Where can I eat at Fountains Abbey?

Break up your day's adventures with a stop at one of three places around the estate. Wrap hands around a warm cup of tea and indulge in a slice of cake at Mill Cafe, enjoy the view with a sandwich at Studley Royal tea-room and tuck into a good meal at the visitor centre restaurant.

Fresh tastes to enjoy

From bacon butties at breakfast to hot lunches and tasty sweet treats, no visit is complete without a spot of indulgance at our cafes or restaurant. Guided by the National Trust cookbook, seasonal food from the estate and local produce there's always something tasty on offer.

Takeaway coffee
A visitor's hand holding a National Trust takeaway coffee cup
Takeaway coffee

Refresh yourself at one of our three outlets

You can choose from the restaurant at the visitor centre, Studley Royal tea-room or Mill Café.

Find all the opening times here.

Visitor centre

For some delicious hot food, cake and sandwiches head to the visitor centre restaurant where a range of seasonal food will be offered. Or you can just enjoy a nice cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. There's indoor and outdoor seating here as well as plenty of treats to takeaway. 

Takeaway scones

If you want a light bite and a cup of tea and cake with a view don't miss Studley Royal tea-room. Over-looking the lake, it's especially beautiful on a bright sunny day. From here you may like to go over for a stroll through the deer park, or loop back up to see the Octagon Tower, Temple of Fame and Surprise View on the High Ride path. Seating here will remain outdoor only until social distancing restrictions are lifted. 

Mill Café is the place to go for some light bites and take-away drinks with a wonderful view of the abbey. In summer, call by for some delicious local ice-cream.

Get 25p off your hot drink when you bring your reusable cup
Holding a reusable coffee cup at Fountains Abbey
Get 25p off your hot drink when you bring your reusable cup

We care about the environment and are moving toward reducing single use plastics, including drinks bottles. You can read more on how the National Trust are moving towards reducing plastic usage here. If you have your own mug, please do bring it and we will happily fill that for a hot drink on the go.


Feel good about spending your hard earned money in our cafes knowing that all profits go back to looking after Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

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