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Your summer evening

Guests arrive early to wander in the historic walled gardens, champagne glass in hand, and a convivial atmosphere reigns: the city seems far away. A short walk through the ancient orchard – passing a 300-year-old mulberry tree – takes you to the five-tier opera house which we’ve named The Theatre in the Woods.

 

BOOK PICNICS & DINING

CAR Off the A246, between Leatherhead & Guildford; 10 mins from the intersection of the A3 & M25. There is ample parking space and it does not have to be booked.
TRAIN Horsley station is a mile away with frequent trains from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction (45 mins). Woking station is 8 miles away (London 25 mins; 8 trains/hour).
TAXI Taxi’s can take you to and from Horsley station and should be booked in advance. Magnum Cars are a local firm.

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Many guests wear black tie and long dresses but we encourage stylish creativity. Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd.

47 vintage cars are on offer to drive you to and from London or Horsley Station. Imagine arriving in a pre-war Rolls Royce . . .

BOOK

BOOK PRE-PERFORMANCE

A plate of 16 handmade canapé£23
A bowl of mixed nuts  £6.50
A bowl of mixed olives  £6.50
A glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut
Laurent-Perrier Brut £69
Laurent-Perrier Vintage £94
Laurent-Perrier Rosé  £114
Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle £200

Tables are provided for champagne bottle orders only

The restaurant must be booked at least three days in advance. If you would like to book dining please call the box office.

If you already have a reservation, email your menu choices: dine@grangeparkopera.co.uk

Wine List     BOOK DINING

STARTER
Green papaya, sweet & hot som tam salad vg, g/f, d/f  Contains peanuts
Ham hock & smoked chicken terrine,
pickled vegetables, mustard mayonnaise g/f, d/f
Twice baked cheese soufflé,
comte & riesling sauce, petit salad  v
Handpicked Devon crab, apple celeriac timbale, chilli lemon dressing g/f, d/f
Exmoor caviar 30g,
blinis, Cotswold quails egg, shallot, sour cream (£50 supplement)

MAIN
Rare roast fillet of English beef,
bordelaise sauce, pressed rosemary thyme potatoes, steamed tenderstem, balsamic roasted shallot, honey & fennel roasted carrot g/f (£12 supplement)
Pan fried Gressingham duck & rolled confit leg,
ginger & lime sauce, roasted sweet potato, teriyaki sesame vegetables d/f
Fillet of chalk stream Hampshire trout,
beurre blanc, herb linguine, asparagus
Spiced roasted aubergine & romano pepper, sautéed new season potatoes, olives, capers, spring onion, salsa verde vg, g/f, d/f
Flash fried gnocchi,
saffron veloute, charred baby leeks, asparagus, confit tomato vg, d/f
Whole poached dressed native lobster, summer salad, minted new season potatoes, lemon mayonnaise g/f (£28 supplement)

DESSERT
Toffee apple frangipane,
salted caramel ice cream g/f Contains nuts
White chocolate, honey & cardamom cheesecake,
chilli pineapple, mango sauce
Orange cinnamon cake,
vanilla bean ice cream, spiced orange sauce  vg
Elderflower & champagne jelly, summer fruits, raspberry sorbet g/f
Selection of British cheeses,
medjool dates, honey, biscuits

v – vegetarian, vg – vegan, g/f – gluten free, d/f – dairy free
Food is prepared in a kitchen where peanuts are present

BOOK PICNICS

The Wagner Picnic | At Home Catering
For 2 people, £78 + £5.95 delivery
Wholemeal bread rolls and butter; Piedmont roasted peppers stuffed with tomatoes and feta cheese; Chargrilled breast of marinated chicken with coronation dressing; Brown rice salad, wholemeal rice with cashews, sunflower seeds, spring onions, shallots, sultanas and fresh parsley in a soy dressing; Green beans, chickpeas, cucumber and tomato salad dressed with mustard, lemon and olive oil; Strawberries and cream cheesecake

The Verdi Picnic (v) | At Home Catering
For 2 people, £75 + £5.95 delivery
Strips of freshly baked focaccia; Antipasti platter: grilled red and yellow peppers, griddled aubergines, artichokes, courgettes, fennel bocconcini and sun blushed tomatoes with basil pesto; Individual goats cheese and pesto tart served with a garden leaf salad and balsamic dressing; Brown rice salad, wholemeal rice with cashews, sunflower seeds, spring onions, shallots, sultanas and fresh parsley in a soy dressing; Green beans, chickpeas, cucumber and tomato salad dressed with mustard, lemon and olive oil; Strawberries and cream cheesecake

Reserve a space in a marquee  £16.50pp
Orchard Marquee (closest to the theatre)
Croquet Lawn Marquee
Tables, chairs and table cloth will be included in your marquee space
Reserve an Indian pavilion  £140
Pavilions seat 8 – 10 with a table and four fixed sides
Porter  £25
To carry your hamper from the car park to your picnic spot
Waiter  £80
For the evening
Crockery  £20pp
2 glasses, 3 plates, cutlery, napkins

If you bring your own caterer, you must notify the Box Office; you will need to book a pair of pavilions next to one another.

TICKETS Please notify the Box Office if you require a wheelchair space or other seating needs. Wheelchair spaces are at the Stalls (ground) level only to the right of the stalls. There are 12 steps to the Stalls Circle, 26 steps to the Grand Tier, and 40 steps to the Balcony. There are no lifts. We ask that guests without good mobility are accompanied.
PARKING The Box Office can help you with special parking.
GETTING AROUND There is a buggy service taking guests from the front of the house to the theatre and back. The outside of the theatre is surrounded by a hard forecourt suitable for wheelchairs.

Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge – A luxury, art-deco inspired hotel and spa
Tor Hatch, Shere – Boutique rooms with stunning views over the Surrey Hills
Woodlands Park Hotel, Cobham  – A country house, built in 1885, and, since 1981, a hotel

Plan of the gardens

Plan of the gardens

Click on an area to see more info

Map of the grounds
White Wisteria Champagne Bar Walled Orchard Theatre in the Woods Lavatorium Rotundum The Sundial Lawn Venerable Spongy Lawn Box Office Duchess Restaurant Walnut Tree Restaurant Rose Parterre Crinkle Crankle Garden Mole's Lawn Croquet Lawn Marquee Orchard Marquee Car park

White Wisteria Champagne Bar

Pre-ordered champage, canapes, nuts & olives are collected from the White Wisteria champagne bar.

Walled Orchard

A short walk through the ancient orchard - passing a 300-year-old mulberry tree, damson, pear and apple tree - takes you to the Opera House.

Theatre in the Woods

Five-tier Opera House modelled on La Scala.

 

Lavatorium Rotundum

A quick dash to our award-winning loos before Act 1.

The Sundial Lawn

For a bucolic approach, fling down your rug and picnic.

Venerable Spongy Lawn

Picnic on the spongy lawn amongst box hedges

Box Office

Collect your tickets and buy a programme.

Duchess Restaurant

Enjoy a three-course meal with fine wines in the 14th century house.

Walnut Tree Restaurant

Enjoy a three-course meal with fine wines

Rose Parterre

For a bucolic approach, fling down your rug and picnic.

Crinkle Crankle Garden

Dotted around are Indian Pavilions from Jodhpur.

Mole's Lawn

Dotted around are Indian Pavilions from Jodhpur.

Croquet Lawn Marquee

Bring your own picnic and enjoy it at your own table with chairs and tablecloth for the size of your party.

Orchard Marquee

Bring your own picnic and enjoy it at your own table with chairs and tablecloth for the size of your party.

Car park

The grounds are open from two hours before the performance.