- Main course: £12
- Food spend: £20
10 out of 10 brilliant
22 December 2017
from Market harborough
A whimsically-styled restaurant on the ground floor of the Alton Towers Hotel, Secret Garden serves up a great selection of British and international recipes, with a great kids' selection including numerous healthy choices.
The Secret Garden menu features a wide variety of brasserie-style flavours, made with the freshest ingredients. To start, there is forest mushroom bruschetta, vegetarian spinach and mozzarella risotto balls, and a sharing platter including salt and pepper chicken wings, BBQ ribs, and grilled corn on the cob. Hearty mains at this Alton Towers restaurant include European favourites like slow-cooked leg of duck with sweet potato mash and summer greens, a tempting grill selection of steaks and burgers, and beer battered fish and chips.
Desserts at Secret Garden restaurant include colourful creations like the oriental fruit salad, fresh lemon tart with crushed meringue and lemon curd, as well as a 'build your own sundae' option.
Alton Towers Resort - Secret Garden
Alton Towers Resort, Stoke on Trent, ST10 4DB
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Customer reviews for Alton Towers Resort - Secret Garden
(**** 8 March 2018 by Jon Paul Garner from BLACKPOOL
Hi there booked the santa sleep over like we do every year every year it's fantastic but this year I have to say was no so great on the food side what a bloody let down the food was food at night omg that was bad started was pressed chicken the sauce that came with it and dryed to the plate and the beetroot had done the same the chicken had start to curl up and had a hard coating on it so that got sent back the I had the Xmas dinner well the stuffing ball was like rubber bounce ball and the pigs in blankes was the same the mash was not fresh and come in a bag and Turkey was hard not a lot off it the veg was over done the soggy then I had the orange cheese cake that was the worse cheese cake I think I have ever tasted in my life all 3 teams was sent back and the stuff I reorder was no better very poor standers of food when it cost a lot of money to go there for 1 night the breakfast was ok we have been 5 times over the last 6 years and I was so disappoint this year with the service of food thanks Jon garner
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((*** 29 January 2018 by Susan Adsett from Tewkesbury
Disappointed with the menu this year. Butchers Block removed - no Salmon! Struggled to choose a dish I liked. Had to eat the same dish for two nights running. The option to have bar food throughout the day was not evident, as we were told we had to eat in the Restaurant, even at lunchtime. Seemed to be a lack of staff.
(**** 7 January 2018 by Bah humbug from Warwick
Awful compared to last year. The change from a buffet was a big mistake. It took 50mins for the starter to arrive and then a further 30mins for the mains. This is too long to wait with children. The change from a buffet to a set menu should have been communicated in advance so a comparison with the roller coaster restaurant could have been made. It feels like a cost cutting exercise and very disappointing. We will not be staying for a santa sleepover again and we have stayed three times previously. On a positive note the server was very friendly and accommodating.
(((** 3 January 2018 by Louise Needham from Burton on trent
The Christmas meal was enjoyable the Christmas pudding was a little diasapointing in size and presentation and had to be returned.
Breakfast was very poor standards have dropped buffet style free for all is very unrelaxing and the quality of the food and coffee was poor.
Staff are very good and helpful
((((( 22 December 2017 by Miss Leev from Market harborough
10 out of 10 brilliant
((((( 22 December 2017 by Karen Francis from Birmingham
Firstly I spoke to a receptionist following booking Breakfast with Santa experience online. She was very helpful and booked the table for dinner as well as breakfast. I received an email promptly with timings and location.
We dined in the secret garden restaurant having 3 course dinner menu. The service from our waiter was exceptional. I have a pork allergy and he spoke to the chef with regards to stuffing. Between the chef and the waiter I was able to have turkey and stuffing (made especially for me with just safe and onion - no porkmeat). Our preferences and those of the children were provided and we were made to feel very special indeed.
(**** 19 December 2017 by J White from Crewe
We have been attending the Santa sleep over for about 8 years.
This year the service in the secret garden was terrible, we where booked in at 8.30pm
By 9.30pm we where still waiting for mains and drinks, we had only had our starter.
When I asked our waiter was told was waiting on the chef, 20 mins later we where given out mains and drinks.
I think this is extremely poor service and far too late to expect a 7 year old to wait for food!
By the time we had finished out evening meal we had missed the show , we just managed to catch the last 2 songs!
It's normally fab food and fab service sadly not this year!
(**** 15 November 2017 by Jane Butler from Alton
Not much option on menu , wanted a Pizzi as saw Pizzi oven lit , but no Pizzi so why is there a Pizzi oven . Service was really slow and when food arrived there wasn't a lot off it , husband had seafood rio sort said was very mushy . Son had pork belly really small portion . Wouldn't eat here again . But the waiter was very polite .
((((( 14 November 2017 by Sharon from London
After spending the day in Alton Towers it was nice to come back to the hotel for a relaxing meal. We give this restaurant 5 stars, the chefs cater for all types of food allergies or intolerance's and give 5 stars for that too. The food was cooked perfectly and taste was perfect, cant wait to go back!
(**** 13 November 2017 by Steph Fowler from Nuneaton
Food was very overpriced and not at all enjoyable. The menu was very scarce and the burger that I’d ordered was very disappointing, I had to leave most of it. On the plus side my son enjoyed his meal, especially the ice cream factory for pudding!
Service was quick, staff were lovely (very engaging with my son) and ‘food’ arrived quickly too. If it wasn’t for the food quality I would have rated much higher!
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