Telephone: 01283 703355
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Our Restaurant first opened it’s doors in 1992 following the success of the newly founded Garden Centre…….

This may sound surprising, but we have visitors who come to Bretby just for our food! We have some delicious, fresh dishes which all prepared from local British produce and of course our staff are always on hand to offer outstanding service.

Our Restaurant manager Chris, joined the team in April 2017 and is continuing to grow and improve the restaurant with new ideas.
Chris and his team are very proud of their reputation which is continuing to spread beyond the local area for providing our customers with good home cooked food prepared fresh to order using locally sourced ingredients.

We are excited to announce our Spring / Summer menu which launched in March 2018, it’s full of delicious meals and snacks, with old favorites and new seasonal dishes, check out our Spring / Summer menu’s below…..

View our menus below

All menu items are subject to availability. We reserve the right to offer a limited menu during busy periods.

During the Autumn of 2016 we refurbished our Restaurant to enable us to accommodate up to 200 people and also provide our customers with a modern, light and relaxing environment.
Plans are already a foot to expand the restaurant even further, watch this space!

Why not pop in and enjoy a coffee and a slice of homemade cake in our friendly restaurant, read a newspaper or login to our free wifi to catch up with all those important emails.

Thursday Night Meal Deal

Join us for our Thursday night meal deal, where two people can enjoy 2 courses for only £11.99. We’ll do the cooking and the washing up! Don’t forget, the garden centre is open for shopping until 8pm – see you there!

Private Functions

We are pleased to announce that we can accommodate private functions within our restaurant. Whatever the occasion we can provide you with an area of our restaurant, seating up to 40 peopledepending on configuration and we can work with you to tailor our packages and menus to best suit your requirements.

We can provide anything from a cup of tea or coffee to a buffet lunch, afternoon tea or a full 4 course sit down meal to suit your requirements. With our buffets starting from just £7.99 per head they provide excellent value for money for any function.

We are happy to provide you with a personalised quotation based on your requirements please contact us to discuss your requirements on 01283 703355 or email us at

Proud to be local

Here at Planters at Bretby we are very proud of the fact that we go above and beyond to source and buy our ingredients from local suppliers. Our meats, breads, ice creams and coffee all come from locally sourced places…..

Ian Barker Butchers
We are really proud that our meat comes from Ian Barker Butchers, situated in the village of Rolleston-On-Dove on the outskirts of Burton on Trent, Ian Barker Butchers has been established as a family business for over 45 years. They know and trust all the farmers who rear the cattle, pigs and sheep in the local villages and this enables them to provide us with fresh, high quality meat for our customers.

Image 1: Chris and the team at Ian Barker Butchers in Rolleston-on-Dove.

Even our coffee is roasted locally in Northampton, Darren Thorpe, the owner, has been supplying Planters Garden Centre’s since 2004. Beanworks carefully source, roast and taste their coffees before packing. To celebrate their long working relationship with Planters they have created a special blend of coffee just for us, why not try and cup today!

Image 2: Chris and Darren from Beanworks pictured with our new bean-to-cup coffee machines.

Needwood Ice Cream
We only use the best – award winning Ice creams from Needwood are produced in Anslow, Nr. Burton and are proudly served in our Restaurant. They use only the finest of locally sourced ingredients and hand finish each tub of Ice Cream to ensure it is of the highest quality before it reaches the customer.

Image 3: Chris, our restaurant manager, with Anna, the owner at Needwood Ice Cream in Anslow, Burton.

Betty’s Farm
We only buy Free Range Eggs, all of our eggs come from Betty’s Farm in Willington, a family run farm where chicken welfare is paramount. The hens forage on a 24 acre field and our kept to the strict welfare standards to ensure they can be classed as free range. Eggs our delivered to us on the day they are laid and find there way in to our breakfasts, omelettes and desserts.

Luke Evans Bakery
The Evans family baked their bread each morning in Riddings to the same recipes used when they were founded in 1804 by Harry Evans who named the bakery after his brother Luke and it has continued to be passed from generation to generation. We are proud to say that all of our sandwiches are made fresh to order using their bread. We also sell a delicious range of their breads and cakes in our Garden Centre too!


Afternoon Tea Menu

Planters Afternoon Tea for Two – £20

A selection of finger sandwiches on locally baked bread. Freshly baked fruit & plain scones served with jam, butter, clotted cream, a selection of mini cakes and tea or regular coffee.

Add two 20cl bottles of Prosecco for £10
Please note: Pre-booking is essential, please book at least 24 hours before your afternoon tea. To book, please call us on 01283 703 355 or pop in to our restaurant and ask a member of our team.

Proud Members

We are really pleased to announce that we are members of PAPA, Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association and also the British Sandwich Association, we are very proud to know that our restaurant meets the required standards to be apart of these highly accredited associations.

In the Spring of 2017 we were a semi-finalist in the ‘Sandwich Designer of the Year’ Competition and in the Autumn we were a finalist in the ‘Cafe Life Awards’ in London, judged by celebrity chef Theo Randall. We are really proud to of reached the finals in such a prestigious competition.

We have plenty more competitions in the pipeline so we hope to be winning lots of awards soon, so watch this space!!


Give the gift of an Afternoon Tea at Planters

Looking for that perfect gift for a special occasion, our afternoon tea gift vouchers make a great gift for any occasion. Gift vouchers now available to purchase from the Restaurant tills.