Sustainability informs every aspect of the theatre, with food and drink predominantly sourced from independent companies within a 50 mile radius of Holland Park for purchase by patrons.

Theatre Bar 

Our beautiful onsite bar is open both before the performance and during the interval, offering a selection of drinks and snacks for you to enjoy. 


Pre-order a picnic box with Il portico

Please note you must order your Il portico picnic box at least one week in advance of your visit to Opera Holland Park.

Opera Holland Park is delighted to reveal the menu for Il Portico’s 2023 Season picnic boxes. Prepared by this well-loved local restaurant on Kensington High Street and delivered in time for your arrival at the theatre, the picnic boxes feature a mouth-watering selection of classic Italian and modern Mediterranean dishes to accompany your visit.

From chilled gazpacho to burrata, caponata, tonno e fagioli, venison and pork belly sausage roll, and Campari-cured gravadlax, the menu is perfectly pitched to the British summer weather and has been curated for Opera Holland Park by the chef, James Chiavarini. Take a look at what’s inside in the gallery at the bottom of this page.

Il Portico picnic boxes are priced at £59 for two people and can be scaled up based on your group size. For the full menu and to book, click here


Bringing your own picnic to Opera Holland Park 

We are pleased to be able to offer picnic tables in the Terrace and Dutch Garden Lounge for customers who would like to bring their own refreshments to enjoy before the show and during the interval. Tables of 6 in the Dutch Garden Lounge are £65 and in the Terrace tables of 4 cost £45. Please note that availability is limited, although we hope to have more space to offer as we get closer to the summer season. Tables on the Balustrade are located at the front of the theatre under the canopy, overlooking the cricket pitch. These only seat up to 2 people, and are priced at £25 per table.

You can either book your picnic table at the same time as buying your tickets, or you can do so using the link on the right of this page. 

Find out more and read our picnicking FAQs. 


E-tickets and how to pre-order drinks

You will be able to access your tickets and pre-order your interval drinks from the bar using your mobile phone in 2023. If this is something you’re interested in, please log in to your account and add your mobile number. You can do this here.

All  performance information, including your e-tickets and a bar pre-order link, will be texted to you a few hours before the performance. Please note that pre-ordering is not available for performances that do not have an interval.



From the moment Gusbourne planted their first vines in 2004, their vision has been to create the finest vintage wines using grapes exclusively from their own vineyards.

Gusbourne grow the highest quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes across the Gusbourne Estate, with 60 hectares in Appledore, Kent and 30 hectares next to the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex. These predominantly Burgundian clones yield smaller volumes of intensely flavoured fruit, which thrive in their unique microclimates. This exceptional produce is the vital first ingredient in making the award-winning sparkling wines, all crafted using the traditional method.

We are delighted to have Gusbourne’s full sparkling portfolio on our shelves at our Theatre Bar this summer.


Local restaurants 

There are a variety of independent restaurants near the theatre if you are looking for a pre- or post-show meal. We recommend:

The Belvedere Restaurant in Holland Park is currently closed.


The Ensemble

We welcome our Envoys, Ambassadors, Benefactors, Founders and Jubilee Society Members to The Ensemble in 2023. We are working closely with our friends in the drinks industry to bring new exciting flavours for you to savour during the festival and look forward to sharing them with you soon.

Please pre-book your space in advance when booking tickets for the operas you are attending.

To book, follow the link below, log in using the email address associated with your membership, and select the date you are attending an opera in our 2023 Season using the tool at the top of the page. Please note that 1 ticket = 1 person and capacity is limited to 4 people per booking.  You cannot bring food into the space.

If you are having trouble booking, please contact