We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Gatehouse at Kirkstall Abbey

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+(44)113 263 79915
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:15
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 67: English reviews
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in after a 4 mile walk from the train station as there was rain in the air. Lovely little place across the road from the abbey. I had a cappuccino and a piece of chocolate fudge cake. Both were very nice.

Thank Kathryn J
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We have been to the cafe before but we are aware of the cafe becoming so noisy and full of child minders therefore our group of relatives could not hear our conversation and the table was so sticky!!! Along with other people we had to leave after our initial cup of tea , not very clean and full of prams... More 

Thank 61summer
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
203 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I cannot rate this tea room too highly. The staff are marvellous, excellent friendly people who serve delicious food with fine trimmings. We had soup and sandwich which was delicious. I rate this place as a great place to spend a day at. The abbey is just across the road and the museum itself is great especially for young kids.... More 

Thank Stephen C
Level Contributor
69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The sandwiches are freshly made and come with a small salad and a few Crisps and are excellent. The food other people were eating also looked good. The setting is also part of the experience

Thank GoldenEagleTwo
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

After a walk around the Abbey, this was a lovely place to stop for a cuppa and a fresh scone. Warm and welcoming and quirky features.

Thank Harro2017
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The on site victorian museum is excellent. With shops houses pub and street. Each room contains old items set up to look like real victorian rooms. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the family enjoyed Santa. Did not use the Cafe. Well worth a visit.

Thank FinsFamily
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had such a nice time here with our little babies. Food is simple but good. We didn't feel rushed and were greeted with big smiles. A walk round the grounds after really topped it off

Thank Frances W
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Original old shops and contents, cobbled street, children's toys. Full of nostalgia. Also story of Abbey and area.

Thank elfriedahaley
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place is lovely it has great food,coffee, and the staff are very helpful a must try are the scones just like mum used to make.We go here every month when the deli market is on in the Abbey.

Thank Grenville F
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
586 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

With a superb location opposite Kirkstall Abbey (albeit close to a very busy road), next to a park and children's playground, adjacent to the museum, and in quite lovely surroundings, the Gatehouse is understandably popular. The interior is looking better than ever. But £4 for a pot of tea for 2 or £2 for a mug of tea really is... More 

Thank AliAl-Asfa

Travellers who viewed The Gatehouse at Kirkstall Abbey also viewed


Been to The Gatehouse at Kirkstall Abbey? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:15
10:00 - 16:15
10:00 - 16:15
10:00 - 16:15
10:00 - 16:15
10:00 - 16:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +(44)113 263 79915

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Gatehouse at Kirkstall Abbey and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Leicester, United Kingdom
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Gatehouse at Kirkstall Abbey staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?