Eating at Gibside
There’s something for everyone at Gibside’s cafés, including freshly made sandwiches, tasty jacket potatoes, kids' lunchboxes and, of course, really good coffee.
The Market Place Café
Gibside's biggest restaurant, open throughout the week the Market Place Café serves a range of pastries, cakes, sandwiches and daily specials.
There’s dog-friendly indoor and outdoor seating, and the second-hand bookshop is just next door, so grab a coffee and get stuck into a good read.
The Stables Carriage House Coffee Shop*
Located within the stable block, the Stables Carriage House Coffee Shop is perfect for a stop-off. There's cosy seating inside, or, if it's a nice day, you can sit in the courtyard.
Hot and cold drinks are available, alongside a small range of sandwiches, snacks, scones and sweet treats.
The Strawberry Castle Kiosk*
Open weekends and during school holidays, the Strawberry Castle Kiosk, next to the Strawberry Castle play area, serves snacks and drinks. Don’t worry, it's not all for the youngsters – you can enjoy a cappuccino or mocha while the kids play away.
*operates at reduced hours. Please check at Visitor Reception for opening times.
A guide to food and drink pricing
Below you’ll find some examples and prices of the tasty treats on offer to help you plan your next visit.
Tea from £2.50
Coffees from £2.30
Cold drinks from £1.75
Cakes and bakes from £2.15
Ice cream from £1.20
Scoops ice cream for dogs £2.65
Sandwiches from £3.95
Kids sandwiches from £1.95
Hot food from £5.95
Hot snacks from £3.95
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.
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