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 and Uppingham hide their best cafes in alleyways and side streets around the town, but they are worth seeking out.

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, to name a few!

Courtyard Cafe

A Warm Welcome awaits everyone at the Courtyard Café

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.

Otters Fine Foods

Otters Fine Foods brings a new dimension to the food shopping experience. We offer the most wonderful naturally smoked fish, meats and cheeses, all smoked using traditional methods with no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives.

Stray’s Coffee, Oakham

Stray’s Coffee is a family-owned and run, independent coffee shop, eatery and live jazz venue, first opening in Newark on Trent in 2003. They came to Oakham in 2019 to take the High Street by storm!

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.

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.

Country Cafe at The Lodge Trust

Set in ten acres of meadowland with a fantastic children’s play area, the Country Cafe offers a warm welcome, and delicious home made cakes.

Wellies Coffee Shop

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

Barnsdale Gardens Tea Room

We are proud to offer the very best fresh, seasonal food, served in generous portions. Wherever possible, we source our ingredients from local producers, so our sandwiches are freshly made using Hambleton Bakery’s award-winning bread and in season our salads come direct from our very own allotment.

Courtyard Cafe

Rutland Water Golf Club Ltd, Lodge Farm, Manton Road, Oakham, UK

The Falcon

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

Otters Fine Foods

44 High St, Oakham LE15 6NZ, UK

Stray's Coffee, Oakham

2 High St, Oakham LE15 6AL, UK

The Waterside Café

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

The Garden Restaurant at Gates

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

Country Cafe at The Lodge Trust

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

Wellies Coffee Shop

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

Barnsdale Gardens Tea Room

The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom

Oh Curio

Percy's Barn, Seaton Road, Harringworth, NN17 3AF