Where can I eat at Fountains Abbey?

Children enjoying ice creams at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Tummy rumbling? Break up your adventures with some delicious refreshments as you explore Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Take a seat in our visitor centre restaurant for a big lunch, or grab a quick sandwich or take-away drink from the Studley end while you're out and about.

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. Guided by the National Trust cookbook, seasonal food from the estate and local produce there's always something tasty on offer.

Places to eat and drink at Fountains Abbey

The visitor centre restaurant at Fountains Abbey visitor centre

Visitor centre restaurant

Open daily 10am-4pm. For those in need of a proper feed. There are delicious hot meals, sweet treats and sandwiches at 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. Located near the main admissions point, there's indoor and outdoor seating here as well as plenty of treats to takeaway.

Studley tea room

Refreshments at Studley

Open daily 10am-4pm Tummy grumbling halfway around? If you want a light bite or a cup of tea and cake with a view don't miss a visit to the Studley kiosk. Located just outside the Studley admissions gate in the tea-room garden, it's especially beautiful on a sunny day. You can pop in and grab a quick lunch or snack to enjoy over-looking the lake or a treat to take away with you. Seating here is outdoor only as the main tea-room is closed for the moment. If you're visiting on a rainy day, or looking for a seated meal, we'd recommend the restaurant at the visitor centre instead.

Eating icecream in the sunshine

Mill kiosk

Open weekends 11am-4pm Mill kiosk is the place to go for a sweet treat and take-away drinks if you’re exploring by the abbey. Located by the mill across from the ruin, there are plenty of benches outside enjoy a reviving hot drink with a lovely view across West green.

We are recommending...

Sweet and savoury cream teas

Do you like sweet or savoury treats? Or both... we won't judge. 

The restaurant at the visitor centre is now serving tea both ways. Choose from a traditional cream tea with a fruit scone, clotted cream and jam or our new savoury tea with a cheese scone, onion chutney and slices of cheddar. Both served with a nice hot pot of tea or coffee for one.

Eating with a conscience 

We care about the environment and are moving toward reducing single use plastics, including drinks bottles. If you have your own mug, please do bring it and we will happily fill that for a hot drink on the go and discount the price of your drink by 25p.

You can 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.

Marine litter on a beach

Phasing out single use plastics 

We're committed to creating safe and healthy places for nature and wildlife to thrive. To help us safeguard nature for the future, we're phasing out single use plastics at our places. Find out how we're kicking the plastic habit.

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