The Courtyard Café

The Courtyard Café
Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ
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As with most National Trust for Scotland properties, Crathes presents a great family day out and the café reflects this. The Courtyard café is spacious enough to cater for large groups without letting them take over, and there is also plenty of outside seating. The café is self-service, but local prints on the wall and the kidney bean shape of the café prevents it from feeling too canteen-like and the staff are enthusiastic and helpful. When busy, patience is needed, but it is worth the wait, as it offers great value for money; meals are freshly made and include a daily hot lunch special on offer for around £8. There are reasonably priced children’s lunchboxes and a decent selection of homemade cakes, including a gluten-free option.

  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Capacity: 40