Great Kitchen restaurant at Kedleston Hall
The Great Kitchen restaurant is the perfect place to relax and refuel before a walk in the parkland or after exploring inside the hall. Whether it's a morning coffee and cake, a lunch or cream tea, you'll receive a warm welcome at the restaurant.
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. Start the day with poached eggs on toast, a bacon bap or freshly made porridge. We've plenty of teas and coffee to choose from too.
Lunches and snacks
Serving a wide range of hot and cold lunches from 12 noon onwards, choose from local favourites including Derbyshire oatcakes and Owen Taylor sausages and mash. Vegetarian 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 menu available for children and a selection of hot meals available daily. For warming of bottles and baby food there is a microwave available for you to use, and there are highchairs available.
Keeping it local
We are proud to support local food suppliers including:
- Luke Evans bakery for Derbyshire oatcakes, soft bloomer breads & teacakes.
- Owen Taylor butchers for as much locally sourced meats as possible.
- Bluebells dairy – delicious tubs of various ice creams.
- Tollgate Brewery produced on National Trust estate at Calke Abbey for a fantastic range of craft beers.
We serve ethically traded tea and coffee, and you can purchase the coffee to take home with you in the shop too.
Food For Life
Last year at Kedleston we 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.
134 National Trust cafes, restaurants and tea rooms have achieved the Food for Life Served Here Award. Between them they are serving 14,800 freshly prepared meals each day made from environmentally sustainable and seasonal ingredients.
Every time you visit the restaurant your purchse is helping us to look after Kedleston Hall and continue to maintain and conserve the building and its beautiful surroundings.