American Bar at ENO

is on the lower ground floor of this famous opera house,  offering a tempting à la carte menu created by Head Chef Paddy Bush. With its great food, fine wines and aperitifs, it’s the perfect place to start a memorable evening, drinking in the excitement as the opera-goers arrive and the clock ticks down to curtain-up. A night at the English National Opera is one of the grand cultural highlights of London.

Drop in a couple of hours early and you can relax over your meal, knowing you are just a moment’s stroll away from your seats. And take as much time as you want over your starter and main - you can return to your table at the interval for dessert.

Orders can be taken in advance, and we are very happy to tailor our service around your night.

There’s also our very tempting Afternoon Tea with a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves and a selection of fresh-baked patisseries. It’s a traditional High Tea experience in a uniquely theatrical setting.   

To find out more about how we can cater for your party, please email us at

Doors open
2 hours before
performance start
ADDRESS St Martin's Lane
TEL 020 7845 9202
2 hours before
performance start