BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN! We can't wait to welcome you back to our selection of alfresco dining destinations, open from Monday 12th April.

Lakeside Alfresco Dining (Book to dine)

Lakeside Dining

The Alfresco Huts (Walk in & Takeaway)

Alfresco Huts

The Pet Café Alfresco (Walk in & Takeaway)

Pet Café Alfresco

Jurassic Cove Alfresco (Walk in & Takeaway)

Jurassic Cove Alfresco

Can’t wait for your everyday favourite?

We’ve added a new twist on some of our timeless classics such as our delicious homemade sandwiches, Stacked Pancakes, Bents Style Breakfast items and much more!

Strawberry Tart
Cheese & Chutney Sandwich
Traditional Cooked Breakfast

Beat The Queue | Book For Today

Want to visit today? No problem!

Skip the queue with our live booking system. With our brand new live wait queuing system you can ‘walk in’ and book for today, guests can enjoy live up to date wait times, text messaging notifications and queue virtually. Book ahead with the live booking system and up to the minute availability. And the best bit? There’s no need to queue! When you’re table is ready, our team will notify you to be seated.

Follow these 3 simple steps:

Step 1) Scan the QR code on your phone camera, or use our online booking system from the comfort of home to book your table

Step 2) You can then relax at home or go shopping! You will receive a text alert when your table is nearly ready

Step 3) Simply confirm and make your way to the dining destination to be seated and enjoy!


Welcome Back! | Book In Advance

Dining for that special occasion? 

Booking a table has never been so easy with free and instant online restaurant reservations across our dining destinations. With our online booking system you can pre-book your table today, guests can feel confident with a small £10 deposit to secure bookings, text messaging notifications and email confirmation. Make your reservation today to indulge in the ultimate Bents dining experience!

Follow these 3 simple steps:

Step 1) Book your table via out online booking system *a £10 non-refundable deposit required per booking

Step 2) Sit back and relax knowing you’re all booked! You will receive an email confirmation and a text alert reminder 

Step 3) Simply confirm and attend to the dining destination to dine and enjoy! 


Fancy something different?

We’ve added a selection of NEW, divine homemade dishes such as Chicken Shawarma, Vegan Superfood Salad, Pulled Lamb Shoulder on Sourdough and many more which are sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Poached Eggs & Avocado
Lamb Shoulder & Sourdough
Salted Caramel Shortbread

Homemade by us, loved by you!

Whilst eating out looks a little bit different these days, our commitment to quality food and exceptional customer service remains as strong as ever. Our world class chefs and patisserie experts continue to work their culinary magic, combining fresh, seasonal ingredients to create sensational dining experiences, whatever the circumstances. When our dining destinations are open we can ensure the highest standards of care, with social distancing and safety measures an absolute priority, whilst also ensuring your experience with us is relaxing, enjoyable and of course, full of flavour! And if circumstances change, then our range of ‘at home’ and takeaway options will once again be the focus of our culinary attention.

ALFRESCO DINING AT BENTS - Opening from 12th April

Introducing Lakeside Alfresco Dining

Brand new for 2021, our heated and covered marquee is now open! We have launched NEW spring menus that are bursting with seasonal flavour, ready for you to indulge within our glorious lakeside dining setting. Serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea our dining marquee offers the perfect relaxed environment to enjoy food with friends and family. Our decking area is also available to book for the ultimate alfresco dining experience, or that special occasion with beautiful views overlooking the lake. Bookings are advised and available for advance bookings or a walk-in service via our live booking service. Please note – our marquee and decking opening times are subject to weather conditions permitting.


Monday – Saturday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Lakeside Dining Alfresco

NEW: The Alfresco Huts

We’ve loved serving freshly ground specialty coffees, hot and cold drinks and our limited edition mini egg hot chocolates for that little Easter lockdown indulgence! Our takeaway huts have become a popular addition to our Dining at Bents offering over the past 12 months, and we will continue to keep these operating, we’ve revamped our Huts to bring you two Alfresco Huts to enjoy serving an array of delicious food options and freshly prepared cold sandwiches, roasted veg wraps and bacon and sausage barms, alongside our delicious home bakes and hot and cold drinks. Our Alfresco Huts offer coffees, plus gluten-free carrot cake muffins – all to be enjoyed for take away and outdoor dining. Our dining team are ready to safely welcome you to enjoy these amazing treats!

The Coffee Hut

Open for takeaway, walk in’s & outdoor dining

The Alfresco Huts are all are open for takeaway, walk in’s & outdoor dining…located outside the food hall entrance, with plentiful outdoor seating – our huts make the ideal option for a tasty bite during your visit. Serving cold sandwiches, falafel wraps, beef brisket, bacon, sausage and vegan sausage barm cakes, home bakes, scones, plus hot and cold drinks including coffees.


Hut 1 (Formerly ‘The Coffee Hut’ Located next to The Food Hall)
Monday – Saturday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 4.00pm

Hut 2 (Formerly ‘The Sandwich Hut’ Located next to The Food Hall)
Monday – Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

The Pet Cafe Alfresco

The Pet Café Alfresco

We’ve extended our outdoor seating area and taken our Pet Café alfresco! Offering a range of sandwiches, home bakes and hot & cold drinks, perfect for walkers, families and our furry friends!


