It’s worth a trip to Oakham just to go to this café and I’ve been back a few times since my first visit and this time it was a sunny August day and just right to sit out in the gorgeous, shabby chic style garden.
I know, I know. There’s only so much shabby chic a middle-aged woman can take, but this is the real deal of genuine vintage put together with thought and love. It’s all cream painted picket fence; geraniums in buckets: ornately framed mirrors reflecting the garden back, tables of all shapes and sizes, pretty cushions on slatted chairs, chandeliers, flowers and, of course, lashings of bunting.
|Lashings of bunting|
What to choose for lunch is a dilemma. The tian of layered smoked salmon, prawns and advocado with a lemon mayo looked beautiful but perhaps something more substantial was needed and both myself and DMAF opted for the Ploughmans Platter which seemed to suit the sunshiney day.
The good: The fabulous shabby-chic garden and imaginative, well-presented lunch-time food.
The not so good: One wasp!Go again: Definitely. Sometimes the café does evening events and wine tastings. Details on their website.