Dinner & a Show

Dinner and a show

We know that the show is only part of your night out, so here are a few suggestions from us to help you plan your visit, wet your whistle and tickle your taste buds!

Inside the venues

Coffee Bars

Our Coffee Bars are located upstairs in the Guildhall Theatre. Open before every show and also during the interval, they serve a wide variety of hot and cold drinks from speciality coffees and fruit teas to milkshakes and fizzy drinks. We have a large range of confectionery and snacks, with healthy options and, of course, ice creams!


We have one bar in the Guildhall Theatre - the Guildhall Bar upstairs. Beat the queues by pre-ordering your interval drinks at the bar before the show.

Outside the venues

There are lots of places nearby to us where you can enjoy a meal as part of your visit. Below are a selection of the closest. For more information about where to eat in Derby, visit visitderby.co.uk/dine.

ASK Italian

Directly beneath the Assembly Rooms, ASK Italian serve a great range of pasta and pizzas. For more information or to book a table visit askitalian.co.uk.


Situated on the Market Place, QUAD's Cafe Bar serves a range of delicious home made dishes, prepared using locally sourced ingredients. For more information visit derbyquad.co.uk/café-bar.

Stresa Restaurant and Bar

Situated on the 4th floor of Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights, Stresa Restaurant offers a delicious and varied menu combining an array of British, Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Offering both pre and post event dining. For more information contact us on 01332 412644.


Adjacent to the Assembly Rooms and ASK Italian, Nando's specialise in chicken dishes from Portugal. For more information visit nandos.co.uk

The Brewery Tap

Situated across the river on Derwent Street, The Brewery Tap serves local real ales and a great selection of homemade locally-sourced food. For more information visit derbybrewing.co.uk.