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Food and Drink

Coming Soon

We’re excited to announce that major work has begun to improve our catering facilities. Taking place between November 2019 and March 2020, the works underway will refresh and modernise the NAAFI restaurant and Great Tower cafés, adding delicious new menu choices and greatly improving our family friendly facilities. 

From November 2019 to March 2020 the NAAFI restaurant and Great Tower cafés will be closed whilst work is underway, but during this time you will still be able to rest your feet and enjoy a wide range of hot food, light lunches, snacks and sweet treats from our pop up coffee shop that will be located in the Keep Yard surrounding the Great Tower, or alternatively at the Secret Wartime Tunnels Café.

 

Great Tower Cafe

The Great Tower Cafe was built in 1901, and incorporates some of the inner bailey wall.

The cafe will be closed for refurbishment from November 2019 until March 2020, however during this time we will be opening a pop up coffee shop a short distance away within the walls of the Keep Yard. Here you will be able to enjoy a wide range of hot food, light lunches, snacks and sweet treats to help you refuel after the excitement of meeting Henry II.

Naafi Restaurant

Once used by soldiers stationed here at Dover, the NAAFI Restaurant is housed in the 1868 Regimental Institute. There are great views down to the wartime tunnels, the port of Dover and across the Channel.

The NAAFI is also closed for refurbishment from November 2019 until March 2020, so during this period why not take a wander to the nearby Secret Wartime Tunnels Cafe, where we'll be serving hot snacks, sandwiches, cakes and ice-cream you can enjoy before or after your tour of the tunnels.

Secret Wartime Tunnels Tearoom

This small tearoom is built into the original Napoleonic tunnel complex, along with the shop. Choose from a range of hot snacks, sandwiches, cakes and ice-cream either before or after your tour. Or you can pop in to the tearoom even if you're not visiting the tunnels.

Ice Cream Parlour

Open on sunny afternoons throughout the summer, the ice-cream parlour is in a converted Victorian cold store next to the NAAFI Restaurant. We offer a selection of Local Soft Scoop and Impulse Ice Cream as well as a variety of soft drinks.

Opening Times

Pop up Coffee Shop

Our new pop-up coffee shop closes 30 minutes before the rest of the site, and last orders for all food & drink will be 15 minutes before this time.

Secret Wartime Tunnels Tearoom

Summer Season 11:00 – 16:30

Winter Season 11:00 – 15:00

Ice-Cream Parlour

Open on sunny afternoons throughout the summer.

Useful Information

  • All group bookings are administered by the main site office. You can contact our team to enquire about booking by calling us on 01304 211 067 during office hours (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm).
  • If your group is interested in dining with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss options.  We have options to suit most requirements, and can easily accommodate if we know your requirements in advance.
  • Please note photos shown are for illustrative purposes only as our menu changes subject to season and availability.
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