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 and we welcome parents and children, well-trained dogs and assistance dogs.
The cafe-bar is currently only open for programmed events and will re-open for regular weekday hours at the start of term in February.
We will also normally be open before performances. See the programming pages for more details.