From Monday 31st October we will be opening from 9am and we will be offering a coffee shop service rather than the restaurant service we usually offer.
Refreshments will be available, cakes, savoury pastries and a variety of pre made sandwiches in the shop area. Customers are welcome to sit inside or out and everything will be served on disposable recyclable tableware.
Our opening hours will be 9-3pm during this time.
This will not be a permanent arrangement but please call us in advance if you plan to visit to check the service levels we are able to offer at that time 01235 833237.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
We are looking for a commited outgoing individual to work 9-3:30 Monday to Friday and every other Saturday. Part time considered for the right people but must be able to be here until after 3pm. Busy friendly shop, cafe and restaurant with indoor and outside eating, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas, ice cream sundaes and more. The role will involve making barista drinks, waiting tables, washing up, serving customers, cash handling, making icecream sundaes, general cleaning and any other adhoc duties required. If you enjoy being busy in a varied role please drop us an email or pop in firstname.lastname@example.org
We have started to offer weekly Specials again and desserts. We've had gammon, scampi, omelette, beef chilli, syrup sponge, ginger sponge. At this moment we have Apple Pie & Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake. Images below from the last 2 weeks. Quiches and salads are now back on the main menu as well. Call to find out what we are offering this week! Menu
Part Time Job Vacancy
Experienced in customer service, licensed cafe/restaurant staff required. Very busy environment working within a small team. Must be energetic, polite, friendly and outgoing. Willing to train in any areas required. Role includes barista, serving customers, pot wash, cleaning etc. Experience preferred. Must be able to work between 9-3:30 Monday-Saturday. Transport required due to village location. Email email@example.com for further information.
We will be closing at 12pm on Thursday 23rd December 2021 and reopening on Thursday 6th January 2022 at 8am. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year and to say thank you for your support this year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2022.
The Grocer Chef Team
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to our mailing list. Alternatively please keepan eye out on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/grocerchef
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 email@example.com 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.
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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.