Skip navigation


Castle View Restaurant

The oak-beamed setting of Castle View Restaurant offers delicious meals served in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoyed with spectacular views across the terrace to the magnificent Castle.

Daytime Dining

During the day, take time out from exploring the Castle and grounds to enjoy a light lunch or delicious homemade meal from our seasonal menu. Choose from hot or cold dishes, bursting with flavour and variety or indulge in a choice of cakes and desserts, produced by our dedicated pastry team. A valid admission ticket is required to visit during opening hours.

Evening Dining

From 6.30pm the menu changes and the restaurant takes on a more intimate look and feel. Tables can be reserved for dinner offering unrivalled views of the Castle lit at night and the menu features daily specials, which showcase the Head Chef’s creativity and flair. We only use the finest local and seasonal ingredients at Castle View Restaurant. Parking is free and an entrance ticket to Leeds Castle is not required to dine in the evening.

Dietary Requirements

We can cater for all dietary requirements, please advise your waiter when seated if you have a special request.

  • Book a Table Online (evening only)
  • Opening Times

      October to March April to September
    Daytime 10.30am to 4pm 10.30am to 5pm
    Daytime (Hot Food) 12pm - 2.30pm (weekdays)
    12pm - 3pm (weekends and school holidays)
    12pm - 2.30pm (weekdays)
    12pm - 3pm (weekends and school holidays)
    Pre-Dinner Drinks 6pm onwards 6pm onwards
    Dinner Bookings 6.30pm to 9.15pm 6.30pm to 9.15pm
    Closure Dates Please note that Castle View Restaurant is subject to closure dates throughout the year due to private functions.

    Evening Bookings & Enquiries: 01622 767777 (direct) or 01622 765400 (switchboard)

    Pre-booking is not required during daytime hours and a valid admission ticket is required.

    Parking is free and an entrance ticket to Leeds Castle is not required during evening dinner bookings. The Castle, grounds and gardens are closed in the evening.

    Chef's Specials

    Ensure you ask about our Chef’s Specials, these dishes showcase our team of chef’s individuality, creativity and flare.

    Lunch Specials

    Fresh Fish Friday - £13.45 - Spitfire battered fish and chips, tartare sauce, mushy peas and a soft drink.

    Evening Specials

    See our evening specials below...

    Castle View Restaurant

    Our Menus

  • Evening Dining Menu
  • Lunch Menu (Weekends, school holidays and special events)
  • Lunch Menu (Weekdays)
  • Children's Menu
  • Desserts Menu (Daytime)

  • Directions

    Please use the Broomfield Road entrance from the A20. Leeds Castle is located near Maidstone in Kent just off Junction 8 of the M20 and only one hour’s drive from London. Free parking is available. Sat-nav post code: ME17 1PL

    Gift Vouchers

    Castle View Restaurant offers a delicious dining gift experience, ideal as a present for a friend or family member. 

  • Buy Gift Vouchers
  • Sustainability Commitments

    Our caterers, Levy UK are committed to environmental sustainability.

  • Sustainability Commitments
  • Feedback

    Your feedback is valuable to us. If you would like to inform us about your dining experience please call 01622 765400 or email or rate us on TripAdvisor using the link below.


    Extend your evening with an overnight stay in our Stable Courtyard and Five Star Maiden's Tower Bed and Breakfast, or book a cosy mini-break in one of our cottages within the grounds of the Estate. Explore our accommodation pages to discover more.