West Dean Gardens Restaurant and Shop

The Gardens Restaurant and 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.

The Restaurant

Choose from our carefully crafted menu of freshly-prepared home cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients, where possible from our own Gardens. You can enjoy a hot or cold lunch or treat yourself to afternoon tea. Children's menus are available from £5. Breakfast is available from 9am at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

View the menus:
Breakfast Menu
Lunch Menu

Christmas Lunches at West Dean Gardens

Enjoy a delicious three-course traditional Christmas lunch with family or friends at West Dean Gardens from £25pp. The Gardens Restaurant is now taking bookings for Christmas lunches Mondays-Fridays between 1-23 December.

Lunches are available from 12pm, to book please call Jane on 01243 818215.

View the Christmas Lunch menu

The Shop

The Gardens Shop carries an imaginative and unusual range of gifts including jewellery, stationery, housewares and gardening products and we're now ready for Christmas! There's a fantastic selection of Christmas presents for friends and family. All stock is seasonally-themed and often changes, so it's worth a regular visit.

Gift vouchers

The perfect present at any time of year, but especially with Christmas coming up, 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.

Restaurant and shop opening times

February, November, December 2016

Open 10.30am - 4pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Lunch served 12 noon - 3pm.

Breakfast served Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

March - October 2016

Open 10.30am - 5pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Lunch served 12 noon - 4pm.

Breakfast served Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

The Gardens Restaurant and Shop opens at 9am Saturdays and Sundays with full access to the Gardens.

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

(West Dean Gardens, Restaurant and Shop are closed 24 December 2016 - 2 February 2017)

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