The Corner Cupboard

Thirsk · European, British · $$$$
107 Reviews

About The Corner Cupboard

The Corner Cupboard is as British a restaurant as can be. Their staff should wear cricket whites, hum Elgar and be too reserved to take your order. They’re as British as tea, cake and blokes in red coats sweating in someone else’s country. From their cutesy cafe in Birdforth Hall outside Easingwold, north of York and in the broader district of Hambleton, they offer a wide range of main meals to accompany the cafe classics, so book a table now and head down for a traditional Yorkshire tea.

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Chef's Choice



Shallow Fried Breaded Camembert

served with a tossed salad and red onion marmalade

Italian Style Beef Lasagne


Lamb Rogan Josh

with basmati rice & poppadom, with four little pots of chutney, banana, coconut & sultanas


Grilled Goats Cheese

served on a bed of mixed salad, apricot & apple chutney and drizzled with a green pesto

Pieces of Fresh Scottish Salmon (pan – fried)

served on a bed of mixed salad with a lemon and dill crème fraiche

Corner Cupboard’s Own Style Warm Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad


Cake of the day

Warm Cheese or Fruit Scone

served with butter

Homemade Warm Fruit Scone

served with strawberry jam and vanilla whipped cream

Homemade Fresh Cream Cake Of The Day


Further Information

North Yorkshire is a place of natural beauty and cultural heritage. On the edge of the village of Easingwold, just up the road from York en route to the Hambleton market towns of Thirsk and Northallerton, there is a cafe that stands in the proudest of Yorkshire traditions, taking in the best of local produce to create dishes to warm any British heart. The Corner Cupboard – situated in the Birdforth Hall cottages – is the perfect place to stop off for a bite, so if you are passing through scenic moors and fancy a cup of tea, or just need a sit down and scone, head over to slake your thirst.

The menu at The Corner Cupboard on the outskirts of Easingwold is celebrated for their dedicated to local ingredients and British cuisine. Their fish travels to Birdforth Hall from just up the road in Whitby – we assume on the bus – and their cakes and soups are all homemade. Modern Britain is about more than just tea and cake too, and their menu includes the likes of Indian rogan josh and Italian lasagne too. Visitors to York, Hambleton, the North York Moors and the Howardian Hills can add to their experience of Yorkshire with a visit to this superb traditional cafe, but do remember to book in advance to make sure you get a seat.

107 Reviews

Victor P.2 months ago · 1 review

We took friends for afternoon tea, and it was their first visit to the Corner cupboard. We all enjoyed our afternoon, excellent food, friendly and efficient staff and interesting surroundings.

D H.2 months ago · 1 review

I had been wanting to try the Corner Cupboard, for a while as I don't live too far away, but some reviews had put me off. So when groupon offered an afternoon tea, I took the plunge. I'm so glad that I did, it is a cosy, quaint little place, with a relaxed atmosphere, the afternoon tea was lovely, and I took the opportunity to glance at the full menu whilst there. It was varied and reasonably priced, so I will be going again, this may be my new place to take friends when they visit from now on. 😀 If I had to say anything negative, I think the carpet is ready for a deep clean or replacement, and there was quite a strong smell of fish when you first walk in, but that maybe something that cannot be helped.. and definitely will not put me off re attending.

Veronica R.2 months ago · 1 review

Shabby chic type cafe - very pretty and food great. Lovely fresh ingredients. Staff very attentive but not over bearing. Sadly no soya milk available.

Tim S.3 months ago · 1 review

A family get together, Service 100% , The food was 1st class and a good experience, A joy to be there, sorry for the couple who changed there table we might of been loud.

Billie A.a year ago · 1 review

It was our first experience of The Corner Cupboard yesterday afternoon. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the steak and wine meal offer - the food was delicious, good portion sizes and the wine was really nice too. The service was excellent - friendly, helpful and timely. Will definitely be going back again and highly recommend it to other people. Mrs A

Abbi U.a year ago · 1 review

This place ticks every box. Easy to book online, with a friendly reminder the day before. The venue is beautiful, both the shop full of gorgeous things and the lovely sitting space. The menu is extensive and exciting, even the children's menu is fabulous. The food was simply delicious and came quickly. The staff were attentive, polite and friendly. We sat and chatted for three hours and nobody rushed us at all. Perfect. We wil be back. Many thanks.

B A C.a year ago · 4 reviews

This was our 4th visit. 6 of us for a birthday treat. 3 had the rump steaks which were more like fillets as they just melted in the mouth, accompanied with salad, fries,mushrooms, vine tomatoes and proper onion rings. 1 seafood platter as a main 1 Caesar salad and 1 chicken and leek pie which looked and tasted Delicious. Highly recommend but book as it always seems busy these days. Look forward to our 5th visit thank you.

Susan M.a year ago · 1 review

Waited too long to be greeted and seated. Main courses acceptable but waited too long. Asked to see dessert board and then had to ask again. Desserts not acceptable as Cranberry and orange crumble hot on the outside and stone cold in the middle accompanying custard also cold - the homemade ice cream had a strange texture and absolutely no taste, was runny in the middle and the dessert was missing "shortbread biscuits" as per the menu. When my partner mentioned this to the waitress her response was to dismiss his comment with "oh". No hot milk with our coffee as requested. When paying my partner was asked to place his card in the machine, he did so and was ignored by the girl at the desk from that point on as she was engaged in a conversation with another of the waitresses - most discourteous and rude. So not a good experience at all.

Pamela E.a year ago · 1 review

I had a very attractively presented seafood meal presented to me today which was delicious in taste and range of fish/seafood. The fish was cooked lightly and was succulent in texture. Unfortunately for some reason one of my friends main course of fish pie contained only cooked salmon which did not match the discriptor in the menu - this was immediately replaced when pointed out but we disappointed in the lack of quality control as individual meals coming over the pass on exiting the Kitchen. We have all eaten at the Corner cupboard in the past and agreed the quality of the cooking was greatly improved as was the presentation.

Debbie W.a year ago · 1 review

Very different the fact that the restaurant is set amongst a lovely shop selling lovely goods. The steak meal was absolutely beautiful. The steak was very tender, served with a very tasty peppercorn sauce and sides of french fries and a lovely salad. Unfortunately didn't have room for a sweet but they did look very nice. Will definitely be returning to try some other meals from their menu.

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