Everything stops for tea...

...lunch and elevenses too… and for a great view

Well not really, but we do know that sitting down with a drink and something to eat is an indispensable part of a trip for most people. Often visitors can find themselves sitting in the most amazing spaces, in a summerhouse or a lighthouse, or outdoors with stunning views.

Here are some great places to enjoy a delicious lunch with a view to match:

    St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

    It’s hard to keep your eyes off your food at the Sail Loft Restaurant, as you watch people walking across the Causeway at low tide or travelling by boat at high tide, with spectacular views across Mount’s Bay towards Marazion. The hearty dishes are made with the finest Cornish ingredients and are easily a match for the view.

    Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex

    On a clear day you can see forever, across the grounds, onwards to the Downs and far out to sea. The restaurant uses local fare, including the delicious Goodweald smoked cheese from Sussex.

    Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

    The contemporary café has wonderful views towards the River Deben, and is only a short distance from the busy A12; the perfect place to have stop and refresh.

    Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

    Delight in the view once admired by the Duke of Newcastle by taking lunch in his former study overlooking the lake, with views across the heath land and woodland on the Clumber Estate. The restaurant offers a range of treats year-round using produce picked from Clumber’s very own walled kitchen garden and other local suppliers.

    Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

    Head into the picturesque Lake District and savour local seasonal food in our contemporary licensed café just 5 minutes from junction 36 off the M6.

    Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, West Yorkshire

    The appropriately named Walled Garden Restaurant sits just outside the walled garden in the grounds of Beningbrough Hall. You can sample the delights of dishes prepared using our own produce grown only yards away over the wall, from pumpkin in October to fresh asparagus in May, and many other varieties of fruit, vegetables and herbs.

    Stackpole Estate, Pembrokeshire

    This new tea-room, run by us, is close to Barafundle Bay. It’s a fantastic coastal location and great after a walk to the beach, deservedly listed as one of the best beaches in the UK.

    Carrick-a-Rede, County Antrim

    Come rain, hail or shine, you can be assured of breathtaking views during a lunch stop and the Weighbridge tea-room. As well as the opportunity to sample delicious light refreshments made locally, you will also be rewarded with stunning views across the Irish Sea to Rathlin Island, and on a clear day to Scotland.