Whether you’re visiting to see a show, attending a class or are just feeling peckish, Z-Café is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and something to drink in the beautiful surroundings of our 109 year old building.

Our café is accessible and is located on the ground floor, just along from reception. We have interval ice-cream if you’re coming to enjoy a show and fabulous locally-sourced cakes from The Black Cat Cakery, which are a treat with our fresh, fair trade coffee or a good old brew.

We serve food which is freshly made on premises every day. Lunch is generally 12-2pm. We serve a healthy, light breakfast on Saturdays (and also during half term), and many of our dishes are vegan or veggie.

Take a look at our new lunch menu for Spring 2020!

Please note: our opening hours change from week to week. Unsure when we’re open? Give us a call!

We are family friendly

Friday nights are family nights. Join us for board games, Lego challenges, and music! Why not join another family for a game and make some new friends?

There are baby-changing facilities, high-chairs, comfy sofas if your little ones (or you!) need a nap, plus we have a kids corner for the under 8’s with books, Duplo, dressing up and colouring in sheets. You are welcome to bring your own baby food, and we are happy to heat this for you.

Our picnic boxes are great value for money and are always available should the kids get hungry outside of meal times. The picnic box contains a sandwich, drink, and fruit plus 2 snack items.

Z-café bar

Z-Café transforms into a cafe bar for grown-up events, with superb wines and bubbles by the bottle or glass, continental beers and British ales, and an extensive spirits selection so you can pop in for a drink after work. Cheers!

Catering services

Buffets/parties outside of our food-serving times can be booked by prior arrangement.

To find out more about in-house catering for room-bookings and functions, visit our Facilities and Catering page.

Photos by Ray Jefferson