Cafes & Tea Rooms

You are spoilt for choice when looking for a place to sit back and enjoy a drink with a wedge of delicious homemade cake, or light lunches, breakfast bites, and especially afternoon teas. Not only are our market towns peppered with delightful tearooms, but many of the attractions have their own excellence cafe to tempt you.

Oakham hides its best cafes in alleyways and side streets around the town, but they are worth seeking out. In summer, discover the secret garden of Castle Cottage Café, where you will feel like you’re on the set of a County Living photo shoot.  Otters Fine Foods on Mill Street is not only a smokehouse and deli, but you can take a seat and enjoy their seasonal menu using the best ingredients.

If you’re looking for an outing where the food offering is more of an attraction in its own right than an afterthought, then you will not be disappointed with Burghley House, Gates Garden Centre, Barnsdale Gardens or Grimsthorpe Castle

The Falcon

The Falcon Hotel is a stunning 16th Century coaching inn that is the pride of Uppingham’s historic Market Place. The charming hotel is situated just four miles from the shores of Rutland Water in the heart of the natural splendours of Rutland.

The Orchard Garden Cafe

Sit back, relax and unwind in our marvelous Orchard Cafe where you can enjoy great tasting coffee, flavoursome heritage beverages, a hearty breakfast, piece of cake, light lunch, sharing platter or a decadent afternoon tea

Kavanagh’s Tea Room

A beautiful family run Tea Room & Bistro nestled in the heart of Oakham, adjacent to the historic 17th Century Buttercross At the heart of Kavanagh’s is a traditional tea room serving homemade cakes, scones and light lunches, plus a weekend evening Bistro Menu.

The Waterside Café

With panoramic views of the water, waterside café is the ideal location serving breakfast and lunch, along with a wide range of delicious sweet treats to compliment the refreshment of your choice.

Country Cafe at The Lodge Trust

Set in ten acres of meadowland, the Country Cafe has a warm, welcoming, bright, clean and modern feel. The wooden building, clad on the outside with Larch and on the inside with a fresh honey coloured pine, has excellent disabled access.

Grimsthorpe Castle Tea Room

The tea room at Grimsthorpe Castle offers morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon refreshments. Enjoy home made food, cooked freshley to order using local ingredients wherever possible including vegetables, soft fruits and salad from the Castle’s own kitchen garden.

The Hare & Hog

Much more than an excellent cafe serving teas, coffees, cakes, breakfasts and lunches, The Hare & Hog is also home to award winning Rutland Charcuterie, using British, Free Range meats. Enjoy a charcuterie board and a range of wines and beers by the glass.

Wellies Coffee Shop

Wellies Coffee Shop offers a warm welcome and excellent customer service. Here you can enjoy delicious breakfasts, light lunches, homemade cakes and scones baked freshly every morning.

Stray’s Coffee, Oakham

Stray’s Coffee has been going for over 16 years, and came to Oakham in 2019 to take the High Street by storm. With the mantra ‘The best coffee you’ll have today’, they’re confident you’ll love their new funky setting.

The Garden Restaurant at Gates

A cosy and stylish restaurant seating up to 360 people; with an outdoor verandah that’s perfect for summer and a lovely ‘snug’ area by the wood burner in winter. It’s a warm and relaxed environment that welcomes visitors of all ages.

The Falcon

7 High Street Eas, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PY, United Kingdom

The Orchard Garden Cafe

Welland Vale Garden Inspirations, Glaston Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9EU, United Kingdom

Kavanagh's Tea Room

2 Church Passage, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DR, United Kingdom

The Waterside Café

Normanton Road, South Shore, Normanto, Rutland, LE15 8HD, United Kingdom

Country Cafe at The Lodge Trust

Main Stree, Market Overto, Rutland, LE15 7PL, United Kingdom

Grimsthorpe Castle Tea Room

The Coach House, Grimsthorpe, ourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 0LY, United Kingdom

The Hare & Hog

Unit 25 Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7TU, United Kingdom

Wellies Coffee Shop

Lyndon Road, Manto, Rutland, LE15 8RN, United Kingdom

Stray's Coffee, Oakham

2 High St, Oakham LE15 6AL, UK

The Garden Restaurant at Gates

Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overto, Oakham, Leics, LE15 7Q, United Kingdom