Food for Thought

Our cosy Food for Thought bistro seats up to 50 people in a relaxing setting.

Visit us for a delicious lunch or a long cup of tea, or enjoy a good quality homemade dinner quickly, cheaply and without the bother of having to do the washing up afterwards! In the hottest days of spring and summer, take your tray out into the sunshine and relax at one of our outdoor tables. Free WiFi is available throughout.

  • Food for Thought is open 10am - 5pm seven days a week with Lunch (and traditional Sunday Lunch) available 12noon – 2pm
  • Afternoon Tea is served Monday – Friday, 2pm - 4.30pm
  • We're open for Dinner in the evenings 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Booking in advance is required for Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch - please contact Reception on 01244 532350 or enquiries@gladlib.org to do so.

We can cater for vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free requirements but please do let us know in advance.

Menus

Click here to view our Lunch menu, available 12pm - 2pm daily.

Click here to view a sample Dinner menu, available 6.30pm - 7.30pm daily.

We also cater for a variety of special occasions and events. Please contact Reception on 01244 532350 or enquiries@gladlib.org to enquire. 

'It's rare that you get to feed both your head and your belly when you go to a restaurant but that’s exactly how my wife and I felt after we’d popped into Gladstone's Library’s Food For Thought cafe...'

- The Leader

Travelling to us by Arriva bus? Show us your paper or mobile ticket for the day of your visit at the counter and receive a free cup of tea or filter coffee! (One drink per ticket).

Please note, only food and drink bought onsite may be consumed in Food for Thought.