Where to eat at Upton?
There are three venues to choose from when you visit Upton.
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, hearty stew; and a range of jacket potatoes, tarts and salads; a choice of freshly made sandwiches and deli rolls.
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 each day from 11am-5pm
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.
Iris’s Tea Room – new in 2017
If you are a fan of afternoon tea, then this is the place for you. Our special menu has a range of afternoon tea options, from a Scone and tea to the full blown tiered stand with sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and a glass of Prosecco.
Open at weekends from 1pm - 4pm
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 for a picnic from here – there hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes, crisps and ice cream.
Open at weekends from 12noon - 4pm
Where to get an Ice Cream?
We sell ice creams in three venues:
- Your classic Walls offerings from the Restaurant.
- Tubs from local makers Bennetts from the Shop
- Soft Scoop ice cream in a cone from the tea window.
We have our very own ice cream too – the Millionaires. Vanilla ice cream with toffee, biscuit and chocolate swirled through it. Served in a waffle cone from the tea window open at weekends.