Restaurant and Gift Shop

The West Dean Gardens Restaurant and Gift Shop overlooks the beautiful Lavant valley and West Dean park. The River Lavant runs alongside.

Built in the local brick and flint, the licensed restaurant is light and airy with a large garden terrace where visitors can enjoy some refreshments whilst admiring the views.

The adjoining shop is the perfect place to pick up a gift or a plant for your garden.

You can use the restaurant and shop without paying Gardens entry except on our busy event weekends when the shop and restaurant will only be open to event visitors.

The shop, restaurant and majority of the gardens are accessible to wheelchair users. Please contact us in advance to make the most of your visit.

Free parking for all visitors.

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Choose from our carefully crafted menu of freshly-prepared home cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients, where possible from our own Gardens. Enjoy a hot or cold lunch or treat yourself to afternoon tea. Children's menus start from £5.50. Breakfast is available from 9am at weekends and on Bank Holidays. 

West Dean Gardens menu

Gardener's Cottage

Formerly the residence of West Dean Gardens' head gardeners, Gardener's Cottage is now open to enjoy teas, coffees and light snacks. Relax inside and admire the original features or enjoy your refreshments outside in the impecccable garden and on the terrace.
Located next to the Gardens car park.
Open until 30 November 2019, Fridays-Sundays 11am-3pm (last orders 30 mins before close)

Gardener's Cottage Menu

Christmas Lunches

Enjoy a delicious three-course Christmas lunch at West Dean Gardens for £30.00pp. The Restaurant is taking bookings for Mondays to Fridays, between 3-21 December, available from 11.45am-2.45pm. To book please call 01243 818215.

Christmas Lunch menu

Gift Shop

The Gardens shop has an imaginative range of gifts including jewellery, stationery, housewares, gardening products and gifts for children at very reasonable prices. Don't forget to visit our outdoor plant sale area too, there's some great varieties to choose from, plus pots and other accessories. Seasonal stock is regularly updated including the plants and flowers for sale. It's well worth a regular visit.

Gift vouchers

The perfect present at any time of year, our West Dean Gardens gift vouchers are available to purchase from the Gardens Shop. Available in £5, £10 or £20 denominations the vouchers can be used in the Gardens Restaurant, Shop or for Gardens entry.

In addition to this you can also treat someone to an 'Afternoon Escape' voucher, cream tea and Gardens entry for two people, £25. Also available from the Gardens Shop.

Restaurant and shop opening times

Monday - Friday: 10.30am - 4pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 9am - 4pm

March - October
Monday - Friday: 10.30am - 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 9am - 5pm

November - December
Monday - Friday: 10.30am - 4pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 9am - 4pm

From 24 December 2019 and January 2020

Lunch served 12 noon - 3pm.
Breakfast is served on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Although we do not take reservations for our Restaurant, our team are on hand to help you find a table as quickly as possible.

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The West Dean Gardens Shop and Restaurant are part of West Dean Ltd, Company number 1363911. Registered address: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ.

Support West Dean Gardens

West Dean Gardens is part of a registered charity and its upkeep and care are only possible with the support of generous donors, friends and legacy gifts.

If you share our passion for the gardens and gardening excellence,
please find out how you can help support their upkeep.