Breakfast Mon - Sat

9am - 11.15am


Lunch Mon - Sat

11.30am - 3pm


Breakfast - Sunday

10am - 11am


Lunch - Sunday

11.45am - 2.30pm

Coffee & Tea

Premium Hot Drinks

Served all day

Scones & Cakes

Indulge your sweet tooth

Fresh cakes & Cream Teas

The Elm Tree Restaurant


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea for two

Booking required

Purpose built and opened opened in April 2015 our restaurant serves a full range of hot and cold meals throughout the day.


We pride ourselves in offering our customers a friendly and warm welcome, a wide range of locally sourced food representing great quality and value for money.  All our food is prepared on site to insure freshness.


You are most welcome to pop in whether for breakfast or lunch, soup or sandwich, tea or coffee or just for “time out” from the trials and tribulations of a busy day.

Lunch Cooked fresh to order

For over 25 years we have been serving our customers a wonderful range of hot and cold meals, all freshly prepared on site by our own chefs using ingredients sourced locally where ever possibly. We are proud of the provenance and quality of our food and of all the meals we serve each day.


We offer a wide range of hot meals all based on the simply premise of good, healthy, hearty “home-cooked” style meals. In addition to this our new restaurant is equipped with a state of the art grill so we are able to offer a fabulous range of grilled meals, cooked to your likely, which will be brought to your table. Don’t forget we also have many old favorites including pulled pork baguettes, baked potatoes and seasonal West Country soups.

Sunday Carvery Famously irresistible

Sundays are Monkton Elm’s most popular days because of our famous roast lunches! Freshly prepared on site by our own chefs, your taste buds are in a for a real treat. There is something extra special about enjoying a locally sourced succulent roast, crispy roast potatoes, seasonal greens, with a hearty rich gravy followed by a selection of scrumptious puddings.


There is no need to book, just turn up and enjoy. It is very popular so please don’t arrive too late! Our meat is all sourced from the South West. Our reputation is built on quality. 

Breakfast - The most important meal of the day?

We are ready to help you start your day! We offer a wonderful selection of freshly cooked breakfasts every morning. Whether you prefer a light meal of toast and butter, something more warming like our rich and smooth porridge or a traditional full English breakfast we have it all for you.


If you fancy something a little more special, why not try Eggs Florentine where we serve freshly poached eggs on a potato & spinach base covered with a wonderful Hollandaise sauce.


Breakfast wouldn’t be the same without the wonderful aroma of our freshly brewed coffee from Clifton Coffee Roasters. So please come on in and start your day the Monkton Elm way.

Hot Drinks - We just love great tea and coffee


At Monkton Elm we love plants! But we have the same passion for great tea and coffee! In fact we think they go so well together we decided to build our new restaurant overlooking our plant area. So whether you are out shopping or just fancy a really special cuppa, please pop in to see us. You will be pleasantly surprised. 


When we opened our new restaurant, we are very pleased to partner with a local speciality coffee supplier who worked with us to provide our own roast. Clifton Coffee Roasters, based in Bristol, also works closely with us on the barista training front to ensure we serve the best coffee, time after time. Why not try a shot of syrup in your next coffee or one of our luxurious hot chocolates.

More information about our coffee and Clifton Coffee Roasters can be found at

Cakes - Can you resist our delicious cakes?

The best way to find out is to try! Through our own onsite bakery we bake hot and scrumptious scones, cakes and tray bakes throughout the day. Cakes always go best with a hot cuppa, so don’t delay, have a cake today! Yummmmmmmm….. 

The Elm Tree Restaurant & Pondside Café

Breakfast - Lunch - Afternoon Tea - Specialist Coffee

Open: Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm

(Please note: The Coffee lounge closes 15 minutes before the main restaurant, hot drinks still available from the self service area)

Monkton Elm Garden Centre, Monkton ​Heathfield,

Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8QN​.

​Tel: 01823 412381




© 2018 by Monkton Elm Garden Centre.

    All rights reserved.

​Opening Hours:

​MON - SAT  9.00AM - 5.30PM

SUNDAYS   10.15AM - 4.15PM

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