Tuck into something tasty at Ightham Mote

A selection of homemade cakes

With tasty homemade treats, light lunches and refreshing drinks, Ightham Mote's café is the ideal place to relax during your visit or reward yourself at the end of a walk.

Chef preparing cakes for the oven

Café opening times

The café opens at 10am and closes at 5pm, with hot lunches served from 12noon - 2.30pm.

A selection of cakes on the counter in the café

Freshly baked

Whether you want to stop for morning coffee, or afternoon tea, our freshly made scones and cakes provide a yummy treat.

A piece of quiche on a fork

Tasty meals

Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared sandwiches, light lunches and hot meals from 12noon - 2.30pm. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced and, where possible, ingredients come from the garden and estate at Ightham Mote.

A family buying the kids lunch boxes in the café

Children's meals

We cater for all the family to make your visit as easy as possible. Choose from our children’s lunch boxes or enjoy a child-size portion of any of our main meals.

Two ladies, with a dog, drinking coffee on the patio

Al fresco eating

Relax and enjoy an al fresco experience on the Mote Café outdoor patio. If you’d like to enjoy a picnic, then ask us for a take-away option and recline in the deck chairs at the north end of the garden. Dogs on leads are welcome on the patio.

Table set for a function with napkins, wine glasses, plates, cutlery and wint

Private functions

To book the Mote Café for private parties and functions, contact the Catering Manager on 01732 811378.

Thank you

We couldn't do this without you

Every sip you take and every bite you make in the café helps us care for Ightham Mote for ever for everyone.