Box office: 01268 205 300

Towngate Café Bar

A great place to meet, eat and drink…

Whilst Essex is classed in the Government’s Tier 2 category, from Saturday 17 October 2020 you may only visit the Towngate Café Bar indoors with members of your household or support bubble. If you have any queries, please email the team on (available Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm)

Covid-19 Opening times

Monday to Saturday
9.15am – 14.45pm


The Café Bar is currently closed on Sundays whilst we are unable to open the Theatre for live performances

Towngate Cafe Bar Menu – Autumn 2020

What Has Changed Since Your Last Visit?

Many changes have been made to ensure that our service is completely safe and socially-distanced for the protection of both our customers and our staff.

Screens installed for customer and staff safety
Card and contactless payments only please, no cash
Pre-Order meals by calling 01268 205296 for contact-free collection
All meals freshly made to order
Single use menus available, digital version available below

Reduced number of tables
A host will greet you at the door, to ensure capacity is not exceeded
Clearly visible safe distancing signage

Numerous hand-sanitiser stations available
Cleaning of touchpoints every 30 minutes
Staff regularly hand wash for 20+ seconds

We have a variety of both hot and cold breakfast, lunch and light bite options to choose from. We have taken every precaution to ensure that we adhere to all social distancing regulations, so we can reassure our customers that this is a safe environment to enjoy a tasty meal, chilled glass of wine or a refreshing soft drink. We are also offering a takeaway service which is ideal for anyone who just wants to grab a sandwich and coffee when they’re on-the-go.

The Towngate Café Bar will be open from 9.15am until 14.45pm, Monday to Saturday. Food can be pre-ordered on 01268 205 296 and a copy of the menu can be found below or downloaded from the pink link above.