Food and drink at Bristol Old Vic...

Flinty Red

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 café-bar/restaurant is now open for lunch and light supper serving both theatregoers and the general public on show days.

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED: Call 0117 987 7877 or email 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). Please note: our restaurant will be closed until Nov 28 when our Christmas show (and Christmas Menu - see below) The Little Mermaid opens. 

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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...



Minotaur & I Am Poetato


We will be serving lunch before every matinee performance, from 12.00pm up until the show going in.

Serving a selection of tasty lunch items including; pizza slices and salads. Alongside freshly ground coffee, a range of freshly baked cakes and chilled drinks.

See below for a sample lunch menu.

Booking is always advised.

So call Box Office on 0117 987 7877 and press 1 for ticket sales or email to book your table now.



Lunch Sample Menu (This menu changes daily)

Tortilla & Salad £6.00 V

Carrot & Coriander Soup with Bread £4.25 V

Corizo & White Bean Stew £6.00

Pizza Slice with Salad £4.50




Our restuarnat will be closed during performances of Tinderbox, but we will be offering a bar snacks menu including pizza and delicious homeade sausage rolls.


This May Hurt a Bit & Bitch Boxer

We are offering our exciting Tapas menu every evening from 5.30pm until 30 minutes before the start of the performance.

Including a variety of hot and cold dishes designed to share, anlongside our fantastic wine and drinks menu, handpicked by wine merchants Corks of Cotham.


Two Dine for £25.00

Includes; A Tapas Platter, 3 Tapas dishes, Bread and 2 glasses of wine.*

Four Dine for £45.00

Includes; 2 Tapas Platters, 6 Tapas Dishes, Bread and 4 Glasses of Wine.*


*Wine includes 125ml house.




So call box office on 0117 987 7877 or email to book your table now.