Food at Poplar Nurseries

There’s something for serious foodies, sweet lovers and healthy eaters right here at Poplar Nurseries. We’re delighted to bring some incredible local produce, not just at our fabulous farm shop, but within our home-cooked meals in our restaurant.

Get stuck into something delicious from our restaurant or delicatessen, pick up something indulgent or healthy from our farm shop. There’s never a bad time to visit our food departments with seasonal specials available throughout the year meaning you can enjoy those specialist favourites when the time comes.

Visit the Poplar Restaurant in Colchester, Essex

Our Poplar restaurant seats up to 228 (144 inside, 22 outside and 62 in our conservatory). The conservatory overlooks the play area, gardens and Poplar Miniature Railway, making it a beautiful spot to enjoy a meal or a quick cup of coffee all year round.

Our menu changes seasonally, offering a wide selection of homemade favourites using local produce. Our chefs also create daily specials, allowing them to offer you some exciting new dishes to try. Our exquisite cakes, made on site, are also available to order whole and with over two hundred different cakes to choose from, this is an opportunity not to be missed! (Please note that 24 hour notice is required.)

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Poplar Food Hall

Discover delicious local and British food to tantalise your tastebuds at the new Poplar Food Hall based on site. Our 3,000sq ft Food Hall serves up a huge variety of locally sourced and homemade delectables to satisfy increased demand from our farm shop. You can enjoy flavour sensations from across the county and the UK, as well as our usual homecooked treats and deli offerings.

Supporting local producers, not just in Essex but the whole of Britain, our new Food Hall houses everything from a larger selection of local fruit and veg, fresh fish and a variety of delicious treats in the deli, through to an increased number of goods from small batch British food and drink suppliers. Discover some of the delicacies we offer below or drop by to see all the produce we stock and get your hands on our homemade options, including cakes, baked goods, ready meals and much, much more.