Sheltered seating outside the courtyard cafe at Holkham, North Norfolk

Courtyard Café

The Courtyard Cafe is a relaxing, spacious venue perfect for enjoying a morning coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea. Our menu uses locally sourced produce wherever we can. Choose from homemade soup, hot pasties and sausage rolls, freshly made sandwiches and salads or delicious pork pies from our local butcher. Our freshly baked scones are perfect accompaniments for a Holkham signature coffee, or perhaps our varied cake selection will tempt you for afternoon tea. With a range of hot and cold drinks and children’s snacks all available to eat in, or enjoy ‘al fresco’ in the sunny courtyard, you’ll be spoilt for choice. During the summer, cool down with a selection of ice-creams and ice lollies served from a traditional cart in the courtyard.

We offer gluten-free and vegetarian options. For any other specific dietary requirements please speak to a member of the café team who will be able to advise.
Please note that our menu changes regularly and we cannot guarantee specific dishes. Please see below for a sample menu.

Afternoon Tea
Enjoy afternoon tea in the new year, in true Holkham style! Click here for more information and available dates.

Opening Times:

22nd December 2018 - 15th February 2019
16th February – 31st March 2019
Open 10am-4pm
1st April – 31st October 2019
Open 10am-5pm (from 9am on Saturdays)

The Courtyard Café offers a range of delicious dishes, snacks and sweet treats; gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options are available. For any other specific dietary requirements please speak to a member of the café team who will be able to advise.

A selection of sandwiches made in-house daily:
Mature Cheddar and ‘Candi’s Chutney’ sandwich (V)
Egg mayonnaise and cress sandwich
Tuna mayonnaise and cucumber hoagie
Hummous and falafel in a beetroot wrap (Vegan)
There are sandwiches on offer for children too.

Grab and go items include:
Protein pots
Fruit pots
Granola pots
Hummous pots

A selection of hot, seasonal and freshly prepared main courses are served daily from 12noon. There are different dishes served each day, a couple of favourites include:
Creme fraiche fish pie with a dill and pea mash served with seasonal vegetables
Asian pork balls in a Hoisin sauce served on a bed of Jasmine rice

Everyone’s classics are still up for grabs:
Sausage roll
Beef pasty
Vegetable lattice

Homemade soup is served over the chilly periods:
New for 2018: Spiced butternut squash & honey soup. Served with a selection of quirky bread; Have you ever tried pink beetroot bread?

Homemade salads are prepared and served daily:
A summer favourite is pea, mint and feta or why not try our new herby quinoa and pomegranate salad

Cakes and sweet treats, most of which are gluten-free and/or vegan-friendly:
Victoria Sponge (GF)
Apple Crumble Cake (GF)
Granola Flapjack (GF and Vegan)
Chocolate and Cherry Tiffin (Vegan)
Homemade Scones

Selection of hot drinks:
All your favourite coffees, with an option to add flavours such as caramel or hazelnut.
Mug of Nelson and Norfolk tea or choose from a choice of flavoured teas.
Hot chocolate - add cream and/or marshmallows.
Soya milk and decaf are available.

Cold drinks:
Still and sparkling Harrogate Water
Coca Cola and Diet Coca Cola
Fresh apple and orange juice from Whin-Hill
Apple and orange juice cartons
A range of flavoured still and sparkling juices from Breckland Orchard Posh Pop, Bottlegreen, Fentimans juices

Alcoholic offerings:
Single serve wine bottles,
Holkham sparkling cider from Whin-Hill
Bottled beer