Eating and shopping at Mount Stewart
Tuck into a seasonal menu of hot lunches, light-bites, sandwiches, cakes and bakes in the Mount Stewart tea-room. Stop by the gift shop to browse from a range of homeware, gifts and more, or pick up a page turner from the second-hand bookshop. Your support helps to look after this special place – thank you.
Eating at Mount Stewart
Local and seasonal produce
All of the food in the Mount Stewart tea-room is made on site by the team using local and seasonal produce. They use the National Trust cookbook as well as local recipes to create a delicious menu of freshly prepared dishes. There is also a range of light bites available, including our signature sausage rolls, pasties and sandwiches.
Treat yourself to a cream tea with homemade scones, local jam and clotted cream or choose from a delicious range of our own cakes and desserts.
The tea-room offers a full range of speciality coffees.
Try out the vegan cream tea; a plain vegan scone alongside oatmeal vegan cream. Or choose from a whole menu of seasonal hot meals and light snacks that are also suitable for vegans, including vegan sausage rolls and pasties. We can accommodate most dietary requirements including non-gluten bread, scones and brownies.
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.
Dogs are welcome
Dogs are part of the family, so if you’re visiting with your four-legged friend, dogs on leads are welcome in the covered outdoor area of the Tea-Room and in the shop at Mount Stewart.
Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.
The gift shop
The gift shop at Mount Stewart stocks locally made artisan collections alongside the National Trust ranges of cosy homewares, books, gifts and tasty goodies. So you can treat yourself or someone special on your next visit.
Whatever your gardening plans may be, there’s something to help you get the job done. From tools to seeds, plants to pots and even books stuffed full of tips and inspiration.
The shop stocks a wide variety of plants, garden ornaments, and garden furniture. The plants for sale are spray-free, and most are grown at Mount Stewart using peat-free compost.
The second-hand bookshop
Pick up a page turner and help Mount Stewart’s story continue for generations to come. Every year, the proceeds from the sales of second-hand books help to fund vital conservation works at Mount Stewart, helping to look after this special place. You can browse the shelves for a range of titles and genres, covering all sorts of topics and interests.
Donating your second-hand books
If you would like to donate your second-hand books, please bring your donations to the Visitor Reception where a member of the team will be able to receive your donation and answer any queries.
It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.
Explore the historic house and wander through the elegant rooms to discover a much-loved family home, filled with magnificent portraits and personal treasures.
Take a stroll through the world-class garden at Mount Stewart and discover an extraordinary scope of plant collections and original, historic features.
Discover Mount Stewart with your dog. With acres of parkland to explore there's plenty of space for them to bound, sniff, jump and splash. Mount Stewart is a two pawprint rated place.
Pull on your walking boots, choose your route and head out for a walk on the Mount Stewart estate. Spot seasonal wildlife as you go, or run wild in the natural play area.
Discover some of the best cafés, restaurants and tea-rooms located at National Trust places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Pick up a book from a second-hand bookshop to keep or share. Every purchase will raise funds for conservation projects at the places in our care.
Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop.
Tuck into a great day out with our places to eat and drink across Northern Ireland. Enjoy classic scones in the Courtyard Cafe at The Argory, seasonal selected soups at Mount Stewart or a pub lunch at Mary McBride's in Cushendun. From a cosy corner in a quaint tea-room to a traditional pub which was once the oldest in Ireland, dine in a doorway to nature, beauty and history.