Food and drink

With something to suit every mood, here’s a taste of what you can expect from the restaurant and bars at the London Coliseum.


If you are looking for something lighter than dinner our bars offer sandwiches and salads, as well as a full drinks menu ninety minutes before curtain up.

Pre-performance and interval drinks

We encourage you to order your refreshments in advance so our team can make them available to you on arrival.

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There are four bars in the theatre.

  • Stalls Lounge by Heals: Our newly refurbished bar and lounge area offers a relaxed atmosphere .
  • Laidlaw Bar: Offers a vibrant and contemporary atmosphere for you if you’re seated in the Dress Circle.
  • Sky Bar: Enjoy dramatic views of the night sky in our panoramic Upper Circle Bar.
  • Balcony Bar: This bar offers magnificent views of the city.

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American Bar Restaurant

Named after the American Friends of ENO, our elegant Edwardian panelled dining room is the perfect setting for pre-performance and interval dining.

Our catering partner, Benugo at the London Coliseum is led by Head Chef Mathieu Archipoff. Using the very best locally sourced, fresh produce they have crafted an inspiring seasonal menu, paired with a world-class wine selection.

Make your visit to the London Coliseum, Home of English National Opera even more special and join us two hours before curtain up and return at the interval for one of our decadent puddings.

As The Valkyrie is a longer opera with two intervals, our restaurant will offer a five-course Tasting Menu which will be served across the evening – three courses prior to the opera then the remaining two courses during each of the two intervals. There are 3 available time slots for each performance.

For the matinee performances, you can book at 12.30; 13.00 or 13.00. For the evening performances, you can book at 15.00; 15.30 or 16.00.