Food and drink at Bristol Old Vic...

Flinty Red


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#BristolProms 2014

Pre-Order Interval Drinks

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.

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). 

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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...



Matinee Performances


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. 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



You are invited to join us in one of our bars to enjoy food and drink before any of the performances at #Bristol Proms this year.

Each bar will be separately themed, with emphasis on providing fantastic quality food and drink to accompany the festival.




 We will be serving Italian Themed Tapas every evening, especially designed for #Bristol Proms. Come and enjoy a stress free and delicious meal before any of the evening performances, or before the day time showing of Bryn Terfel.


Our restaurant will be open 2 hours before any performance in The Theatre,

If you are seeing a Studio performance at 6pm, show your ticket before ordering and receive a lovely 10% discount on post-show Tapas and drinks.


Our Italian Tapas includes a variety of hot & cold dishes designed to share, alongside our fantastic wine and drinks menu, handpicked by the wine merchants at Corks of Cotham.

Please see below for a sample menu.



Book a table and order your food before 5:45pm on selected dates and receive one of our fantastic offers on Tapas and wine.


Early Bird Offer for Two..

Tapas Platter

3 Tapas Dishes


2 Glasses of Wine*

ONLY £25.00


Early Bird Offer for Four..

2 Tapas Platters

6 Tapas Dishes


4 Glasses of Wine*

ONLY £45.00


*125ml glass of house red, white or rose wine is available.



Our Theatre bar will be dedicated to Gin & Tonic; with a specifically selected range of Gin's from around the UK and perfect tonics to accompany from Fevertree. 

The theatre bar is also showcasing beers from around the world, ranging from the local Bristol Beer Factory to others from Across Europe and The Americas.

Sample Menu

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



Beat the queues and order your interval drinks online.

  We’re pleased to offer a new service that allows you to quickly and easily order interval drinks online before you arrive, avoiding the need to queue. Our full bar menu will be 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. 

As soon as the service is live, a link to make your order will be available here, and on the booking page when you make a ticket order.