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Interval & Dining

The 90-minute long dinner interval is a central feature of an evening at Garsington Opera and there are a variety of dining and picnicking options available for you to make the most of your visit.

Enjoy the complete fine-dining experience in our restaurant, choose a delicious catered picnic hamper, or pick one of our many spots around the site and bring your own picnic.

The site opens at 3.30pm and many guests will join us to set up their picnics. Our caterers also offer a number of pre-performance dining options to enjoy in the late afternoon.

Dining and picnic space bookings are made directly with Garsington Opera and can be added to your order at checkout when paying for your tickets online or over the phone.

If you have already paid for your tickets and wish to add dining options to your order, please go to the Orders page of your account area.

If you are making a dining reservation for your party, but the tickets have been purchased by somebody else, please contact the Box Office on or 01494 376037.

Two people walking towards the lake through a mown path in the long grass

Pre-Performance and Interval Dining

Traditional Cricket Pavilion and tent restaurant with the bank of the cricket pitch in the foreground

We’re delighted to be working with our loyal caterers Feasts once again this year. With a host of pre-performance and interval dining options, there is a wide choice on offer.

Explore the full dining menus and booking information using the button below.

Feasts Menu

Dining Spaces

Audience members on their way into the glass-fronted restaurant tent

Boundary Room Restaurant

Our glass fronted restaurant, looking out over the iconic Wormsley Cricket Ground. Afternoon tea can be pre-booked or purchased on the night, space permitting. Interval Dining reservations must be pre-booked.

Feasts picnic tents overlooking the Cricket Ground.

Feasts Picnic Tents

Positioned bedside the Boundary Room Restaurant, a complimentary place in these tents overlooking the Wormsley Cricket Ground is provided with each catered picnic booking. If you wish to enjoy your Feasts picnic in the Deer Park, an additional tent booking can be made when completing your booking.

Deer Park Tents and Tables

Our Deer Park is the centre of activity on site and has a wide selection of spaces available for pre-performance and interval picnicking. Bring your own picnic or book a catered picnic to be delivered to you. Your reservation covers the full evening from the site opening at 3.30pm.

All of our Deer Park tents and tables can be added to your booking at the checkout stage when paying for your tickets.

For any assistance with accessible options, please contact the Box Office.

Four people enjoying a picnic by a lake

Outdoor Picnicking Spaces

Free of charge, unreserved

Around the Deer Park you will find numerous places to settle – pick a table by the beautiful lake, find chairs on the Champagne Lawn, or set up a picnic blanket on the grass. Outdoor spaces are weather dependant and for this reason cannot be reserved or paired with our catered picnics.

Dining options: Self-catered picnic

Golden late evening sun streams down on to some of the dinning tents at Wormsley while people picnic both within and without them.

Table in a Shared Tent

£5 per person

Reserve a table in one of our shared tents in the Deer Park for your self-catered or Feasts picnic. Spaces priced per person. A number of unreserved tables will be available free of charge in the Shared Tents each day on a first-come-first-served basis.

Dining options: Catered picnic, self-catered picnic

Four people having their meal at a picnic table on the upper terrace with the picturesque landscape of the lake and hills in the background

Small Upper Terrace Table

£10 per person | Capacity 4 people

Enjoy your picnic in the close proximity of the auditorium with elevated views over the Deer Park and Chiltern hills beyond. Spaces priced per person.

Dining options: Catered picnic, self-catered picnic

Guests enjoying a picnic round a large upper terrace table.

Large Upper Terrace Table

£10 per person | Capacity 5-8 people

A larger space on our elevated terrace with panoramic views of Wormsley and the surrounding area. Spaces priced per person.

Dining options: Catered picnic, self-catered picnic

Small private tent in the Deer Park.

Small Private Tent

£175 | Capacity 8 people

Enjoy the privacy of an individual tent in the Deer Park for your pre-performance drinks and interval picnic.

Dining options: Catered picnic, self-catered picnic

Private dining tent with trees and a blue sky behind

Medium Private Tent

£205 | Capacity 12 people

A larger individual tent in the stunning Deer Park with adjoining service area for picnic preparation or private caterers.

Dining options: Catered picnic, self-catered picnic

The Granary

£205 | Capacity 12 people

Nestled in the beauty of the Opera Garden, the Granary is a unique private space bursting with character.

Dining options: Catered picnic (additional service charge applies), self-catered picnic

Private Dining Locations

A variety of private dining and entertaining spaces are available for your visit. If you are celebrating a special occasion, we highly recommend one of our exclusive venues with dining options tailored to your requirements.

Chilterns Tent

£305 | Capacity up to 60 seated

For larger parties wishing to dine in a private tent overlooking the glorious Wormsley cricket ground.

Dining options: Catered picnic (additional service charge applies), self-catered dining/picnic

The Chilterns Tent can be booked via the Box Office on

Cricket Pavilion

£1000 | Capacity up to 10 seated

The mock-Tudor thatched pavilion, designed by architect Nicky Johnston, features a distinctive facade, players’ balconies and cricket bat balusters. Over the last 30 years, many of the world’s greatest players have had the opportunity to be invited to enjoy Wormsley. The Pavilion is filled with cricket memorabilia including plaques of those who have scored 100 runs or take five wickets for the Sir Paul Getty XI.

This unique venue steeped in history is the ideal venue for a small party looking to enhance their evening with fine dining and an unparalleled vista over the Cricket Ground.

Dining options: Interval Dining (additional service charge applies), Catered picnic (additional service charge applies), self-catered dining/picnic

To book the Cricket Pavilion or discuss your requirements, contact Daisy Hibberd on

Island Pavilion

Price from £2,500 | Capacity up to 28 seated

Designed by Robin Snell, architect of our Opera Pavilion, the Island Pavilion is a contemporary light-filled structure. The beautiful surroundings make it a fitting home for extraordinary art installations, such as some of the Getty family’s sculpture collections.

Suitable for dinner for up to 28 guests, the Island Pavilion is the perfect private dining space for larger groups looking to enjoy Feasts dining in the seclusion and beauty of the lake overlooking the Opera Pavilion.

Dining options: Interval Dining (additional service charge applies), Catered picnic (additional service charge applies), self-catered

To discuss your booking, requirements and dining please contact Daisy Hibberd on