Food & drink

At our parks we have a great selection of venues offering food and drinks, so whether you are out for a walk with the family, taking the bike for a spin, or just looking for a place to relax there are plenty of options for you.

Markeaton Park Orangery Cafe 

Telephone: 01332 611798

The Orangery overlooks Markeaton Park's formal gardens. It is found in the Grade-2 Listed Orangery building, overlooking the terrace garden. 

The Orangery is a great place to stop on your walk for a cool slush, ice cream, or coffee. If your feeling hungry the café offers a range of breakfast snacks, lunchtime treats and lots of home-made cakes and traybakes.

The Orangery opening times

  • Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm 
  • Sat - Sun 9am - 4.30pm
  • CLOSED Christmas bank holidays (Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

*Please note all opening times are weather permitting.

The Orangery is currently only open for takeaways due to ongoing repairs.

 

Markeaton Park Ice Cream and Pizza Kiosk

Markeaton Park Kiosk with customers

Markeaton Park has an Ice Cream and Pizza kiosk which also serves cold and hot drinks. The Kiosk is conveniently located near the paddling pool.

The Kiosk opening times

  • Sat - Sun 11am-5pm (term time only)
  • Mon-Sun 11am-5pm (24 July - 4 September)

*All opening times are weather permitting.

Darley Park Tea Rooms 

If you are looking for a place to rest your legs and warm up after a walk in Darley Park then the Tea Rooms is the place for you. Darley Park café is situated in the last remaining room of Darley Park's former mansion. Serving a range of hot and cold drinks, hot food, cakes and ice cream, the café is a great little spot to sit down and enjoy the view over the terrace of the whole park and the city beyond.

Darley Park tea room opening times

  • Summer 9am - 5pm
  • Winter 9:30am - 4:30pm

All opening times are weather permitting.

Opening Times

Darley Park tea room (Summer) 9am - 5pm
Darley Park tea room (Winter) 9:30am - 4:30pm

Visit our Noticeboard for Bank Holiday opening times and other important updates. All opening times are weather permitting.

Darley Park tea room (Summer) 9am - 5pm
Darley Park tea room (Winter) 9:30am - 4:30pm

Visit our Noticeboard for Bank Holiday opening times and other important updates. All opening times are weather permitting.

Darley Park tea room (Summer) 9am - 5pm
Darley Park tea room (Winter) 9:30am - 4:30pm

Visit our Noticeboard for Bank Holiday opening times and other important updates. All opening times are weather permitting.

Darley Park tea room (Summer) 9am - 5pm
Darley Park tea room (Winter) 9:30am - 4:30pm

Visit our Noticeboard for Bank Holiday opening times and other important updates. All opening times are weather permitting.

Darley Park tea room (Summer) 9am - 5pm
Darley Park tea room (Winter) 9:30am - 4:30pm

Visit our Noticeboard for Bank Holiday opening times and other important updates. All opening times are weather permitting.

Darley Park tea room (Summer) 9am - 5.30pm
Darley Park tea room (Winter) 9:30am - 4:30pm

Visit our Noticeboard for Bank Holiday opening times and other important updates. All opening times are weather permitting.

Darley Park tea room (Summer) 9am - 5.30pm
Darley Park tea room (Winter) 9:30am - 4:30pm

Visit our Noticeboard for Bank Holiday opening times and other important updates. All opening times are weather permitting.

Waterside Café - Alvaston Park 

Overlooking the lake at Alvaston Park is the lovely Waterside Café. If you are looking for a bite to eat this is a fantastic option for breakfast and lunch. With a great selection of sandwiches, snacks, cakes, drinks, slush and ice cream also available. 

Waterside Cafe opening times

  • Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm
  • Sat - Sun 9am - 4pm
  • CLOSED Christmas bank holidays

All opening times are weather permitting.

Community Cafe @ Chaddesden Park

At the heart of Chaddesden Park is the Community Cafe. There is a varied selection of food and drinks available throughout the year. 

Community Cafe opening times

  • Thu - Sun 8am - 4pm
  • Wed - Sun 8am - 4pm (during school holidays)

All opening times are weather permitting.

Normanton Park Cafe

Normanton Park café  is run by Green Thyme, a community allotment group set up to help support and deliver gardening activities within the local area.

They aim to work with the local community, school groups, nurseries, and children's centres and provide a range of hands-on activities that are enjoyable, memorable, relevant, and designed to bring them closer to their natural environment.