outside dining elmley

Food + Drink

Whether it's a warming supper after a dusk birdwatching tour, a hearty breakfast delivered to your shepherd’s hut door, or a vibrant feast to gather your guests together over – our team know how important food is to your experience.

We don't have a traditional restaurant, instead we focus on complementing your Elmley stay with wonderful food, we can look after you for each meal, bringing food to you to enjoy in your accommodation or at a special location on the Reserve, allowing you to make the most of your time here.

Supper hamper delivery to hut

Autumn Evenings

As we settle into Autumn, light the fire, cosy up in your hut and we'll bring two course hampers of warming home-cooked meals to you. Relaxed sharing dishes are also available for House & Cottage guests.

breakfast in bed glamping hut


When you wake up to sunrise across the Reserve, breakfast needs to work hard to compete with that view! Our carefully created seasonal breakfast menu has been designed to set you up for day out on the Reserve or a hard day loafing in your hut.

Order a delicious hot breakfast which is delivered to you to enjoy with the views from bed.

We can also serve breakfast to you in the Farmhouse or Cottage, just get in touch to ask

woodburner in the linhay

Snacks, drinks & picnic lunches

For staying guests we offer picnics to be enjoyed out in nature.
Instead of a cafe, we invite staying guests to cosy up in The Linhay, our small, rustic barn, and help themselves to the all day complimentary tea and coffees. Need anything? Just ask, our team are around to fix you a drink or keep you in snacks.

dining room

Gatherings in the houses

We can prepare relaxed meals to be delivered to your house or arrange private dining for those special occasions.

Please contact the team to discuss menus and arrange.

Smashed Peas On Toast at Elmley Nature Reserve

About our food

At Elmley all food is locally sourced and seasonally inspired - we’re lucky to be based in the Garden of England, surrounded by incredible local producers.

Bell tent camp kitchen


We're based in the Garden of England, so make the most of it by visiting our wonderful local farm shops and complete the nature experience with cooking on fire. Our glamping kitchens are simple, and the houses enjoy fully equipped facilities.