Food & Drink

Drinks Bar

The concert hall bar, situated in the foyer, will be open for most performance events. Here you can enjoy a glass of wine, a bottled beer or a soft drink, along with bar snacks, before the performance starts and also in the interval. Avoid the queues by ordering your interval drink before the event starts and we will have it ready and waiting for you in the foyer.

Pre-Concert Dining

The concert hall does not house a restaurant, but being only 15 minutes’ walk away from the centre of town will give you countless options for pre-concert dining. Some of the pubs and restaurants closest to the concert hall are marked on the map below. A wider range of places to eat in the centre of Cambridge can be found on the Visit Cambridge website.



During the day, there are two nearby cafés to choose from on the Sidgwick site. The Buttery café on Sidgwick Avenue offers sandwiches, baguettes, soup and hot drinks from 8.30am-5pm, Monday – Friday. The Buttery has indoor and outdoor seating and is located approx 3 minutes’ walk away from West Road Concert Hall.

During term-time the Arc cafe provides similar snacks and hot lunches from 8:30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. There is extensive, comfortable indoor seating and some outdoor seating and is located approx 2 minutes’ walk away from West Road Concert Hall.