Food & drink

Derby Arena cafe

A range of delicious and nutritious food and hot and cold drinks are available at the Arena. Whether you're calling in for a coffee or need to refuel after a workout, we'll have something that's bound to whet your appetite.

Café 42

With its name inspired by the steepest gradient of the cycle track, the Arena’s licensed café serves a delicious and nutritious range of hot and cold refreshments, including Costa coffee. Café 42 is located on the ground floor within our reception area, and is open to all.

After a good workout you will be able to indulge in the delicious selection of breakfasts, sandwiches, light bites, main meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks. Since the café is open throughout the week it’s also the perfect location for meetings and a great place for fuelling up after a cycling session or a workout.



Take advantage of our match day special offer: ¼lb burger or giant hot dog with Café 42 tea, coffee or bottle of water for only £3.50. Add cheese to your burger or hotdog for only £0.20. This offer is available on match days to football supporters up to 2 hours before kick-off.  

Monthly offer

Cafe 42 Sep offer

Café 42 menu

Dietary requirements

Our menu includes vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as full allergen information.  If you have any special requirements be sure to let us know – we always aim to meet all of your needs.


To cater for our younger friends we’ve also included children’s options on our menus. If you’re looking for somewhere to hold a birthday party, we’ll be happy to take it in hand and arrange things for you.


Is there a group of you coming over to Derby Arena? Why not pre-book seats and lunches in advance to avoid disappointment and ensure everything is cared for?

Opening hours 

Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm
Bank holidays 11am - 4pm

Opening times are subject to change, please see the noticeboard for the latest information and Bank Holiday opening times.

During events the café opening hours are usually extended (see our noticeboard for details), ensuring you don’t stay hungry. Please note that no food and drink can be brought on site at events. 

Entry fee of £1 applies to all spectators, non-members and those not taking part in an activity, which can be redeemed against drinks purchased from Café 42. Please note – the spectator fee will not apply to Derby Leisure card holders and bfit members*.

*Admission is subject to discretion of the Duty Manager and does not include events and functions taking place at the Arena, it is not transferrable and applies to each individual card holder only. 


Our licensed bar, behind the spectator seating, opens in line with our events programme.

Jack and the Beanstalk restaurant partners

Why not start off your Christmas Pantomime treat with a choice of great restaurants, right on the doorstep of Derby Arena... Find out more here.

Head to Harvester, Pizza Hut, The Merlin or The Yard restaurant to enjoy a fantastic meal before or after seeing Jack and the Beanstalk