Dining Experiences at the Festival
At this year's Glyndebourne Festival, held between May and August, you can enjoy cuisine as exquisite as the six world-class operas on stage. A key part of the experience is Glyndebourne's famous 90-minute interval, where you'll have the opportunity to dine at one of our restaurants, scroll down to discover all of the tempting options.
Alternatively, you can order a picnic and relax in our beautiful gardens, with views of the Sussex Downs. The gardens open two hours before the curtains rise, giving plenty of time to dine before and after each performance.BOOK A TABLE HELP & FAQS
Enjoy one of our pre-performance dining options while you wait for the curtain to rise, an idyllic way to start your Glyndebourne day.
Mildmay also offers a quintessentially British, pre-performance afternoon tea. Join us for a sumptuous selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, baked goods and beverages.
Upgrade to the Nyetimber Afternoon Tea which includes a glass of Nyetimber Cuvee Cherie MV.
Make the most of the 90-minute interval with one of our sumptuous dining experiences.
Nether Wallop Dining
Nether Wallop reopens its doors in 2022 with sustainability at its core. This beautifully redesigned space is complete with banquet style seating and our 'plant-forward' fare is prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
On the day you select your main (meat, fish or vegetarian), which will be complemented with a selection of starters and delicious side dishes to share. With flexible menus, we're able to keep food waste to a minimum and reduce our carbon footprint.
Middle & Over Wallop
Experience the culinary expertise of the Galvin brothers at Middle & Over Wallop, our fine dining restaurant where carefully curated menus meet elegant interiors. Our dishes are inspired by contemporary British cuisine, and each is prepared with responsibly sourced ingredients and brought to life with powerful flavour combinations.
This is the culinary epicentre of Glyndebourne, decorated with Swarovski chandeliers and props from previous productions.
Choose from a menu of traditional British dishes at Mildmay. Mildmay serves a selection of culinary favourites. Every dish is a celebration of Sussex and the South Coast, with locally sourced ingredients creating the classic British flavours we know and love.
Please note: Mildmay Restaurant will be closed for dining during the long interval, for all performances from 8 July to the end of Festival 2022, with the exception of 12, 13, 14, 15 and 28th July.
Take advantage of our stunning 12-acre gardens with a picnic, the perfect al fresco dining experience. Pre-order a Traditional Picnic to collect upon arrival. With a selection of refreshments, prepared and packed with care, our hampers offer a true taste of Glyndebourne.
We also offer a range of undercover picnic tables available on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll find these on the Circle and Upper Circle levels of the Opera House.
* Tables, chairs and tableware included with our catered for picnics
Delight in great service and refreshments before, during or after the performance with drinks at our bar or in the Hamlet.
Enjoy a selection of refreshments at the Long Bar, the ideal setting to gather for pre- and post-performance drinks, or casual snacks and beverages during the interval. With a relaxed and charming atmosphere, Long Bar is an ideal spot to meet guests for a glass of Nyetimber English sparkling wine.
Feel free to order your refreshments in advance, or simply peruse the menus on offer and decide in the moment.
Drinks menu: Wine List
Nyetimber - official English Sparkling Wine partner to the Festival - is nestled away in the beautiful West Sussex countryside where it produces award-winning sparkling wines from entirely handpicked, estate-grown fruit.
Read more about our partnership with Nyetimber here
- Champagne & Sparkling
- Half Bottles
- By the Glass
- Other Drinks
- Champagne Cocktails
- Wine Cocktails
- Bottled Beers
- Non Alcoholic
Click the links below to view performance dates for each of our Festival operas: