Pre-concert Food & Drink

The Charles Hallé Restaurant & Stalls Café Bar

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The Charles Hallé Restaurant has established a dedicated following from concert-goers.

Head Chef Marco Tedde's award-winning menus for pre-concert dining offer a choice of starter, main course and dessert. The menu changes regularly and is offered at a fixed price. All menus include vegetarian option; please let us know when booking if you have any other dietary requirements.

£21.95 for 2 courses plus coffee & petits fours
£27.50 for 3 courses plus coffee & petits fours

Stalls Café Bar offers a more informal dining experience. The pre-concert dining menu is available from 5.30pm on concert nights with main courses typically from £10.95. The menu changes daily. Please download a sample menu at the top right of this page. 

Please make your reservations for pre-concert dining with the Box Office on 0161 907 9000 or on-line when you purchase your tickets. A deposit of £5 per person is required. This is non-refundable in the event of cancellation but a credit to your Box Office account will be offered up to three working days before your reservation date.

Posh Picnics

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Posh Picnics are a special dining offer available on selected concerts only – please contact the Box Office or check the online event listing to see if they are available.

Regardless of the weather, you can enjoy one of our Posh Picnics for Two before the show in the comfort of our private dining space, which you can also return to during the interval.

Each Posh Picnic for Two includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and a glass of wine each and is served from 1.30pm (for 3pm matinee concerts) or 6pm (for evening concerts). The full tempting menu can be downloaded from the link on the right. 

To book, please contact the Box Office on 0161 907 9000. Please inform us of any allergens or other dietary requirements. Posh Picnics are not available to book online.

Upgrade to A-List

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Why not enhance your concert experience with exclusive access to A-List at The Corporate Members Bar for just £10 per person! Avoid the crowds, relax in unique surroundings, and enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival (bottled beer, glass of wine or soft drink). You can also order your interval drinks before the show!

A-List is not available for all concerts. Look out for the A-List option under Dining when you book your tickets online, or call 0161 907 9000. You can also book in person at the Box Office on the night of the performance.



The Stalls bar opens from 5.00pm on concert nights. Bars on other levels open from 6.30pm. Remember to order your interval drinks before the concert and they will be waiting for you. All bars serve a full range of drinks.

Ice Creams

Ice creams are available to buy at the interval, flavours include Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate and Ginger.

Stalls Café Bar Daytime Service

Stalls Café Bar will be open during the day for certain events, including midday and matinee concerts and foyer performances. Opening times for the current week are listed below:

Friday 4 August: 10.30am – 2pm
Saturday 5 August: CLOSED
Sunday 6 August:  CLOSED
Monday 7 August: CLOSED
Tuesday 8 August: CLOSED
Wednesday 9 August: CLOSED
Thursday 10 August: CLOSED
Friday 11 August: CLOSED
Saturday 12 August: 12pm – 5pm
Sunday 13 August: CLOSED