Fantastic New Dining Hub and Kitchen Garden
Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden brings together a sustainable, home-grown and locally sourced dining hub to The Old Kennels in the heart of Cirencester Park, whilst embracing the wider community.
Opening Easter 2023, 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.
Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden will offer a relaxed and friendly place 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.
“Climate change, food miles and sustainability are at the forefront of our minds, so growing our own food over a weekly cycle with daily changing specials will help us achieve our goal of creating a low to zero food waste restaurant,” says Roots + Seeds founder, Toby Baggott.
Situated next to attractive listed buildings, once the Bathurst family’s foxhound kennels and stables, the Roots + Seeds café and restaurant occupies a new, beautifully designed, light-filled space with vaulted ceilings 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 spaces 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.
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.
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 topnotch 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.
The Kitchen Garden
As well as supplying fresh produce for the restaurant, the Kitchen Garden will be used as a welcoming community space to encourage local school children to grow food in an interactive environment, and for volunteers and those from mental health charities to come together. On Saturdays, Toby Baggott, a passionate gardener, will be in the Kitchen Garden to talk to visitors about all aspects of growing food.
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.