A new addition to Old Amersham’s line up of eateries, Cote Brasserie has taken over the former Chimichanga site, so it’s farewell Tex-Mex and hello modern european dining. We decided to pay a weekend morning visit to see how the newcomer compares with the other brunch options in Amersham and to check out its family friendly credentials.
No, this isn’t a parody of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but rather a fine family-friendly cafe tucked away in the village of Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire. Given the number of families in the area, it’s something of a surprise that there aren’t more businesses with play areas so it’s always a joy when one comes along.
Our favourite local restaurant for special occasions is the Artichoke, situated in Old Amersham. Going into the old town feels like a special occasion in itself with its half-timbered boutique shops and centuries old coaching inns but add some spectacular cuisine into the equation and you’ve got something very special indeed. By a quirk of history Amersham nestles in idyllic Chiltern countryside while still being on the London Underground, at the very end of the Metropolitan Line.
The Aquadrome in Rickmansworth is a landscaped series of lakes on the Herts-London border, featuring waterside and woodland paths, a family friendly cafe, playground, recreation space and nature reserve. A highlight to any visit to the Aquadrome is Cafe in the Park, the popular cafe at the heart of the area, providing delicious meals sourced from free range, locally sourced ingredients.