Food and drink
- Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea every day
- Seasonal menu of hot dishes, pasties, sandwiches and desserts
The delicious food we serve in our cafes reflects the stories we tell in our exhibits. Our food is responsibly sourced, fairly traded, single-source, organic, seasonal and/or local and freshly made, often in front of your eyes.
Please note that at less busy times of the year, some of our catering venues may not be open.
Our family food offer topped the Soil Association’s 2016 Out To Lunch league table of visitor attractions, which aimed to find the best attraction for freshly prepared, healthy and sustainable food.
We cater for vegetarians, vegans, meat-eaters, and those on gluten-free diets. Please tell a member of our staff if you have particular dietary requirement and they will do their best to help you. And look out for the symbols on our online menus below.
Sustainable, local food
Find out how we source our catering supplies, including sustainable seafood.
Meet the plants you eat
Check out our trail of Eden where you meet plants you eat (PDF).
Please bring your own refillable water bottle to help us cut down on the use of plastics.
We sell refillable drinks bottles in our on-site and online shops.
We support ReFill, a free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution and promote healthy hydration by making refilling a water bottle easy, social and rewarding - find out more on their website.