Kedleston's Great Kitchen restaurant

Kedleston restaurant

The Great Kitchen restaurant is the perfect place to stop, relax and refuel after a busy day exploring or even just to pop in for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. We’ve got all sorts on our menu from sweet treats to wholesome meals. Open daily from 10.00am.

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 actually changed very little over the years and you can still clearly see many of the original kitchen features.

Kedleston Great Kitchen in the 1920s
A historic image of Kedleston's Great Kitchen in the 1920s
Kedleston Great Kitchen in the 1920s

Time for breakfast

We’re open from10.00am everyday so you can pop in for breakfast after a 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. 

Four-legged friends

Dogs aren't able to come into the restaurant but there is outdoor seating for those lovely sun-kissed mornings and a small indoor seating area in what was once the game larder.

Did someone say cake?

What’s a day out without sampling the cake offerings? We regularly update what we have on offer, from yummy flapjacks to our ever-popular Kedleston Marmalade cake. There's a range of hot and cold drinks to wash them down with, including some of our favourites such as luxury hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows or a refreshing Luscombe cranberry crush.

Kedleston Marmalade Cake

Kedleston Marmalade Cake

Why not try one of our Kedleston favorites at home? Here's a recipe for the ever popular Kedleston Marmalade Cake which can be traced back to the Great Kitchen here at Kedleston in the 18th Century!


Why not pop in for a cup of tea?
Kedleston restaurant
Why not pop in for a cup of tea?

Light bites 

We have a range of freshly made sandwiches, light meals and tasty soups on offer. We get a lot of little explorers too so we’ve made sure we have options available for children.

Need something a bit more substantial?

We've a great selection of hot main dishes available from 12 noon till 3.00pm. From bubble and squeak to fresh sandwishes and main meals there’s something to suit all appetites. Do let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we'll do our very best to accommodate you. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call or contact us prior to your visit.

What's on the menu?

Take a look at what we serve up daily in the restaurant. You can also choose from the specials board. 

Kedleston Great Kitchen Menu 2018 (PDF / 2.8MB) download

Choose from a selection of hot meals.
curry and pale ale in kedleston's restaurant
Choose from a selection of hot meals.


Keeping it local

As much as we can we try to source our food locally so thank you to our suppliers below for their produce:

  • Jackson bakery for Derbyshire oatcakes, soft bloomer breads & teacakes.
  • Owen Taylor butchers for as much locally sourced meats as possible.
  • Bluebells dairy – delicious filled tubs of various ice creams.
  • Tollgate Brewery produced on a National Trust estate at Calke Abbey for a fantastic range of craft beers.
Cream teas, always a hit!
scones in kedleston restaurant
Cream teas, always a hit!

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.

The Trust's hard work has paid off as now 134 of our 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.

And Thank you

Just remember that the money you spend here in our restaurant helps us to look after Kedleston and continue to maintain and conserve the building and its beautiful surroundings.