Food and drink at Bristol Old Vic...

The 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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Pre-Order Sharing Plates 

Fancy a bite to eat before the show but don't want to miss the curtain call? Sit back and relax by pre-ordering a delicious sharing plate from our tapas restaurant to enjoy before the show right here at Bristol Old Vic.

Simply add sharing plate tickets for the number of people to be catered for to your basket when purchasing your tickets (for selected Theatre shows only). 

To book your sharing plates alongside your Theatre tickets, visit our What's On page or call Box Office on 0117 987 7877. 

The delicious Sharing Plates include a selection to match the number of people dining. By pre-ordering, you will benefit by having your meal ready and waiting for you on a reserved table 1 hour before the show's start time, giving you 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. Simply hand in the voucher at any of the bars or merchandise points in exchange for an ice cream flavour of your choice! Drinks can be ordered at the Bar when you arrive.

Pre-order sharing plate £12.00
• Olive & Herb Stuffed Piquillo Peppers
• Sliced Charcuterie Selection with Pickles
• Manchego & Membrillo
• Deep Fried Ham Croquetas
• Seasonal Mezze Salad & Dips
• Spanish Tortilla
• Bread

Vegetarian Pre-order sharing plate £12.00
• Olive & Herb Stuffed Piquillo Peppers
• Selection of Pickles and Marinated Vegetable
• Manchego & Membrillo
• Wild Mushroom Croquetas
• Seasonal Mezze Salad & Dips
• Spanish Tortilla
• Bread

PLEASE NOTE THAT SHARING PLATES CAN ONLY BE ORDERED UP UNTIL 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR SHOW AND ARE SUBJECT TO TABLE AVAILABILITY.


Life Raft: Food and Drink

Why not add to the experience by eating here before the performance?

The restaurant will be open ahead of each performance of Life Raft at Bristol Old Vic 3rd September - 5th September serving a range of our delicious tapas dishes for you to enjoy before the show. The restaurant will open at 12 noon for matinee performances and 5pm for evening performances. Both of our bars will be serving our carefully selected range of alcoholic drinks, teas and coffees, snacks and treats.

TABLE BOOKING RECOMMENDED

Email flintyred@bristololdvic.org.uk or call box office on 0117 987 7877 to book.


Martyr: Food and Drink

Why not add to the experience by eating here before the performance?

The restaurant will be open ahead of each performance of Life Raft at Bristol Old Vic 9th September - 12th September serving a range of our delicious tapas dishes for you to enjoy before the show. The restaurant will open at 5.30pm for evening performances. Both of our bars will be serving our carefully selected range of alcoholic drinks, teas and coffees, snacks and treats.

TABLE BOOKING RECOMMENDED

Email flintyred@bristololdvic.org.uk or call box office on 0117 987 7877 to book.


The Encounter: Food and Drink

Why not add to the experience by eating here before the performance?

The restaurant will be open ahead of each performance of Life Raft at Bristol Old Vic 18th September - 20th September serving a range of our delicious tapas dishes for you to enjoy before the show. The restaurant will open at 12 noon for matinee performances and 5.30pm for evening performances. Both of our bars will be serving our carefully selected range of alcoholic drinks, teas and coffees, snacks and treats.

TABLE BOOKING RECOMMENDED

Email flintyred@bristololdvic.org.uk or call box office on 0117 987 7877 to book.


Life raft

 


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

"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 you are 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.

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