Kedleston's Great Kitchen Restaurant
Unfortunately the restaurant is currently closed due to staff shortages. We are still offering a wide range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes, pasties and ice creams to take away. You'll find plenty of outdoor seating on site to enjoy your purchases.
Kedleston's Great Kitchen restaurant - currently closed
The restaurant is open 10am – 4pm daily and is serving hot and cold meals and drinks, sandwiches and light snacks. From 19 July, our restaurant will revert to pre-covid seating layout. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. We will continue to maintain high standards of cleanliness and till and collection points will be screened. We'll also continue to provide hand sanitiser and face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas.
Entry to the restaurant is at the front of the building, and you can choose an available sanitised table. Inside there is a one way system and exit is by the rear doors only. We also offer outdoor seating on the front lawn giving spectacular views of the park.
The restaurant is situated in what was once Kedleston's Great Kitchen, where great banquets were prepared and a team of kitchen staff would have cooked for the Curzon family and their guests. It has changed very little over the years and you can still clearly see many of the original kitchen features. The Servants' Hall beside the kitchen offers additional tables and seating and is where, originally, the staff would have eaten their meal, after waiting on the Curzon family.
Time for breakfast
We’re open from 10am everyday so you can pop in for breakfast before your walk in the fresh parkland air. Why not start the day with a bacon bap or croissant. There are plenty of teas and coffee to choose from too.
Lunches and snacks
We serve a range of hot and lunches from 12 noon onwards. Vegetarian and vegan options are always available, please speak to the friendly team if you have any dietery requirements. Freshly made sandwiches and lighter lunches are available too.
Families are always welcome and there is a 'pick and mix' style picnic box available for children in the restaurant chiller as well as a selection of hot meals. There are highchairs available to use indoors (please ask a member of staff to bring one to your table.)
Refreshments kiosk at Kedleston
During peak times and at weekends, the refreshments kiosk is open serving sandwiches, hot snacks and delicious tubs of various Bluebells dairy ice creams. Please check opening times on arrival to the site.
Food For Life
Kedleston received the Soil Association’s Bronze Food for Life Served Here Award. The award recognises our commitment to serving local, fresh and honest food made using ethical and sustainable ingredients.
To achieve it we worked closely with the Soil Association. We looked at everything from our menus and our suppliers, to the way we prepare our food.
Every time you visit the restaurant your purchase is helping us to look after Kedleston Hall and continue to maintain and conserve the building and its beautiful surroundings.