The Almeida Café Bar is open from 11am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday (during performance dates*).
All day for everyone
The café is light and airy in the daytime, ideally situated just off Upper Street with newspapers and Wi-Fi available. In the evening it becomes a lively bar for the public, audiences and actors alike. Whether you are catching up with some work over a cappuccino during the day, meeting friends for a quiet lunch or starting your evening at the theatre with us, we offer a range of coffees, roasted by Smith’s, a carefully chosen list of wines and a changing list of cocktails.
Simple, quality food, freshly prepared and locally sourced
We believe in small-scale, simple and sustainable. We value working with local suppliers and serve charcuterie from Cobble Lane, gin from Sacred Distillery, beers from Hammerton Brewery & Umbrella and ice cream from Udderlicious. Our bread is freshly baked for us and everything else we cook fresh in our small kitchen.
Main dishes are served from 12pm–7pm. Our bar menu, featuring small plates and sharing platters is available both before and after the performance.
Slow-cooked beef ragu with papardelle
Pair with our Oltre Passo Primitivo
Warmed superfood salad with roasted root vegetables and toasted nuts and seeds
Try with our Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc
Pre-theatre dining and post-show socialising
For a hot chocolate or a hearty red, the bar is open until 11pm, and children are welcome until 9pm. We have a great wine list, local beers and a tempting menu of cocktails.
Café Bar is open on all performance dates. Unfortunately, the Café Bar is not open in the interim periods when productions are changing over.
Due to occasional fundraising events we may run a restricted service on food and drink in the Almeida Café Bar.
*Christmas and New Year Café Bar opening hours:
Wed 18 Dec 11am - 9.15pm (closing after the interval)
Mon 23 Dec 11am - 11pm
Tue 24 Dec Closed
Wed 25 Dec Closed
Thu 26 Dec Closed
Fri 27 Dec 11am - 10.30pm
Sat 28 Dec 11am - 11pm
Sun 29 Dec Closed
Mon 30 Dec 11am - 11pm
Tue 31 Dec 11am - 4.15pm (closing after the interval)
Wed 1 Jan 3.30pm - 9.30pm (limited menu)
Thu 2 Jan 11am - 11pm
Fri 3 Jan 11am - 11pm
Sat 4 Jan 11am - 11pm
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All our wine is supplied by Majestic Wine