Afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant

Your visit

Eat, shop & stay

Refuel in our restaurant and cafés and find fine wines, great gifts and unique pieces inspired by Waddesdon's art collection in our shops. Our Five Arrows Hotel at the gates of the Manor also offers a great place to stay.

Where to eat

At Waddesdon Manor, we offer several eating places and areas, some indoors, others outdoors, depending on the season.

All the food served at Waddesdon is prepared in our kitchens. The menus change with the seasons to reflect the best ingredients available. Our dedicated chefs seek out the finest local suppliers and insist on only the freshest, best-quality produce.

Manor Restaurant

Once the Old Servants’ Hall, during our main season the Manor Restaurant offers teas, coffees, breakfast and lunch menus as well as a quintessentially British afternoon tea menu.

How to book

We recommend booking a table in the Manor Restaurant to avoid disappointment. Table reservations can be made over the phone on 01296 820414 or for Afternoon Teas and our Set Lunch Menu you can book and pre-pay online when booking grounds tickets. Simply ‘Add’ the option to book the Manor Restaurant, select a time and the option you require. Please see the menus below.


Breakfast menu

Served from 10am to 12noon. Choose from full English or continental.

Breakfast & morning coffee and cake menu PDF


Children’s menu

The kid’s get their own menu with burgers, bangers, pizza and delicious desserts.

Children’s menu 2017 PDF


À la carte menu

Enjoy a British classic of fish & chips in ale batter.

Manor Restaurant lunch menu PDF


Express menu

If you’re short of time, choose from our quick and easy menu and be in and out in under 30 minutes.

Express Lunch menu PDF

Afternoon Tea & Set Lunch Menus


Traditional Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself to afternoon tea, with a selection of savoury treats and sweet fancies.

Adult £20.50, Child £10

Adult with Nytimber £25

Afternoon Tea Menu

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Set Lunch Menu

With the choice of 2 courses for £16.50 or 3 courses for £21.50.

Set Lunch Menu

(available until Nov 11)

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Children's Afternoon Tea

The Paddington Afternoon Tea has been cleverly crafted to appeal to all young Paddington fans, complete with Paddington’s suitcase and marmalade jar.

£10 per child.

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Festive Afternoon Tea

From 11 Nov – 2 Jan we will be offering a Festive Afternoon Tea, complete with sausages wrapped in bacon, mini mince pie and winter spice apple crumble.

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Christmas at the Manor Restaurant


Christmas Set menu

Enjoy a delicious festive lunch in the Manor Restaurant this Christmas.

Please note advanced booking is required.

(Sat 11 Nov – Tues 2 Jan)

Christmas Set menu PDF


Manor Terrace

Warm up in our heated Terrace, where you will find a selection of light bites including baguettes, soup and mulled wine.

Manor Terrace Christmas Menu PDF

Stables cafe burgers

Fancy a burger?

Stables Café

Open 10am-5pm, Wed-Sun

The Stables Café, near the Woodland Playground, is informal and ideal for families. It’s a short walk from the Manor. Housed in the old stables, painted in light pastel colours, it’s furnished with Jasper Morrison air chairs giving a contemporary look against the original features. Outdoor seating and blankets are available in the courtyard too.


Stables Café menu

Stables lunch menu: serving delicious open sandwiches, soup, salads, burgers, veggie options, homemade cakes and children’s favourites.

Stables Café Menu Christmas PDF


Stables Courtyard

Stables outdoor kiosk: hot drinks, baguettes, cakes, ice creams and children’s lunch boxes to eat outside in the courtyard.

Stables Courtyard menu PDF


Stables Christmas Menu

Enjoy seasonal open sandwiches, burgers and soups in the Stables Café.

Stables Café menu Christmas PDF


Stables Courtyard at Christmas

Mulled wine, hot chocolates, scones & baguettes are all available for take-away

Stables Courtyard Menu Christmas PDF

handmade fudge in the stables treaterie

Sweet treats

The Treaterie

Open Wed -Sun until 5 Nov, 10am-5pm

Based at the former Stables shop with plenty of undercover seating. Indulge in waffles and crêpes freshly made in front of you, which topping will you choose? Also, artisan ice creams, cakes, pastries, macarons, fudges and sweets.

Treaterie menu PDF

Treaterie Christmas menu PDF

Manor Courtyard coffee bar

Outdoor coffee bar

Grab a quick snack, freshly made baguette, slice of cake or a hot drink at our kiosk in the Manor Shop Courtyard with covered seating in the Powerhouse.

Coffee Bar menu PDF

Coffee Bar Christmas menu PDF


Just before the woodland playground you’ll find our Summerhouse. Open on sunnier days you can grab a coffee of snack and pull up a chair at one of the tables provided.

Summerhouse menu PDF

Wigwam Café

Interior of a cosy Christmas wigwam

Following a successful debut last year, chef Barney Wrobel returns to serve more festive street food, hot chocolate, mulled wine and homemade cakes in our cosy Wigwam Café.

Wigwam menu PDF

Five Arrows Hotel

Make the most of your visit and stay over at our elegant Five Arrows Hotel. Formerly a Victorian coaching inn, it offers seasonal menus and modern European dishes.

Discover the Five Arrows Hotel

Gifts, toys, food & accessories

Our shops

At Waddesdon you’ll find lots to remember your visit by and take home in our shops by the main house. Open Wed-Sun until 5 November.


Manor shop

Originally a covered courtyard used for tradesmens’ deliveries, the Manor shop’s high ceilings and Bath stone archways make a unique backdrop for shopping. For 2017 we have an exclusive new range of products inspired by our collection.

Take something home with you >


Wine shop

Our wine shop is filled with a range of wines to suit all budgets, stocking Rothschild wines from both the Old and New Worlds. Our wine shop manager Peter Tompkins has taken time to choose 10 outstanding yet affordable wines for the shop from Burgundy, the Loire and Rhone to his selection of ‘Guest Wines’, designed to complement the wide range of Rothschild wines. You won’t find these wines in supermarkets or wine merchant chains!

Choose your tipple >


Exhibition shop

For the first time ever, we are excited to have a shop at our Coach House Gallery celebrating our 2017 Creatures & Creations exhibition. So treat yourself to stylish homeware and accessories based on digital art by Platon H and fashion designs by Mary Katrantzou all inspired by Walter Rothschild’s collection of natural history, with some specimens on loan from the Natural History Museum. You can also shop this collection online.

Shop this collection >