Summer Festival performances feature a long interval lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This allows
time for dining in one of Glyndebourne’s restaurants or for a picnic in the garden.
The Middle & Over restaurant serves a 3-course, fine dining menu. Mildmay restaurant serves a
modern British menu. Restaurant menus are changed three times during the Festival. Owing to the
limited time available for dinner service, these restaurants must be pre-booked and menu options
chosen in advance. Alternatively, Nether Wallop follows the barn style of the Christie’s original
Dining Hall with an informal hot carvery and cold buffet style of service, which allows diners to
decide on their choice of menu on the day. In all three restaurants, Glyndebourne offer diners the
opportunity to join a ‘Shared Table’ so that they may dine in the company of other guests who have
made a similar request.
Picnicking in the gardens is a long-standing tradition at Glyndebourne and they offer a range of
picnic menu options for pre-order. A limited number of picnic tables are available on the Upper Circle
level. A queuing system is in place from the Blue Circle side when the grounds open. There is also a
marquee by the Archive Gallery next to the main car park, which accommodates up to 200 guests with
picnic tables and chairs provided. Given the limited availability of picnic furniture, you are advised
to take your own if possible and set it up in Glyndebourne’s wonderful gardens, on the Ha Ha lawn,
in the Urn Garden or by the side of the lake. Food and drink are not permitted in the auditorium.
PICNIC REFUSE... Should you wish Hyde House to dispose of your picnic rubbish, food waste
and/or empty bottles purchased elsewhere, we are happy to accommodate this request for a charge
of £10 to cover the costs associated with removal of rubbish to a waste collection site.