The acclaimed Café Bowes is a superb place to spoil yourself, either whilst visiting the Museum or simply as a stand alone dining destination. Head Chef, Gary Lowe has a visual and simple style with a passion for good quality seasonal produce.
Café Bowes serves high quality fare, featuring locally sourced ingredients. We are renowned for our homemade cakes and scones, and friendly efficient service. In addition to our lunchtime menu, breakfast, light bites and afternoon tea are available.
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Please keep an eye on this page or in the local press for special occasion lunches and dinners.
Café Bowes will be closed for essential maintenance on Tuesday 13 June. Refreshments will be available in the Jubilee Room situated on the 2nd Floor.
We have a monthly Café Bowes e-newsletter which highlights special offers and events coming up. If you would like to receive this, please email>
Entrance to Café Bowes is free of charge, you do not need to be a paying visitor to the Museum, and it is open daily 10.00 till 4.30. (Closed only 25, 26 December and 1 January.)