Bletchley Park covers a large area and there is a lot to do and see there. There are plenty of seats and picnic tables for those bringing their own food as well as three different eating places for those that don’t. These include the Coffee Shop in the Visitor Centre, the Tea Room in the Mansion serving “afternoon teas”:https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/calendar/d.rhtm/928504-Afternoon-Tea-.html at weekends and the cafe and restaurant in Hut 4 near the mansion.
I’d been told this was the best place to eat, so headed here.
On the left is the cafe area serving a basic range of sandwiches and cakes. On the left is the larger restaurant, where I headed. As well as the sandwiches, filled wraps and much better selection of cakes (including red velvet cake and carrot and orange cake at £2.25) and pastries, this serves hot food during the day. At 3pm there was still plenty of choice.
This is modern cuisine at its best. I had wondered if it might be serving a war time menu, but there was no sign of Woolton pie… There was a choice of four main courses which included two vegetarian options for £7.95. There were also jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings and salads. I decided on soup and bread.
Again there was a choice of two soups – vegetable or tomato with basil. The tomato won. It was served in a big bowl with a choice of chunks of either white or seeded bread. the soup was hot, tasty and had big chunks of tomato in it. The seeded bread was fresh with plenty of seeds. At £4.75 I felt this was good value. You helped yourself to water and the kind young man serving me carried my tray to a table for me.
The hut is simply furnished with plain wooden tables and chairs. Round the walls are war time posters. There is plenty of space for wheelchairs and the whole site is wheelchair friendly.
Not only is Bletchley Park an excellent day out , Hut 4 restaurant is too.