Eating and shopping at Greyfriars
Soak up the sun at the Old Oak Café, serving a range of light meals, sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold drinks. Visit our second-hand bookshop across the road at No.14 Friar Street, stocked full to the brim with some fantastic titles, ready for you to pick up.
The Old Oak Café
The Old Oak Café is open from 10am - 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Indoor seating can be found inside the Hall, adjacent to the Cafe.
Outside seating can be found on the garden terrace, which overlooks the English walled garden with its Italianate features, is a perfect place to soak up the sunshine and witness the changing of the seasons.
Every time you present a reusable cup when you order a hot drink at one of our cafés, tea rooms or kiosks*, 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.
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.
Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.
No.14 Friar Street
The second-hand bookshop is located in No.14 Friar Street, just across the road from Greyfriars and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10.30-4pm.
With the Old Oak Café close by, visitors can pick out a book and settle down with something delicious to eat and drink, while relaxing in the tranquil walled garden.
You'll find selection of winning titles, comforting classics, helpful local history and children's books, and with prices starting from as little as 10p, there is plenty to choose from and many bargains to be had.
Making a donation
We're incredibly grateful for all the donations given to the Greyfriars bookshop and their sale helps directly with the upkeep of our special place.
We're currently accepting donations of:
- General fiction (chick lit, thrillers, crime, teen drama etc)
- Travel books - please note these must be under 5 years old
- Jigsaws (complete)
If you'd like to make a donation to the Greyfriars bookshop, please pop in, we'd love to see you. If you need any assistance or further information, please call the Greyfriars office on 0190523571.
The walled garden pays homage to what stood before, a row of 10 houses, demolished and rebuilt as a tranquil outdoor space in the heart of the city.
Join us at Friar Street for an eye-opening tour, where we’ll uncover the misnomer that is Greyfriars and reveal hidden stories from over 500 years of history. Local items can tell a story about a house, its people, history and traditions. See the items salvaged and restored by the Moore siblings who owned the house. Here's a taster of treasures to look out for on your visit.