Grub Kitchen

We are extremely lucky to be the home of Grub Kitchen: the UK’s first full-time edible insect café/restaurant. However, it’s not just insects on the menu and the main ethos of Grub Kitchen is serving freshly-cooked, full-flavoured, local and sustainable food. Vegetarian, vegan and children’s dishes are available.

Grub Kitchen is open when the Bug Farm is open. Lunch is served from 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm (until 3:30 pm during school holidays) and teas, coffees and cakes are available all day.

Founded by award-winning chef Andy Holcroft in 2015, Grub Kitchen has been met with rave reviews since opening, with visitors coming from all over the UK and further afield to try the fare. Delicious edible insect dishes include VEXo bolognese and of course the famous Cricket Cookies.

Grub Kitchen welcomes diners who are not wanting to visit The Bug Farm too. However, all diners must still sign in at The Bug Farm Ticket Office on arrival. Priority is given to Bug Farm customers and, if the site is full and you haven’t booked into The Bug Farm online in advance of your visit, you may be turned away (this generally only happens on rainy days in school holidays). As table space is limited, there may also be a wait for a table on busy days. Grub Kitchen is currently not taking bookings and is operating on a first-come-first-served basis.

In order to limit the number of people onsite in light of the current global pandemic, during the summer holidays, Grub Kitchen was open to Bug Farm customers only. We will reassess the situation for the 2021 Easter and summer holidays and let you know nearer to the time if you can visit Grub Kitchen without visiting The Bug Farm.

We have some outdoor picnic benches if you want to eat outside or plan to bring your own picnic with you. Due to demand for table space, there is nowhere indoors to eat picnics.

Changes due to the Covid-19 situation

Andy and his team have made a number of changes to Grub Kitchen to keep diners feeling safe and secure. Aside from the enhanced sanitising and cleaning and front of house staff wearing face coverings, they have reduced the number of tables indoors, increased outdoor seating, put up screens and ask for contactless payments where possible.

Depending on the regulations at the time, food may be served in compostable take-away boxes with bamboo cutlery or on plates. To reduce the use of single-use cups, Grub Kitchen operates a #ContactlessCoffee service, so please bring your reusable mug or cup/bottle for cold drinks with you.

Everyone visiting Grub Kitchen will be required to sign in at The Bug Farm and wear a face covering while waiting for food. For more information, please see our ‘How to visit us’ guidelines.

Grub Kitchen sample menu

A locally sourced, field to fork experience, with or without edible insects

Lighter bites

Cherry vine tomato and red pepper soup
with mature cheddar and crusty bread

Grub tasting board:
Bug burger bite, sweet potato, spinach and cricket pakora and toasted cumin and mealworm hummus with flat breads and dips

Bug bombs:
Sweet potato, spinach, curried chickpea and bug power falafels with coriander, mango chutney and a coconut & mint yogurt drizzle. Served with salad

Pembrokeshire Plough-person (‘cos girls make awesome farmers too)
Mature local cheddar, piccalilli, beetroot, pickled onions and laverbread mayonnaise. Served with salad and dressing

Moroccan spiced haloumi
Griddled Teifi haloumi, preserved lemon couscous, harissa crème fraiche, olives and chipotle chilli jam. Served with salad and dressing

Larger bites

Gourmet bug burger
made with a blend of textured insect and plant-based protein with mealworms, crickets and grasshoppers, in a toasted bun with cheddar cheese, beer battered onion rings, garlic mayo, rustic fries and gherkins

Grub fried chicken
Local free-range chicken fillet fried in a crispy cricket powder coating with jalapenos, red cabbage slaw and a basil, lemon and garlic pesto

The Ultimate Vege Burger
Butternut squash, sweet potato, chickpea and fried aubergine patty with chilli jam, soya yogurt tzatziki, fried onions, garlic mushrooms, fries and salad

Children's menu

Grub Kitchen’s famous Bug burger and chips

Wholetail scampi and chips

Macaroni cheese

Grub Fried Chicken nuggets and chips

Cheese and tomato flatbread pizza

All £5.25

Example Specials

Ribeye of Welsh Black Beef with peppercorn sauce, confit tomatoes, fried onions, mushrooms and rustic fries

Grub garden tart with a chilli grasshopper arabiatta sauce topped with pan-fried haloumi, black ants and a spinach and pine nut puree

Solva crab risotto with fennel, garlic buttered prawns, black olive tapenade and hollandaise sauce


Apple and blackberry crumble with vanilla ice cream

Strawberry and custard tart with lemon curd

Warm chocolate brownie with a mixed berry compote and ice cream

All £4.50

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, please let the front of house staff know, and we will be happy to advise on menu choices and adapt our dishes to suit your needs.

Insects contain similar allergens to those found in shellfish, crustaceans and dust-mites.
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