Eating & Drinking

Our Café Bar is open!

Our bar is open Tue-Sat from 10am until late.

The Mercury Kitchen is open for food 11am-2:30pm and in the evening when there is a performance.

On Sundays, we’re open when there is a performance.  

We offer a warm friendly welcome to everyone – whether you’re coming in to book tickets, watch a show or visiting the town, our accessible café bar caters for all. We serve a wide selection of cakes, pastries, snacks and light meals, alongside a range of teas, coffees, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

The kitchen is closed on evenings without performances, please check with us beforehand if you are not sure. We still have a range of jacket potatoes, paninis and cakes when the kitchen is closed.

Where possible, our ingredients are sourced locally, our coffee is Fairtrade and our takeaway cups are recyclable.

Our refurbishment has enabled us to offer seating on the outdoor piazza, and you can enjoy a cuppa in the gorgeous and historic surroundings that Balkerne Gate has to offer.

Oh, and before we forget – our WiFi is free! Great for informal meetings and coffee shop working!

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Book a table before a show

We’ve got a limited number of tables available to pre-book if you’re coming to see a show.

To book, just click below and fill out the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your booking. Please note, we require 24 hours’ notice for table bookings.

For bookings of 8 people or more we will send you a menu and ask you to preorder at least one week before. Please send your menu choices to [email protected]

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Afternoon and Cream Tea

Come and enjoy a freshly made afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes or a traditional cream tea of scones with jam and cream.

We serve a great range of hot drinks (including speciality teas) and we cater for gluten free and vegan diets too.

Afternoon and cream teas must be booked in advance.

Did you know you can use Mercury Gift Vouchers for Afternoon Tea? Great for any special occasion, buy a Gift Voucher here.

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Try our delicious new menu, available during Kitchen hours 11am-2:30pm and evenings before a show.

We have it all covered, from tasty treats to small plates, salads, and sumptuous main meals!

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