Our menu at Blickling

Poached chicken on a lentil and bacon broth.

Our delicious, seasonal menu includes a variety of dishes made from fresh, locally sourced produce.

Our specials

We regularly change our range of scrumptious chef's specials. In Blickling's Stables café you will find everything from hot meals to sweet treats, all made lovingly with locally sourced, seasonal produce.

Soup of the day (v)

Rich and flavoursome vegetable soups made daily from fresh ingredients and some of our seasonal walled garden produce. 

Our soup of the day is available from all three of our cafés.
Blickling's range of soups.
Our soup of the day is available from all three of our cafés.

Mozzarella, tomato and basil panini (v)

Sliced fresh tomato and fragrant basil fused with delicious mozzarella cheese and toasted until golden brown. Served with mixed salad leaves - ideal for a springtime light bite. 

Delicious paninis use seasonal ingredients.
Mozzarella, basil and tomato panini.
Delicious paninis use seasonal ingredients.

Chinese-style pork stew

Locally sourced, tender pork pieces cooked with seasonal vegetables in oriental style and served with white or brown bread. 

Warming one-pots are available daily.
Chinese-style pork stew.
Warming one-pots are available daily.

Beetroot, walnut and cheese salad

Roasted beetroot delicately mixed with walnuts, topped with soft cheese and served on a bed of fresh salad leaves. Perfect when accompanied with one of our sparkling pressés.

Find freshly prepared salads in the Stables café.
Roasted beetroot and walnut soft cheese salad.
Find freshly prepared salads in the Stables café.

Chicken and bacon lentil broth

Poached chicken served on a hearty lentil, vegetable and bacon broth, with a side of fresh salad leaves. 

A range of warm meals can be found in the Stables café.
Poached chicken on a lentil and bacon broth.
A range of warm meals can be found in the Stables café.

Orange cake (v)

Zesty, freshly-baked orange cake with soft icing top. Delicious with a pot of Earl Grey tea.

Delicious cakes and bakes are available from all three of our cafés.
Freshly baked orange cake.
Delicious cakes and bakes are available from all three of our cafés.

Supporting local provenance

At Blickling, we’re proud to support our tenant farmers by incorporating their produce into our ingredients and creating wonderful local dishes. This has been recognised by the National Trust, as Blickling was recently crowned runner-up in a national award for provenance by the Soil Association.  

Tenant farmers' cows graze freely in Blickling's fields.
Tennant farmers' cows graze freely in Blickling's fields.
Tenant farmers' cows graze freely in Blickling's fields.

Walled garden produce

Ever visited Blickling’s walled garden? Our recently restored 1930s kitchen garden has become a hive of productivity. Come and see where we grow fresh produce to supply our restaurant and cafés. You might even get an opportunity to sample some ingredients.

An abundance of produce in the walled garden
Mike Owers sitting among rows of strawberry plants
An abundance of produce in the walled garden

Dietary requirements

Our helpful catering team are always happy to accommodate for your dietary requirements, so please just ask for assistance at the counter. However if you have any queries prior to your visit, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01263 738045.

We recommend our tempting chocolate brownies as both a gluten free and dairy free alternative.

Delicious, rich chocolate brownies, which are both gluten free and dairy free.
Delicious, rich chocolate brownies, which are both gluten free and dairy free.
Delicious, rich chocolate brownies, which are both gluten free and dairy free.

Recipes

We love to share our culinary ideas with our visitors and you can now collect recipe cards at the counter. These describe some of our fantastic Blickling dishes for you to try at home. Recipe cards are a 50p suggested donation and help to fund our vital conservation work across the estate. 

A freshly baked selection of cakes and scones are available every day.
A freshly baked selection of cakes and scones are available every day.
A freshly baked selection of cakes and scones are available every day.

Doing our bit

As a conservation charity, the income the National Trust generates from food and drink is fundamental in helping us to look after special places for ever, for everyone. Therefore it is extremely important to us that our products and packaging reflect our conservation cause.

All of our takeaway sandwich boxes, cups and lids are fully compostable, low carbon, renewable and completely free from plastic. As a result of using Vegware, every year the National Trust save over three tonnes of carbon; the equivalent of 115 flights from London to Paris.

At Blickling, we responsibly dispose of all our on-site waste, with nearly over 80% of it on average being diverted from landfill. 

Bamboo cups

We sell reusable, hardwearing and dishwasher safe bamboo cups in our restaurant and shop. Our beautiful bamboo travel cups are just £10 and whenever you bring your reusable cup into our cafés you will receive 25p discount - protecting your wallet as well as the environment.