The café bar at the Attenborough Centre is a beautiful, airy space, full of plants and natural light. The full-length windows open out onto a terrace and lawn outside, bathed in the evening light at sunset each day.
The bar serves a selection of local beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. There is also a bespoke cocktail menu – a menu created exclusively for us by mixologist Robert Maynard, bar manager at The Ginger Pig in Hove.
The café bar also offers a selection of sandwiches and delicatessen board “sharing platters” (charcuterie, cheese board, seafood and vegetarian / vegan) with local produce sourced from ethical suppliers.
Lewes-based interior designers Jeannine Inglis Hall and Gary Campbell have furnished the space with a distinctive combination of refurbished Basil Spence chairs, mixed with bespoke oak tables (created by local designers) and mid-century sofas and armchairs. The bar itself is a beautiful curved concrete structure with a zinc top, created to chime with the original materials used in the building.
The café bar is a child-friendly space - a good place to visit as a family. Well-trained dogs and assistance dogs are also welcome.
The cafe bar is open Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm and will usually be open for at least one hour before advertised performance times. See the programming pages for more details.
Easter Opening Hours
Monday 26th – closed
Tuesday 27th – 11:30am-8:30pm
Wednesday 28th – 11:30am-8:30pm
Thursday 29th – 6pm-8:30pm
Friday 30th – 2:30pm-5pm
Saturday 31st – 2:30pm-5pm
Sunday 1st – 2:30pm-5pm
Monday 2nd – 2:30pm-5pm
Tuesday 3rd – closed
Wednesday 4th 11:30am-8:30pm
Thursday 5th – 11:30am-8:30pm
Friday 6th – 11:30am-8:30pm
Saturday 7th – 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday 8th – 6pm-8:30pm
Monday 9th – normal opening hours