outside dining elmley

Food + Drink

Whether it's a woodfired pizza in the festoon lit courtyard with a chilled glass of rosé, a warming winter hamper 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, from bringing breakfast to you to enjoy in your accommodation, providing picnic lunches to enjoy at a special location on the Reserve, or our Summer woodfired menu available in the courtyard, allowing you to make the most of your time here.

Elmley's Courtyard underneath the summer evening sky and festoon lights

Summer Evenings - Available from 15th May

As we welcome the warmth of Spring and Summer, relax in the courtyard under the festoon lights, with your tipple of choice and enjoy our delicious woodfired pizzas. Take-away to your accommodation or dine alfresco in your favourite spot.

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 breakfast which is delivered to your hut or tent 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

Elmley Nature Reserve perfect spot for a picnic

Picnic lunches

For staying guests we offer picnics to be enjoyed out in nature.
Tea and coffee facilities are provided in your accommodation. Need anything? Just ask, our team are around to help.

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.

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.

Supper hamper delivery to hut

Autumn & Winter Supper Hampers - Available until 14th May

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.

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.