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The Royal Tarn - The Tarn

The Royal Tarn is a family-run cafe, offering all day breakfasts, omelettes, freshly made hot and cold sandwiches and toasts, burgers, roasts steaks and home-made daily specials, as well as a selection of teas, coffees and refreshments. And if you spend a day out with your family, they do kids specials too. The Royal Tarn is very close to Mottingham station and the Green Chain Walk.

Map showing location of The Royal Tarn
  • Address: 194 Court Road, SE9 4EW
  • Phone: 020 8851 1111
  • Open: Monday-Saturday 7am-6pm, Sunday and Bank Holiday 8am-4pm

Green Chain Walk Section 7 passes near The Royal Tarn.

Getting there

The nearest station is Mottingham.

From: Mottingham Station, walk two minutes south on Court Road until you see the cafe to your right.

For travel information from your home to the cafe ring 0843 222 1234 or use the Transport for London Journey Planner.

The Tarn

Ice well at The Tarn

The Tarn occupies nine acres of woodland lawns, shrub beds and a lake fed by a small stream. Tall trees, bushy shrubs, and dense undergrowth create a natural environment that attracts many birds.

Look at the Ice Well, which used to store the ice from the pond and was used for refrigeration Eltham Lodge.