Cafe at 20-21

The café at 20-21 is open, and we have a new layout and new system in place to help keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, following the current guidelines.

We have reduced our capacity, and social distancing measures are in place. And of course there’s plenty of seating in our outdoor area. We’re happy to take bookings and orders in advance on 01724 297078.

While walk-ups are welcome, you may find that you have to queue outside to be admitted. All customers will have to leave their contact details for NHS Test & Trace.

Come along and enjoy good quality meals and Ruth’s prizewinning home made cakes and bakes in our 5 star hygiene rated café. We’re looking forward welcoming you back!


Eat Out to Help Out

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The café at 20-21 is very pleased to be taking part in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. This means that on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during August you will get a 50% discount per person on all food and drink purchased in our café (to a maximum of £10). There’s no voucher to remember – your discount will be applied automatically at the till. It’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a leisurely lunch, some scrumptious cakes and bakes, or even just a fresh ground coffee.


About our Café

Our modern, stylish and accessible café overlooks the 20-21 courtyard and tranquil gallery garden.  If you are looking for a working lunch, a relaxing change of scenery, or just having someone else do the cooking, we serve hot and cold meals, snacks, delicious cakes, freshly ground coffee and speciality teas, all at great prices!

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Meals are made to order between 11.30am and 2:00pm.


What We Offer

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Our café serves a wide range of delicious meals, snacks and tasty homemade treats, suitable for any appetite.

For a light lunch, choose from freshly prepared jacket potatoes and paninis, sandwiches or baguettes – all with a wide range of delicious fillings.  Or maybe you’ll opt for one of our crisp, colourful and nutritious salads.  If you fancy a main meal or something a little different, our specials board offers an ever-changing range of vegetarian options, spicy curries, fish dishes and soup of the day. You can always phone ahead to order your meal in advance.

Our children’s menu features classic favourites such as cod fillet fish fingers, breaded chicken breast nuggets, chips and pasta dishes, all designed to help keep your little one happy during your visit.

And of course, we mustn’t forget our range of tempting home made bakes.  Just perfect when you fancy giving yourself a treat.

Coffee lovers should try our freshly ground coffee from our bean to cup machine, which serves Douwe Egberts coffee, from just £1.70 a cup. We sell delicious Fairtrade hot chocolate too – it’s great for your conscience as well as your taste buds! For those with an intolerance, we can offer lactose free dairy portions for your drinks .

The café is fully accessible and suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Large print and allergy information is available.


Downloadable Menus

Main menu (pdf 940KB)

Children’s menu (pdf 3MB)

Allergens menu (pdf 245KB)