Food and Drink

At The Bridgewater Hall

  • Bars are located on the stalls (entrance level), choir circle and circle levels. Unless otherwise stated, you may not take drinks into the auditorium. Interval drinks can be ordered at any of the bars depending on where you’re sitting
  • The Bridgewater Hall’s restaurant, The Charles Hallé Restaurant, is located near the stalls bar. It is advisable to make a reservation through the Box Office on 0161 907 9000
  • Teas, coffees and light refreshments are usually available in the stalls foyer

The Charles Hallé Restaurant

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

Please make your reservation 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 with less than three days’ notice.

Upgrade to A-List

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). Treat yourself from our specially created A-List cocktail menu and 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

Winners of two Gold Great Taste Awards in 2007, Criterion Ices have been selected by The Bridgewater Hall for their delectable dairy ice. Delicious flavours include Belgian Chocolate, Stem Ginger, Gold Medal Vanilla, Strawberries & Cream, and Lemon Sorbet.

Lunch & Matinée Concerts

Stalls Café Bar is usually open Monday – Friday, 11.00am – 3.00pm (last orders 2.30pm). Enjoy our daytime menu full of traditional favourites and touches of real inspiration. Please download a pdf of the current menu at the top right of this page.

Stalls Café Bar is open before performances by The Manchester Midday Concerts Society. Arrangements vary for other daytime events – please call the Box Office on 0161 907 9000 for further information.

Park and Dine Offer by INNSIDE Manchester

INNSIDE Manchester is located in the First Street Development close to The Bridgewater Hall. The restaurant at INNSIDE ‘Street on First Street’ offers ‘Food for a Social Mood’ with a contemporary menu of Mediterranean dishes.

For information about a park and dine offer for concert goers please click here:

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