Castle Cottage Cafe
Just off from the busy marketplace in Oakham lies this classic English tearoom. It’s a haven of tranquility from breakfast to teatime. A big draw when the weather’s fine is the beautiful rear garden, something that sets the place apart. But the pretty and well-thought-out interior and excellent food are the biggest reasons to visit. Happy customers use words like “magical” and “charming”.
Breakfast could feature a Rutland sausage sandwich with bangers supplied by Nelson’s Butchers of Oakham, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, or Greek yoghurt with homemade fruit compote and granola. At lunchtime you might want to tuck into a triple-decker club sandwich of chicken, avocado, Nelson’s ham, rocket, tomato and wholegrain mustard mayo, or maybe a simple toastie made with bread from Rutland’s Hambleton Bakery. Fully licensed, wine is also available.
Then, of course, there’s the traditional afternoon tea. You could choose the full works or enjoy a simple pot of Earl Grey with a slice of something.
Watch out too for the special candlelit suppers. Once a month the café – and during the summer the garden too – is transformed into a twinkly, romantic scene in which to enjoy two or three courses of fine food. These sell out fast, so be quick. Castle Cottage also hosts wine-tastings run by Ben and Emma Robson from Bat and Bottle.
10% off the total bill for a maximum of four people per Great Food Club card. Please mention you are a Great Food Club member to a member of staff and show your card before paying the bill.