Festival Theatre Café
This restaurant has ceased trading.
A versatile spot, equally at home serving tea and scones during the day or champagne during the opera.
Completing their transformation from Th’Eatery with a refurbishment in January 2016, the Festival Theatre Café’s new look adds warmth to the light flooding in its glass front, and nods to the oh-so-popular Scandinavian style. The menu features a nice range of fresh sandwiches and salads, as well as a short but well-chosen list of seasonal dishes that wouldn't look out of place in a bistro. The likes of perfectly baked coconut and herb crusted hake with ratatouille or confit pork belly with black pudding and a sweet pear and celeriac mash are a welcome surprise in a café, reflecting an adaptability that serves its location well. The bar is well stocked to refresh the varied theatre crowds from juices for the pantomime to G&Ts for musicals. Although there are no beers on tap, the ever-changing bottled and canned range is carefully chosen and the wine list has something for everyone.
- High point: Quality culinary skills in a café
- Low point: Wines are on the pricey side
- Private dining: 60 (can hire whole space)
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Acoustic easy listening classics
- Live entertainment: Theatre
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
- House wine: £20 per bottle