Sheltered seating outside the courtyard cafe at Holkham, North Norfolk

Courtyard Café

The Courtyard Cafe is perfect for enjoying a morning coffee, a snack, light lunch or afternoon tea. Our menu uses locally sourced produce wherever we can.

Try our homemade hot dishes, served 12noon-2.30pm.
There will be two to three delicious options on offer daily, including classics such as, shepherd’s pie, casserole, chilli and fish pie, as well as many more tempting dishes to try such as, red Thai curry, baked cod, slow roasted pork in a bun, venison and beetroot curry and pheasant breast in Normandy sauce.

For a smaller appetite, 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.

Opening Times:

6th January-14th February
15th February-21st March
Open 10am-4pm
22nd March-2nd November
Open 10am-5pm

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.

Homemade soup
A delicious seasonal soup, served with a choice of quirky breads (V)

Homemade quiche or tart of the day
Served with salads or side vegetables

Homemade hot dishes, served 12noon-2.30pm
Two options, including one vegetarian or vegan option, will be available each day. A fish dish will additionally be served on weekends. Served with hot side dishes.

Chicken wrapped in Pancetta
Hunters chicken
Holkham venison or lamb & feta in a brioche bun
Pulled pork in a brioche bun with red cabbage coleslaw
Chicken thighs baked with lemon and paprika
Sausages with onion gravy and mashed potatoes

Salmon en papillote
Cod en papillote

Baked Aubergine with sweet chilli sauce and seeds (Vegan)
Stuffed peppers with barley, sweet potato and red onion (V)
Halloumi cheese with peppers, harissa sauce and honey (V)
Vegetarian/vegan burger in vegan brioche bun (V / Vegan)

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

Homemade salads
Five delicious salads are available each day, with examples such as: roast cumin carrots with feta, spinach and parsley; orzo pasta salad with peppers and sun-dried tomatoes or mango and curried coleslaw.

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

Classic pasties:
Sausage roll
Vegan sausage roll

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 tea from ‘Brew 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 juice from Whin-Hill
Apple and orange juice cartons
A range of flavoured still and sparkling juices from Breckland Orchard

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

We are delighted to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence. Click here to see what our visitors are saying.