Monkton Elm opens restaurant

Monkton Elm Garden Centre in Taunton has opened its 950sqm Elm Tree Restaurant in a new Newspan building comprising a modern coffee lounge, a large serving island that includes a deli counter and juice bar, a self service drinks area, a large window into the main cooking area, varied seating options and a private conference room.


The restaurant seats 350 and is double the size of the old cafe. There is a mezzanine level to accommodate plant and machinery. It features a 20m curved roof, and sliding automatic and manual glazed doors will enable large areas of the sides to be opened up in good weather. Al fresco diners will also be protected from the elements by a polycarbonate canopy. Malcolm Scott Consultants did the design and put it through planning, while Catering Design Group assisted with some internal ideas. Local contractors and internal maintenance and construction man Steve Butterworth managed the build.

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