Maria’s Courtyard Restaurant ‘Maria@Picton’

The Courtyard and Restaurant  Outside Seating Area

Maria’s Courtyard Restaurant at Picton Castle is the ideal place for a tasty lunchtime or afternoon indulgence

The menu changes seasonally, using local produce where possible, to create a superb selection of dishes. All food is prepared fresh to order. If you have any special dietary requirements please speak to our staff and any dish will be altered to your needs.

The fully licensed ‘bistro’ style restaurant has table service, with plenty of seating inside and out. Reservations are not normally taken during the busy summer or Bank Holiday periods, but can be made at other times – please call for more details.

Our Restaurant, Shop and Deli is open all year round, and throughout the winter
Wednesday – Sunday  10.30am to 4.00pm

The Restaurant has recently been extended to include seating in an atmospheric ‘wine cellar’ kept cosy by a wood-burning fire, and also includes a fully stocked deli counter and shop and will now be open throughout the year. In addition to its regular daytime indulgences of coffee, cakes, winter warmers and light lunches, there are plans for many culinary events over the winter months, the most regular of which will be Maria’s Sunday Lunches ‘with a Mediterranean twist’ and her Friday night ‘Tapas Time’. Tapas, originated in the south of Spain, with the word ‘tapa’ meaning ‘cover’ – when a cover of bread or cheese would be placed over your glass of wine to stop the fruit flies getting in!

Take a brisk morning walk, or gentle afternoon stroll around the ever changing beautiful grounds of Picton Castle and then head into the restaurant to warm up with a hot cappuccino – or really treat yourself with a traditional thick Spanish hot chocolate and churros. Lunches will be served from 12.00 – 3.00pm, with hearty soups, pies, Panini’s, Tapas and daily specials.

The Deli and Shop The new Deli and shop, which is already busy preparing orders for Christmas Hampers, has a wide range of products to help recreate the Spanish feel at home, stocking deli meats such as Serrano Ham, French Saucisson, Chorizo (and cooking chorizo) and Morcilla (black pudding) along with Welsh and Spanish cheeses, olives and olive oils, Spanish wines, coffees and Maria’s homemade chutneys/preserved lemons/chilli jam – plus an essential piece of equipment for that most famous of Spanish dishes…the Paella Pan!

Friday nights are ‘Tapas Time’ so gather your friends and family and book a table for our popular Friday night tapas and start the weekend the Spanish way with excellent food and company. Selected 3 tapas for £12 (pre-booking only, tables from 5pm – 7.30pm) 

Whether you come for Tapas or a private function, the newly refurbished restaurant uses the finest ingredients and provides a great atmosphere!

Sunday Lunches with a Mediterranean twist will be served from 12.00pm – 2.00pm throughout the winter.

Christmas Parties  Looking for somewhere and something different to the usual Christmas party? Head on over to us at Picton Castle Restaurant where we can cater for your party from 12 to 50 people.  We have three menus to choose from including a buffet, a 6-course tapas or a 3-course Christmas feast. We’re sure you will find the perfect menu for you, but if not, we can create one to suit your requirements.

The new 'Wine Cellar' with a valuted ceiling and wood burning fire provides the perfect atmosphere for Christmas parties or cosy lunches

The new ‘Wine Cellar’ with a valuted ceiling and wood burning fire provides the perfect atmosphere for Christmas parties or cosy lunches

Outside Catering Yes we do that too! So if you’re planning a party or event and need catering then do speak to us and we can tailor a menu to suit your requirements.

Are You A Season Ticket Holder? Then you will receive a 10% discount on all restaurant purchases during the winter months on production of your pass. (We regret, discount does not apply to shop/deli purchases)

Keeping Up to Date with Restaurant Events and Offers
Drop us an email, or when next in the restaurant, leave your email address and we will add you to our mailing list so that you will be the first to hear about what’s on and any special events.

With the exception of 29-31 October and 22, 23 November when Picton Castle and Gardens are holding Halloween events and Christmas Markets, the castle, shop and galleries are closed throughout the winter months, however the grounds remain open and this fully licensed bistro-style restaurant and deli will be open Wednesday – Sunday 10.30 am till 4.00pm and, with the exception of private functions, for evening meals on Friday throughout the winter season.

Reservations for evening events is essential – call 01437 751346 

L to R: Amy Gill, Ben Whitfield, Maria Grimwood, Pippa Thomas and Ben  Lewis

L to R: Amy Gill, Ben Whitfield, Maria Grimwood, Pippa Thomas and Ben
Lewis

 A FASCINATING BACKGROUND…

Casa Maria the popular Cafe, Restaurant and Delicatessen in Haverfordwest relocated to Picton Castle & Gardens in September 2014 to embark on a new culinary adventure

Maria Grimwood, who designed and cooked a 3 course lunch menu for the Royal visit to Picton Castle in the early summer 0f 2014, has run the Courtyard Restaurant at Picton for 15 years alongside Casa Maria, and will now devote all her time to the Restaurant at Picton – which has been totally refurbished to include a Shop and Deli Counter and has be re-named Marias@Picton.

Maria, who is from a small town in Spain, is a passionate lover of food . “I have lived in this country for so many years but I am happy to say I have never lost my appetite for good Spanish food… I make authentic, rustic dishes, not fancy or decorative; only glorious food, cooked with love and drunk with great Spanish wine.”

Catering for events and weddings at Picton is nothing new for Maria – so look out for her on television in January 2015 when she cooks for Celebrity Chef Nigel Slater!

Reservations for evening events is essential – call 01437 751346