The Grocer Chef
The Grocer Chef

Opening Hours: Summer: 8:00 - 16:00 Breakfast served until                11:30                 Lunch served until                     14:30                  Winter (From 1st Nov): 8:00 - 15:00 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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What's coming up ...


We will be opening for Winter hours from November 1st 2019. Monday to Saturday 8am until 3pm.



Hot Chocolate of the Week


We will have a Special Luxury hot chocolate each week alongside our already delicious plain, cream & the works hot chocolate. We've kicked off with Cookies & Cream.

1st October - We have homemade soup!

After many, many customer requests we now have homemade soup on the menu everyday. Served with white or brown bread or baguette & croutons.


We've launched our Festive Afternoon Tea Menu. 

Book now for only £5pp deposit your Festive Afternoon Tea. A great alternative to the traditional Christmas Lunch. Bookings available between 4th November until 19th December.

Christmas/ Festive Menu

We are attending this eco friendly event with Coffee Logs & eco fire lighters. 

There will be lots of great products so make sure you come for a browse and don't forget your containers!


We are looking for experienced part time customer service/ waiting/ barista staff to work in our busy tearoom/restaurant. You will need to be capable of working under pressure within a small tight knit team. Various days and times required, prodominently day time to include some weekends on a rota basis. A sense of humour, a great multi-tasker and team player who can work under instruction but also independently is essential. If you enjoy being really busy in a face based environment and you think you would fit right in then get in contact enclosing your CV to   Own transport essential. 


We are the proud new stockist of Coffee Logs from Bio-Bean


Environmentally friendly recycled alternative to landfill. Each log contains 25 cups of coffee grounds saving 80% emissions when burnt to heat your home. 


They burn 20% hotter & longer than kiln dried wood! 


More details can be found here




Ardington in Oxfordshire is the first location in the UK to benefit from Link’s pledge to install a free-to-use cash machine in communities that have lost charge-free ATMs.


'PayPoint installed the new machine last week at The Grocer Chef tearoom and general store on Ardington High Street, after the old one was removed by the previous operator. 

Earlier this year, Link pledged to install a new cash machine at any location which loses a ‘Protected ATM’, where there is no alternative to free cash access and where a suitable location can be found.

Keith Grieg, owner of Grocer Chef, said: “Our village has seen a decline in vital services over the years, such as cash points and our bus service, so installing this machine will enhance access to cash for many in the community. In a village, a cash point can make a real difference, particularly to those who are not able to travel into town.”' 

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Sundae of the Week - 02/09/2019

We have Mint Mania 

Sundae of the Week is back!


Kicking off our exciting Sundae of the Week we have Wonderful Wimbledon! 

Clotted cream vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, succulent strawberry ice cream, fresh strawberries, squirty cream, shortbread biscuit and finished with chocolate wafers & a dusting of sprinkles

NEW Breakfast Menu - June 2019

We have some lovely new additions to our very popular Breakfast Menu including Smoked Salmon and scrambled egg bagels on white, brown or GF. We also have open breakfast omelettes, porridge, and a vegetarian breakfast! 

New Breakfast Menu 2019
We have some old favourites and some new delicious additions to our breakfast menu
2019 breakfast menu (1).pdf
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Vegan & Gluten Free

We now have a great range of Gluten Free and Vegan options on our menus. 

We have gluten free bread, scones and cakes as standard and we frequently have gluten free Specials - this week we have Smoked Haddock Fishcakes, served with chips and salad. We also have jacket potatoes, salads, omelettes, gammon steak and more. 


We have a home made vegan Vegetable Dahl served with rice. Our bread and crumpets are suitable for vegans, as well as our sorbets, teacakes, chips and we are now able to offer a delicious Cranberry & Sunflower seed vegan flapjack. We now also have vegan sausages and home made vegan scones. Please ask for further details on any of our products.

NEW Birthday Cake Ice Cream

We finally have Marshfield Farm Ice Cream delicious Birthday Cake ice cream! 
A vanilla cake flavoured ice cream base, chunks of sponge with a light swirl of strawberry and finished with star shaped sugar strands.

Easter 2019

Gift Vouchers - Mother's Day Gifts

The Grocer Chef gift vouchers make lovely gifts for mum's this Mother's Day. They can be for any value to spend how they choose - breakfast, lunch, ice cream sundaes or for Afternoon Tea. They are valid for 3 months so Mum, Gran/Nan can book for a convenient time for her. They are available to purchase by popping in to see us or by card on the telephone and we can put them in the post to you. 

Local Apple Juice

**NEW** Locally pressed Apple Juice from St Mary's Convent in Wantage. Delicious cloudy apple juice with no added extras. Only available direct from the convent and in our shop. You can also enjoy it by the glass in our tearooms. We don't anticipate it'll be around long. 

Further information is available here

Christmas Fayre


We will be holding our very popular Christmas Fayre again this year on Wednesday 5th December. We will have various stalls all selling hand made or home made gifts, decorations,consumables and will be serving warm mince pies and mulled wine (alcoholic and non alcoholic) for you to sit and enjoy. Additional hot beverages will also be available. It's a lovely festive evening with new and familiar faces all enjoying the time of year. Further details to follow. Below is a small selection of the gifts available. 

Home made chutneys have been freshly made and are available in the shop individually or as part of a gift set. They will also be for sale at our Christmas Fayre, if they haven't sold out already.


Last years Oktoberfest was such a hit we’re doing it again this year!! September 29th at 7.00pm - 11.00pm. So join us for a night of live music, singing, adult party games, schnapps and beer! Traditional German dress is optional although all the staff will be dressed up! Tickets are £25pp and must be purchased from the shop before the night, one ticket entitles you to food, one beer/wine and one schnapps. 18+ only. We’re looking forward to seeing you all again this year. 

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