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Dining

We are delighted to announce the appointment of  Payne & Gunter as our 2019 festival catering partner.  Makers of English hospitality in all its quirky glory since 1786, our 2019 festival audiences will enjoy exceptional dishes and distinctive flourishes that combine classical cuisine with contemporary innovation.

The long dining interval is one of the distinctive and enjoyable features of a visit to a country house opera festival. Lasting up to 90 minutes, a variety of gourmet dining experiences will be on offer throughout the Nevill Holt gardens. Booking opens Friday 8th February, with NHO Members enjoying priority access to dining reservations.

Payne & Gunter

We are delighted to announce the appointment of  Payne & Gunter as our 2019 festival catering partner.  Makers of English hospitality in all its quirky glory since 1786, our 2019 festival audiences will enjoy exceptional dishes and distinctive flourishes that combine classical cuisine with contemporary innovation.

The long dining interval is one of the distinctive and enjoyable features of a visit to a country house opera festival. Lasting up to 90 minutes, a variety of gourmet dining experiences will be on offer throughout the Nevill Holt gardens. Booking opens Friday 8th February, with NHO Members enjoying priority access to dining reservations.

Payne & Gunter

Dining at Nevill Holt
Dining at Nevill Holt

Garden Picnic

Bring your own picnic and dine in your own style al fresco on the lawn. Porters are available to help you carry your picnic from the car park, and the champagne bar is open for those last-minute refreshments.

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Picnic Chapel

For those guests who want to bring their own picnic, but don’t want to sit on the grassy lawns, you can book a laid table in our Picnic Chapel. Atmospheric, cool on a hot day (or dry on a wet day!), the Picnic Chapel is the dining venue closest to the theatre.

Dining at Nevill Holt

Kitchen Garden

Book a seat at our communal dining tables in the charming and popular Kitchen Garden, where you can sample an informal buffet menu full of fresh seasonal delights. Curated by NHO guest chef, Ben Tish.

Restaurant dining

Restaurant Dining

Revel in a 3-course gourmet meal in our pop up festival Restaurant Marquee, with mouth-watering menus and restaurant service during our long dining interval.

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Private Pavilions

Our Private Picnic pavilions are designed to accommodate parties of 10 – 12 people, and will be situated as usual on the main lawn.

Guests hiring a pavilion can choose to bring their own picnic, or choose to dine from the restaurant menu, which can be served to their private party.

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Font House

Dine in high style with a party of up to 14 in the exclusive Font House, set within its own walled garden.

  • “Thank you for the most delicious dinner – we will be back next year!”

Priority Booking

Priority booking opens to members in January 2019. To access priority booking and guarantee your ticket, become a Nevill Holt Opera Member.

Public Booking opens on Friday 8th February.

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