Eating at Gibside

A visitor eating a sandwich at a National Trust café

From freshly-made sandwiches to tasty jacket potatoes, kids' lunch boxes and really good coffee, we've got the whole family covered. Come on in...

Gibside Caféin Market Place

The café in Market Place is the main eatery at Gibside. It's an ideal place to take a breather before or after exploring the estate, meeting friends or simply enjoying some peace and quiet by yourself. There's seating both inside and outdoors and if you have any questions please just ask.

Menu round-up:

Breakfast  (10am - 12pm)

Bacon or sausage sandwich, toasted teacake, crumpets or toast. 

Lunch (12 - 2.30pm)

A range of homemade sandwiches using salad from the walled gardensuch as egg mayonnaise, ham salad and cheese and pickle.

Salads freshly prepared here: Chicken and rice noodle or Chicken and mixed vegetable.

Jacket potatoes: Beans, cheese or tuna.

Sweet treats include cakes: Victoria sponge, carrot cake and lemon, orange and lime cake. Blackcurrant and apple flapjack with yoghurt topping, chocolate and cocunet flapjack and cherry shortbread.

As well as a range of hot and cold drinks.

On Friday and Saturday evenings the cafe / pub are is open until 9pm, with wood-fired pizzas on offer from the resident baker.

Need a lunch box for the kids?

Need lunch fit for a kid? Don't worry, please ask at Gibside cafe and they can provide you a take-away lunchbox filled with tasty, homemade treats and perfect for taking to Strawberry Castle Play Area. Yippee!

Stables Carriage House Coffee Shopat The Stables

With floor to ceiling glass windows in the elegant classical archways and lpocated in the historical stable block, this is the ideal place for a mid-walk stop-off. There's cosy seating inside or if it's a nice day out you can opt to sit outdoors in the courtyard.

Relax, indulge and create memories
Visitors enjoying snacks at the Stables Carriage Cafe

Strawberry Castle Kiosk by Strawberry Castle Play Area

Open every weekend and school holiday, Strawberry Castle kiosk serves ice creams, drinks and snacks. However, don't worry, it's not all for the youngsters, you can enjoy a cappuccino or mocha while the kids play away.

Everyone can have fun at Strawberry Castle Play Area, even the big kids!
A family enjoy the play area at Gibside