Romantic dining in Café Bowes

Having recently been completely refurbished, the acclaimed Café Bowes is a superb place to spoil yourself, either whilst visiting the Museum or simply as a stand alone dining destination. Head Chef, Davey Babooram has a visual and simple style with a passion for good quality seasonal produce.

Tasty dishes & puddings prepared by Head Chef, Davey 

Café Bowes serves high quality fare, featuring locally sourced ingredients. We are renowned for our homemade cakes and scones, and friendly efficient service. In addition to our lunchtime menu, breakfast, light bites and afternoon tea are available. For your own copy of the Menu click here.

Please keep an eye on this page or in the local press for special occasion lunches and dinners.

We have a monthly Café Bowes e-newsletter which highlights special offers and events coming up. If you would like to receive this, please email

Entrance to Café Bowes is free of charge, you do not need to be a paying visitor to the Museum, and it is open Monday to Saturday 9.00 till 4.30 and Sunday 10.00 till 4.30. (Closed only 25, 26 December and 1 January.)