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.

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 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.

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.

Changes due to the Covid-19 situation

During August 2020, Grub Kitchen’s dishes will have more of a take-away theme and will therefore differ from the sample menu below. Food will be served in compostable take-away boxes. To reduce the use of single-use cups, Grub Kitchen will be operating a #ContactlessCoffee service, so please bring your reusable mug with you. In order for us to manage visitor numbers onsite, Grub Kitchen will only be open to Bug Farm visitors during August. 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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