Relax and enjoy the stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery over a delicious meal, light snack or cup of freshly brewed tea/coffee. Our award-winning* café is well known for its delicious Yorkshire Dales home cooking, with local favourites as well as our own signature dishes (no visit to the Dales is complete without trying our famous pink fish & chips with beer batter). All our food is freshly made by our chefs, locally sourced where possible and free from artificial ingredients.
We cater for children with a wide selection of healthy and fun dishes from our Young Fisherman’s Menu. Colouring sheets and crayons are provided to keep youngsters amused while their meal is being prepared. For our younger guests we also have high chairs and baby changing facilities, and we are very happy to warm baby food.
*Kilnsey Park Estate was Yorkshire Life Food Destination of the Year 2014.
Our food is our story
If you love great local produce then Kilnsey Park Estate is the place for you. We’ve produced our famous rainbow trout here since 1978 and our chefs are masters of creating distinctive, wholesome dishes from the best produce the Dales has to offer.
The Estate shop offers a selection of Kilnsey fish plus home-cooked dishes for you to enjoy. We also stock quality local gifts.
We still produce our fish the old-fashioned way, from lake to plate. You can watch them being gutted and filleted by hand on our Discovery Trail.
The traditional smokehouse is run as The Holy Smokery by award-winning chef Jake Buchan and you can find our more on their Facebook page here.
Please note that picnics are not allowed around the lakes or on the cafe patio.