Opening Hours

Coronavirus Temporary Closure: Please note that Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery will be closed from 17 March 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

Access Information & Contact Us

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+44 (0)1223 748 100


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Garden Kitchen at Kettle’s Yard

Coronavirus Temporary Closure: Please note that Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery, shop and café will be closed from 17 March 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

Please note that until further notice the café will only be taking card payments.

The Kettle’s Yard café is managed by The Garden Kitchen.

Catch up with friends, take a break and enjoy delicious food and drink.

Opening hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

We are open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

In the case of special events, we may operate outside regular hours. Please see our What’s On for details of our upcoming programme.

If you are a large group and looking to arrange refreshments for your visit please go to our group visit page.

The menu at Garden Kitchen changes daily.

Every day we offer a selection of pastries, cakes and baked goods. Expect to find our chocolate brownies, carrot cakes, fruit cakes and ginger cake together with some delicious non gluten recipes like our chocolate Caprese cake and our vegan date flapjack.

Our savoury offerings include mixed salads, the infamous Garden Kitchen sausage rolls, sandwiches and often a slice or hot food offer. 

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are offered. Please advise our café staff if you have any allergies.


The whole of the café, which is a conversion of some of the original parts of Kettle’s Yard, not part of the new development, is not fully accessible to wheelchair users. The lower area of the café, next to the entrance area, and the outdoor seating is accessible for wheelchair users. As this space is limited, wheelchair users and their party can reserve spaces at these tables. Priority is given to visitors in wheelchairs for these seats at all times, so if you have not been able to book, you should still be able to get a seat.

The counter is up some steps. Café staff are trained to look out for visitors in wheelchairs in the lower area and there is also a bell that you can use, to alert staff to come and assist you and take your order.  Call ahead, email or visit the information desk to book. The café email is alternatively call 01223 748100. Please check with a member of café staff if you have any particular dietary needs.

Pre-concert dinner offer

The Garden Kitchen will be serving dinner between 6.30 – 7.30pm before all evening chamber music concerts. Click here to see all upcoming concerts.

The dinner offer for two includes an anti pasti style sharing platter and two glasses of wine or soft drinks for £25.00. (Half board £12.50).

Pre order only by email or in person at The Garden Kitchen at Kettle’s Yard by 12 noon on the day of the concert.

Student Discount

Students get 15% off food and drink at Garden Kitchen café at Kettle’s Yard. We will need to see valid student ID for the discount to be added. This offer excludes alcohol.

Students can also get two cakes and two hot drinks for £10 with us at Kettle’s Yard between 3-5pm on weekdays.