Lunch and afternoon tea at Upton

Cups and saucers and a large jug in foreground of the restaurant seating area

We have three fabulous venues at Upton; the pavilion restaurant, Iris's tea room, and the tea window. During the winter months, our pavilion restaurant is open from Friday-Monday 12-4pm. 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, 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.

Kids portions and lunch boxes are available every day.

Open Friday - Monday from 12pm - 4pm

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

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 simple scone with tea to the full blown tiered stand with sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and a glass of Prosecco.  

Open on busy weekends from 1pm - 4pm, if Iris's is closed we still offer an afternoon tea in the pavillion restaurant, no booking required.

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 take away

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

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

We also offer Iris's tea room as an exclusive venue for group visits.

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.