Dinner and a show

We know that the show is only part of your night out, so here are a few suggestions of places to eat and drink near all our venues.

Inside the venues

The Guildhall Theatre and The Clubrooms

There is a coffee bars selling a range of drinks and snacks in the Guildhall Theatre. In addition there is a bar upstairs next to the main auditorium.

Bean Café, Friargate Studios

Easygoing cafe with modern decor, turning out seasonal grub, fair trade coffee and homemade cakes.

The Old Bell Hotel

Zest is a relaxed fine dining restaurant in the setting of the historic Old Bell.

Outside the venues

There are lots of places near the venues where you can enjoy a meal as part of your visit. Below are a selection of the closest. For more information about where to eat in Derby, visit

ASK Italian

Directly beneath the Assembly Rooms, ASK Italian serve a great range of pasta and pizzas. For more information or to book a table visit


Adjacent to the Assembly Rooms and ASK Italian, Nando's specialise in chicken dishes from Portugal. For more information visit

Frankie & Benny's

Just off the Market Place on Cornmarket, Frankie & Benny's serve New York Italian food, including pizza, pasta, steaks and burgers. For more information visit

The Brewery Tap

Situated across the river on Derwent Street, The Brewery Tap serves local real ales and a great selection of homemade locally-sourced food. For more information visit

Pizza Express

Modern restaurant, with its grand architectural space, in the historic cathedral quarter of Derby For more information visit


Located within the Intu shopping centre are a number of different restaurants including Pizza Express, TGI Friday's and Wagamama. For more information visit