Arthurs is our restaurant located at The Gardener's Garden Centre at Rushmore Hill.

Built in 1997, Arthurs is situated in a relaxing picturesque garden setting covering nearly one acre. There are 148 seats inside and a further 100 outside where you can either sit under the red umbrellas overlooking the millions of plants in the Garden Centre or sit in Arthurs Garden listening to the birds. Architecturally, Arthurs aims to evoke the feel of a traditional Kentish Barn, using green oak extensively in the construction.

Arthurs welcomed a complete ‘makeover’ in 2013 and we introduced our fantastic, new round servery.  It allows customers to flow either side of the counter to be served drinks and cakes, and to order food, at any one of three till points.  Not only did we redesign the counter, a new flooring was laid, the walls painted, and the disabled toilet moved for easier access. 

A typical English breakfast is served from 9am until 11.30am each day including Sundays with an alternative for vegetarians, or you may fancy Free Range Poached Eggs & Smoked Salmon on Crumpets or even a delicious cheese or fruit scone straight from the oven.

At Lunchtime, the daily menu consists of a variety of fillings in Jacket Potatoes, fresh Arthurs Premium Salad with choice of toppings including Halloumi, Cajun Chicken, Quiche, Gammon Ham.  Plus, Ham, Egg & Chips, Beer Battered Fish, Steak & Kidney Suet Pudding, Whole Tail Scampi, and many more.

We also have a selection of specials that change regularly with the seasons, with many homemade recipes to entice your taste buds such as the very popular Chicken, Ham & Bacon Pie, many different Soups, not forgetting Roast on Sundays all served with our own Yorkshire Puddings and real Roast Potatoes.

On the lighter side there is always a selection of Sandwiches and Panini’s such as Cornation Chicken, Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese, Tuna Melt, Mozzarella Sun-dried tomato & basil. All our hot meals, including Fish dishes, roast Meats, Pies and Pastas are homemade by our team in the kitchen and are served seven days a week.  Ingredients are sourced from local suppliers who deliver fresh daily.

For dessert, we love to use fresh seasonal fruit in Crumbles, Pies and Tarts or just choose from the large selection of our delicious homemade Cakes. We pride ourselves on making all our Cakes, Pastries, Tarts, Pies and desserts in-house and present a lovely selection for you to choose from every day.

To showcase our baking, we have recently introduced our garden-themed Afternoon Tea.  The menu offers guests a selection of teas, finger sandwiches with a variety of fillings, delicate Pastries, Cakes and signature Scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve.  You certainly won’t go home hungry!  Our garden-themed Afternoon Tea is served on weekdays from 2.30pm (Must be pre-booked).


We now sell Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers so you can treat your family and friends to a fabulous gift.  Available to buy online at or from Arthurs Restaurant direct.



We have just come home from a delightful afternoon tea at Coolings. We had SUCH a lovely afternoon. The two young girls who took care of us were such a credit to your company!”

Arthurs has become a firm favourite with our customers for its unique atmosphere, style and choice of menu.

Hygiene in Arthurs is of the highest standard and all of the kitchen staff have achieved the required food safety certificate. Since opening in March 1997, Arthurs have been annually awarded Award of Merit for Catering presented by the Garden Centre Association Standard Audit.