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.

Jack and the Beanstalk restaurant partners

Why not start off your Christmas Pantomime treat with a choice of great restaurants, right on the doorstep of Derby Arena.

Head to Harvester, Pizza Hut, The Merlin or The Yard restaurant to enjoy a fantastic meal before or after seeing Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby Arena. Café 42 at the Arena also offers a selection of hot meals, snacks and drinks.

A wide range of light bites, main meals, snacks and ice creams are available at Café 42, on site at Derby Arena.

Don’t forget to pick up a surprise Jack and the Beanstalk cupcake with jelly beans hidden inside!

No need to book.

01332 640 011

For more information please visit the Derby Arena Food and Drink page.

FREE PARKING at The Yard, for the duration of the event if you book a table (Not on DCFC Match days).

Book your pre-show meal at The Yard, opposite the Arena. The Yard is an all day restaurant and bar located on the south west corner of Pride Park. Serving their delicious lunch and dinner menu – and their menu changes with the season. The Yard have a fully stocked and wide ranging bar serving draught and bottled beers, ales, fine wines, spirits and mixers, sparkling wine and champagne, all at great prices.

Pride Park Stadium

Derby DE24 8XL

01332 821 001

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More information and the Terms and Conditions here.

At Harvester you will find our famous grills and salads; we serve real food fresh, fun and full of flavour. All of our main meals come with fresh, unlimited salad. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or order take-away from our family orientated pub restaurant.

Harvester Pride Park, Roundhouse Road,
Pride Park, Derby, DE21 8JE

01332 371 471

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Discover good times at Merlin. Just wait until you see our menu. How’s this for a line up? Whether you fancy a burger or breakfast, a pie or a steak, a curry or a delicious dessert – we have it covered. Everyone who arrives at the Merlin feeling hungry, goes home feeling happy – guaranteed!

The Merlin, 1 Orient Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8BY

01332 386 241

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Visit The Hut! We’ve been a family favourite for years and years. Your kids are free to help themselves to unlimited Salad, unlimited Squash and of course unlimited amounts of our famous Ice Cream Factory when purchasing one of our Kids Meals.

Pizza Hut, Wyvern Way, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6NZ

01332 660 880

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