10th to 26th July 2015

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Where to Eat

Old Hall Hotel

The Square, Buxton, SK17 6BD
01298 22841

Old Hall Hotel, Restaurant and Wine Bar across the square from the Opera House – the perfect and very popular venue for pre- and post-opera meals. Restaurant open from 12pm–2pm and then 5.15pm–11pm. Wine Bar open all day from 10am. Advanced bookings are advisable.

Simply Thai

2-3 Cavendish Circus, Buxton SK17 6AT
01298 24471

Experience authentic Thai Cuisine with genuine Thai hospitality. Open all day from 12pm to 11pm. Special Lunch Menu from 12–2.30pm and Afternoon Tea from 2.30–5pm.

The Taj Mahal

35 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HA
01298 78388

Enjoy delicious Indian cuisine and authentic Eastern recipes made by our excellent chefs in beautiful surroundings.

We look forward to your visit so we can bring you pleasure.

Barbarella's Wine Bar

7 The Quadrant, Buxton, SK17 6AW
01298 71392

Barbarella’s Wine Bar is 5 minutes’ walk from the Opera House.

We serve the finest locally sourced produce and a great selection of wines and beers in a grade 2 listed building.


No 6 The Square Tearooms

6 The Square, Buxton, SK17 6AZ
01298 213541

Traditional English tearooms situated opposite the Opera House. Special Festival fare pre-opera with Champagne. Booking advisable. Open 10am–7pm. Festival fare available 5.30–7pm.

The Pavilion Cafe

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6BE
01298 23114

The Pavilion Cafe Buxton is a warm, welcoming and spacious cafe overlooking the picturesque award winning landscaped gardens. Our team are hard at work all day with breakfast served with a smile from 9.30am until 11.30am, then continuing with main meals right through to afternoon teas served from 2.30pm.
During the summer festival season our cafe also opens for pre-show meals between 5pm and 7pm but it is advisable to book in advance as these are highly popular.

The Bar Brasserie

The Old Court House, George Street, Buxton, SK17 6AY
01298 25333

Whether you want your favourite French dish or simply want to try something different, for a special occasion, romantic evening for two, or a family celebration, you want to ensure you visit The Bar Brasserie in Buxton.

The Duke

123 St John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6UR
01298 78781


The Duke offers a great range of award winning ales, an extensive wine and drinks list as well as a full meni created with local Derbyshire produce. Food served daily 12pm – 3pm and 5pm – 9pm. Kids, dogs and muddy boots welcome.


3 Eagle Parade, Buxton SK17 6EQ
01298 72203


For traditional Italian cuisine be sure to come to the Firenze Italian Restaurant in Buxton. We have been established for nearly 20 years and have developed an excellent local reputaion for the superb quality of our food and service.

The Buxton Tap House

George Street, Buxton SK17 6AY
01298 214085


The Tap House is the place to enjoy fantastic beers from the acclaimed Buxton Brewery. Food served all day 12pm – 9pm. Sunday Lunch 12pm – 4pm. Specialising in home smoked pulled pork amongst other tasty dishes, perfect for pre-theatre dining. No bookings taken.

The Devonshire Dome

Devonshire Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6RY

Bookings advisable for Dinner on 01298 330345


The Devonshire Dome, one of the most iconic buildings in Derbyshire – available for morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3.30pm with Dinner being served from 5.30pm in the restaurant on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the Festival.


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