Our lunch menu is not your typical café food with jacket potatoes, soup and simple sandwiches and at the same time we are not a posh restaurant where you can hear a pin drop! Cafe Robineau is a homely place where you can come and relax properly whilst having your lunch. Lunch service starts at 11.30am and we serve all our dishes up to 3.30pm, so if you fancy an early tea or late lunch we are here to make any of the dishes on our menu.
No lunch is complete without a dessert and as many customers say you can't come to Robineau and not have a dessert! Our trio of patisserie is always popular, along with our baked custard tart and ice cream sundaes oh and of course our patisserie selection.
As well as alcoholic drinks we serve delicious Italian roast coffees, Taylors of Harrogate teas, Luscombe organic drinks, waters, milkshakes and Robineau hot chocolate.
Some of you may be wondering if it the right place to bring your children to. The answer is yes, please bring them in to eat with you. We have highchairs, cushions to boost them up when they are at that In-between stage, downstairs baby changing facilities, crayons, a magic box full of toys to help you have a moments peace and our service staff go the extra mile to keep them entertained. Most importantly we have a proper children's menu with every single item made on the premises, from scratch.
The standard of our menus reflects that of the patisserie and celebration cakes; our food quality is high, items are freshly prepared and ingredients are bought from reputable suppliers, local where ever possible. We still have butchers in the village; Alderson's which is where we buy all our fresh meat from. Acorn dairy is another local supplier, so the milk that is frothed for your cappachino or cream whipped up to serve with our frangipane tart all comes from cows grazing in a nearby field. Fresh fish comes from Hartlepool and vegetables and fruit from north Yorkshire keeping food miles low.
We also have strict policies about checking the quality of our deliveries and thereafter the storage and preparation of food. We are proud to have a five star food hygiene certificate ever since we opened our business here in Darlington. Our environmental health officer says there is not a kitchen like it in Darlington and wished all his clients went to the extremes we do.
We hope to see you soon and don't forget you can reserve a table by phoning our office or sending us an email.