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Picnicking and dining

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

Winter 2020 dining

We have been working hard to provide the best dining experience for our winter 2020 season under the current COVID-19 guidelines. Enhance your visit by booking a pre-performance dining experience, or a reserved space if you prefer to bring your own picnic. By selecting one of these options you will be able to arrive 2.5 hours before the performance begins, allowing you to make the most of your visit.

Middle and Over Wallop restaurant

£45 pp for three courses, includes coffee and chocolate

  • Caramelised celeriac and apple volute, Brighton blue cream, shaved chestnut (v)
  • Pate en croute, piccalilli
  • Home smoked salmon, eggs mimosa, dill biscuit
  • Sussex breast of turkey, ragu of leg, potato terrine, sprout tops
  • Heritage beetroot pithivier, creamed leeks, sprout`a’verde (v)
  • Hazelnut crusted cod, turnip brandade, chard, sauce soubise
  • Pumpkin meringue pie, preserved elderberry (Ve)
  • Bitter chocolate & Praline Marquise, crème fraiche, Clementine (v)
  • Selection of British cheese, mulled pear chutney, toasted fruit bread (v)

Mildmay Tearooms

Our Christmas Ha-Ha Tea at £22 per person includes freshly baked spiced fruit and cinnamon scones with Cornish clotted cream and mulled plum, blackberry and thyme jam, finger sandwiches, seasonal cakes and a selection of teas or coffees.

Greenhouse & Garden Marquees

Bookable for those bringing their own refreshments.

We’ve ensured there’s plenty of distancing between parties in each location, and have opened more spaces to ensure that everyone who wants to extend their visit, can. Please note that all dining options must be booked in advance online or through the Box Office, including space in the marquees.

How to book
  • There is the option to book your dining experience when booking your tickets.
  • If you have already booked your tickets and would like to book a dining experience, please call our Box Office at +44 (0)1273 815 000.
  • Once you have booked your dining experience please log into your account at to select your menu choices.

If you choose not to extend your visit time by pre-booking one of our dining options, for your safety you’ll be asked to arrive no more than 20 minutes before the performance start time. Unfortunately, the grounds won’t be open for general use and the Long Bar will remain closed for the autumn performances.

Please be aware that to ensure your safety there will be no interval during the performances.

Thank you for working with us during these extraordinary times.

Below you can find details of our usual dining options for the summer Festival
Whether you’re looking for a casual drink, afternoon tea, or an elevated dining experience, Glyndebourne has a range of bars and eateries to fulfil your needs.

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