W6 Garden Centre unveils 'life-enhancing' cafe

Garden Retail award wining W6 Garden Centre has a new cafe and a new chef.

The cafe, under the railway arches of Ravenscourt Park tube station in London "is our way of celebrating the great city we live and work in", says W6 creative director Paul Holt.

He added: "Where others see nothing but debris and stone, we see the possibility of a truly life-enhancing experience.

"The space and the history of the place was a huge inspiration to me. But more importantly, so were the people coming here. I wanted to create a unique, relaxing and welcoming place for our customers to enjoy as a part of their experience visiting us."

Holt has selected unique reclaimed furniture and on-trend plants to bring gardening inspiration and beauty into the space.

Behind the counter is general manager David Lake, who said: "We are very pleased to be working with some of the finest local providers, and the coffee is from Coffee Real, where the roaster Gary is just as passionate about coffee as we are. Together we want to make this café one of the finest coffee venues in West London."

The café in West 6 Garden Centre recently hired Nuala O’Connor, who previously worked as a chef at Petersham Nurseries Cafe.

She said: "I was keen to get some new experience cooking in a less formal environment, and the challenge of a new business in a beautiful environment was what brought me to W6. I want to see the cafe become established as a favourite for local people and a lovely discovery for new customers.

"We already serve fantastic coffee; I would like to match that with simple but delicious fresh food made with great ingredients, some of which we are even starting to grow ourselves in our herb garden."

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