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Bishop's Kitchen Although Bishop's Kitchen in the Castle is currently closed, there are lots of treats available

The Bishop’s Kitchen sits at the heart of Auckland Castle, offering a warm welcome and a delicious range of tempting treats.

Our team will serve a selection of soups, sandwiches, salads and cakes, and you’ll be able to choose to eat in the beautifully refurbished medieval kitchen, or in the secluded and peaceful Castle courtyard.

Our food will focus on produce grown within the Castle grounds or sourced locally from our network of suppliers, all prepared with care and attention by our in-house Catering Team.

While the Bishop's Kitchen within Auckland Castle is closed, you can order a picnic to enjoy in the Deer Park, or purchase tasty treats and refreshments from our Coffee Cart outside Auckland Tower.

Over the summer, why not pick up a picnic hamper to enjoy in the Deer Park? There are three to choose from: our Luxury hampers which include a vegetarian and non-vegetarian option, and a Teddy Bear's Picnic for our younger guests.

Hampers can be ordered up to 48 hours in advance of your visit and are available to collect any time between 12pm-3pm from Thursday to Sunday each week. Guests with a Castle ticket collect their pre-ordered hampers from the Bishop's Kitchen within the Castle and are welcome to take a seat in the Castle Courtyard outdoor seating area. Hampers are also available to collect from the coffee cart outside Auckland Tower, for those who aren't visiting the Castle.

Luxury Picnic Hamper - £15.00

Our picnics have everything you need for your day out.  All ingredients are carefully sourced from the North East and handmade by our team of chefs.  The menu changes on a seasonal basis, utilising produce from our own Walled Garden.

Our hampers are packed in a recyclable card box and come with plates, cutlery and napkins.  All the packaging inside the hamper is compostable and recyclable.

We think you'll find everything so delicious that it gets eaten the day you buy it, but if not, pop any leftovers in your fridge.

Menu

  • Chilli and pineapple sausage roll bites
  • Honey roast ham
  • Pesto pasta salad with Mediterranean vegetables
  • Local Weardale cheese selection with Hawksmoor chutney
  • Hummus and crudité
  • Breaking Bread white sourdough
  • Lemon posset pot with garden fruit
  • Fentimans natural sparkling raspberry

 

Ingredients

Allergens are in bold

Chilli and Pineapple Sausage Roll Bites: Puff pastry (wheat, milk), chilli and pineapple sausage meat (gluten, sulphites), egg

Pesto Pasta Salad with Mediterranean Vegetables: Pasta (wheat, soy), pesto (milk, egg, cashew nuts, sunflower oil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic) red pepper, courgette, red onion, spinach

Sliced Honey Roast Ham: Unsmoked gammon, butter (milk), honey, sugar, smoked paprika, cinnamon, cloves

Local Weardale Cheese Selection with Hawksmoor Cheeseboard Chutney: Cheese (milk), chutney (mustard)

Hummus and Crudité: Hummus (sesame, sulphites), celery, carrot, cucumber

Breaking Bread Sourdough: wheat

Lemon Posset Pots with Strawberries: Lemon, sugar, cream (milk), strawberries

Fentimans Natural Sparkling Raspberry: Carbonated Water, sugar, glucose syrup, fruit juices from concentrates (lemon, raspberry, pear), fermented ginger root extract (water, glucose syrup, ginger root, pear juice concentrate, yeast), citric acid, natural fruit extract colourings, natural flavourings (including raspberry), herbal infusions (speedwell, juniper)

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Chilli and pineapple sausage roll bites Honey roast ham

Honey roast ham

Vegetarian Luxury Hamper - £15.00

Menu

  • Feta, lemon and sundried tomato filo parcels
  • Spanish tortilla
  • Pesto pasta salad with Mediterranean vegetables
  • Local Weardale cheese selection with Hawksmoor cheeseboard chutney
  • Hummus and crudité
  • Breaking Bread sourdough
  • Lemon posset pots with garden fruit
  • Fentimans natural sparkling raspberry

 

Ingredients

Allergens are in bold

Feta, lemon and sundried tomato filo parcels: filo pastry (wheat), feta (milk), sundried tomato, spinach, shallot, garlic, lemon, rapeseed oil

Pesto Pasta Salad with Mediterranean Vegetables: Pasta (wheat, soy), pesto (milk, egg, cashew nuts, sunflower oil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic) red pepper, courgette, red onion, spinach

Spanish tortilla: rapeseed oil, onions, potatoes, egg

Local Weardale Cheese Selection with Hawksmoor Cheeseboard Chutney: Cheese (milk), chutney (mustard)

Hummus and Crudité- Hummus (sesame, sulphites), celery, carrot, cucumber

Breaking Bread Sourdough: wheat

Lemon Posset Pots with Strawberries: Lemon, sugar, cream (milk), strawberries

Fentimans Natural Sparkling Raspberry: Carbonated Water, sugar, glucose syrup, fruit juices from concentrates (lemon, raspberry, pear), fermented ginger root extract (water, glucose syrup, ginger root, pear juice concentrate, yeast), citric acid, natural fruit extract colourings, natural flavourings (including raspberry), herbal infusions (speedwell, juniper)

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Hummus And Crudité

Hummus and crudité

Teddy Bear's Picnic - £7.00

The perfect hamper for our smaller guests!

Menu

  • Honey roast ham or cheddar (vegetarian option) on white bloomer
  • Pesto pasta salad
  • Hummus and crudité
  • Chocolate brownie
  • Garden fruit pot
  • Orange juice

 

Ingredients

Honey roast ham sandwich on bloomer: Unsmoked gammon, butter (milk), honey, sugar, smoked paprika, cinnamon, cloves, spread (milk), Breaking Bread bloomer (gluten)

Cheddar sandwich on bloomer (Vegetarian option): Cheddar (milk), spread (milk), Breaking Bread bloomer (gluten)

Pesto Pasta Salad: Pasta (wheat, soy), pesto (milk, egg, cashew nuts, sunflower oil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic) red pepper, courgette, red onion

Hummus and Crudité: Hummus (sesame, sulphites), celery, carrot, cucumber

Brownie: Butter (milk), sugar, cocoa powder (soya), flour (wheat), egg, dark chocolate (soya)

Garden Fruit Pot: strawberries

Orange Juice: Orange Juice from Concentrate (75%), Water

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Teddy Bear Picnic

You can read more about our approach to food here.

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Make the most of your visit by picking up a unique gift in our shop or enjoying delicious, home grown food in the Bishop's Kitchen. Other restaurants are in development.

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