Cafe Bowes

Café menu

Café Bowes prides itself on using high quality ingredients supplied by local producers to offer a real taste of Teesdale.

Situated within the beautiful surroundings of The Bowes Museum, Café Bowes offers an idyllic setting for your fresh coffee or lunch.

Head Chef, Ben Parnaby, enjoys the benefits of buying locally and goes direct to small farm producers such as John Cross who makes the wonderful Cotherstone Cheese. All the Café’s pork and bacon comes from Neasham Farm, and bread from Peats, a local Bakery. The Café uses local organic milk and cream, local game when in season, and some vegetables from our garden.

Ben and his team bake fresh scones and cakes daily and all meals are made to order, with special dietary requirements catered for where possible.

With its spacious dining room and wonderful views over the gardens and countryside you can relax, unwind and enjoy the delights of the menu.

Café Bowes, although within The Bowes Museum, is a destination in its own right and entry is free via the main Museum entrance. It is open daily from 10.00 and there is ample free parking on site.

Should you be able to stay a while, you can enjoy the current exhibition in the Museum galleries and enjoy the outstanding collections of European fine and decorative arts.