Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

Up close photograph of a sandwich with WE'RE GOOD TO GO kitemark


Whether you’re taking a stroll in the park, escaping the office for lunch or grabbing a bite to fuel your studies, our friendly café staff are here to help.

To book a table please call 0115 846 7179.


Pavilion Café 

 Gallery Café

Two of Lakeside's buildings, one with a green roof and the other with a rounded semicircle window overhanding a small pond


The Gallery Café serves breakfasts, snacks, lunches and afternoon teas. It’s the ideal spot for business meetings, catching up with friends and relaxing after visiting the latest exhibition.


Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays

The Gallery Cafe is now serving a new seasonal menu - full of winter-warming treats.



The Gallery Cafe is now serving afternoon tea, with a delicious selection of teas, finger sandwiches, sweet treats and scones, available via pre-booking only.


Served daily from 2pm until 3.30pm.

To book, please email or call 0115 846 7179.


The Pavilion Kiosk is the perfect choice for those on the go. Whether you’re on your way to work or just visiting the park, enjoy our range of snacks, sandwiches, and hot and cold drinks. Outdoor seating is available.

The Pavilion Café is inside the DH Lawrence Pavilion, right by the lake. Our food is made using the best local and regional ingredients, with plenty of yummy cakes, bakes, and speciality teas and coffees. The café is open until the end of the interval on performance evenings. Indoor seating is available.


Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm 
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-4pm
Event evenings: from 6pm until the interval or 7.30pm (whichever is the latest)

The Pavilion Cafe is now serving a new seasonal menu. 


If you're joining us for an evening performance you can also make the most of a night out and join us for a meal. Please book a table at least 3 days in advance on 0115 846 7179.

You can also enjoy a thematic meal at our Pavilion Café before selected shows with Foodie Treats. Look out for this icon on the event page or in our brochure. Please book a table at least 3 days in advance on 0115 846 7179.

Upcoming Foodie Treats events: 

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham  | Wednesday 20 March 2024 | Eat Scottish


For reservations and queries, please contact the Café at