1766 Bar and Kitchen

If there is one thing that will get me out and about on a rainy day, it’s the promise of scrummy food! A few weeks ago I ventured out on a grizzly Saturday to check out what’s been going on behind the scaffolding in the newly refurbished Bristol Old Vic. And it was worth getting out the unicorn umbrella!


1766 Bar & Kitchen (named after the year the original theatre façade dates back to) has taken over the new foyer of the historic theatre, providing a gorgeous space for pre-or post- theatre feeds. Think wide open spaces, dreamy exposed brick walls, theatrical lighting – they’ve created an ambience that reflects the drama of the venue.

Anyone else obsessed with the lushness of an exposed brick wall?

Their menu expands throughout the day, but I was there for brunch – one of my favourite eating activities. 🙂 If you are looking for more of a light bite, there are a wide variety of tempting pastries adorning the counter. Or go healthier with some granola with yoghurt and fresh fruit. Or a slice of the absolutely stunning cakes from Ahh Toots – almost too beautiful to eat… Having accidentally made my way through a bottle of Psychopomp‘s Negroni (I shared I promise….) the night before I was in need of something more.

Ahh Toots make the most stunning cakes!

After much deliberation – overwhelmed with delicious options such as their Hail Halloumi (an excuse to eat fried halloumi in the morning) or their Eggs Benedict on waffles – I went for the more tradition Full o’Toole. A generous plate of smoked bacon, a good quality pork sausage (important), a big crispy hash brown, eggs (choice of scrambled, fried or poached – ALWAYS POACHED), grilled tomato and mushrooms, and their homemade baked beans. Washed down with a delicious Clifton Coffee. YUM! Hangover sorted right out! THANK YOU!

The perfect soaker upper of all the booze from the night before
Black coffee – my saviour!

It’s also worth checking out their wider menu, based on the use of quality and seasonal ingredients. With fab offers such as a Set Menu lunch priced at £9.95 for one course, £13.95 for two courses or £17.95 for three, it’s a great choice whether frequenting the theatre or not.

A fabulous space and delicious food. I am sold!

Disclaimer: I was provided this meal free of cost, however I was not asked to send any copy in advance and this didn’t affect my opinion of the meal – all thoughts are my own.

One Comment Add yours

  1. SudsEats says:

    You can’t beat a good sausage.


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