Eating out

Eating in Mote Café © NTPL/NTPL / David Levenson

Eating in Mote Café

Tasty Café menu

Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes, light lunches and hot meals in the Mote Café.

Many of the ingredients are locally sourced and, where possible, ingredients come from the garden and estate at Ightham Mote. It doesn’t get any more local than that!

Special diets

Cream teas are available for coeliac and diabetes diets

Whether you want a cuppa and cake, soup and a roll, a cream tea or a meal, many of our dishes cater for special dietary requirements such as coeliacs.

Outside dining

Home made Lemonade at the Mote Restaurant at Ightham Mote

Relax and enjoy an alfresco experience on our patio, next to our kitchen garden, with a view of the rooftops of Ightham Mote.  

Dogs on a lead are welcome on the patio.

Kiosk and picnics

Enjoy a sandwich in the fresh air

Grab a drink or a bite to eat from the refreshment kiosk, or bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.

Kiosk open busy weekends and holiday periods, subject to weather.

Picnic tables adjacent to car park.

Try some of our recipes at home

Apple and Stilton soup

A bowl of warming apple and Stilton soup © National Trust

Enjoy a warming bowl of apple and Stilton soup on a cold day - perfect for lunch or dinner.

Apple and cinnamon traybake

Enjoy a hint of autumn with an apple and cinnamon traybake © NT / Hannah Holohan

It contains fruit, so it must be healthy - well that's one excuse anyway.

Apple and cinnamon - a classic combination. This moist, spiced traybake is perfect with afternoon tea.

Hire the Mote Café

Functions at the Mote Restaurant at Ightham Mote

The Mote Café is the perfect venue for private or business functions, with a range of dining options to suit every taste.

For information, please contact us on 01732 811314 or email.