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.

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.

Please note that all catering facilities are taking contactless payments only.

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Restaurant

The Restaurant is now open for table service with a limited menu on offer.
We have amended our menu and opening times so breakfasts are not currently available. There is an additional kiosk outlet on the front lawn for takeaways. Limited seating is available in the Visitor's Centre with additional available outside in the gardens, benches are located around the grounds also.

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. Located next to the Gardens car park.
Gardener's Cottage open for table service with a limited menu on offer.

Gardener's Cottage Menu

Eat Out To Help Out

West Dean Gardens are delighted to be participating in the Eat Out to Help Out government scheme. You can enjoy a 50% discount on food and drink purchased (excluding alcohol) up to the value of £10 per person, when you join us Monday - Wednesday from 3 - 31 August.

Please ensure you pre-book tickets to visit the Gardens and Restaurant. 

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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. Seasonal stock is regularly updated, it's well worth a regular visit.

If you're looking for gift inspiration, make sure you visit. There's a great selection of present ideas for all ages and interests.

The shop is now open for you to visit in limited numbers on exit only.

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

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

March - October
Monday - Sunday: 10.30am - 5pm

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

OPEN
From 2 January 2020

December 2020 closing dates TBC

Lunch served 12 noon - 3pm.

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.