Calke's restaurant and café

The restaurant at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Our restaurant is open seven days a week from 10am, serving fresh, locally sourced and seasonal delights. Head over to the stableyards and pop in to enjoy the range of delights we have on offer.

The restaurant

Breakfasts are served from 10am to 11:30am. Start your day with a full Calke breakfast, a hearty bowl of porridge or breakfast cob of your choice.

If you’re out for lunch we have a selection of sandwiches and light bites available throughout the day – or why not try a bowl of our freshly made soup of the day? Keep little explorers happy with our kid’s picnics.

Our classic, seasonal main meals are a must if you’re looking for something more filling, served from 12pm to 2.30pm. We use estate-reared meats and home-grown veg to give you a taste of Calke.

Feel free to pop in for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. We have plenty of hot and cold drinks available and a range of home-baked sweet treats to enjoy throughout the day.

A plate of cream and jam scones at Calke
Calke abbey cream scone
A plate of cream and jam scones at Calke

The café

The café is open during our peak seasons, serving up tasty snacks and drinks to keep you refreshed during your visit.

Locally sourced

Here at Calke, we like to keep things local. A lot of our food is home-grown or reared here on the estate and we try to source everything else as locally as possible.

Our estate-reared meat includes long-horn beef, venison, pork and Portland hogget. We also grow our own herbs, fruits and vegetables in the Physic Garden to use in the kitchen.

Our local suppliers include:

  • Hallifields Farm (an award-winning Calke estate tenant)
  • Heath’s Fruit and Veg (Melbourne)
  • Owen Taylors Butchers (Derbyshire)
  • Tollgate Brewery (Calke – yes, we have our own brewery!)
  • Bittersweet Chocolate (Breedon on Hill)