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 possible 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.

The Bowden Restaurant

A sensational restaurant which offers creative, modern food that's as sensationally presented as it is flavoured. Conceptualised and delivered by a motivated and dedicated team who strive everyday to ensure the food leaving the kitchen is not only a treat for the palette but also for the eyes.

This is truly European fine dining at its best, the dishes creatively blend delicate flavour with innovative, captivating presentation - a delight on both the palette and the eye.

Bowden Menu Bowden Tasting Menu

Southgate Brasserie

Southgate Brasserie is the heartbeat of our hotel attracting hundreds of customers and friends to the hotel each week looking for the amazing locally sourced food the dishes are sophisticated yet familiar and are a perfect match for the relaxed surroundings.

We are proud of but do not take for granted the amount of customers (Friends) who come back to us on a regular basis and we strive to satisfy and impress every person who comes through our doors.

Southgate Brasserie Menu Southgate Brasserie Menu (Sunday)GROUP BOOKINGS (X12 OR MORE)

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.

Dine At Home

No reservation required with our new 'dine-at-home' menu! Enjoy our restaurant from the comfort of your own home with Van…

The Bowden Restaurant

The Bowden Restaurant captivates the elegance of a bygone era emulating the perfect experience for that special occasion. The atmosphere…

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 Bowden Library is a perfect venue for that special occasion. With seating…

Afternoon Tea

There is always a good reason to come and enjoy afternoon tea in The Old Tea Rooms at Van Dyk Hotel.…


At Van Dyk, we are passionate about our wine and have diverse selection, allowing you to immerse on a journey…

Opening Hours

The Bowden:
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 - 8.00pm

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01246 387 386