The  M E S S 

Restaurant and Deli


Monday 10am – 4pm
Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

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The Mess is a creative, casual dining space with a focus on the origin of ingredients & the importance of producing fresh food. Ana Ortiz, our chef director from Ecuador, takes inspiration from her South American roots for her lunch options, with everything baked or cooked on site, fresh on the day.

We are a dog friendly destination & the perfect spot for walkers – everyone is welcome!

Fresh bread is available Thursdays & Fridays.

The Mess Deli is now open serving homemade provisions, fresh juices & plenty more!

Summer at The Mess includes the use of our stunning courtyard and marquee, so do join us from Mid May for summer evening charcuterie platters washed down with a chilled glass of wine.

Our Long Gallery is available for special private dining experiences, please speak to the team for more information. Served at one long table down the centre, guests can be seated with their friends amongst our exhibitions for any occasion. Elegant dishes combining fresh flavours with the very best locally sourced ingredients to create our own artistry and bringing people together for an enjoyable and memorable moment.



Japanese Suppers


Traditional Japanese small sharing plates by Hakkō House at The Mess Restaurant.
Email to check availability and book a table.

1st July
5th August
2nd September




Lunches & brunches


The Mess is open for drinks, cakes, small plates, lunch and brunch from 10am.

Sample menu



Freshly Baked Bread, Cakes and Croissants


Thursday morning is bread making time at The Mess bakery.

Drop by the restaurant after Thursday lunchtime or through the weekend to choose from our selection of delicious, freshly baked artisan loaves and rolls. The Mess team also make homemade croissants.





Cakes for Special Occasions


We are delighted to introduce our new selection of homemade cakes and bakes, perfect for special occasions.



Mess Provisions


Perfect gifts or a delicious treat to enjoy, we have a full range of Mess Provisions available to buy in the Restaurant. Come along to see the collection


Supper Events at The Mess Restaurant

email to check availability


Preview and Supper: Robert Capa: Close Enough

Friday 10 June

Performance and Supper: Contemporary Dance 2.0

Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July

Screening & Supper: Error Code 8:46

Sunday 17 July


Talk and Supper: Breaking in to Dance

Monday 18 July


Performance and Supper: Anti-Body

Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July