The Grocer Chef
The Grocer Chef

 Shop & Cafe       Open 8-3         Monday - Saturday


The Grocer Chef

High Street 

OX12 8PS


Tel: +44 (0) 1235 833237

We offer weekly lunch specials including our quiches and desserts

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We are open with indoor seating in the cafe and at the coffee bar for plated food, as well as in the garden. We are still operating a reduced menu for breakfast and lunch but sandwiches, baguettes, panini's, wraps, jacket potatoes etc are available along and from Monday 4th October we have our homemade soups and quiches available! Different flavours available throughout the week. 



Unfortunately we can not currently allow dogs inside. If you would like to bring your dog please book a table for outside. Apologies for any inconvenience. 


If you would like to book a table inside or out please call us on 01235 833237. 

Ice CreamMilkshakes available now! Topped with cream & a Cadbury's flake



A 1.5mile walk around the village, working out clues, looking for wildlife and returning to us for refreshments. Purchase instore. Approx. 1 hour to complete.   


Plus NEW Picnic, Tapas, Ploughmans boxes, ice cream flavours and soft drinks range on it's way - April 2021!

We now take preorders for our homemade weekly Specials, a week in advance. They vary each week.

If you would like to be informed each week please email us and ask to be added to our mailing list. Alternatively please keepan eye out on our Facebook page 

Takeaway Menu 2021
temp take away menu 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [237.4 KB]
Grocery Order Process 2021 for collection & delivery
Grocery Order Process 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [214.1 KB]
Vegetable Boxes
Vegetable Boxes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [193.7 KB]
Afternoon Tea Box Menu
Afternoon Tea Box Menu 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [419.2 KB]
Homemade Quiche Ordering Info
Quiche Ordering.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [230.2 KB]
Continental Breakfast Box
Breakfast Box.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [497.9 KB]
NEW Picnic Box Order Form
A basic picnic box with delicious fresh food in. Choose your drinks in the shop when you collect or enjoy ice cream after lunch
Picnic Box.docx
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NEW Tapa Box Order Form
New Tapas order form to return to
Tapas Box Order Ford.docx
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Ploughman's Box Order Form
Ploughmans Box Order Form.docx
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We have completely stocked the shop to create a minimart to enable our customers to do their complete weekly shop with us. We have lots of fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, bread, homemade quiches, sausage rolls, home cooked ham by the slice, frozen goods, alcohol and much more. You are welcome to visit and browse, to select your own items or we are offering a collection service. If you decide to visit we are operating a policy of only 2 customers at a time, to help ensure the 2 metre distancing rules can be adhered to and we ask our customers to be aware of the space around them. We provide hand sanitiser for our customers to use whilst instore and before they leave. Everything including baskets are cleaned constantly throughout the day.


Our collection service enables you to email us with your list and we do our best to obtain all of the items on it. We frequently will have all items instore and therefore we can liaise with you regarding collection asap. Orders that require us to obtain items, have a turnaround time of 48 hours so we urge customers to order in advance. You will receive frequent communication from ourselves whilst your order is processed. Payment can be made online by bank transfer and collection arranged at a convenient time for you, during our opening hours. Any questions please ring us on 01235 833237, we'll be very happy to help. 

An inspiring outlook that we could all learn from ...

One young villager winning her school competition for highlighting a more sustainable lifestyle during lockdown and after. Every single person can make a difference. Shop locally, reduce your plastic waste, refill, cut emissions, recycle, be kind. 

Welcome to The Grocer Chef

The Grocer Chef is a warm and welcoming venue who welcome well behaved dogs and children, set in the beautiful rural village of Ardington. The establishment consists of a licensed tearoom, open from 8am until 4pm Monday and Saturday. We serve a variety hot and cold foods and drinks, including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea as well as home made cakes and delicious scoop ice creams. We offer unique products as well that you won't find anywhere in the local area. We want to provide our customers with something different whilst enjoying a comfortable environment. We are also a general store, which is always stocked with a range of food and alcohol as well as newspapers and magazines, household items and pet food. Takeaway food is also available and the garden provides a picturesque alternative to indoor seating. We welcome lone individuals and can also accommodate large groups. We are a great place to meet for any purpose and you won't be disappointed by your visit and what you find.

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