Dining

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, there are a variety of gourmet dining experiences for our audiences to enjoy throughout the grounds.

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, there are a variety of gourmet dining experiences for our audiences to enjoy throughout the grounds.

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 in 2018 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.

  • “Our dining experience at Nevill Holt Opera was superb! Our private pavilion was perfectly located and really well looked after by our waiting staff. Well done!”
  • “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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