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.
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 the signature bug burger, GFC (Grub Fried Chicken!), mealworm humus with freshly baked flatbread and of course the famous cricket cookies.
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. Cwtch up inside or take a seat outside in the courtyard overlooking the farm. Well behaved dogs are welcome in Grub Kitchen.
During school holidays, tables are on a first-come-first-served basis. Outside of school holidays, tables can be booked in advance on 07986 698169. Please be aware that Grub Kitchen can get extremely busy, especially on rainy days! Check out www.grubkitchen.co.uk for more information and sample menus.
We have some outdoor picnic benches if you plan to bring your own picnic with you. Due to demand for table space, there is nowhere indoors to eat picnics.