The West Green House Opera PicnicThe West Green House Opera Picnic

Prepared on site by our resident chef, the new menu for the 2020 West Green House picnic is shown below. Simply make your choice and let us do the hard work for you! Each picnic is presented in its own special box, ready for collection from The Bothy in the Gardens when you arrive for your chosen performance. Price £40 per person. Please call 01252 844611 to book.

The 2020 West Green House Opera Picnic Menu


Smoked Salmon and Prawn Roll with dill and caper berry mayonnaise

Chilled Coriander Vichyssoise

Chicken Liver and Wild Mushroom Terrine with Sourdough Cracker and Fig Chutney

Roasted Rare Beef with Horseradish Cream and Minted Potato Salad

Hot Smoked Salmon with Tarragon and Lime dressing, Pickled Cucumber and Summer Slaw

Feta and Asparagus Tart with Summer Salad


Summer Berry Tart with Raspberry Coulis and Vanilla Cream

Orange and Cointreau Choux Bun with Chocolate Sauce

Panna Cotta with Pineapple and Ginger Salsa

Closeup of picnic basket with drinks, food and flowers on the grassBringing Your Own Picnic

You are welcome to bring your own picnic and find a pretty spot to set up anywhere in the Gardens. You can pre-book a table seating up to six people in our Shared Waterside Pavilion or enjoy one of our Raj Tents, seating up to ten for your exclusive use. And remember we are always happy to take pre-orders for wine or fizz to save you carrying heavy bottles. Tables can be booked with your tickets by phone and through this website. Pre-orders should be made by calling 01252 848676.

Afternoon TeaAfternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea before the performance is a fabulous way to start your West Green experience! Our Afternoon Tea is freshly prepared and served on tiered cake stands in our Tea Room or outside if the weather is kind. As our Afternoon Teas are made to order, full payment must be made at the point of booking. Just Call 01252 844611.

Afternoon Tea is served at 3pm after performances of Around the World in 18 Arias and The Lunchtime Proms (18/19 and 25/26 July)

Afternoon Tea is served at 5pm for all other evening performances

Afternoon Tea is priced at £30 per head.