Rochelle Canteen is tucked into the back of what was previously a Victorian school house. You have to ring a buzzer to gain entrance to a completely delightful gardens, courtyard and diminutive dining room.
I’d called ahead to ask about the buggy and I was told it would be tight so if weather permitted it would be better for all involved for us to sit in the courtyard.
When we arrived it was raining and they made room for us at the end of the restaurant taking up space for four people when we we only two and a half. The dining room only seats about 30 people so I was touched by this gesture. Then when I mentioned to the waiter that I had a cold, he comped my juice.
Something about this place sort of reminds me of an Enid Blighton story, the schoolhouse, the rosy cheeked incredibly polite staff, the British seasonal menu, all on the right side of twee. Everything we had was understated, elegant but not pretentious. Plus on a sunny day it’s an absolutely perfect place to take a kid to eat. *kisses fingers*
Only one little heads up – it’s BYO.
What’s good? The double lemon pudding was exquisite but everything is very good.
Kid friendly? Definitely but easier on a sunny day.
✔️ highchairs available
✔️ cool with breastfeeding
✖️ loads of other parents
✔️ space for buggies but easier outside
✔️ There’s nothing official but there’s lots an adventurous kid would try
✖️ toys/play area