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Pre-show dining at the Orchard Theatre

Make your theatre experience extra special with a pre-show meal in The Orchard Theatre's Restaurant.

The Restaurant's seasonal menu offers a range of delicious, unique and memorable dishes, using the freshest local produce and prepared daily by our Head Chef. 

The Restaurant is situated just a few footsteps away from the main auditorium and is open two and a half hours before the performance is due to start. 

Reserve a table online

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Inspired by the passion of the stage, our dishes are made using the best British ingredients. 

Opening Acts 

Starters

Soup of the Day

with artisan bread and butter (v) (gf*)  5.50

Chicken & Herb Terrine

with house chutney and toasted sourdough (gf*)  5.50

Mushrooms on Toast

with garlic infused wild mushrooms (vg) (gf*) 6.50

Guest

Endive Salad

blue cheese dressing (v) (gf)   6.00

Sharers

Warm Camembert Tear 'n' Share Bread

with red onion chutney (v)  5.50

Baked to order in fifteen minutes. 

A Perfect Match! Enjoy your warm Camembert with a glass of Cloudy Apple Cider each. Add  5.00

Meat Lover's Board  |  Serves 2

Proscuitto, chicken & herb terrine, chorizo roll, focaccia flat-bread, chutney and garlic butter 12.00

Vegetarian Mezze Board  |  Serves 2

Char-grilled Mediterranean vegetables, marinated olives, sweet potato bites, houmous, garlic butter, sweet chilli dip and focaccia flat-bread (v)  12.00

The Main Event

Mains

 
Peri Peri Chicken

Spiced half chicken, with seasoned Cajun fries, corn on the cob, cooled with a soured cream dip (gf) 12.50

Bangers 'n' Mash

Venison sausages with buttery mashed potato and garden peas, served with caramelised red onions and gravy  11.50

Pearl Barley & Butternut Squash Risotto

Seasonal and warming favourite with melting cheese and a hint of sage (vg)  10.50


Why not order a drink & a dessert to be ready at your table for the interval?

Burgers

Our burgers are served in a toasted bun with baby leaf, beef tomato, red onion and lightly seasoned skin on fries 

Cheese & Bacon Burger

100% British steak burger with maple streaky bacon and blue cheese sauce  12.50

Mixed Bean & Kale Burger

Cannellini and kidney beans with red onion and sweet chilli (vg) (gf)  10.50

Perfect

Crispy battered onion rings make the perfect partner  2.50

Squeeze an extra burger in  3.00

Headliners

Hearty Chicken & Leek Pie 

A classic served with shortcrust pastry, buttery mash and seasonal vegetables  11.00

Switch it up

Switch to seasoned fries or chunky chips if you prefer!

Pumpkin & Sage Ravioli

A seasonal delight dressed in a sage butter, finished with a roquette garnish (v)  9.50

Extra hungry?

Mouthwatering parsley & garlic bread (v)  2.50

Beer Battered Haddock & Chips

Chefs favourite! Tasty haddock fillet with chunky chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce  13.00

Upgrade your glass

A bottle of Southern Rivers Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc will pair beautifully  27.50

Showstopper of the month

We're proud to welcome to the stage, a dish that's been crafted to serenade your senses.

Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for:

Roasted Pork Belly

Creamy mash, sauteed bacon, kale and gravy  10.50

Supporting Cast

Lightly Salted Skin-on Fries (vg) (gf) 2.50

Chunky Chips (vg) (gf)  3.00

Parsley & Garlic bread (v)  2.50

Fresh Seasonal Vegetables (vg) (gf)  2.50

Battered Onion Rings (vg)  2.50

The Grand Finale

Desserts

Chocolate Coconut Torte with raspberry ice cream (v) (gf)  5.50

Warm Sweet Waffles with toffee sauce and your choice of Marshfield Farm ice cream (v)  5.50

Apple & Berry Crumble Vanilla ice cream (v)  6.00

Cheese Platter for 2 selection of cheeses, Jacob's crackers, chutney, celery and black grapes (v) (gf*)  12.00

Marshfield Farm Ice Creams with wafer curls (gf*)(v)  4.50

Hot Drinks

Americano  2.10

Liqueur Coffee  4.50

Latte  2.40

Floater Coffee  2.60

Cappuccino  2.40

Specialty Teas  2.40

Caffeine

Hot Fudge Brownie Latte  3.50

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate  3.50


Showstopping Food & Drink


All of our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen and nutritional information is available.

(v) = Suitable for vegetarians | (vg) = Suitable for vegans | (gf) = Gluten-free recipe | (gf*) = Gluten-free option available

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Little Stars Menu

 

Choose one item from each section for £7.50

Headliners

Cheeseburger

100% beef burger with melting cheese served in a sesame seed bun

Battered fish

Freshly battered haddock

Cheese and beans Jacket

Soft jacket potato with beans covered in melted cheese (gf) (v)

Chicken Club

Chicken fillet and bacon topped with cheese in a sesame seed bun with lettuce and tomato

Tomato pasta

Penne pasta in a tomato and basil sauce (gf) (v)

Supporting Cast

Chunky chips (gf) (vg)

Corn on the cob (gf) (v)

Garden peas/beans (gf) (v)

Garlic bread (v)

Grand Finale

Marshfield Farm Ice Cream

Fruit pop

To drink

Robinsons Refreshed Squash


Showstopping Food & Drink


All of our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen and nutritional information is available.

(v) = Suitable for vegetarians | (vg) = Suitable for vegans | (gf) = Gluten-free recipe | (gf*) = Gluten-free option available



Show and dine package options

Look out for one of these dining options across our season of shows.

To find out which dining option is available, please see the price information for each show on this website. 

Premium Dining 

Includes a two-course meal, welcome drink on arrival and one of the best seats in the house. 

Meal Deals 

Include a two-course meal that can be added to any seat.

Cory the Cat menu 

Means even our littlest theatregoers can enjoy a tasty meal. Available at certain performances only. Family shows have delicious options for both adults and children, with our children's menu and current seasonal menu available.


 

Reserve a table online

Choose a day to reserve

If you are booking a table for a group of 8 or more people, please book through our Ticket Office on 01322 220000. Guests with access needs who wish to dine in The Restaurant can be accommodated in the lower foyer. Please inform a member of the team at the time of the booking.

The Restaurant is open 2.5 hours before the show and we advise arriving as early as possible. We suggest that you dine no later than 90 minutes before the show to allow yourself plenty of time to finish your meal. We also offer the option to serve your dessert in the interval, as your table is reserved throughout your visit. 

 

Our Associations

Red Tractor Assurance British Hospitality Association

Our Associations

Red Tractor Assurance British Hospitality Association