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Eating at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Visitors in the Granary Restaurant at Sissinghurst
Pause for refreshment at Sissinghurst Castle Garden | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

When you find yourself in need of refreshment at Sissinghurst, look no further than the restaurant and coffee shop. There are lots of delicious meals, cakes and savoury treats to be found which are freshly made by our chefs and bakers, using produce grown in the vegetable garden.

What is on the menu?

  • Seasonal meals
  • Teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Sweet and savoury scones
  • Traybakes and cakes
  • Soups and one pots
  • Vegan cream teas
  • Hot lunchtime meals and much more

Children’s menu

In the Granary restaurant we cater for all sizes of appetite. The children’s menu changes throughout the seasons with dishes such as jacket potatoes with cheese, beans or tuna; lunchboxes with a ham or cheese sandwich; sausage and mash with vegetables and onion gravy and a children’s Sunday roast.

Plot to plate

We are proud to serve our visitors meals made from fresh ingredients harvested in our Vegetable Garden on site. Click here to read more.

Three women sitting at a table in the cafe at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent
In the cafe at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Allergen information

Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.

If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.

Always check when you visit

Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Two female volunteers hold crates of vegetables they've picked for use in the kitchen at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent
Volunteers with freshly picked vegetables at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent | © National Trust Images/Penny Tweedie

The Old Dairy coffee shop

The Old Dairy coffee shop has a reduced menu from the Granary restaurant, serving only light refreshments, making it an ideal place to take a quick break before you make your way around the garden. It's also great for keen gardeners as there are displays of Sissinghurst-propagated flowers for sale as well as other equipment to help improve any garden. And you can grab a book from the second-hand bookshop before you start your exploration.

Please refer to our opening times when visiting.

On the menu

  • Teas, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Savoury and sweet scones
  • Traybakes and cakes
  • Sandwiches and crisps
  • Juice and other soft drinks
  • Muffins and flapjacks

Food feet, not miles

The tasty menus are created by our head chef, who works with the team of vegetable gardeners to create dishes inspired by Sissinghurst which highlight the season's best produce. You can see vegetables and soft fruit growing in the garden across the field from the Granary restaurant window. It moves a matter of feet, not miles, before it lands on your plate.

Thank you

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.

The tower is seen through the branches of a magnolia tree, with a few pale pink flowers, at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

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