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

We have plenty of places to eat, with seating both inside and out – whether you fancy a light bite, sweet treat, hearty lunch or indulgent afternoon tea.

All the food served at Waddesdon is made 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

Visitors enjoying a festive afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 11 Nov – 2 Jan

Once the Old Servants’ Hall, during our Christmas season the Manor Restaurant offers teas, coffees and festive lunch menus as well as a very special afternoon tea menu.

How to book

We recommend booking a table in the Manor Restaurant to avoid disappointment. Table reservations for morning coffee or lunch should be made over the phone on 01296 820414.

For Festive Afternoon Teas and Paddington Children’s Afternoon Tea you will need to book and pre-pay, either over the phone or online when booking grounds tickets.


Morning coffee & cake

Served from 11am to 12pm

The perfect way to start your festive visit at Waddesdon.


Christmas set lunch

Served from 12pm to 2.30pm

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

Christmas lunch menu PDF >


Children's menu

Served from 12pm to 2.30pm

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

Children’s lunch menu PDF >


Festive afternoon tea

Served from 2.30pm to 5pm

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

Festive afternoon tea menu >

Book afternoon tea


Paddington children's afternoon tea

Served from 2.30pm to 5pm

To celebrate the return of Paddington to the big screen this winter, we have created a limited-edition Paddington Afternoon Tea for your marmalade loving cubs (or kids) to enjoy this Christmas.

Paddington afternoon tea menu >

Book Paddington afternoon tea


Manor Terrace

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 11 Nov – 2 Jan
Warm up in our heated Terrace, where you will find a selection of light bites including baguettes, soup and mulled wine.

Last orders 5.30pm.

Manor Terrace Christmas Menu PDF >


Manor Shop courtyard coffee bar

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 11 Nov – 2 Jan
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 available in the Powerhouse.

Coffee Bar Christmas menu PDF >

Stables cafe burgers

Fancy a burger?

Stables Café

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 11 Nov – 2 Jan

The Stables Café, near the Woodland Playground, is informal and ideal for families. It’s a short walk from the Manor. Housed inside 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.

Last orders 5.30pm.


Stables Christmas Menu

Enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch with a twist! Try the Stables turkey roulade, seasonal club sandwiches, burgers and soups as well as a special children’s menu.

Stables Christmas menu PDF>


Stables Courtyard at Christmas

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

Stables Courtyard Christmas menu PDF >

handmade fudge in the stables treaterie

Sweet treats

The Treaterie

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 11 Nov – 2 Jan

Based at the former Stables shop in the Stables courtyard with plenty of inside seating. Indulge in waffles, stick waffles and pancakes freshly made in front of you. You can also find delicious artisan ice creams, with festive flavours including Christmas Stocking and Baileys, cupcakes, macarons, fudge, sweets and hot drinks.

Last orders for Waffles 5pm, Stick Waffles 5pm, Pancakes 5.30pm.

Treaterie Christmas menu PDF

christmas wigwam cafe

Wigwam Café

Interior of a cosy Christmas wigwam

Open 11am-6pm, (last orders 5pm) Wed-Sun, 11 Nov – 2 Jan

Located at the top of the Woodland Playground next to the Summerhouse.

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

Wigwam menu PDF >

Christmas shopping

Our shops

Find fun and stylish gifts and treats to remember us by.


Manor shop

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 11 Nov – 2 Jan

You’ll find an exclusive range of bespoke jewellery, homeware, scarves, bags, festive foods, Christmas decorations and more, many of which have been developed exclusively from objects in our collection and exhibitions.


Wine shop

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 11 Nov – 2 Jan

Festively decorated and stocked full of great wines for your Christmas and New Year celebrations. Choose from individual bottles to boxed gift cases.


Christmas shop

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 11 Nov - 23 Dec

Head to the Coach House at the Stables and find our Christmas shop with fantastic gift ideas and beautiful decorations.


Glow pop-up shop

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 11 Nov - 23 Dec

Visit our pop-up neon shop with glowing gifts and stocking fillers galore, great for kids (and big-kids), in the Coach House at the Stables.


Online shop

If you can’t visit us in person then visit our online shop. With a great selection of unique gift boxes, books, stationery and food items. Together with our impressive range of Waddedson own and hand-picked guest wines. Perfect for Christmas presents.

Buy gifts and wine online >

Five Arrows Hotel & restaurant


Five Arrows Hotel

Make the most of your festive visit and book an overnight stay on the Winter Light package at the Five Arrows our boutique hotel.

This package includes:

  • Grounds tickets to Waddesdon
  • A glass of Prosecco each followed by a delicious dinner in the Five Arrows restaurant (£30 per person from the á la carte menu).
  • An overnight stay.
  • A full English or continental breakfast the next morning.

From £165 for a classic double*

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Five Arrows Restaurant

A great alternative choice for Christmas lunch, dinner or a Festive afternoon tea, just a short walk from the gates of the Manor in Waddesdon village.

Book a table online via the Five Arrows OpenTable page.

Book a table


20% off Festive Afternoon Tea

For a limited time only get 20% off Festive Afternoon Tea for Two with a glass of prosecco or mulled wine at the Five Arrows Hotel.
Just £44.80 for two.

Available Sat 11 Nov until Tue 2 Jan.

Served 2 – 5.30pm Mon-Sat, and 3 – 6pm Sun

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