Enjoy delicious local food alongside your theatre trip.
Theatres are back and as well as providing us with a good dose of arts and culture, Bristol Old Vic is bringing all the food for us to enjoy. The Bristol theatre has been partnering with some of the city’s most-loved food spots for a series of showstopping pop-up collaborations over the summer, called ‘Bristol Old Vic Presents’, and it’s continuing into the autumn too.
Bristol’s food scene is pretty phenomenal and Bristol Old Vic wants to shine a spotlight on top eateries, which began with pizza legends, Pizzarova, and Grano Kitchen who serve proper Italian food. However, this autumn Bristol Old Vic will be collaborating with Westbury Park restaurant littlefrench to form ‘littlevic’ and serve up some comforting dishes to get us through the colder months.
With seasonal dishes including harissa roast chicken and pumpkin and blue cheese tart to indulgent puddings like chocolate mousse and lemon curd tart, the one-off menu will contain everything from a pre-show meal offering to a more relaxed evening’s dining and quick bites for those on the go. Other show-stopping dishes feautured on the menu are queen scallops with sauternes butter an chives; slow-cooked ox cheeks with potato purée, wild pepper glazed carrots and winter greens; and monkfish and mussels in a curried saffron broth.
Plus, Coopers’ Hall has been given a makeover to become a beautiful new restaurant space, in addition to dining tables in their architecturally award-winning foyer, set against the backdrop of the original theatre wall. Plus, you can make yourself at home and cosy up in one of Bristol Old Vic’s colourful purpose-built beach hut-style cabins out on King Street, which are decorated with a touch of theatrical magic.
Tables for ‘Bristol Old Vic Presents’ are available to book as well as a limited number of colourful cabins outdoors for your exclusive use from 4pm until close at just £15 per cabin. You can find a sample menu of what’s to come from Bristol Old Vic and littlefrench here.