Update – the cafe and shop are now open every day from 9am-5pm.
Relax and enjoy the stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery over a delicious meal, light snack or cup of freshly brewed tea/coffee. The Café by the Lake 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). All our food is freshly made by chef Jimmy and his team, locally sourced where possible and free from artificial ingredients. Cakes and scones are baked freshly on site.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure of a warm Yorkshire Dales welcome from Tracey and her front of house team
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.
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. We’re proud to produce our fish dishes the old-fashioned way, ensuring premium quality from lake to plate.
The Estate shop offers a selection of Kilnsey fish plus home-cooked dishes for you to enjoy. We also stock quality local preserves and gifts.
Please note that picnics are not allowed around the lakes or on the cafe patio.