Food at the Convention

Posted by Simon Fraser on 9 Aug 2016, 10:06 p.m.

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After the success of providing you with multiple dining options in 2014, we're doing it again in 2016. Not one, not two, but up to three dining options will be available during the day, whether you want to sit down for a two course dinner and a break, or grab a quick bite as you're dashing between programme items, we've got you covered. Dietary requirements have been communicated to the hotel, so if you require something specific please notify the restaurant, or the person taking your order.


All day tuck shop - Friday to Monday, 7am to 9pm

Grab 'N' Go-Before-The-Watch-Catch-You will be available between 7am and 9pm from the bar in Upper Broadway.  For £4, you'll be able to grab one of the following and a tea or coffee: All items will be served in the Grange bar

  • Bacon baps
  • Veg/Vegan Sausage
  • Hot Dog
  • Soup
  • Slice of Pizza
  • Beef burger

Whole margherita pizzas will be available for £10 with two toppings from a selection of ham, pepper, onion, pepperoni, mushroom, pineapple and chilli.

To top it all off you'll also be able to pick up crisps, chocolate bars, muffins and fruit for a pound a piece.

Breakfast in the Restaurant, 7am to 11am

£9.95 per adult, and £5 per child, buffet style.

  • Bacon
  • Mushroom
  • Sausage (veg and vegan)
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Fried eggs
  • Cereals and milk

Lunch, Friday to Monday in the restaurant 12:30pm to 3pm

£8.50 per adult and £5.95 per child, includes main course and dessert

Available every day

  • Jacket Potatoes with assorted filings
  • Salad bar of assorted salads and cold cuts
  • Desserts selection to include fruit salad


  • Penne Pasta with Provencal Sauce (V + Vegan)                         
  • Chicken Fricassee and Pilau Rice


  • Selection of various pizzas
  • Grilled Beef burger / vegetarian burgers with baps & Caramelised onion
  • Potato Gnocchi with Roasted Peppers & Basil (V + Vegan)


  • Roast Beef with Red Wine Jus
  • Roast New Potatoes
  • Vegetable Panache
  • Three Bean & Mediterranean Vegetable Ragout (v + Vegan)


  • Beef Lasagne
  • Vegetable Lasagne (v + vegan)
  • Spiced Potato Wedges
  • Carrots & Peas

Terrace bar - 12.30pm to 9pm

Sandwiches to go £5.95 each with coffee or tea


Afternoon snack - Terrace Bar 5pm to 6pm

£4 per person

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Selection of cakes including vegan options


Evening meal, Friday to Sunday in the Restaurant 7pm to 9pm

£15 per adult and £9.95 per child, include main course and dessert

Available every day

  • Salad bar of assorted salads and cold cuts
  • Desserts selection to include fruit salad


  • Beef Madras
  • Sweet Potato, Chick Pea & Spinach Curry (v + vegan)
  • Basmati Rice
  • Poppadoms, Mango Chutney & Raita
  • Naan Bread
  • Vegetable Samosa
  • Onion Bhaji


  • Lemon Chicken
  • Gratin Potatoes
  • Fine Beans with Charentay Carrots
  • Poached Salmon with Mango Salsa
  • Cous Cous Royale (v + Vegan)


  • Lamb Navarin
  • Rosemary Roast Mid Potatoes
  • Broccoli & Carrots
  • Baked Cod Fillet with Spinach Cream
  • Stir Fried Vegetables with Sweet Chilli & Lime (V + Vegan)



What would a convention be without drink?  Well ... pretty dry.  At the Drum, you'll be given a 15% discount on presentation of your membership badge on all standard bar pricing.  As well as that, we've got some additional special pricing just for you:

Breakfast Tea & Regular Coffee - £2  
Hot Water - £1  
Soft Drinks - £1.50 (half-pint), £2.50 (pint)

For the drinkers out there, don't panic, we've got you covered.  We've ordered enough beer, cider and gin to sate a mine full of dwarves in a heat wave.  

For the fruit drinkers we've got Westons Vintage, Somersby and Old Mout on order, and for those who like a little more hop in their bottle, we've got a selection of beers from Purity and Byatts.

Oh, and don't worry.  The Hobgoblin's coming as well.