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 café bar is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm during University term time, and it will usually be open for at least one hour before advertised performance times. See the programming pages for more details.
The café will close for the summer from Friday 15 June, and will reopen on Monday 17 September.