Garden centre introduces al fresco dining as part of new restaurant plans
PUBLISHED: 12:16 05 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:17 05 July 2019
Notcutts Garden Centres
A major project is underway to build a new 250-seater restaurant at Notcutts Garden Centre in Woodbridge.
The new restaurant at the Ipswich Road site will include the restaurant itself and a terrace for al fresco dining with views across the garden centre and a Notcutts Garden permanent display which was designed and unveiled last summer to inspire local gardeners.
Building, by Barnes Construction, is due to be completed towards the end of the year.
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Caroline Notcutt, vice chairman of Notcutts Garden Centres, said: "Woodbridge is where it all began for Notcutts, with my Great-Grandfather opening the first Notcutts Garden Centre in 1958 on the same site as it stands today. This garden centre holds a special place in my heart, and it has been an honour to see it flourish and grow over the years. I am thrilled to celebrate the start of construction on this new restaurant, which will enhance the overall experience for visitors."
Darren Brooks, general manager at Notcutts Woodbridge Garden Centre, said: "This is a very exciting milestone as we celebrate the start of construction. We very much look forward to unveiling the new restaurant which will cater for the growing demand and give customers a fresh, relaxed and contemporary dining experience."
During the redevelopment a marquee restaurant will be in operation serving a reduced menu of hot drinks, cakes and lunches.
Notcutts Garden Centre has grown into a major business from its Suffolk roots, with 18 garden centres across the country.
It was founded by Roger Grompton Notcutt at the Woodbridge site.