The Below Stairs Café at Treasurer's House

Two women eating and drinking wine

Come below stairs and dine in the unique surroundings of what was once the servant’s hall in the underbelly of Treasurer's House. Soak up the history and choose from a menu of fresh delights, all in the shadow of York Minster.

Just so you know...

We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so. However, Treasurer's House is currently closed. Check our homepage for the most up to date information about visiting. The closest place to visit is Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens.

Free entry for everyone to the café on open days - perfect for that pause when shopping or sightseeing in York. See all opening times here.


Fancy something a little different?

When Frank Green lived at Treasurer's House he was a real stickler for perfection. He only wanted the best, especially when it came to entertaining. That’s why he hired a top French chef  - Monsieur Viande - to expertly prepare the crème de la crème of dinner parties for Frank’s guests including the future King Edward VII. 

We’ve taken this inspiration to bring you the tastiest meals that Monsieur Viande would have been proud of, with a bit of a Yorkshire twist. Bon appétit.

Step below stairs to the atmospheric cafe
Stone walled cafe with people seated
Step below stairs to the atmospheric cafe

And of course we make a cracking scone

The National Trust is well known for its scones and at Treasurer's House we always oblige with changing flavours throughout the year. The Christmas pudding scone is a real hit in the winter but don't just take our word for it...

" I have travelled 200 miles for a scone. That scone looks amazing and smells amazing. Surely it can't be as nice as I am anticipating? Readers, it was off the scale delicious. That first bite of Christmas pudding scone with brandy butter will remain with me for a very long time."
- Sarah Merker, scone blogger

A seasonal favourite for many visitors is the Christmas pudding scone, but the baking bowl is now closed for a short time. If you missed your chance, have a go and bake some at home...

Christmas pudding scone and brandy butter

Treasurer's House Christmas pudding scones recipe

A seasonal take on the classic scone, served warm with brandy butter for a limited time in winter from the Below Stairs Café.

Good to know...

Make the most of your day

Champagne glass being filled

Celebrate below stairs

Catching up with friends or family in York? Or do you have a large group to entertain? On certain days we can look after groups of 15 to 25 and give you exclusive use of one of the rooms in the Below Stairs Café. Or, for smaller groups, please give us a call to reserve a table on 01904 624247. We do not routinely offer full venue hire as we're open every day and busy with visitors, but if you're looking for something specific and think we can help then please get in touch.