Food and drink at Ilam Park
Take a break at the Manifold Tea-room at Ilam Park and enjoy lunch or a cream tea with stunning views of Thorpe Cloud and the Italian Gardens. There are options to take away if you fancy a picnic down by the river.
Unwind and relax
A warm welcome awaits you at the Manifold Tea-room, ideally situated so that you can take a moment to relax and admire the Italian Garden and sweeping views across Thorpe Cloud and Ilam Church. After exploring you can choose to sit inside or outside with a hot or cold drink and why not treat yourself to a slice of homemade cake or sample a delicious option from our lunch menu. Be sure to look out for seasonal recipes and daily specials. If you get a bit chilly sitting outside you are more than welcome to borrow one of our cosy blankets. For even further relaxation, be sure to unwind in one of our very popular deckchairs, lean back and relax and take a moment to admire your surroundings.
The Manifold Tea-room is open from 10:30am - 17:00pm from February half term to the end of October half term and for the rest of the year is open from 10:30am - 16:00pm - closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Dogs on leads are welcome in the tea-room garden but not inside the tea-room itself - many thanks for understanding.
We offer hot meal options for children as well as picnic boxes. As part of diversifying our menu options we offer a range of vegetarian and vegan options - we are working hard to cater for everyone. Should you have any dietary requirements please just ask one of our friendly team members for advice.
When planning your visit to the Manifold Tea-room please be aware that there are steps leading up into the tea-room making it unsuitable for wheelchair users. As an alternative for those that have difficulty accessing the tea-room, there are tables and chairs available in the Stableyard Grab and Go and our friendly Food and Beverage team are more than happy to arrange for food from the tea-room to be brought to this area - please just pop in and give them notice so they can allow time for this.
Visitors on the move
During the months of February - October (weather dependant), if you are eager to get your adventures started then why not visit the Stableyard Grab and Go, located inside the Visitor Centre. The Stableyard Grab and Go is open on weekends and then 7 days a week during the school holidays to help our visitors get their Ilam Park day out started as quickly as possible. Inside you'll find a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, pasties, traybakes and hot sausage rolls - plenty of treats to keep you going. This area is accessible for wheelchairs and buggies with indoor seating and tables. Our furry four-legged friends are welcome inside we just ask that you keep all dogs on a short lead.
When visiting the Manifold Tea-room or the Stableyard Grab and Go please ask our staff for a hot drinks loyalty card and everytime your enjoy a tea or coffee with us you can collect stamps along the way. Collect all nine stamps and receive your tenth hot drink on the house. You can also collect stamps when you visit the Longshaw Cafe.
When you enjoy a beverage or treat in any of our food outlets you are helping to support the vital conservation work taking place at Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak, so that we can continue to look after these beautiful places for many years to come. We thank you for your support.