The Granary restaurant at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Visitors in the granary restaurant

When you find yourself in need of refreshment, look no further than our restaurant. There are Lots of cakes and savoury treats to be found which are freshly made by our baker.

Food feet, not miles

Feeling hungry after a walk around our estate? Enjoy a lunch prepared from our seasonally changing menu.

Our tasty menus are created by our Head Chef Clemmie, who works with our team of Vegetable Gardeners to create dishes inspired by Sissinghurst which highlight the season's best produce. Vegetables and soft fruit growing in the garden you can see across the field from the restaurant window, moves a matter of feet, not miles before it lands on your plate. In the coffee shop, find a selection of cakes, soup and sandwiches for a quick refuel. Find out more about our vegetable plot below.

Seasonal highlights from the estate

Try our new caramilsed apple cheesecake with apples picked from our orchards by the ranger team. If you're after something warmer than our roasted red pepper and squash soup could be just the thing for you, with squashes from the veg garden which can also be purchased from the plant shop if you'd like to try and recreate the soup at home.

The scone of the month for October is salted caramel and apple which can be found in the granary restaurant.

Chicken and leek pie

Puddings and Pies

There's no time quite like autumn to indulge in some good food. As the colder nights draw in it seems all the more appropriate to tuck into some hearty warming dishes. From 7 October until the 10 November our head chef will be adding a fortnightly pie and pudding to the menu, which will include ingredients grown only a few feet away in our vegetable garden. Pies, puddings and all hot food is served between 12 and 3pm every day. Be sure to visit the restaurant throughout autumn to satisfy any of your food cravings.

What else is on the menu

  • Teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Sweet and savoury scones
  • Traybakes and cakes
  • Fresh lemonade and other fruit juices
  • Soups and one pots
  • Sunday roasts
  • Vegan sausage rolls
  • Vegan cream teas
  • Hot lunchtime meals and much more
Hot food is available from the granary restaurant between 12 and 3pm Sissinghurst opening times

Childrens menu

In the Granary restaurant we cater for all sizes of appetities. The childrens menu changes throughout the seasons with some current menu highlights being; Jacket potatoes with cheese, beans or tuna, lunchboxes with a ham or cheese sandwhich, macaroni and cheese served with spinach and cherry tomatoes and a childrens sunday roast.

Love cake?

We know you won’t need any convincing about our cakes when you see them, but why not try one at home, here's a recipe for a National Trust favourite inspired by our special place.

Milk and eggs on kitchen table
Cakes and bakes

Simple sponge cake 

Learn how to make the perfect sponge cake with this recipe from our development chef Clive Goudercourt.

Upcoming events

Autumn Family Activities

Fri 18 Oct 2019
Pick up an activity map from visitor reception or download it from the website to help you explore the Sissinghurst estate. With ideas for you to try with the family it's a great opportunity to get outdoors and closer to nature.

Sissinghurst Photographic Award Exhibition with IGPOTY

Fri 25 Oct 2019
An exhibition of the best views and vistas capturing Sissinghurst in all its beauty entered into the Sissinghurst Photographic award in association with the International Garden Photographer of the Year.

Garden and Flower Photography Masterclass with Clive Nichols

Fri 01 Nov 2019
Improve your garden photography with expert tuition and guidance from one of Britain's top garden photographers in the setting of one of Britain's most famous gardens, Sissinghurst. Light lunch and refreshments included

Winter weekend garden opening

Sat 02 Nov 2019
Winter opening of the garden kicks off from Saturday 2 November. The garden will be open every weekend throughout winter between 11am-4pm.

Ramble and Roast

Sun 03 Nov 2019
Join our ranger for an autumnal ramble taking in the sights and sounds of the season before enjoying a two course roast lunch in the restaurant.

Head Gardener Walk

Sat 09 Nov 2019
Join our Head Gardener Michelle Cain for an exclusive tour of the garden before we open to visitors. Find out all about the work that we've been doing this year and what's in store for the garden in the new year.