The Café Bar is the heart of our gallery, where great food and drink meets a wide range of exhibitions and events. Remember we’ve got free wi-fi, which makes it the ideal place to work from if you are out of the office.
Exhibitions & Events
The Café Space features a diverse range of events, from the regular After Hours open mic night (on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm), right through to debates and artist talks. A fast-changing exhibitions programme also means there is always something new to see when you visit.
We aim to focus on fresh & seasonal produce, which is locally sourced where possible.
A few of our Winter favourites include…..
- Winter Ploughmans – Cooked Ham, chunk of pork pie, cheese, seasonal slaw, apple, pickles & Hants co. chutney. Served with brown bread & butter, great to share.
- Brie, spinach & Hants Chutney Co. cranberry & ginger chutney on toasted cob. Served with our freshly made seasonal slaw and root vegetable crisps.
- Toasted seeded flatbread with grilled courgette, feta, grated carrot, hummus, chilli dressing and fresh herbs. Served with marinated olives
- The Ploughmans for Two - Ham, chunk of local pork pie, mature cheese, Seasonal Slaw, Apple, Chutney, Bread & Butter.
- Soup of the day - Locally sourced seasonal soup, served with bread & butter.
We’ll also have more weekly specials and a even lovelier selection of homemade cake, including gluten free options! Follow us on Twitter @aspexCafeBar for the latest news.
Not only can you enjoy an illy coffee or a pot of Portsmouth Tea, you can also indulge yourself with our range of bottled beers, ales, cider and wines alongside soft drinks from Fentimans, Belvoir, James White and Coca-Cola. As part of the gallery, all profit from the cafe is reinvested to support our programme.
Kids are Welcome!
We know some Cafés can be a bit stuffy about children – we are anything but!l We’ve got even more menu options for kids with child friendly crockery, plus plenty of room for buggies, a microwave for heating baby food, free craft tables and baby changing facilities! And just so you know, we are breast feeding friendly (of course!).
Our Café Bar is also available for corporate events such as product launches, canape receptions, formal meetings and private parties. Please see our hire page for further details.