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Eating at Cliveden

Inside the Conservatory Café at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire
The Conservatory Café at Cliveden | © ©National Trust / Sue Green

At Cliveden, there is a range of food outlets available on your visit. Whether you are looking for a sit-down lunch or a coffee to go, there’s something to suit your needs.

Places to eat at Cliveden

Choose from a range of refreshments at the cafes and kiosks on the estate.

The Conservatory Café

The main café, biggest selection of food and drinks.

From light bites to hearty lunches and meals designed specifically for little ones, there's a tasty treat for everyone at Cliveden. Hot food is served from 11.30am until 2.30pm.

Each month, we have a new ‘Scone of the Month’ which can be purchased from the Conservatory Café. Check our social channels for this month’s flavour.

In addition to our standard menu, we also offer children’s portions and kids’ pick n mix lunch boxes which include 5 items to fuel their adventure.

We have a range of accessible crockery and cutlery at the Conservatory Café for all visitors to use and access, which can be found by the entrance of the café to your right. Simply, take your accessible crockery to the till when you pay for your order.

Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Conservatory Cafe, but all dogs are welcome to sit with you outside the cafe.

The Refreshment Kiosk Grab and Go

Head to the Walled Garden car park to grab a takeaway hot drink or snack from the Kiosk when you visit. It's dog friendly, so feel free to bring your pooch along too.

On good weather days, we also serve ice creams from the Jude’s cart.

Doll's House Grab and Go

This quaint little cafe is perfect for a quick bite to eat to fuel some fun in the play area next door. The Doll's House Café is open from 11am until 4pm on weekends and during school holidays.

The River Kiosk

The River Kiosk is open from 11am – 4.30pm during the spring and summer seasons. Grab a takeaway hot drink or snack from the River Kiosk before you head onto your boat trip at Cliveden. Boating season at Cliveden runs from 29 March – October. On good weather days, we also serve ice creams from the Jude’s cart.

Remember your reusable cup

Every time you present a reusable cup when you order a hot drink at a café, tea-room or kiosk, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment by reducing the number of disposable cups used.*

This promotion replaces the hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February 2021.

*Discount not guaranteed at food outlets operated by third parties.

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.


Since 2019, Cliveden’s food outlets have been plastic free. A plant based plastic and wooden items are used throughout the food outlets. At Cliveden, we like to care for the planet and recycle 90% of our jam jars, we wash our jar jars up for visitors to take home and reuse. We also collect coffee grains, repackage them for visitors to take home and use in their garden.

Thank you

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

Tray of freshly baked scones
Tray of freshly baked scones | © Emily Roe

Picnics at Cliveden

Bringing your own? Cliveden has plenty of space for picnics throughout the ground. Whether you want to take advantage of one of the picnic tables in the Water Garden, go exploring further afield in the shady Woodlands, or bask in the sunshine by the river, you are sure to find the perfect spot. There are more options to picnic at Cliveden, just download the Cliveden estate map for more information. Thank you for helping us care for Cliveden by bringing a bin bag and taking your rubbish home with you.’

Forgotten something?

Cliveden's gift shop is the perfect place to pick up a picnic essential. From blankets to hats, sun cream to strawberry jam – it really is a one-stop shop for picnic goodies.

Watch out for red kites

Please beware of red kites. Cliveden is home to lots of red kites who may try to steal your food. Please do not feed them and, when picnicking, try to choose a spot that is sheltered from above, such as the shade of a tree.

Thank you

It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.

Aerial view of Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

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