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Starks Cafe & Bar

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Make your business meeting a little more interesting with a cup of tea from a vintage cup and saucer and a sweet treat.

Enjoy the lunchtime cabinet selections from filled baguettes, croissants and bagels to the lunch dish of the day. Or head along pre-show for the most conveniently-located tapas and cocktails imaginable.

Stark’s Café and Bar is named after Freda Beatrice Stark. During World War II, she worked for the Colonial Ammunition Factory by day and danced at the cabaret and nightclub at The Civic’s Wintergarden by night. There are many scandalous stories about Freda - the most often told is about one of her dancing costumes comprised of a g-string, a feathered headdress and gold body paint. No wonder she was nicknamed the Fever of the Fleet by the American troops.

Stark's opening days and times may change subject to shows at The Civic and is only open Saturdays and Sundays, 60 minutes prior to a show at The Civic.