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Picnicking and dining

Fine food and a visit to Glyndebourne go hand-in-hand

Festival dining

All of our Festival performances have a long dining interval for you to enjoy our gardens and restaurants.

Our on-site restaurants offer everything from afternoon teas to sumptuous fine dining. You are very welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy in the gardens, or you can save yourself the hassle and book one from us, for collection on your arrival. You can find out more about the dining options below.

Middle & Over

Our fine dining restaurant – an elegant setting in which to enjoy Chef Steve Groves’ new menu celebrating the best of contemporary French cuisine and locally-sourced ingredients.


Celebrate the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea before the performance. In the interval you can enjoy British favourites in a relaxed dining atmosphere.

Nether Wallop

Fantastic food with a conscience. Start with a range of small plates to share with your party, followed by a main dish selected from that day’s menu – all created from the very best local, seasonal produce.

Our hospitality packages have options for private dining. Find out more here.
Book a picnic

For many, a Glyndebourne experience wouldn’t be complete without a picnic. Let us do the work for you – our Traditional Picnic hampers come filled with favourites including Glyndebourne’s signature sausage roll, freshly baked bread and salads. Choose your place in the garden and a table and chairs will await your arrival. And if the weather’s not favourable, you’ll have a guaranteed under-cover spot.

Bringing your own picnic

As always, you are very welcome to bring your own picnic, and find a place in the gardens to enjoy the interval.

Book a picnic table

Our marquees and opera house picnic tables offer audiences protection from the elements during the interval.

If you’d like to ensure that you will be under cover in the event of bad weather, you can pre-book a space.

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