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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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The Restaurant


Trio of mini Irish soda bread

salted butter, olive oil & balsamic vinegar (v) 4.50

Marinated mixed olives

(v) (gf) 3.50


Soup of the day

Freshly prepared soup, mini bread loaf & salted butter (v) (gf available) 5.00

Korean Chicken Wings

Chilli, spring onion, sesame seeds (gf) 6.00

Halloumi Bites 

with tomato chutney (v) 6.00

Caprese Salad

Mozzerella, tomatoes, basil, olives, pesto dressing (v) 6.00

Salmon & Prawn Salad

Flaked salmon & prawn salad, lemon & dill yoghurt dressing, mint yoghurt dressing, mini bread loaf & salted butter (gf) 7.00

Centre Stage 

Mediterranean Vegetable Stack

Sweet potato fries, aubergine & roast garlic dip (v) (gf) (vegan) 11.50 
With feta 12.00

Pea & mint tortellini

Pea & mint tortellini, chive butter & goat's cheese (v) 13.00

Beer battered MSC haddock & chips

with chunky chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce 10.50

Piri Piri Half Roast Chicken

with rainbow slaw, Cajun fries & sour cream (gf) 12.50

Cobb salad

American inspired salad with cos lettuce, tomatoes, pancetta, avocado & blue cheese dressing (v) (gf) 11.50

Add chargrilled chicken (gf) for 2.50 extra 


Our beef burgers are made from 100% British beef sourced from Red Tractor assured farms All burgers are served in a brioche bun with mayo, lettuce, tomato & red onion, served with skin on fries– swap your skin on fries for a mixed leaf salad with French dressing


100% British steak burger 10.00

Cheese & Bacon

100% British steak burger, smoked Applewood cheese, grilled bacon, dill pickles & tomato chutney 11.50

Hunters Chicken Burger

Chargrilled chicken, mature cheddar, grilled bacon & smoky barbeque sauce 11.00

Halloumi & Portobello Mushroom Burger (v) 

Tomato chutney 9.50


Chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables

(v) (gf) 3.00

Baked mini jacket potatoes, sour cream & chive dip

(v) (gf) 3.00

Mixed leaf salad, French dressing

(v) (gf) 3.00

Chunky Chips 

(v) (gf) 3.00

Sweet potato fries

(v) (gf) 3.50


Citrus Lemon Cheesecake 

mixed berries, mint (v) 6.50

Millionaires Sundae 

Millionaire shortbread pieces, vanilla ice cream, whipped dairy cream, dark chocolate & toffee sauce  6.50

Raspberry Delice 

Orange sorbet, crumble base 6.00

Marshfield Farm ice creams & sorbets

with wafer curls. Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, blackcurrant, lemon or orange (gf option available) (v) 4.95

British cheese plate

Crackers, plum & apple chutney, celery & grapes (gf option available) (v) 7.95

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 information is available. 

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Children's Spotlight Menu

Main course, drink & dessert

Kids £7.00, Big Kids £8.50

Kids ideal for up to 7 years, Big Kids 7 – 11 years

Choose your main

Mini slider cheeseburger with fries & a pot of ketchup
Swap fries for carrot & cucumber sticks

French bread Margherita pizza with fries (V)

Roast chicken, roast potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire pudding & gravy
GF available without a Yorkshire pudding

Penne pasta & tomato sauce with cheesy garlic balls (V) (GF)

Try our Star Wraps!

Crispy chicken wrap with diced tomato and cucumber

Fish goujon wrap with diced tomato and cucumber

Crispy mozzarella sticks wrap with diced tomato and cucumber (V)

Add a drink

Fruit Shoot My5  (200ml)

Apple & Pear 
Apple & Blackcurrant 

Fruit Shoot Hydro (350ml)

Orange & Pineapple 

Don't forget dessert

Marshfield farm ice pop (GF)


Cory the Cat

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