Monday – Friday 8am 'til late*
Saturday 9am 'til late*
Sunday 11am 'til 5pm*
*closing times will vary however we'll always be open for at least an hour after the end of most performances.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About 1766 Bar & Kitchen
Set in the stunning front of house redevelopment of the historic Bristol Old Vic Theatre, 1766 Bar & Kitchen is a warm and welcoming all day dining destination in the heart of the city serving everything from morning coffee right through to evening pre-show dining.
Expect delicious breakfast options, served six days a week, including dishes such as waffles fresh of the press with smoked streaky bacon & maple syrup or the tasty vegetarian option of fried halloumi, smashed avocado and roasted vine tomatoes on chargrilled turmeric & chilli bread.
At lunchtime, you can choose from our daily changing salad bar or our Set Menu priced at £9.95 for one course, £13.95 for two courses or £17.95 for three.
In the evening, our Theatre Menu offers a more extensive three-course Prix Fixe, including dishes such as Homewood Cheese ewes curd, pickled beetroot, almond crumble & orange to start and 28-day dry-aged Sirloin of Hereford beef, beurre 1766, fries & baby gem to follow.
We take Sunday Lunch very seriously, with a choice of three roast meats accompanied by duck fat, rosemary & garlic roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, seasonal veg and delectable gravy. A gluttonous dessert menu will finish it all off nicely and we will always have a vegan roast available.
Thank you for a wonderful Sunday lunch with the beautiful soulful voice from your musician, she created a relaxing atmosphere for us all. Will definitely be back again.
Lovely decor, friendly staff, and a lovely Sunday roast. Will be back again 😊
Very friendly staff. Looking forward to return visit :)
Lovely meal, great service.
Great pre-theatre food. Service was great too and we like the way that interval drinks are served at the table we dine at.
Loved the place. Right balance of classy and trendy. Really good food and atmosphere
Just perfect. Great that you can book a meal the same time as booking theatre tickets. Delicious food and drink and the waiting staff were more than ready to help. Thank you
Good pre theatre lunch in a pleasant atmosphere. We were really well looked after by Satya, who also kindly organised a table and interval drinks. We would definitely eat here again
Well planned menu, with imaginative combinations of flavours and textures. Staff are friendly and helpful. 1766 definitely enhances the theatrical experience at Bristol Old Vic.
Very useful new addition in theatre area. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
lovely space, delicious food, awesome all round
Delicious food and great service. We were very late for our table due to traffic but it was not a problem at all. Staff were very attentive and timing was not a problem. We ate slow cooked lamb shoulder with Puy lentils and sirloin with fries followed by sticky toffee pudding and choc mousse - all wonderfully tasty and perfectly cooked. We will definitely be back!
This was the second time we have eaten here and we were just as pleased as we were the last time.
Decent food. Very convenient for the theatre. Friendly & efficient.
Good service, food was well cooked and tasty. The new foyer of the theatre was very pleasant
Excellent meal with very amiable and pleasant service. Slghtly more than I would pay normallty for a meal as the extras added almost as much again (small glass wine, tea and pudding). Noisier place than I prefer but that is the way of the world. Imaginative food and good veggie choices. Definitely will be back. Thanks
Even despite some till problems, still a wonderful pre theatre dinner. Great value for such high quality food!
The food was excellent, service friendly and it's an interesting and smart venue
Excellent dinner, perfect service, and a wonderful time.
Really good. Loved being able to come back to table in interval for desert
Lovely friendly staff and very good food. Will definitely come again.
Very nice waiting staff.
Great food in an exciting environment. Food beautifully presented. Loved the Cheesy Ewe Balls starter. My main was Duck which was exquisite. Nicely finished with an affogato
From the ease of booking, to the warm welcome, the friendly attentive service and tasty food, it's very easy to recommend 1766.
1766 is my new favourite place to hang out and eat. Just love it! The food is divine and a good price for the quality. The atmosphere is spot on and decor uber cool. I'll be back very soon!