The Hepworth Wakefield Café
The Hepworth Wakefield Café, situated within the main gallery, is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Discover our brand new seasonal menu full of locally-sourced ingredients or catch-up with a friend over coffee and cake.
Our current menu includes a variety of dishes such as a delicious spiced roast squash, mustard marinated kale, maple toasted seeds, smashed white beans, and rosemary rapeseed oil on toasted bloomer bread, as well as honey mustard glazed ham hock, potato, cabbage and kale hash served with two free range poached eggs.
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We use local suppliers which ensures that we are able to provide the freshest and highest quality ingredients for all of our dishes and drinks.
By sourcing many of our ingredients locally, we are able to reduce our carbon footprint, support local farmers and businesses, and promote sustainability as well as contributing to our community.
Using local suppliers allows us to create a unique and constantly evolving menu that reflects the seasons and the changing availability of ingredients. This means that we are able to offer our customers a truly authentic and fresh dining experience throughout the year.
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Since August 2022, the café has had weekly food waste collections through ReFood, which is based in Doncaster.
ReFood filter what we send to them and the food is processed to create Biogas for fuel and fertiliser for soil. These products are then put back into the system to produce renewable energy and to grow more crops.
So far this has fit neatly into our operations and the staff have been excellent at complying with the guidelines we have for what we can or cannot put into the food waste stream.
By mid-September 2022, we were pleased to see the impact we have made through a simple change. After 5 weeks, 105.30 KW hours of energy was produced through our waste alone, this is then fed back into the National Grid. As well as 0.18 tonnes of CO2 saved by displacement of fossil fuels and through diverting waste from landfill.
We have also noticed a drop in the amount of rubbish we are now sending to general waste which is positive with regards to our climate impact as well as reducing the impact the cafe specifically has on the waste of the building as a whole.
Ideally, we would aim to send out as little waste as possible to further reduce our environmental impact as well as making sure we use as much produce as we can but with this new system, we can feel confident that it is not a futile gesture.
The Hepworth Wakefield Garden Café
The historic gatehouse has been restored and brought back into use as a small café serving hot and cold drinks, sweet and savoury snacks and fresh cakes and baked goods.
Inside the gatehouse you will find information about the history of the site, as well as a small shop range. There is bench seating inside the café and outdoor tables and chairs – both provide wonderful views over the garden. The gatehouse has a single public toilet.
The Hepworth Wakefield Garden Café is closed for autumn / winter 2023/24.