Spring flavours in our cafés

Expect to enjoy a riot of spring flavours in our cafés and restaurants with colourful mixes of seasonal veg making their way from plot to plate. Enjoy homemade scones, soups and salads from regional produce.

A view of the Mansion Tea Room

Tea-rooms and cafés, Attingham Park, Shropshire 

With many ingredients grown in the walled garden and all cakes baked on site, it’s easy to enjoy a taste of Attingham when you visit. With four tea-rooms and cafés dotted around the Estate, there’s plenty of opportunity to sample locally-grown produce in soups, homemade pies, vegetarian tartlets and cold desserts.

Three adults seated at a table enjoying a drink of tea

The Walled Garden restaurant, Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire 

We love local food, that’s why the walled garden at Beningbrough is so important to us. Throughout the spring we harvest a wide variety of fresh Yorkshire produce which we use in our soups, quiches, light meals and main courses, reducing our food miles to literally metres.

Visitors in the tea room at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

The restaurant and café at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire 

Here at Calke Abbey, we like to keep things local. We grow our own herbs, fruits and vegetables in the Physic Garden and we try to source everything else as locally as possible. For those warmer spring days there are two lovely outdoor eating areas which welcome four-legged friends too.

Visitors enjoying lunch at Cragside, Northumberland

The Tea Rooms, Cragside, Northumberland 

Take a walk at Cragside this spring to see colourful spring blooms, fruit tree blossoms and heathers in the Rock Garden. Don’t miss the Spiced Simnel Cake in the tea-room along with hot cross buns and other Easter treats.

Picnic benches outside by the River Stour at Flatford, Suffolk

Riverside tea-rooms, Flatford, Suffolk 

Flatford lies in the heart of the Dedham Vale in Suffolk, made famous in the paintings of John Constable. After exploring the picturesque hamlet you can pay a visit to the riverside tea-room, next door to the beautiful 16th-century thatched Bridge Cottage. With an exciting menu, starring some old favourites as well as the ‘Bake of the Month’.

The interior of the Orangery Cafe at Ham House and Garden, Surrey.

Orangery café, Ham House, London 

Ham’s kitchen garden has existed since the mid-1860s, and is currently one of the most productive walled kitchen gardens in London. It provides the newly-refurbished Orangery café with produce all year round, and inspires the menu of light lunches and treats. Pay a visit to enjoy the new surroundings and taste Ham House's delicious home-grown produce.

Visitors sitting outside a cafe at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire.

The tea-room at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire 

The tea-room at Hinton Ampner is housed in one of the oldest buildings on the estate and was formerly a stable. Our cook bakes fresh food every day, and there’s always a special one-pot lunch made using ingredients from our own walled garden. Visit in spring to see beautiful displays of narcissus and magnolias.

Closeup of cakes in the West Wing Cafe

West Wing café, Ickworth, Suffolk 

The menu at Ickworth has something for everyone, and is all made on site from fresh ingredients. Fruit and vegetables are brought in from Ickworth’s own walled garden where possible, bringing bright refreshing flavours to dishes during the spring months. The West Wing café is nestled next to the orangery, so you can enjoy views across the Italianate garden while you eat.

Courtyard outside the Stables Cafe at Knightshayes Court

Stables Café, Knightshayes, Devon 

Using a range of organic ingredients, freshly picked from the walled kitchen garden and nearby farms, you are always guaranteed the taste of the West Country with every bite at Knightshayes. There's plenty of space to eat inside the renovated stables or out in the beautiful cobbled courtyard.

Vistors in the sunshine at the Courtyard Cafe at Nostell Priory

Courtyard Café, Nostell Priory and Parkland, West Yorkshire 

The Courtyard Café at Nostell Priory serves freshly prepared dishes using local, seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients. In fact, many of the dishes include ingredients grown in the Kitchen Garden. Visit in late spring to sample rhubarb chutney and delicious rhubarb & orange tart.

A family relaxing in the cafe courtyard at Seaton Delaval Hall

The café at Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland 

Tuck into a tasty spring menu, including hot cross buns, and admire the seasonal floral displays in the café at Seaton Delaval Hall. While you relax with a cuppa you can let the kids run free around the Secret Garden – a small garden right next to the café courtyard.

Cow Barn

Cow Barn café, Tyntesfield, Bristol 

Set in the unique surroundings of a converted Victorian cow barn, Tyntesfield’s café menu is based around local seasonal food, from wild garlic to bread and butter pudding. Wherever possible the team use produce from Tyntesfield’s kitchen garden, and also serve delicious homemade cakes and pastries.