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.

Destination dining 

Find us centrally located in the beautiful city of York. Whether you are joining us for a spot of lunch or for one of our famous cream teas we can guarantee a setting like no other. Why not join us in-between sights or after a morning shopping?

Open daily from  1 April, 11am with last orders at 4pm and hot food served until 3pm, the Below Stairs Café makes the perfect retreat to refuel and recoup and you're free to enter with or without visiting the rest of the house.

Deliciously local 

We offer a range of tempting, seasonal and locally sourced treats for you to enjoy. You will find a variety of homemade dishes, lighter bites, wonderfully fresh soups, hand crafted sandwiches and delicious cakes. All our ingredients have been carefully selected from local suppliers for their quality and taste.

We offer tasty meal choices with non-gluten containing ingredients. Please just mention your requirements to the waiting staff and we will be more than happy to meet your needs.

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.

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. Plus the Christmas pudding scone is a real hit in the winter but don't just take our word for it. Try one and let us know. Over Easter we'll be offering another twist...come and taste the hot cross bun scone. 

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

The National Trust is proud to be a part of the food for life scheme.


Celebrate below stairs 

Catching up with friends or family in York? Or do you have a large group to entertain? We can look after groups of 15 to 40 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.

Enjoy your day 

We are open to the public for dining but why not make a day of it and discover the chequered and fascinating history of Treasurer’s House. With a history spanning 2,000 years, there is a lot more to Treasurer's than meets the eye. Discover more about Frank Green and this house of contradictions where all is not as it first seems.

For afters...

If you are in the mood for a spot of shopping, the National Trust York shop is just five minutes away on Goodramgate. The shop stocks beautiful scarves and bags, comfy cushions, gorgeous throws and a varied assortment of books and cards. The perfect place to treat yourself or to find the perfect gift. The shop is open daily from 9.30am till 5.30pm. On Sundays the opening hours are 11am till 5pm.