Tea-room treats at Nunnington Hall

Food from the Nunnington tea-room

Make a day of it and relax in the atmospheric Tearoom, located within the historic House with views across the Garden. After working up an appetite, treat yourself to a freshly prepared lunch or afternoon tea.

With an ever-changing menu, you’ll be sure to find new delicious choices on every visit. Whenever possible, we use our own 100% organically grown vegetables from the Garden.

Each day one of our cooks visit the kitchen garden to cut fresh herbs and harvest seasonal vegetables for the menu.

Take a look at the sample menu here

Alan harvesting rhubard in the garden
Alan harvesting rhubard in the garden
Alan harvesting rhubard in the garden

If you’ve brought your dog along for a visit to the Garden, or simply want to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, we also serve soup, pre packed sandwiches and a selection of cakes in the Tea Garden. Here you can relax by the river Rye while the kids have a game of giant Draughts. 

Make sure you keep an eye out on the river, as you might be lucky enough to spot the resident Otters as they feed and play in the water.

Food for Life Served Here

We’re proud to be 1 of the 187 cafés, restaurants and tea-rooms who bear the 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 the award we looked at everything from our menus and suppliers, to the way we prepare our food. The cafés that received the award have proven that they serve food which is traceable, free from additives and better for animal welfare.

Made fresh each day
Freshly made scones in the tea-room
Made fresh each day

Fame and fortune

Each of our seasonal menus take inspiration from the history of Nunnington Hall. Our rich chocolate eclairs take their connection from Lord Preston, owner of Nunnington Hall and Ambassador to the Palace of Versailles. 

The eclairs have also been featured on Channel 4 Sunday Brunch along with National Trust leading Developing Chief, Clive Goudercourt.

If you want to have a go at making the Nunnington eclairs, download the recipe here.