National Trust Petworth Audit Room Café

Treat yourself at the Petworth Audit Room café

During a visit to Petworth House, stop by our café and enjoy a meal in the historic surroundings of the Servants' Quarters, or grab a takeaway to enjoy outdoors in the Pleasure Garden.

The Audit Room Café

Originally built as a sculpture gallery in 1836, the room later became a handy place for hosting large dinners for tenant farmers and even Christmas parties for the servants. That story is still alive today and the room is now the ideal place to enjoy a meal or have a drink with friends and family on your visit to Petworth.

Please note, only assistance dogs are allowed in the Café.

Opening times

Daily, 10:30am-4pm. (Please check the homepage opening times before visiting)

Serving of hot food ends at 3pm. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

If you have any questions about Petworth House or the café, please email petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01798 342 207. 

Payments by card is preferred but cash is accepted.

Entry tickets are required to enter the property and the Audit Room Café. 

The Audit Room café at Petworth House

What was once a room that held Christmas parties for the servants has now become a room where you can relax with a meal during your visit to Petworth. Additional seating areas are available in the courtyard.

What's on the menu?

The Audit Room Café is serving hot and cold drinks, light snacks and a range of hot and cold food, including sandwiches, salads, jacket potatoes and hotpots. You'll also find something to satisfy your sweet tooth with different cakes and scones to choose from. Visitors can sit at one of the tables in the Café or order a takeaway to enjoy outside in the Pleasure Garden where courtyard seats and benches are available. 

The historic kitchen at Petworth House

Petworth onion soup 

Complete your experience by recreating this thick, hearty onion soup once cooked at Petworth House. It is an easy to make comforting meal, made extra special by the addition of cheese!

Soil Association's Bronze Food for Life Served Here

We've been awarded the Soil Association's Bronze Food for Life Served Here award.

Nearly all of the dishes (at least 75%) served by us are made by us fresh from scratch and the Food for Life Award guarantees this.

What's more, all of the dishes in our cafe contain honest food that is free from undesirable additives.

All our suppliers provide us with ingredients that meet ethical and welfare standards.