Burford Café

Last updated 24th September 2020

Following the recent government announcements and the reintroduction of further restrictions, we are delighted both our cafés will remain fully open, with our normal opening hours and our continued safe distancing measures in place.

There is no need to book, but please be advised that in line with the recent changes in the law, you will need to resister your visit through a 'Track and Trace' app, or manually leave your details with us. You will be required to do so prior to entering our cafés. Face coverings must be worn at all times (optional for children aged 11 and under), apart from when eating or drinking.

As we do not serve alcohol in our café, we are not required to offer full table service. However all food and drink must be consumed seated and at a table. At present, we also offer a takeaway service from both cafés, for people wishing to take their food or drink home.

Lunchtimes are busiest of course, and there will be a short wait at peak times, but we will always do our best to get you served and seated as quickly as we can.

You will of course not be required to wear a face covering whilst using our cafés, but will be required to do so in all other areas.

Our Cafés

Our rather gorgeous Main Café has become a bit of a fixture in the accolades at the annual Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards, and we are very proud of it. Set in one of our stunning, light-filled glasshouses, the vibrant, welcoming space is very much at the heart of the Burford experience.


We are about delicious, rustic food with a modern twist, cooked well and with a simplicity that brings out all the natural flavours in seasonal ingredients.

Using only hand-selected, local produce, meats and dairy products, our team of chefs and bakers prepare and cook everything from scratch every day, seven days a week, in our own in-house kitchens.


We celebrate the seasons in our menus and our team takes great pride in crafting delicious dishes from the harvest from our own kitchen gardens wherever possible. Our lamb is from our own flock too, grazed in our own fields to the very highest welfare standards.

Where we cannot grow our own, our ingredients come exclusively from local artisan producers and suppliers – be it our whole milk sourced from Cotteswold Dairy or the finest Cotswold beef from the award-winning Todenham Manor Farm.


The atmosphere in our café is relaxed, friendly and informal. There is free Wi-Fi. We do not take bookings, so you can come and go as you please – and even if you only have time for a quick coffee, you will always be guaranteed the same warm welcome.

Every day, our creative kitchen team ensure we cover a wide range of dietary requirements, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. Children are most welcome, and we are able to provide main lunches in children's portions too.

Both our cafés are open 7 days a week:

Main Café

Open 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday

10.30am - 5.00pm Sundays

Breakfasts: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 12 noon, Sundays 10.30am to 12 noon

Main lunches: 11;30am to 4.00pm daily

Lighter meals, home-made cakes and pastries, teas and coffees, nd juices: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm, Sundays 10.30am to 5.00pm

Planters Café (outside, next to our Flower market)

Open 11.00am to 4.30pm 7 days a week

Open for teas, coffees, freshly baked bakes, cakes and scones

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