Food and drink

In addition to offering excellent theatre we also offer great food with a fantastic view.

Please note: Our delicious hot food is served Monday to Saturday, until 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the evening performance.

Riverview Restaurant

The Riverview Restaurant offers a modern menu using the finest local and seasonal ingredients as well as a excellent choice of wines. With the best riverside setting in Guildford and a great ambience, it is the perfect place to dine.

The Riverview Restaurant is open for matinee and evening shows but can also be booked for special occasions and functions. Bookings are always advisable to avoid disappointment - please call 01483 569334.


Riverbank Café Bar

The Riverbank Café offers a wide range of freshly made soups, snacks, main meals and daily specials. All of the food is made on the premises, cooked to order and sourced from quality, local suppliers. Please take a look at the menu.

The Riverbank Café is now offering a brunch menu bewtween 10am-3pm!

The Café offers an extensive bar list, excellent choice of wines and freshly ground coffee as well as a variety of delicious homemade cakes. We really are the best place in Guildford for cake!

It is perfectly located next to the River Wey and boasts an award-winning riverside garden terrace which makes The Riverbank Café an ideal location to relax and enjoy some tasty food or refreshing drinks whether you’ve spent the day shopping or simply want a great place to meet up with friends.

The Café is also a fantastic and welcoming place for parents. We have our very own toy box which boasts bundles of exciting toys to play with, as well as colouring pencils and paper to keep the little ones occupied.

The Riverbank Café is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00am and you don’t need to be a theatre-goer to enjoy our delicious food and lovely setting.

The Vanbrugh Club

A selection of seasonal platters are available to club members to book for pre-show.  Please see current menu.

Orders for platters should be placed no later than 8pm the day before they are required; the order may either be emailed to or telephoned through to 01483 569334.  (In the event that you leave an answerphone message we will call back to confirm receipt of your order.)

Afternoon Tea

We now offer afternoon tea including fresh sandwiches, hot home made scones with clotted cream and berry preserve and cakes. To make your afternoon celebration even more special why not add a glass of Champagne? Please contact our catering department for more information.

Supper and a Show

This great offer allows you to book tickets for selected shows with a free programme and a two-course meal in the Riverview Restaurant with coffee. Just add £20.50 to the price of your ticket when booking with the Box Office. Restoration Levy and Booking Fee included in the tickets price. Call the Box Office on 01483 44 00 00 to make a booking.