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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Groups/ Parties

We have many groups who visit us on a weekly and fortnightly basis. Our Golden Years group come every two weeks throughout the year and enjoy a set two course home cooked meal followed by tea & coffee. It's a lovely group with people from all around the local area. We have a walking group on a Monday afternoon, who enjoy one of the many walks around Ardington before finishing with us for refreshments. We have many different cycling groups who stop by for cake and drinks or lunch. We also have a local exercise group who finish their class with us each week, as well as a tennis group and many others. 

We cater for group bookings of all sizes and can accommodate both small and large groups. Babyshowers, reunions etc. We hosted a very pink babyshower in October, where the ladies enjoyed lunch, played games, exchanged gifts and we made a simple pink iced victoria sponge for them to decorate.

Many businesses visit us to hold meetings and combine lunch. We have recently held a surprise birthday breakfast gathering for 20, a surprise birthday lunch, tea and cakes for the residents and carers of a local care home from Wantage and a child's ice cream party for 30. Which involved mocktails of orange juice, lemonade and ribena, crushed ice and orange slices. They all enjoyed 2 scoops of their chosen ice cream with limitless toppings and a simple Belgium chocolate birthday cake. They played games in the garden as well as conducting science experiments. 

Another recent party for a 6 year old girl included designing their own sundaes with different craft supplies, blue raspbrry flavour Slushies and making their own sundaes.They also finished their party with Ice Cream sweet cones for their guests instead of traditional party bags.


In November 2018 we have hosted a continental cheese, meat, pate etc birthday lunch for 20 and a fun 9th Ice Cream party birthday. They designed their own sundaes, drank slushies, had basket meals, beat a pinata, made their own sundaes, had a disco and left with Ice Cream sweet cones. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  


In March 2019 we hosted a belated Christmas Party! Wantage Rock Choir joined us for an evening of eating, drinking, games and singing. They had a great evening and left us this review: 

Unique Ice Cream Party


We offer Ice Cream Partys, which can include exclusive use of our inside and outside space, numbers dependent. You decide the amount of ice cream you'd like consumed and we'll take care of the rest. All the little details are our speciality, the little party ice cream tubs, the spoons, the drinks you'd like, the straws, any other food you require, you can decorate the tearoom and organise party bags or we can supply it all. We also offer slush style drinks, ice cream milkshakes, design your own sundaes and then make them, hot basket meals, drinks for the adults attending and even pinatas. A unique party your child won't forget. Each party is priced individually depending on your choices. Please contact us to discuss. 01235 833237 and ask for Sarah

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