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Eating and Drinking at Dinton

Eating and Drinking at Dinton


We look forward to welcoming you to our Dragonfly Cafe, DAC Coffee Shop and the  Riverside Kiosk. 

In the event of staff shortages we will revert to take away service, please bear this in mind when planning your visit. 

We are now accepting cash and card payments at all locations.


Dragonfly Cafe

Enjoy the warmth of our log burner in winter and the sun drenched patio overlooking the orchard and gardens in summer. Our fabulous oak framed Garden Room is lovely all year round, with great views of the well-kept gardens and park beyond. There is an awning for sheltered outdoor seating as well as picnic benches in the Café garden. There is plenty of seating inside and out. 


Example Food and Drink Menus:

Our Café is family as well as dog friendly. We allow dogs inside the Café until 11am and from 2.30pm until closing (guide dogs are always welcome).    


Café minimum opening hours are 08:30 - 16:00 daily, except Christmas Day. We remain open until at least 4pm during winter and 5pm during summer. We stay open longer on busy days. Full kitchen service is available from 8.30 am until 3pm every day, and a limited menu is available after 3pm. 

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas eve 8.30am – 2pm

Christmas day closed

Boxing day 8.30am – 4pm

27th -30th 8.30am – 4pm

New Year’s eve 8.30am – 4pm

New Year’s day 9.30am – 4pm

The Café is available for private functions outside our Cafe opening times and until 10pm. Or we can deliver refreshments to your own venue locally. Give the café a call 0118 932 1071 for general enquiries.                

Coffee cup and lake view


DAC Coffee Shop

Come and visit our new Dinton Activity Centre (DAC) Coffee Shop for take-away drinks, cakes and snacks or sit on our beautiful terrace and enjoy the views. DAC Coffee shop has indoor and outdoor seating area and welcomes dogs on leads during all hours. 

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Weekends 9am - 4pm 


Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas eve 10.00am – 2pm

Christmas day closed

Boxing day 9.00am – 4pm

27th -30th 10.00am – 4pm

New Year’s eve 10.00am – 4pm

New Year’s day 9.30– 4pm

Airstream Caravan

Riverside Kiosk

The Riverside Kiosk is located between the main café and adventure playground, directly next to Dinton Adventure (mini) golf and the river Emmbrook. This is a takeaway facility with no dedicated seating area, but there are a number of picnic benches close by. 

Open at weekends and school holidays during peak season.

Be Cautious, Be Careful, Be Kind

Covid-19 is still with us. Be mindful of others as restrictions ease:

  • Choose to wear a face covering
  • Respect others’ space
  • Sanitise your hands
  • Do not enter if you have Covid-19 symptoms            

If you have enquiries regarding private hire and outside catering, please call Baking Waves on 0795 183 1655 or email baking.waves@ntlworld.com