Glyndebourne is an opera house in the heart of the Sussex countryside. It all began with a love story in 1934, when founder John Christie met soprano Audrey Mildmay. Glyndebourne is now one of the finest and most celebrated opera houses in the world, delivering performances to some 150,000 people across a Summer Festival and an Autumn Tour. Fine food and Glyndebourne go hand-in-hand.

Glyndebourne has two on-site restaurants where your experience can range from a relaxed afternoon tea to sumptuous fine dining overlooking 12 acres of glorious gardens.

Dining and Receptions

We are proud to operate Glyndebourne’s two on-site restaurants, where experiences can range from a relaxed afternoon tea to sumptuous fine dining, this year in partnership with Michelin-starred chefs, the Galvin Brothers.

Middle & Over Wallop

The Galvin Brothers bring their modern British style to Middle & Over Wallop, our fine-dining restaurant. The exclusively curated menu feature a selection of their signature dishes as 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.

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Mildmay serves traditional British cuisine in a relaxed dining atmosphere. The restaurant’s classical approach is both casual and charming and features our popular fish pie and beef Wellington, showcasing locally sourced ingredients from Sussex and the South Coast.

The informal setting is ideal for diners looking for a comfortable and cosy experience with familiar fare and friendly table service.

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Traditional Picnics

Our team have worked hard to develop a picnic that embraces the festival tradition, such a key and much loved part of the Glyndebourne experience.

The Traditional Picnic features sharing treats that you might find in a carefully packed homemade picnic. All freshly prepared daily using local suppliers.

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Events at Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the Glyndebourne Opera Cup, Christmas Concerts, Community Operas and study events. A wide range of different dining options are available to accompany these events.

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