The festival offers a variety of dining and hospitality options in the beautiful walled gardens of the castle.

Formal dining (must be pre booked and pre paid) took place under canvass in a secluded corner of the gardens in a dining room that could accommodate 250 guests. The Italian inspired 2017 menu had been created by Eunice Power.

Informal dining

Informal dining (must be pre booked and pre paid) takes place in the lower garden beside the main hospitality area. The food was also Italian inspired and created by Eunice Power.


Each year, LOF is working with excellent wine merchandisers to select the perfect wines to match our food offering.


No admission is granted to castle garden or grounds  without an opera ticket.  Dining & bars are open to opera guests only. Wine can be pre-ordered to avoid disappointment. Additional wine can be purchased on the night. Guests are not allowed to bring food and drinks into the gardens.