The Mill Café

Visitors enjoying tea and cake in the mill cafe at Quarry Bank © Derek Hatton

Visitors enjoying tea and cake in the mill cafe at Quarry Bank

After exploring all Quarry Bank has to offer, you'll have earned a well-deserved rest. What better place than the Mill Café, where you can treat yourself to the daily delicious dishes prepared by our team of chefs.

Specialising in local produce, the café serves fresh, seasonal food.  Everything from hot dishes to sandwiches and soup as well as a scrumptious range of home made cakes. 

In a rush? On busy days the Pantry serves sandwiches, drinks and ice-cream to go.

The café serves hot food between 12pm and 2.30pm.

On the menu

Our chefs use seasonal locally sourced produce in their dishes, including vegetables and herbs from the Apprentice House Garden. You're guaranteed a tasty meal with as few food miles as possible. 

Come in and try our spring menu which now includes traditional roast with all the trimmings every Sunday.

Mill Tea Room

Visiting with a group?  Why not treat yourselves to High Tea in the Quarry Bank Mill Tea Room.  Enjoy sandwiches, scones, cakes, tea and coffee served to your table by our experienced staff.

The Mill Tea Room is available to book for groups of 20+, please call 01625 445846.

I love that the food is so local. The fact that fruit and veg comes from the Apprentice House is amazing.

Lee, Chef

Seasonal recipe

Seen something on the menu that you'd like to make at home?

Try your hand at making Lobscouse, a tasty dish which was often cooked for the pauper apprentice children.

Hire this venue

Our catering team will make sure everything is perfect for your special day

Hidden away above the café are two stunning function rooms, available for weddings, private and corporate events.

Get in touch with our catering team to find out more about holding your event with us.

Food miles

  • We try to use locally produced seasonal ingredients wherever possible
  • We only use meat reared in the UK, and preferably in the North West
  • Our fruit and vegetables come from Disley near Stockport
  • We use herbs and fruit from the Apprentice House garden all year round
  • Our tea, hot chocolate, sugar and confectionary are ethically traded
  • We only use Freedom Food eggs and sustainably caught fish