Eating and drinking at Polesden Lacey
Looking for a tasty treat at the end of a long trek around the estate or tempted by afternoon tea, just as Mrs Greville enjoyed? Then let us suggest the Granary Café and Cowshed Coffee Shop.
Our chefs prepare a variety of delicious seasonal dishes using local produce. We offer a tasty treat for any time of day; weekend breakfast baps, soups, main meals, sandwiches and salads – not to mention cakes.
This year we are no longer taking pre-bookings for Christmas lunches. We still welcome groups for Christmas dinner and ask that people come to the cafe and order at the counter, alongside our usual menu, where there will be the option of a traditional Christmas meal.
We realise this is a change from the pre-booked waitress service in previous years and would like to apologise for any inconvenience it causes. This approach has been taken following feedback, from our everyday visitors, that they would prefer the opportunity to choose when to dine in the café at lunchtime, with a more flexible festive offer.
Coffee Shop or Café?
The Cowshed Coffee Shop, situated near the main entrance, offers freshly made sandwiches, hot light lunches and sweet treats. Everything is served in takeaway containers to either enjoy in the coffee shop or be taken into the grounds, where you can find a special spot to relax and enjoy the view.
The Granary Café is where you will find our full menu, with a variety of dishes, including our unique dishes reflecting the spirit of Polesden Lacey. We also have a range of delectable cakes and classic cream teas. The Granary Café is the larger of our two cafés, with both indoor and covered outdoor seating and all dishes being served on crockery.
We cater for all the family to make your visit as easy as possible. Choose from our children's pick-and-mix lunch boxes or enjoy a child-size main course from the menu.
Mrs Greville was a big fan of afternoon tea, which was always served promptly at 5pm. Now our pastry chefs keep her traditions alive with a mouth-watering selection of cream teas, cakes, flapjacks and more.
We always use seasonal, local produce in our dishes, and you can’t get much more local than our own gardens and estate. We have a volunteer-run vegetable garden within the formal gardens that produces many of the vegetables we use.
We also work with our tenant farmers to bring you the best of their produce. All the meat we use is supplied by F Conisbee and Son, and we sell gelato by Grey’s Dairy, based at Goldstone Farm.
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