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The Donkey Sanctuary’s family-friendly restaurant, The Kitchen, provides a tranquil haven in which to enjoy a delicious meal any day of the week, with food served daily.
Enjoy freshly prepared dishes using local, ethically-sourced produce, including hearty breakfasts, delicious lunches, great vegetarian options and a varied children's menu.
Seasonal opening times
1 November - 28 February (9am - 4pm)
1 March - 31 October (9am - 5pm)
All profits support The Donkey Sanctuary's objectives to improve donkey welfare worldwide.
Dogs are welcome in The Kitchen and our sanctuary as long as they are kept on a lead.
(V) - Vegetarian (VE) - Vegan (VE*) - Vegan adaptable
Breakfast (daily from 9am - 11am)
Full English breakfast plus a pot of tea or an Americano
2 rashers of bacon, 1 farmhouse sausage, 2 hash browns, Heinz baked beans, field mushroom, grilled tomato, toast and 2 local free-range eggs (fried, poached or scrambled).
Veggie breakfast plus a pot of tea or an Americano (VE*)
2 veggie sausages, 2 hash browns, Heinz baked beans, field mushroom, grilled tomato, toast and 2 local free-range eggs (fried, poached or scrambled).
2 slices of white or granary toast topped with; Heinz baked beans (VE), grilled field mushrooms (VE) or 2 local free-range eggs (fried, poached, scrambled) (V).
Choose 3 fillings from; bacon, sausage, field mushroom (VE), local free-range egg (V) or hash brown (VE).
Children’s or small breakfast
Choose 4 items from our full English or veggie breakfast (VE*).
Simply toast (VE*)
White, granary or gluten free with butter and preserve of choice.
Choose from the counter
Home baked pastries (V)
Daily selection changes between pain au chocolate, cinnamon swirl, chocolate twist or pain au raisin.
From our fruit bowl (VE)
Lunch menu (served 11.30am - 3pm)
Kitchen crafted paninis
All of the following are served with salted Burts crisps and a simple salad garnish.
Farmhouse sausage, caremelised onion and tomato and garlic chutney.
Heritage tomato, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil (V).
Chargrilled vegetables and rocket pesto (VE).
Smoked bacon, Somerset brie and cranberry sauce.
All of the following are served on thick cut white or granary bread and served with salted Burts crisps and a simple salad garnish.
Minute steak, caramelised onion and Dorset blue vinny cheese.
Locally produced ham and Hawkridge mature cheddar salad.
Chicken breast, smoked bacon, tomato and our own mayonnaise.
Hot-smoked salmon, horseradish crème fraiche and watercress.
Carrot, hummus and rocket (VE).
Free-range egg mayonnaise and mustard cress (V).
Hawkridge mature cheddar and pickle (V).
Baked fresh daily, served with Wyke Farm butter and a simple salad garnish.
Free range coronation chicken.
Grated Hawkridge mature cheddar (V).
Heinz or homemade smoky baked beans (VE*).
Atlantic prawns in Marie Rose sauce.
Main course (served 11.30am - 3pm)
Soup of the day (VE)
Choice of two soups freshly made in-house using the finest locally sourced ingredients, served with a white, brown or gluten free roll.
Homemade smoky baked beans (VE*)
Served on sourdough toast, topped with local free-range poached eggs, finished with shaved parmesan.
Macaroni and cauliflower cheese (V)
Combining two classics, curled macaroni and local cauliflower is swathed in Hawkridge mature cheddar sauce and served with garlic ciabatta.
Homemade vegetable Balti (VE)
Served with rice, onion bhaji, naan bread, poppadum, mango chutney and minty riata.
West Country braised pork faggot
In a caramelized onion gravy, creamed potatoes and garden peas.
Brixham salmon, smoked haddock and brioche fishcakes
With a lemon mayonnaise, baby leaf salad and caper crisps.
Produced to our own tailored recipe, using only local free-range beef and pork. Served in a brioche bun, with baby gem lettuce and beefsteak tomato, accompanied by dill pickle, mushroom ketchup and our own house slaw.
Add deep-fried potato wedges or a simple side salad.
Deep-fried potato wedges (VE).
Garlic ciabatta (V).
Homemade smoky baked beans (VE).
Simple salad (lettuce, tomato and cucumber) (VE).
Choose from: Fish goujons, Sausages, Hamburger
Served with a choice of two of the following: wedges, peas, Heinz beans, garlic bread or a simple salad.
Homemade smoky beans or Heinz beans on toast (VE)
Tomato and basil pasta (V)
Our children’s bag containing: sandwich (choice of ham, cheese or jam on white, brown or gluten free bread), Cawston Press juice, Get Fruity Bar, Jacob’s Mini Cheddars and a Hartley’s Jelly pot.
For our cake lovers we have a mouth-watering selection of locally made cakes (including gluten free cakes), flapjacks, biscuits and Devon cream teas on our main service counter.
Pre-booking for Sunday lunch is essential and there will be a limited amount of spaces each week. To book, please call The Kitchen on 01395 514996.
Served 12pm - 2pm, every Sunday until 25 March 2018 (excluding 18 February).
Oaten’s Farm roast sirloin of beef, Yorkshire pudding, watercress and a roasting gravy
Poached and roasted Holly Farm free range chicken, chipolata, sage and onion stuffing and a roasting gravy
Butternut squash and pearl barley risotto, roasted squash, pumpkin seeds and a candid hazelnut vinaigrette (VE)
Roast garlic and rosemary potatoes
Glazed seasonal root vegetables (carrot, parsnip, celeriac)
Braised red cabbage
Classic pudding of the day
Apple, plum and granola crumble served with vanilla custard
The Donkey Sanctuary is the ideal destination for a special day out for groups and parties. What’s more admission and parking is free!
We provide an easy drop zone right at our entrance for coaches only and a designated parking bay - so access is never an issue.
No visit is complete without enjoying the delights of our new restaurant, The Kitchen.
We provide group dining menus including breakfast, lunch and cream teas. Coach drivers receive a complimentary meal.
If you would like to make the day extra special, you can book one of our expert guides for a 40 minute tour.
Pre-booking is essential with a minimum one week’s notice. To book, please call 01395 573156.
(served every day, 9am – 11am)
Freshly baked mini pastries with cafetiere coffee or Dorset tea
Breakfast baps with cafetiere coffee or Dorset tea
Full English or veggie breakfast with cafetiere coffee or Dorset tea
(served Monday - Saturday, 11:30am – 3pm)
Chunk of Devon pasty or sausage roll served with seasonal sides
Homemade soup with a choice of half a sandwich using locally baked bread
One course hot lunch (a choice of three seasonal dishes are available)
Afternoon tea packages
(served every day, 11am – 4pm)
Traditional Devon cream tea using all locally made produce
Slice of locally made cake with cafetiere coffee or Dorset tea
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available for all packages. All dietary requirements must be advised at the time of booking.