It gives great pleasure to be able to announce a new dining provision at The Grange Festival. We welcome Becka Cooper and her wonderful team, whose exquisite food and impeccable service, already with fans aplenty locally, is sure to delight Grange Festival diners. They will offer a three-course Dinner in the House, and Supper in the Park. It has always been our hope to bring all aspects of eating and drinking at The Grange in-house, and offer locally sourced, locally cooked food in celebration of the extraordinary range of high-quality local suppliers, including The Grange Estate. So, to announce in addition the arrival of The Grange, Hampshire white and pink sparkling, as our Festival vin de maison is also a thrill. It must also be said that our Festival sommelier, Simon Taylor, will offer a full range from his cellar. I hope every epicurean wish is fulfilled, every evaluative nose pleasantly surprised. We are all determined that the totality of your visit to The Grange is transformative.
I am passionate about The Grange, having sung on its stage, catered extensively for The Festival and Estate, and lived locally all my life. With 25 years catering experience I have built a reputation for providing delicious, vibrant, generous, seasonal food that champions local ingredients and producers.
Catering for the Festival will combine my two great passions, opera and food. My team offers outstanding service to perfectly complement the romance, elegance and joyous theatricality of an evening at The Grange Festival.
The Park is open two hours before the performance starts and we encourage you to make the most of this and fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of The Grange. Begin the evening with drinks and canapés at The Portico Bar while enjoying the spectacular lake view. If you have a sweet tooth, The Tea Pavilion and its selection of cakes and ice cream might be your first port of call. Make sure to allow yourself plenty of time to visit the house for Lady Ashburton’s Shop and the carefully curated Art@TheGrange exhibition before the performance starts.
The sound of bells beckons you into our award-winning opera house for the start of the performance; take your seat and enjoy the evening’s entertainment.
When you emerge into the glorious golden-hour light for the 100-minute interval, there are several dining options. For Dinner in the House, head into the faded grandeur of the historic mansion and savour each opera’s three-course menu. If you prefer to dine al fresco, choose Supper in the Park to ensure the easiest of evenings, arriving back at your marquee or pavilion to a table laden with a sumptuous supper. Alternatively bring your own food and make use of the marquees, pavilions or beautiful lawns.
Once the performance is over, why not continue to enjoy the summer evening in your tent or The Portico Bar? The shop is also open for you to make or collect any purchases. The Park is open until 11:00pm.