Monday – Saturday: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Sunday: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Jurassic Cove Alfresco

Jurassic Cove Alfresco

Enjoy alfresco dining with lakeside views by our play area, Open Skies and Jurassic Cove Golf with a range of sandwiches, home bakes and refreshments. Perfect for a quick lunch for those on the go! No need to book.


Monday – Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Welcoming you back safely | What To Expect

We cannot wait to welcome you back at bents! With our dining destinations open, we can ensure the highest standards of care with social distancing and safety measures an absolute priority, whilst also ensuring your experience with us is relaxing, enjoyable and of course full of flavour! Here’s what you can expect from your dining visit to us…

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures and freshly sanitised tables
  • Limited number of customers in our dining areas
  • Disposable cutlery (excluding Lakeside Dining Alfresco)
  • Social distancing measures
  • Our usual friendly team ready to assist you with table service

We will continue to monitor and operate in accordance with Government guidance. From our family to yours, we want to thank you in advance for your patience and support throughout this situation.

If you have any concerns or further questions or concerns about Dining at Bents, please see our FAQ pages for further information:

Safety Guidelines | What to Expect

Dining FAQs

Covid-19 – Shop with Confidence

BENTS DINING DESTINATIONS - Remaining offerings to open from 17th May

The Fresh Approach

Our ‘fresh approach’ to cooking providing you with delicious hot and cold food including breakfast served until 11.30am, freshly prepared roasts, jacket potatoes, fabulous quiches and extensive children’s options. Try our famous savoury crepes, extensive deli bar salads and artisan breads. Our home bakes including patisseries, scones and specialty coffee and tea are also available to enjoy within the spacious relaxed environment and glass conservatory.

OPENING TIMES: Reopening 17th May

The Fresh Approach

Caffé nel Verde

Our Caffé nel Verde offers an alternative option for lunch with the same high quality standards allowing you to relax and dine in the botanical ‘cafe in the green’. We serve fresh, ready made sandwiches and a delicious selection of soups. Enjoy some fabulous new patisseries, freshly made by our on-site patissiers and enjoy it all with a choice of speciality leaf teas or freshly made coffees.

OPENING TIMES: Reopening 17th May

Caffé nel Verde

Café Bar

Enjoy a casual coffee and light snacks from our Café Bar. Enjoy delicious hot drinks and coffees from latte and americanos to mochas and hot chocolate, alongside an array of light breakfast options, lunches and cakes. The perfect choice for a rest break and bite to eat.

OPENING TIMES: 8.30am – 4.30pm. Reopening 17th May

The Pet Café…

…where pets can dine with their owners. Our Pet Café offers a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, freshly made sandwiches and home bakes. It’s the perfect place to take time out with your furry friend who can choose to dine from a menu as delicious as yours.

OPENING TIMES: Reopening 17th May.

Café Bar
The Pet Café…


Taste Sensation | Tapas at Bents

Ideal to enjoy with friends or a loved one – our new taste sensation comes to the Dining at Bents experience, also bringing the number of dining options to six. Located next to our new wine-tasting area in our Food Hall, diners can indulge in a selection of Spanish influenced appetisers whilst exploring the fantastic world of wine and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our Open Skies Glasshouse. Booking essential. Opening everyday during opening times.

OPENING TIMES: Available for local delivery & collection. Reopening to be confirmed.

Dining Experience | Igloo Globes

The place to be this spring! Catch up with loved ones inside one of our igloo globes, spend your day inside the private pods to enjoy high quality food and drinks surrounded by tranquil views across the lake against a backdrop of our glasshouse building. Perfect for that special occasion and for those who want to try something a little different to the usual dining experience. Booking essential. A non-refundable deposit is required for all bookings taken.

OPENING TIMES: 8.30am – 4.30pm. Reopening 17th May

Tapas at Bents
Igloo Globes

Online Delivery & Collection

We have thoroughly enjoyed bringing Dining At Bents to you at home including our best-selling Afternoon Tea, Cream Teas and Mix & Match Tapas. As our restaurants are back open, during this time as we focus on delivering our highest quality standards in-store our Dining At Home food options will be reduced but will still continue to bring you Afternoon Teas, cakes and Picnic Packs – available for collection from the Al Fresco Huts and for Next Day Local Delivery or Collection when ordered by 3pm.

Mix & Match Tapas


Afternoon Tea
Chicken Shawarma

The Food Hall | Bents Home Bakes

Enjoy a restaurant experience at home with your favourite in-restaurant Bents food and reserve wine in the comfort of your own home by visiting our Food Hall showcasing a range of fresh butchery goods including Honeywell’s steaks alongside specialty cheeses and gourmet pastries from the fresh deli counter and our fabulous new patisserie goods, freshly made by our on-site patissiers. You will find your favourites from our restaurants and some rare, unusual wine reserves, all of which are ideal for sending as a gift to your own home or to a friend or family member.

OPENING TIMES: Open Everyday. See Store Opening times.

Bents Home Bakes
Gift Voucher Experiences - Available to purchase online

Gifts Cards | Experiences

Bents gift cards make the perfect gifts no matter the time of year, whether you’re looking for the ideal birthday present, something to celebrate a special occasion or treat a loved one to the Bents experience. Shop gift cards and Afternoon Tea experiences that are certain to make them smile.

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Our much loved dining events will be back (due to popular demand!), after the recent lockdown, we are working towards offering some brand new and exciting dining events this summer. Stay tuned for more information. Find out more and book your place at upcoming Bents events, parties, wine tastings, dining taste sensations, and our latest news.

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