Food and Dining

Relax in comfort, admire the views and taste the sublime, with an exclusive dining experience at Van Dyk. Our restaurants offer the chance for you to enjoy a truly delicious meal whilst being treated to the care and attention that you deserve. Surrounded by the history and heritage of our building and the beautiful greenery of our gardens, sit back and cherish the time spent with family and friends, whilst our team ensure you have everything you could possibly need to accompany your sensational plate of food.

Whether you’re indulging in a spot of afternoon tea, treating loved ones to some fine dining, or casually unwinding with some scrumptious, locally sourced dishes, our chefs will deliver delectable tastes and mouth-watering flavours to leave your taste buds mesmerised. With our Rosette Food Award, we know how to transform the finest ingredients into the most incredible creations, coupling the food you love to eat with dedicated service and exquisite surroundings to create Van Dyk's dining experience.


Southgate Brasserie

Our executive chef has created a new seasonal menu to showcase our exceptional cuisine using the very best locally sourced produce.

Our relaxed Southgate Brasserie serves up seasonal specials to ensure you are always getting the freshest, tastiest dishes in the region. Lunchtime and evening dishes range from grill favourites alongside the restaurant's signature Beef Bourguignon and an extensive sweet menu.


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Orangery Restaurant

Welcome to the Orangery restaurant; a vibrant addition to Van Dyk by Wildes. 
The Orangery is a contemporary restaurant serving homely, freshly-produced dishes inspired by the best of British and throughout the world. 

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The Chapel Restaurant (formerly the Bowden)

The atmosphere created by the sophisticated table settings, grand piano and illuminating light produced by the oval opulence of the three chandeliers ensures that The Chapel, formerly The Bowden, will deliver an extra special dining experience. A varied menu, specially selected taster menu option, exquisite wines and carefully concocted cocktails will allow you to fully experience its luxury surroundings.


Private Dining

The ultimate indulgence, the exquisite library within the Bowden Library is a perfect venue for that special occasion.

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Our Dining Experience

Service with a smile. Our staff have a reputation for service with a friendly smile and are always on hand to cater for your every need.

Amazing choice, taste & flavour. Although dining is about who you are with and the place you are at...never lose sight of the fact that the food is the reason you've gone out... Southgate Brassiere has all the answers...using fresh, local ingredients, they have put together an amazing menu, with some exciting choices, mouth watering selections and generous portions...and the presentation ...well...judge for yourselves!

With over 90 covers, there's always room for everyone, if you are coming in a larger party, you can now book in advance, simply call 01246 387386.

At busy times please be patient as all our food is cooked fresh to order and could be a little longer than usual. Most of our dishes can be made gluten free, please ask a member of the team. Please be aware that all of our dishes are prepared in kitchens where nuts, seeds and gluten are present, as well as other allergens; therefore, we cannot guarantee that any food item is completely ‘free from’ traces of allergens. Our menu descriptions do not list all ingredients. Full allergen information on the ingredients in the food we serve is available on request All fish may contain bones.

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Southgate Terrace

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Dine At Home

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The Chapel Restaurant

The Chapel (formerly the Bowden) at Van Dyk - An exquisite dining experience. The atmosphere created by the sophisticated table…

Southgate Brasserie

First established in 1991, Southgate Brasserie at Van Dyk quickly gained a reputation as the place to be for the…

Private Dining

The ultimate indulgence, the exquisite library within The Chapel Library is a perfect venue for that special occasion. With seating…

Afternoon Tea

Pre-booking required a minimum of 24 hours in advance and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Not available on Sunday. Full payment…


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Opening Hours

The Chapel:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Sunday 12noon - 4.00pm

Southgate Brasserie:
Monday to Saturday from 12.00pm - 9.30pm
Sunday's from 12.00pm - 6.00pm

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01246 387 386