Eating at Glendurgan Tea house

Two visitors enjoy tea and cake by the woodburner in Glendurgan Tea-House

Whether you’ve had a stroll through the garden, got lost in the maze or trekked along the North Helford countryside, Glendurgan Tea-House is the ideal place for a refreshing coffee, slice of cake or delicious bite to eat.

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The tea-house is a National Trust approved concession run by Hattie and David Rutherford. Open from 10am each day (excludes Mondays except bank holiday Mondays and Mondays in August) there’s a selection of tea and coffee, light refreshments and sweet treats available throughout the day.


Hot lunches are served 12-3pm and range from a choice of soups and pasties to changing daily specials and a selection of sandwiches. Ingredients are locally sourced and organic where possible and all dishes are freshly made on site. Both traditional and vegan pasties are supplied by local business Prima Bakery.

There are lunch options and cakes catering to a whole manner of dietary needs, including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options. Have a chat with the tea-house staff if you have any dietary requirements and they’ll make sure your needs are catered for.

Tuck into a hearty lunch in Glendurgan Garden tea-room
Visitor eating lunch at the tea-room at Glendurgan Garden
Tuck into a hearty lunch in Glendurgan Garden tea-room

Treat yourself

Delicious cakes and scones are freshly baked on site and available all day every day, including traditional Cornish cream teas, or for those with a less sweet tooth, there’s also a savoury cream tea made with savoury scones served with cream cheese and chutney. Browse the selection of cakes in the cabinet and see which takes your fancy; perhaps a generous slice or carrot cake or lemon drizzle to accompany a freshly brewed pot of tea?

Dog friendly

Dogs are welcome in and outside the tea-house where they can warm up near the log burner when its chilly or find a shady spot outside during warmer weather. Dog bowls are dotted around outside the tea-house and Glendurgan car park for those who have built up a thirst after running around the countryside.