Seasonal. Local. Fresh.

Located within Helmsley Walled Garden, The Vinehouse is an independent family run cafe, taken over by Mollie and Sam Chapman in April 2015, serving delicious homemade food, barista coffee and homemade cakes. 

We aim to source the very best in local produce using as much from the garden as possible. 

Examples from our ever changing daily menu include a feta and green bean frittata, Yorkshire ham and mature cheddar melt with lashings of onion marmalade and a lamb rump served on flatbread with salsa and a mint raita. All plated meals are served with two homemade salads. 

Menus changing depending on the time of year. During the winter months we offer warming specials of stew, pies and always a homemade soup. 

Not hungry for lunch? 

No problem! Feel free to pop in for a freshly ground coffee or loose leaf tea. 

Our scones are freshly baked each morning and we always have a good selection of homemade cakes and slices. 


The Vinehouse Cafe is a casual eatery where customers can nip in for a quick coffee or spend an afternoon soaking up the sun.

Reservations can be tricky to manage, unreliable and detrimental to small businesses. 

Therefore we do not take bookings. But with over 100 seats outside and more inside finding a table shouldn't be a problem. 

Gepettos, Italian Restaurant, Helmsley

If you love The Vinehouse why not try our sister Italian restaurant.

"Sue, Nigel, Sam and Mollie Chapman acquired Gepetto's from previous owner Dino on August 7th 2018. Previously they have owned sandwich shops, cafes and a large mobile speciality coffee business in York.


In 2015 they took over The Vinehouse Cafe at Helmsley Walled Garden and have since fallen in love with Helmsley and the Ryedale area. So much so that in December last year they sold their house in York, moved to Appleton-le-Moors and bought Gepetto’s, including the building as well as the business.

In doing so they have made a long term commitment to continue Dinos legacy of a friendly, affordable, family Italian eatery in the heart of Helmsley.


They have exciting plans to modernise the building and to re furbish the tired kitchen, dining room, toilets etc. This will ensure that Gepetto’s can continue to prosper and serve Helmsley residents and tourists for another 20 years.

Certificate of Excellence 



"We are not about fancy food or fine dining. We are passionate about fresh simple food that tastes great."


"A must to seek out in Helmsley for fantastic food and a true Yorkshire welcome. Highly recommended."