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.