Food and drink at Bristol Old Vic...

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Pre-Order Interval Drinks

Swallows and Amazons

Pre-Order Swallows and Amazons Family Platters

Sample Tapas Menu

 

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 flintyred@bristololdvic.org.uk 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). 

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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.

CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO OUR AVOIDQ PAGE AND MAKE YOUR INTERVAL ORDER NOW

 

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 flintyred@bristololdvic.org.uk 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...

 


Swallows and Amazons

Bring the whole family along to our Flinty Red restaurant for some stress free, family friendly food before one of the performances of Swallows and Amazons.

Food will be served from 5.30pm before every evening performance until 30 minutes before the start of the show.

We will be serving lunch from 12.00pm before every afternoon matinee.

Please see our sample menu below at the bottom of this page, as well as details of pre-booking quick, convenient and (most importantly) yummy family platters along with your tickets.

Our restaurant will also be open serving our fantastic wine & drinks menu, handpicked by the wine merchants Corks of Cotham.

Please note our restaurant will be closed on the following dates;

25th December, 26th December, 1st January.

PS: Sweet tooth...?

We will also have a range of yummy cakes, freshly baked in-house.

Keep an eye out for Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies, Apricot & Coconut Flapjacks and Gluten Free Lemon Polenta Cake.

Pre-Order Swallows and Amazons Family Platters

Enhance the experience of seeing Bristol Old Vic's Christmas knock-out show Swallows and Amazons by pre-ordering the Family Platter through box office.

Freshly prepared on site by our in-house restaurant, the platter includes a selection of dishes to share, popular with all grown-ups and children alike. By pre-ordering the platter, you will benefit by having your meal ready and waiting for you on a reserved table in the restaurant at 5.45pm (12:45pm for matinees), giving you more time to relax and anticipate the excitement of the show!

In addition, we'll also give you an Ice Cream voucher to exchange for a tub of delicious Marshfield Ice Cream to enjoy after your meal or during the interval.

Family Platter £12.50 per person (save 10% when you book for 4 or more people)
• Bruschetta with Seasonal Toppings
• Sliced Charcuterie Selection with Pickles
• Fried Chorizo
• Deep Fried Ham Croquetas
• Seasonal Mezze Salad & Dips
• Bread
• Orange Juice
• Marshfield Ice Cream Voucher

Vegetarian Family Platter £12.50 per person (save 10% when you book for 4 or more people)
• Bruschetta with Seasonal Toppings
• Selection of Pickles and Marinated Vegetables
• Fried Haloumi
• Wild Mushroom Croquetas
• Seasonal Mezze Salad & Dips
• Bread
• Orange Juice
• Marshfield ice cream

Coming to a matinee?
We can also offer these packages for the 2pm performances (please note, they are not available for performances on 26 Dec and 1 Jan), your table will be ready for you at 12:45pm - just say which performance you're coming to when you book!

In a rush?
If you haven't got time to sit down and enjoy your platters before the show, just let us know when you book, and we will reserve you a table in the 20minute interval instead, so you can enjoy your food and then go back in for the second half.

Terms and conditions:
Any number of platters can be ordered, including combinations of standard and vegetarian platters. PLATTERS MUST BE ORDERED 2 WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR BOOKING AND ARE SUBJECT TO TABLE AVAILABILITY. This menu contains wheat, nuts and dairy products - please speak to box office as the time of booking to inform us of special dietary requirements. A note will be made on your order and the kitchen informed. Whilst all efforts will be made to supply these menus as advertised, we reserve the right to substitute items with a suitable alternative if items are unavailable for any reasons. We will inform customers on the day of the details of any substation, and happy to answer and questions.

 

Please call Box Office 0117 987 7877 and press 1 for ticket sales or email flintyred@bristololdvic.org.uk to book your table or Family Platters now.


SAMPLE TAPAS MENU

 

Snacks

Marinated Anchovies £1.75

Fried Corn £1.75

Almonds £2.75

Olives £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.

 

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