New venue to open for business at historic Gloucestershire estate

Roots and Seeds

A popular Gloucestershire caterer is to launch a new catering hub.

The Scenic Supper is launching the Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden at The Old Kennels in Cirencester Park this spring.

Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden will offer a relaxed café serving up 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 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 listed buildings, once the Bathurst family’s foxhound kennels and stables, the café and restaurant occupies a new space with vaulted ceilings and large windows overlooking the kitchen garden.

Outside, two courtyards provide 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 include  fresh, home-grown and local artisan produce such as 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.

Dinner  will be served in the main restaurant Thursday – Saturday and will offer a more sophisticated dining experience.

Roots + Seeds will also have a fully licensed bar.

The Kitchen Garden will be also be used as a 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 will be in the Kitchen Garden to talk to visitors about all aspects of growing food.