Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

Up close photograph of a sandwich


Sit back, meet friends and relax, or escape the office and meet colleagues, in one of Lakeside’s inviting cafés.


Look out across the lake and enjoy a bite to eat or drink at the Pavilion Café in the DH Lawrence Pavilion. Take in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and try some modern European classic dishes including an appealing range of soups, a great selection of freshly made sandwiches and paninis, speciality teas and coffees as well as a tempting choice of homemade cakes. All of our produce is made on site using locally sourced ingredients.


Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm (April – November)
Sunday: 10am-4pm (December – March)
(open until the end of the interval on performance nights)

Eating Before a Show?

On performance evenings, our delicious pre-show menu service begins at 5.30pm with last orders 45 minutes before the start of the performance.

Foodie Treats logo

Look out for the Foodie Treats logo throughout our brochures and online for themed pre-show dining events in the café. We strongly recommend making an advanced table reservation to avoid disappointment.

To reserve a table, please ask Box Office when you order your tickets on 0115 846 7777. Alternatively, you can contact the Pavilion Cafe directly on 0115 846 7179.


The Gallery Café at the Djanogly Gallery serves breakfast, snacks, lunches and afternoon teas. It offers freshly made deli-style sandwiches and snacks, salads and a feast of yummy cakes as well as speciality teas and barista style coffee in a family-friendly atmosphere. It’s the ideal spot to relax after visiting the latest exhibition in the Djanogly Gallery or the Museum and having treated yourself to a little something in the Lakeside Shop.


Tuesday – Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm
Closed on Mondays