Supper, is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand new dining hub, Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden.

This unique and exciting addition to Cirencester’s dining scene will be permanently sited at The Old Kennels in Cirencester Park, (the Bathurst Estate) Gloucestershire and opens on Good Friday, April 7th. 

Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden will offer a vibrant and bustling café restaurant for coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea or takeaway daily, and dinner from Thursday to Saturday. 

With sustainability at its heart, The Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden menus will showcase some of the finest Cotswolds artisan produce from within a 25-mile radius alongside fruit and vegetables grown in its own, on-site kitchen garden. 

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Situated next to attractive listed buildings, the Roots + Seeds café and restaurant occupies a new, beautifully designed, light-filled space (54 covers) with vaulted ceilings, industrial fixtures, scrubbed pine farmhouse tables and large windows overlooking the kitchen garden. Adjacent to the restaurant, a separate children’s room. This bright and airy space will be full of books and arts and crafts equipment designed to entertain families with young children.

Outside, two courtyards will offer additional dining space for 30, divided by edible flower and herb-filled raised beds, with access to a new and exciting outdoor children’s play area as well as the kitchen garden. 

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Dining

Head Chef, Sam Idione’s menus will showcase fresh, home-grown and local artisan produce, including locally reared beef, lamb, pork and poultry, game from the Bathurst Estate and its neighbours, and fresh fish and seafood delivered daily from Brixham in Devon. *Vegetarian and vegan dishes will be available on every menu.

Sam’s generous daytime and evening menus with seasonal tweaks will focus on classic English dishes with creative, French touches, including vegetarian and vegan options. A regularly changing ‘specials board’ will offer delicious ‘Field to Fork’ dishes dictated by the seasons and what’s best on the day. A children’s menu will offer both healthy options and perennial favourites, and an all-day takeaway menu is also available. 

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Dinner is served in the main restaurant Thursday – Saturday and will offer a more sophisticated dining experience with elevated service and style, to ensure a new and exciting dining destination for Cirencester. Two of the Scenic Supper’s iconic glasshouses, previously located at Todenham Manor Farm, will be re-sited in the Roots + Seeds kitchen garden, offering somewhere to sit with a coffee or take out.

Roots + Seeds will also have a full bar with award-winning, artisan King Stone gin made by Roots + Seeds founder, Sam Lawson-King, taking centre stage. Expect a sublime list of delicious seasonally changing gin cocktails muddled with Sam’s own homemade shrubs, cordials and mixers. There will be a top notch selection of English sparkling wines, a short, but well curated wine list of Old and New World varieties from £6.90 a glass and available by the bottle, beers produced literally next door by Corinium Ales and Hook Norton Brewery ciders.

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The Kitchen Garden 

With the focus on sustainability and creating a sense of community, the Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden will also be used as a welcoming community space open to all on Saturdays for talks with co-founder, Toby Baggott about growing your own, and for local school children, volunteers and charities during the week.

“Sustainability is very much part of our overall goal,” says Toby. “We will continually strive to reduce food miles and our carbon footprint, from sourcing as much seasonal produce locally to finally fulfilling a long-held dream of using produce grown on-site for our restaurant.”

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“Produce is prepared on a weekly cycle with daily changing specials to maintain low to zero food waste. We’ll also keep plastics in the kitchen to a minimum and recycle all glass, metal and paper. Recycled timber from our previous location now supports the new raised beds and re-used bark chippings cover pathways and as mulch on the beds. Our Roots & Seeds staff contract contains green rules regarding recycling, waste management and not overusing water too. Flowers grown here will be used to decorate dining tables with any surplus available to buy.”

Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden enjoys direct access to Grade I Listed landscape of Cirencester Park; with its network of tree-lined avenues and incredible views. The Park, only daily open 8am – 5pm, is the perfect place to enjoy a walk alongside a visit to the café. 

 The Scenic Supper story

The brainchild of three local school friends, Toby Baggott, Sam Lawson-King and Scott Sullivan, The Scenic Supper first opened its unique, socially distanced dining experience within individual glasshouses in July 2020 in response to lockdown and on-going Covid restrictions.

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Address: Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden, The Old Kennels, Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire GL7 1UR

For bookings visit www.rootsandseeds.co.uk                                                                                                                                                                email: eat@rootsandseeds.co.uk 

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