The Great Barn Restaurant

Chicken and leek pie

Open every day, the Great Barn Restaurant has all manner of tasty treats and dishes to tempt you. Whether it's a cuppa and a sweet treat, a rewarding breakfast after a walk, or a relaxing lunch with friends or family.

Local and seasonal

The menus and specials board, put together by our Catering Manager and Head Chef offer a range of creative dishes making good use of local and seasonal produce. Head Chef, Ricky, works closely with the Senior Gardener to get the best ingredients to use in the restaurant's dishes. We're very lucky here at Hardwick to have access to an impressive herb garden (one of the largest in the country), providing us with a variety of herbs and vegetables such as apple mint, peppermint, rosemary, artichokes, cardoons, sage and fennel.

Pulling up vegetables for the dinner table
A gardener pulling vegetables in the kitchen garden
Pulling up vegetables for the dinner table

What's on the menu?

This season's menu includes venison lasagne, spinach, cheddar & sweet potato flan, chicken & leek pie, lamb, wild garlic (from Hardwick estate) & rosemary casserole, and apple & rhubarb crumble. Children's menus are also available.

Great Barn Restaurant Spring Menu (PDF / 1.6MB) download

Find your corner

Each area of the Great Barn Restaurant has a different feel. The sofas in 'the Loft' make a nice cosy, quiet spot to take your time over a coffee with a good read; in the main resturant area families are fully catered for with special menus, toys/ games and highchairs to make it easy for you to enjoy a meal together.

The Great Barn Restaurant mezzanine after the restoration and conversion
The Great Barn Restaurant mezzanine after restoration and conversion
The Great Barn Restaurant mezzanine after the restoration and conversion

A great place to meet

Muddy boots are welcome so why not meet with friends for a walk and a coffee? With easy access from the M1 J29 and free WiFi, we also make a good spot for meetings where you can grab some lunch and catch up on emails too.

A delicious coffee cake to enjoy at Hardwick
A rich coffee cake
A delicious coffee cake to enjoy at Hardwick

If you have a food intolerance or allergy, the Hardwick team are happy to help you find suitable food and drinks on the menu.