We're delighted to announce our brand new restaurant and bar THE RIVALS. This exciting creative collaboration also introduces an indoor beer garden to celebrate the stunning architecture of the Exchange’s Great Hall.

Named after the very first production at the theatre back in 1976, this brand new creative partnership with Rupert Hill and Goska Langrish sees the Royal Exchange’s restaurant, bars and cafe fully redeveloped to embrace its dramatic location.

Rupert and Goska are established names in the city’s eating and drinking culture. Rupert is both a recognised stage and screen actor and co-owner of the successful venues The Castle Hotel, Gulliver's, The Eagle Inn, Baker’s Vaults and part of the team who launched The Parlour – winner of the coveted Observer Food Monthly Best Sunday Lunch Award.



THE RIVALS CAFE will be open from 9.30am serving teas, coffees, homemade cakes, pastries, sandwiches, salads and hot food alongside a full range of beers, cask ales, wines and soft drinks.

THE RIVALS RESTAURANT is open from 12 noon until midnight - serving lunch 12 noon – 3pm and dinner 5pm – 10pm (kitchen closes at 10pm). To book a table, please call 0161 615 6666.

THE RIVALS BAR menu is available from 12 noon – 10pm. You can also order interval drinks - please speak to a member of bar staff before the show. 


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Royal Exchange Members get 10% off in The Rivals Bar and Restaurant. More information about becoming a member.