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.


Tapas at The Top Bar

Open from 6pm on Main Stage performance nights The Top Bar is home to our brand new Tapas Menu.

Get your evening off to a great start in the Top Bar, sharing a selection of tapas and a glass of Cava with friends, overlooking the River Wey. Our new menu, which is available exclusively in The Top Bar, features hot favourites such as smoked chorizo slow cooked in red wine and garlic mushrooms in a creamy white sauce, as well as cold classics such as marinated mixed olives, dry cured serrano ham, and mozzarella and cherry tomato skewers. As well as Tapas, we offer a wide selection of drinks, including locally-sourced Silent Pool gin, Surrey Cider and Hogs Back Brewery ales, as well as a comprehensive wine list.

The Top Bar can be found on the top floor of the Theatre, near the entrance to the Circle. Access is by the stairs or the lift, just off the main foyer. No advance booking required.


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.

PLEASE NOTE: Our online table booking system is currently unavailabile.  Apologies for the inconvenience.  Please call to book on 01483 569334.