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Picnicking and dining

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


All of our Festival performances have a 90 minute long dining interval for you to enjoy our gardens and restaurants.

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 and Over Wallop

The Galvin Brothers will be bringing their modern British style to Middle & Over Wallop, our fine-dining restaurant. The exclusively curated menu features a selection of signature dishes also served at their Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin La Chapelle.

Dishes reflect the best of locally sourced ingredients and its kitchen is very much the culinary epicentre of Glyndebourne. Surrounded by memorabilia from previous productions and lit by Swarovski crystal chandeliers, the ambience created is one of elegance and refinement in which to enjoy a three-course seasonal gastronomic experience.


Mildmay serves traditional British cuisine in a relaxing dining atmosphere. The restaurant’s classical approach is both casual and charming and will feature our popular fish pie and Beef Wellington dishes, showcasing locally sourced ingredients from Sussex and the South coast.

Mildmay will also be serving afternoon teas pre-performance.

Nether Wallop

New for 2022, Nether Wallop restaurant has been transformed into a casual dining space with sustainability at its core.

Working with local suppliers, focusing on ‘plant forward’ and utilising ingredients such as the catch of the day, the menu will be flexible to ensure food wastage is minimised and our carbon footprint is reduced.

Booking for Festival 2022 dining will open on 1 April at
Booking a picnic

Our Traditional Picnic features sharing treats that are freshly prepared daily, using local suppliers.

Booking for Festival 2022 picnics will open on 1 April at

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.

Under-cover picnic tables are available on the Circle and Upper Circle levels of the opera house on a first-come-first-served basis.


Our marquees offer audiences protection from the elements while you are picnicking during the interval.

If you would like to guarantee a place in a marquee, you can pay to reserve a place. Subject to availability, a limited number of places in the Greenhouse Marquee will be available to use free of charge on the day, on a first-come-first-served basis.

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