Springfields and Blue Diamond Home & Garden raise the bar with a unique visitor experience

  • All day superb cuisine overlooking award-winning Chelsea-style gardens
  • Breakfast, brunch and lunch, plus quintessential Afternoon Teas with Champagne and a full wine menu

Springfields Outlet and Leisure goes from strength to strength enjoying 16 years of growth driven by very loyal guests, an exceptional experience, and a wonderful collection of brands. Now guests will be able to enjoy a brand-new Edwardian-style restaurant, The Parlour, developed by home, garden and lifestyle brand, Blue Diamond, in conjunction with scheme Asset Manager Springfields Leisure Retail, as well as leading chefs and restaurateurs.

Early April saw the soft launch of The Parlour restaurant, an authentic Edwardian-style high class restaurant, overlooking the nationally famous 25 acres of Springfields Festival Gardens. Now The Parlour brings Lincolnshire the very best of Afternoon Teas with a wonderful choice of delicate finger sandwiches, French fancies, scones, preserve, clotted cream, and the finest loose-leaf tea, all served in exquisite style by our expert waiters.

“Springfields Outlet continues its transformation to an ever-more premium outlet centre with the forthcoming opening of The Parlour Restaurant, complementing brands like Dune London, Joules, White Stuff and Radley London. The new restaurant will deliver an experience for our guests looking for something a little bit special during their visit. Edwardian elegance with a modern twist.”, said Ian Sanderson, Director of Springfields Outlet and Leisure and SLR Outlets.

The Parlour also enjoys direct access to the superb Blue Diamond Home & Garden, via an innovative retractable corridor thus linking the Garden Centre to the Gardens for the first time. Alan Roper masterminded the recent development of Bridgford Garden Centre, Nottingham, which is widely regarded as one of the best garden centres in the country. Today, Blue Diamond turns over £200m with plans to grow to £300m within 3 years.

“The inspiration for The Parlour is to create a high level of gentrification and aspiration in our restaurant. A destination where the ambiance, quality of food, service, and point of difference is first rate. The décor and setting bring back the age of elegance from the Edwardian era with finely dressed ladies and gentlemen, conservatories, and gardens. The restaurant will complement the gardens and satisfy guests who appreciate fine food and gardens”, said Alan Roper, Managing Director of Blue Diamond Home and Garden.

Springfields Horticultural Society was established in 1966 and as an interesting a side, the inaugural Tulip Bulb Auction in May 1967 at Spalding featured headline acts of Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream and Pink Floyd.

Today Springfields Festival Gardens has become horticultural experience and fun-day out for all the family; it is primarily devoted to the promotion of Spring Flowering Bulbs, and since 1966, it has continued to be the shop window of the UK Flower Bulb Industry.  Displays in the Gardens include a wonderful combination of snowdrops, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus and tulips, with over 120,000 early, mid, and late varieties coming into bloom between early February and the end of May, including over 600 different varieties of daffodils and 250 varieties of tulips, all planted last Autumn. All this colour is set within the landscaped flower beds, woodlands and water features of Springfields Festival Gardens which are now an all-year-round visitor attraction providing an educational and inspirational horticultural experience. It has become arrival Chelsea featuring many gardens designed by Chelsea flower show designers.

David Norton, CEO of the charity, Springfield Horticultural Society said, “Our team of gardeners continue to create imaginative and colourful displays within the various landscaped settings in the Gardens, often combining traditional planting designs with both old and new varieties of flowers as well as introducing themed seasonal artistic features to ensure that there is always something interesting for visitors to see”.  

True to Springfields promise to its guests, prices are kept competitive, and Springfields VIPs and Diamond Club members will be privy to invitations for exclusive events. It’s free to become a VIP member here. The Parlour Bookings online.


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