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Eating at Gibside

Dog sniffing a pizza at National Crust, Gibside
Enjoy tasty treats in one of Gibside's cafés | © National Trust Images/Tony Blackett

There’s something for everyone at Gibside’s cafés, including freshly made sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas, 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.

Pizza at Gibside*

On Saturday 23 March, a brand new pizza outlet is opening at Gibside. Enjoy a delicious wood-fired pizza on weekends and school holidays, 12pm-3pm. The outlet is dog-friendly and has indoor or outdoor seating, located in the Market Place.

The outlet also serves hot and cold drinks to sit in or takeaway, including canned alcoholic drinks.

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.

*these outlets operate 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 £2.70

Coffee from £3.10

Cold drinks from £1.80

Cakes and bakes from £2.20

Ice cream from £1.20

Ice cream for dogs from £2.70

Sandwiches from £4.30

Kids sandwiches from £2.00

Hot snacks from £2.30

Hot food from £5.00

Pizza from £8.00

Picnic areas

Gibside has multiple outdoor picnic areas where you can enjoy your own packed lunch or snacks. Picnic areas at Market Place, the Stables and Strawberry Castle are all situated close to toilet facilities and food outlets.

Dachshund enjoying a taste of Scoops ice cream for dogs
Dachshund enjoying a taste of Scoops ice cream for dogs | © 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.

Thank you

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

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