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High Elms Country Park | Shire Lane, Farnborough, Orpington BR6 7JH, England
+44 1689 855439
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10:00 - 05:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 05:00
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Ho Tram, Vietnam
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who loves nature and nutritional food I was very excited to see a café that seemed to take pride in being supportive and forward thinking about the environment and its impact, as well the good treatment of its staff. It's sounded as wonderful as the pictures looked. So when I arrive to see a run down canteen inside... More 

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Thank Sophie C
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this cafe as after a really nice walk and the place was very busy. The ladies who attended the counter and also those who served out the meals were lovely, very helpful and willing to take time with people who needed a bit extra help. This wasn't my first visit and it certainly won't be my last although... More 

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Thank coup01
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely breakfast ,best egg on toast I have had for a long time. After a cup of coffee we went walking with the dog.

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Thank Linda P
Dartford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Went to High Elms for a walk with our dogs, then went to the Green Roof Caf'e very good value for money, good food, good service, will certainly be returning.

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Thank suewtos
Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We love it here and have been coming for the past 13 years. It has been great to see all the changes that have made the cafe what it is today. I recommend the mushrooms on toast and my old dog says the dog sausages are amazing!!!

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Thank Louise C
Orpington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We visited early afternoon on a Saturday having just walked our dogs around High Elms. The cafe was very busy with most interior tables taken due to the cold weather. Most outside tables were occupied too. We had to wait about 15 mins for our toasted sandwiches to arrive but as it was really busy this was as expected. Food... More 

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Thank Tony W
London, United Kingdom
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160 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Green Roof Cafe was closed at 4 pm on Sunday 13th November despite their own website clearly stating their opening hours are until 5 pm seven days a week. Staff refused to serve us drinks when we arrived at 4pm and were abrupt and dismissive to a point beyond rude.

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2 Thank GiveMeFive
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Staff were rude, arrogant and were more interested in going home and having a chat then doing their job the chef and staff constantly close their kitchen earlier than the stated time I use to love this cafe and unfortunately it has steadily gone down hill and due to this I will not be returning.

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4 Thank Poppy c
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Rude appalling staff who refuse to serve 20 min before last order time. Clearly staff more interested in chatting to each other than keeping their jobs. Nice park though

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2 Thank Brendan D
Bromley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I was enjoying a cup of tea with my friend and was mortified at the treatment the cafe staff gave to a local group of special needs children and their teachers. The class was on an outing to High Elms Country Park. They were very well behaved. One of their teachers bought a number of hot drinks from the cafe... More 

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5 Thank StewitP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 05:00
Monday
10:00 - 05:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 05:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 05:00
Thursday
10:00 - 05:00
Friday
10:00 - 05:00
Saturday
09:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Elms Country Park | Shire Lane, Farnborough, Orpington BR6 7JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Orpington  >  Farnborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1689 855439
Description
With its single storey timber frame and eco-friendly sedum roof, straw bale walls and sun pipes, The Green Roof Cafe forms part of Bromley Environmental Education Centre (BEECHE) at High Elms, offering the opportunity for relaxation and replenishment whilst you explore and enjoy 250 acres of mature woodland and pretty meadows. The park is adjacent to High Elms golf course, which offers views of mature oak trees, bunkers and green fairways.
Popular with cyclists and walkers, often accompanied by their dog, The Green Roof Cafe makes an ideal starting point before setting out, or an ideal place to relax at the end of your excursion. There is plenty of free parking, which allows you time to relax and enjoy the tasty food and stunning scenery. We have indoor seating for 36, with additional 60 on the covered terrace. Dogs and their owners are always welcome and will find bowls of cold water, chews and even sausages as an extra treat.

Our imaginative Chef Manuel makes fresh daily seasonal specials and his homemade soup is legendary!

As part of our belief in sustainability, we always try to support the local community and we sell refreshing organic fruit juices, made in the pretty Kent village of Lamberhurst. Our popular golden honey is made within touching distance, by our busy bees. We have been awarded two stars by the SRA for our work in environmental matters and other areas such as staff welfare and training.
We also hold the highest rating of 5 stars from the Environmental Health Agency for our hygiene and safety compliance.

We serve dairy ice cream, local fruit juices along with our freshly ground coffee, and after 7 years we are now firmly established as Bromley's favourite Cafe.

We are proud to be members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) and believe that:

Food sits at the heart of our culture - it's not just what we eat that matters but how it's grown, made and served that makes for a truly satisfying experience'.

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