Belle & Joe's Kitchen
Home-cooked, home-made, home-baked, home-grown
Belle & Joe's Kitchen was recently voted as the 'BEST GARDEN CENTRE CAFE IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE' by the Nottingham Post (May 2013).
At the heart of our catering is an ethos of freshly prepared food using quality seasonal ingredients from local producers and suppliers. Three full-time chefs prepare our fresh meals from scratch, our specials change daily, Even the dough for our pizza bases is made by hand in our kitchen. Furthermore, this summer many of our salads will have been grown onsite in the greenhouse and in the restaurant’s own vegetable garden which is something we will be expanding over time.
Our homemade cakes are gaining a following all of their own and we make an effort to provide a varied range of freshly baked cakes with unusual flavours our speciality; elderflower, courgette, frosted blueberry. We communicate what has just come out of the oven on the ‘Just Made’ chalkboard at the entrance to the restaurant We use quality ingredients from local food producers and suppliers – our eggs come from Peter in the village, our milk and dairy come from the local dairy, our aim is always to use fresh, seasonal produce which is locally grown wherever possible.
Belle & Joe’s is waitress served so your order is taken at your table. The coffee blend has been carefully selected from an artisan roasting house and the servers are barista trained ensuring the Lattes, Mochaccinos and Cappuccinos are expertly prepared. The interior décor features Cornish bricks, a Farrow & Ball colour scheme, Travertine flooring, waxed wood and tastefully upholstered bench seating running the length of the restaurant.
The outdoor seating area is south-facing, with views across the fields and is a real sun-trap. Homemade cakes and freshly baked scones are displayed at the marble topped waitress station whilst visitors can watch their meals being prepared in the open kitchen. Freshly prepared pizzas are cooked to order in the Italian stonebaked pizza ovens, which have proved to be a real hit.
The kitchen produces superb, full-flavoured homemade soups made from scratch, toasted ciabattas and doorstep sandwiches throughout the day. The Sunday lunches have already established a large fan base and the restaurant is full at peak times.
Belle & Joe’s has already established itself as the meeting place for friends and families to gather for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.