As you arrive from the main car park you'll see the Coffee Shop, a great place to buy hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks to take away. There are delicious sausage rolls, freshly made sandwiches, cakes and scones and hot light lunches.
Dogs are welcome in the coffee shop and there are seats both inside and outside.
In the Café at Polesden Lacey you'll find our full menu, with a variety of hot and cold dishes including unique dishes that reflect the spirit of Polesden Lacey. We also have a range of delicious cakes and classic cream teas. There are plenty of indoor tables as well as an outdoor seating area.
After all the excitement of the day, our 'Beech Hut' is the perfect pit stop. You'll find hot and cold drinks, as well as snacks and cakes, located in the middle of the gardens. There are also swings and a small play area here.
Our menu is inspired by what’s growing in our kitchen garden and seasonal produce in our local countryside, from fresh spring veg and summer fruits to hearty soups and festive flavours as the days grow colder.
Wherever possible, we use fruit and veg grown in the gardens which is sown, nurtured and harvested by our fantastic garden volunteers. That means our menu isn't just seasonal, it has a low carbon foot print too. We buy delicious meat from our tenant farmer, Steve Connisbee who was the winner of the 'Farming with Nature' award in 2018.
We use crockery in the Café. In our other outlets we use compostable packaging which is plastic free, produced ethically using less virgin material and creating less Co2. When you order a hot drink and bring your reusable cup, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment. (This replaces the hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February.)
All profits from our cafe go towards funding essential conservation work - so every time you eat or shop here at Polesden, you're helping us look after this special place. Thank you.
Most of the food and drink served in our café’s, restaurants and tea-rooms is prepared on site in our kitchens, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free. If you have an allergy or intolerance, please ask the café staff who will be happy to advise on the ingredients in your food and drink.
We love sustainably-produced, local and seasonal food, and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Whether you’re looking to bake, roast, slow cook, forage or simply chuck everything in one pot and cross your fingers, we've got you covered with our National Trust Cookbook recipes.
From inspiration for your next showstopper to trying your hand at recipes from eras past or foraging in the wilderness for the freshest ingredients, discover the tastiest treats the season has to offer.
Explore the house at your own pace or join one of our guided tours. We keep as many rooms as open as possible, staffed by our fantastic volunteer room guides who can share more detail about the history of the house and collections.