Food and drink at Bristol Old Vic...
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Flinty Red have taken up residence in our upstairs café-bar/restaurant, providing the Bristol Old Vic with delicious seasonal tapas and an exciting array of drinks.
Flinty Red is a collaboration between chefs Matthew Williamson and Claire Thomson and wine merchants Dominic Harman and Rachel Higgens of Corks of Cotham.
The restaurant on Cotham Hill opened in October 2009 and has since won numerous awards. Notably, a Bib Gourmand and a Red Grapes symbol from the 2011 and 2013 Michelin guides. Its first year of opening also saw immediate inclusion into the Good Food Guide 2010. Flinty Red was recognised as the best Bristol restaurant by Bristol and Bath's Venue magazine in 2010.
The Flinty Red restaurant & bar is open serving lunch and supper to both theatregoers and the general public on selected show days (please note that unless specified otherwise, the restaurant is not open in advance of Studio or Basement events unless the show coincides with a Theatre performance).
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED: Call 0117 987 7877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your table. You can be seated at your table from two hours prior to each show. (Please only email up to 24 hours before the performance).
Beat the queues and order your interval drinks online.
We're pleased to offer a new service from AvoidQ that allows you to quickly and easily order interval drinks online before you arrive, avoiding the need to queue.
Our full bar menu is available, and you can either make your order at the same time as booking your tickets, or at any time in advance of the show's start time. Your drinks will then be waiting your collection at the interval for you to enjoy.
"Good service and no doubt we will be using this service again and will be happy to recommend to family and friends." Customer Feedback, Oct 2014
"I thought it worked very well - the drinks were placed where we expected, were chilled, with ice still solid in the glasses, the snacks were as ordered - good job!" Customer Feedback, Dec 2014
"Many thanks. An excellent service!" Customer Feedback, Oct 2014
Collecting your drinks
STUDIO: Please collect your drinks from the long shelf in the Theatre Bar at the interval. Drinks will be laid out in alphabetical order by last name.
PIT: Please collect your drinks from the long shelf in the Theatre Bar at the interval. Drinks will be laid out in alphabetical order by last name.
DRESS CIRCLE: Please collect your drinks from the long shelf in the Theatre Bar at the interval. Drinks will be laid out in alphabetical order by last name.
UPPER CIRCLE: Please collect your drinks from the long shelf in the Café Bar at the interval. Drinks will be laid out in alphabetical order by last name.
GALLERY: Please collect your drinks from the long shelf in the Café Bar at the interval. Drinks will be laid out in alphabetical order by last name.
This service is available for all shows at Bristol Old Vic that have in interval, including Studio shows. You'll need to know which level your sitting on so we can tell you where to collect your drinks from during the interval. We charge a £1 transaction fee per order. For any further queries please email email@example.com or call us on 0117 907 2681.
Please see below for the range of culinary treats we will be
offering for each show, during the next few weeks at Flinty Red @
Bristol Old Vic...
We'll be open throughout the Slapstick Festival weekend 24-25 Jan, serving an all-day tapas menu (12-9pm Sat, 12-7:30pm Sun) as well as our usual collection of cakes, snacks, teas, coffees and drinks.
Please see our sample menu below at the bottom of this page, and remember we also recommend you book your table to avoid disappointment on the day: email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call box office 0117 987 7877 and press option 1 to speak to someone who will take your booking.
Marinated Anchovies £1.75
Fried Corn £1.75
Tapas Platter £8.50 V
Carrot Salad with Toasted Seeds
Beetroot Puree with Feta
Chickpea, Saffron & Kale
Tapas Platter with Cured Meat £12.00
Salchichon & Chorizo
Carrot Salad with Toasted seeds
Beetroot Puree with Feta & Dill
Chickpea, saffron & kale
Our Platters are perfect for sharing. Customise with the addition of a few extra Small Plates.
Ox Cheek with Pickled Carrot & Spring Onion £6.00
Deep Fried Hake with Aoli £6.00
Jerusalem Artichoke, Radicchio, Walnut & Parmesan Salad £5.50 (V*)
Deep Fried Ham & Mushroom Croquestas £5.50
Buffalo Mozzarella with Sweet & Sour Pumpkin £5.50 (V)
Meetballs with Sweet Tomato Sauce £5.50
Fried Chorizo £5.00
Manchego Cheese with Membrillo £5.00
Foccacia Bread £1.50