Take away a tea, coffee or beer and watch the swans go by on the River Avon.

Open daily from 10am to 4pm for takeaway, serving a great selection of freshly made cakes and hot and cold drinks. If you're in the mood, alcohol is served from 12 noon. You can visit either our Riverside Cafe or our 'Rocket' ice cream van at the front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. 

If you are an RSC Patron or Member - don't forget your membership card - all normal discounts apply.

Good To Go green and white logo from Visit England

We're pleased to have been given the official UK mark of “Good To Go”, showing that we are working hard to follow government and industry Covid-19 guidelines to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

We ask that you support us in this by observing social distancing throughout your visit, using the markings on the pavement. Payment is by contactless card only. We have some outside seating available but have changed the layout, and taken some out of use, to ensure we are able to keep social distancing measures in place and can hygienically clean for your safety. You can read our Covid-19 safety measures (PDF) to find out more about the changes we have made to protect our customers and staff.


A view of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from across the river
The Riverside Cafe is next to the Avon
Photo by Sara Beaumont © RSC Browse and license our images


Serving a selection of delicious cakes, ice cream, crisps and savoury snacks, as well as hot and cold drinks. From midday we serve a range of wines and beers, or we can mix you a gin and tonic. 

All our tea and coffee served at the RSC is Fairtrade. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure our products are ethically sourced. 

You can find us by the River Avon, accessible from the the river walk.