Lunch and cream tea at Upton

A couple enjoying tea in the Pavilion

We have three fabulous venues at Upton; the pavilion restaurant, Iris's tea room, and the tea window. Our pavilion restaurant is open from 11am-5pm every day. The other venues are closed unless otherwise stated.

The Pavilion Restaurant

On the menu…

Order your meal from our friendly team at the counter and we’ll serve it to your table.

Our Chef prepares all our meals every day from our seasonal menus. You’ll always find a main course, tasty soup or hearty stew, plus a range of jacket potatoes, tarts and salads. There is also a selection of freshly made sandwiches, plus kids portions and lunch boxes.

Please note: Hot food is served from 12-2.30pm, with sandwiches and snacks available all day.

Enjoy something sweet; from the dessert of the day to a range of yummy cakes, bakes and scones.

There’s a full range of coffees and teas, fizzy drinks, juices as well as wine, beer and cider.

Open 11am - 5pm every day (hot food served 12-2.30pm)


Design and Décor

Upton’s Pavilion Restaurant was purpose built in 2002, reflecting the architecture of the house. The star lantern lights are similar to the original one that used to hang in Lady Bearsted’s Art Deco bathroom.

The fretwork and colour scheme echo the designs in the Long Gallery and through the house, made during the renovation in 1927.  Posters and photos on the walls reflect the history of the house and gardens.

Enjoy a cream tea in our tea room
Enjoy a cream tea in our tea room
Enjoy a cream tea in our tea room

Iris’s Tea Room

If you are a fan of cream tea, then this is the place for you. Our simple menu has a range of options from a delicious scone served with cream, jam and a pot of tea, to sandwiches, paninis, snacks and cakes.

Open on busy weekends from 1pm - 4pm, if Iris's is closed we still offer cream teas in the pavilion restaurant.

Who was Iris? She was one of the kitchen maids working here during the house’s heyday in the 1930s. She would have known this space well and worked where you’ll be enjoying your tea.

The Tea Window

Grab everything you need to perk you up for a garden wander; hot drinks, cakes, crisps and even soft scoop ice cream for when the sun comes out.

Open on busy weekends from 1pm - 4pm, weather dependent

We also offer Iris's tea room as an exclusive venue for group visits. Please call group bookings 01295 671114.

Lady taking cakes off a stand offered by waitress

Hire Upton House and Gardens for your party or reception

With a picturesque terrace and Pavillion Restaurant, Upton House and Gardens is the perfect spot to celebrate any special event.