Deep in the heart of a sprawling forest lies an outdoor visitor attraction that promises to tantalise the taste buds of its guests… CONKERS!

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With a variety of restaurants, cafés, and kiosks scattered throughout the grounds, visitors can enjoy delicious food and drink while surrounded by the natural beauty of the forest.


Whether it’s a quick coffee break, a leisurely lunch, or plated dinner, there’s something to satisfy every appetite.


From a cosy cafe nestled alongside the canalised to family restaurant with attraction views, CONKERS offers a truly unique foodie experience.



The Explorers Rest-aurant

Every day that CONKERS is open, so is The Explorers Rest-aurant!

Explorers Rest prides itself on using the best ingredients to create delicious and healthy meals for its customers. It is well-known for its diverse menu that caters to different tastes, including vegetarian and vegan options. Visitors can enjoy their meals while taking in the beautiful scenery of the attraction.

The restaurant has a tribe of experienced and skilled team who prepare each meal with great care and attention to detail, ensuring every child’s lunchbox and scoop of ice-cream is served with a smile.

Explorers Rest is undoubtedly a must-visit restaurant for anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious meal whilst exploring a popular visitor attraction.

Restaurant Menu

Canalside Café

Open 10.00am – 5.00pm everyday to the public, and Located at Waterside Centre.

You do not need admission to CONKERS to pop by for a Tea or Coffee!


The Canalside Café is situated by the side of the canal, providing a great drop-in for visitors to enjoy. The café is known for its hearty menu, which includes a range of cakes, toasted sandwiches, and lunch items.

Whether visitors prefer chocolate cakes or fruit cakes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The toasted sandwiches are also a popular choice, with visitors being able to choose their favourite bread and filling.

In addition to its food offerings, Canalside Café is also known for its welcoming ambiance. The café has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, making it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

With its beautiful location, free parking and delicious food offerings, Canalside Café is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a unique and enjoyable afternoon experience. So, the next time you are in the area, be sure to stop by and sample some of the café’s delicious cakes, toasted sandwiches, and lunches.

Canalside Snack Menu

This venue is a dog friendly café!

Waters Edge

The Waters Edge Establishment is situated by the side of Watersides lake, providing a beautiful view for visitors to enjoy.

Due to its super-close distance to Canalside Café, this space is open during the high season footfall periods to alleviate pressure on the Café.

High Season Kiosks

A welcome sight for all families requiring nourishment during their visit to CONKERS and finding the explorers in the group need a special treat or drink!

Stocked with drinks and snacks, these stop-by locations make great resting points before heading back out into the forest again.

We have specifically laid out these locations to ensure a reduction in queues at our main establishments during the high season footfall periods.

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Food For Everyone

Dietary requirements are met in each of our menu plans, however, if you have a certain requirement that may not be visible on our websites featured menus, or can be severe if not triple checked, please do not hesitate to email our Catering Manager direct. >>>