Food and Drink

We love delicious food and we love sharing it with you, winter or summer, rain or shine. YSP food is responsibly sourced, seasonal, freshly made, and super-tasty.

Whether you’re an omnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan, YSP food is always a pleasure.

The Kitchen Café at YSP Centre

Spring/summer (25 March–29 September)

Open Daily 10.00–17.00

First floor of the main visitor centre.

For flavour-packed, ready-to-eat hot and cold food, head upstairs in YSP Centre. Our all-day menu plus ice cream and delicious coffee has something for everyone. Gorgeous views of the landscape from the balcony are a delightful bonus.

View a sample menu here.

Fuel your visit to YSP with a hearty cooked breakfast in The Kitchen Café. Featuring locally sourced bacon and sausage and free-range eggs, plus freshly baked pastries and delicious coffee. Available daily 10.00–11.45.

Please note we do not take table reservations at The Kitchen Café.

Contact if you are interested in booking a private room.

a family enjoying lunch on the balcony at YSP Kitchen

The Restaurant at The Weston

Spring/summer (25 March – 29 September 2024):

Open Tuesday–Sunday, bank holidays and Wakefield school holidays 09.00–17.00

Breakfast 09.00–11.30

Lunch 12.00–15.00

The Weston is a foodie hotspot. Delight in global flavours in our beautiful light-filled restaurant. Enjoy the Country Park views from inside or out and indulge yourself at breakfast, lunch, or afternoon tea, taking time to enjoy the gallery and shop.

View the latest menus.

Parking is free and tickets are not required to visit The Weston Restaurant, Gallery and Shop. All proceeds go to support YSP.

5 Stars

”The food was well presented and very tasty. More importantly, it was served by some of the most helpful staff I have come across.”

- Diana Luther-Powell

The Café at YSP Learning

Spring/summer (25 March–29 September 2024):

Open Monday–Friday 10.00–14.30

Open weekends, bank holidays and Wakefield school holidays 10.00–17.00

Located at the YSP Learning building and offering freshly made sandwiches, ground coffee, chilled drinks, cakes and pastries. Look out for the scooping ice cream cart, serving 11 delicious flavours. Enjoy on the sunny terrace or take away. The Café at YSP Learning is dog friendly, with indoor and outdoor seating available for visitors and their furry friends.

The Coffee Shop

Spring/summer (25 March–29 September 2024): open weekends, bank holidays and Wakefield school holidays 10.00–17.00

Our kiosk accessed from the front of YSP Centre, left of the main entrance. Serving hot breakfast sandwiches, homemade pasties, freshly made sandwiches, freshly ground coffee, chilled drinks and ice cream. Enjoy on the terrace looking over the Park or take away to enjoy on your walk.

Afternoon Tea

Served weekdays 10.00–16.00,
Weekends 13.00–15.00 in The Kitchen on the upper level of the YSP Centre.

  • Afternoon Tea with Prosecco £27.95
  • Afternoon Tea without Prosecco £21.95
  • Children 12 years and under £9.95

– Includes –

  • Complimentary entry to YSP
  • Selection of freshly made sandwiches
  • Savouries
  • Homemade scone with jam and cream
  • Homemade cake selection
  • Unlimited freshly ground coffee or tea

Please note pre-booking is essential a minimum 24 hours prior (48 hours for weekend bookings). Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.

Afternoon Tea Vouchers are now available.

Contact list of staff members