Before opening Jardin Tan, Shannon Bennett would walk his dog around The Tan track several times a week and lament the closing of the Observatory Cafe. Now that the space has been added to his expanding repertoire, Bennett has put his own stamp on the venue.
Rather than sticking to the French cuisine he is well known for, at Jardin Tan the menu is inspired by the fusion food that came about following France’s colonisation of Vietnam.
Chef Mike Reid is serving exotic, French-Vietnamese dishes using fresh produce direct from Burnham Beeches’ own garden. The front-of-house kiosk is sure to attract those keen for breakfast or a bánh mì after doing laps of the tan, as well as those after an ale and a more substantial lunch at the wooden tables inside. Or just lounge in the beer garden out back, surrounded by lush foliage.