The Octagon Theatre

4.3
142 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bistro
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Quick Bite
Welcome to The Octagon Theatre!
The 'Prelude' to a magnificent evening of entertainment begins in our comfortable bistro.
We are proud to present a selection of dishes to satisfy any appetite and celebrate local food producers and suppliers.




Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday 5:30pm – 7:00pm dependent on performance days/times.
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Phone number
01935 422884
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
The Octagon is located next to Petters Way Car Park. For details about parking visit www.southsomerset.gov.uk/environment/travel/cars-and-parking/cars-and-parking/
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Public Transit
Yeovil Town Bus Station is about a 10 minute walk from the theatre site.
The nearest train station is Yeovil Pen Mill, located just outside the town centre. The station has good links with Bristol, London and Weymouth as well as many smaller nearby towns. The railway station is located within a 25-minute walk from The Octagon Theatre.
What 142 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sure was amazing the show and the food before the show

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EP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and food was spot on.
Only disappointment is we were the table by the doors to go in, so lots of people just stood hanging around our table. Did make us feel slightly uncomfortable with people all stood around us.

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S
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good atmosphere and décor; food excellent and good value for money. Just right for pre-theatre.

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L
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great, it always is and such good value. We had booked ahead but ended up on a table at the top of the stairs where people and staff were congregating to deal with customers arriving. We’ve always chosen our own table previously, never booked and been seated in a much nicer position, not sure I’d book again.

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MJ
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good pre event meal. Excellent show clean and welcoming always enjoy our visit to the Octagon

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LR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service always good. Food very good and excellent value

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DG
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always an enjoyable prelude to a show or, in this case, a concert. A good range of simple dishes to suit all palates and the quality was up to its usual standards. Try the salad bar if you want to avoid what can seem a long wait. The salad bar is seemingly becoming more popular but it is not surprising as there are always two or three fresh meat cuts, coronation chicken, quiches and around 6 different deli salads in addition to the fresh green salad. It all compliments the baked potato very well.

There was some initial confusion over which table was ours but the staff quickly and efficiently resolved that little difficulty. We had booked our table for 1830 and were able to take our seats in the auditorium in plenty of time for the 1930 concert.

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SD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This is much better since the new booking and sitting system . After our last experience we swore we wouldn’t be back . Have now reconsidered.

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DP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

the restaurant provides an excellent atmosphere for pre-show meals. there are few alternatives in Yeovil to eat reasonable meals pre-show, so the restaurant adds to the event to make more of a night out, particularly when you come from further away.

The menu is good and well balanced, the service is good and the food is simple but ample, and good value.

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PL
Dorset
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A first class facility for a pre show meal and have natter with friends before the show

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FC
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Waited quite a while to be seated. Waiters passed me but didn't get anyone to seat me. Food was good and ambience OK.

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AF
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Frendly service and tasty food at reasonable prices. Help yourself salad bar is a winner.

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RG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff were friendly and helpful, including Reception with a parking problem! We'd be pleased to eat at the restaurant again before a Performance, as everyone was so pleasant there too. A very nice experience!
Thanks to everyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Great value. Followed by a great show.

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M
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is very good value. A very reasonable choice of dishes on the menu although no starters and no cheese and biscuits on the menu. However that is only a small issue. The portions are a good size without being overly big - perfect for me. Staff are always extremely helpful. The theatre itself is the jewel in Yeovil's crown.

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JF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue. Great meal in the bistro made a evening of fantastic music from Elio Pace even better that anticipated. Can't wait for the next opportunity to visit.

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DR
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very well run theatre - good range of shows. Food was good but over long wait. Table booked for 1830 but food didn't arrive until 1907 so had to eat in rather a hurry. Overall a very pleasant evening as always.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked for a pre show meal before Madame Butterfly. I don't think we have ever seen so many people dining there a the same time. So there was a noticeable noise level. The tables were a little too close together for comfort but the efficient and capable staff coped very well. They do a very good three cheese macaroni cheese.

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BP
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Madame Butterfly and our evening meal. It was a bucket list wish of my wife to see an opera and especially this one. All in all, a great expierience. Highly rate the theatre and staff and all cocerned . Top notch, thank you.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Really lovely salad bar, loads of choice and super tasty! The pudding was lovely. Other food looked nice.

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PB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here and we had an amazing experience. On arrival we were greeted by a charming and helpful young lady who changed us to a more suitable table as I was in a wheelchair, this was much appreciated. We ordered from the varied menu and our food arrived quickly and all freshly cooked. The food was delicious and will definitely eat here again when we visit the Octagon. All the staff are to be commended on their helpfulness, politeness and smartness which made our visit so enjoyable.

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RH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed our first pre show meal at the Octagon, we needn’t have booked quite so early as the meal was very quick in arriving which suggests most of it was pre cooked and then microwaved but having said that it was very good. The only criticism was I could have done with a bigger portion of dauphinois potatoes.
Will definitely come again when going to the theatre.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for pre theatre dining.Good ambiance .Lovely clean and comfortable surroundings.
Good menu choice. Food delivered in a timely fashion by friendly efficient staff.

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PG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Octagon at Yeovil has an excellent restaurant with 2 bars. Everyone is helpful, smiling and polite.
Not a lot to choose from for Vegans but the salad bar with a bowl of chips was very good as was my husbands Thai Curry

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DP
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As it was pre Theatre the reserved table was the way to avoid the rush - Welcome was go & we were shown to our table with esae

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C
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It would be lovely to have more vegetarian choices other than the usual vegetable lasagne or macaroni cheese also more vegetarian options on the salad bar instead of quiche.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice pre-show meal. Service was excellent, staff all very friendly and efficient. Food good. We'll definitely use again for pre-show but probably wouldn't go just for a meal.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal as always. Staff always attentive. Good selection at salad bar.

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S
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fact that you can now book is a much needed improvement.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and very good value, but quite crowded.
Had an email to say we hadn't honoured our booking but we had, so communication needs to be looked at?

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J
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We liked the salad bar, and not having to wait for service. The apple crumble was delicious.

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GL
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Start of a good evening out in the theatre, food was good (steak pie) the chips are lovely but were cooked with the fat not hot enough and was able to press them with a fork for the cooking oil to come out, hence 4 stars bit otherwise lovely.

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JA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, but the portion size of my husbands curry could have been a bit larger. The service was quick and efficient and the staff were very friendly.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre booking of table reserved on line which was easy to do. Looked at menu on website beforehand but it had not been updated so disappointed what I was going to choose was not showing on the menu which was on the table. Choose an alternative but when placing order at bar was told not available. Decided on the curry which was ok but hardly any meat which was disappointing. Desert was good. Food was served quickly and presented nicely.

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n
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

was going to order cod and chips until i saw two different people send it back which was a shame, so i ordered steak and ale pie, my partner had macaroi cheese which she said was just ok, overall i thing the food needs to be improve maybe you have to much on your menu and you can not cope needs looking at

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MR
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Friendly staff good food giving us the energy to dance at the show

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JJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very good value meal before David Baddiel show (which was terrific). Comfort food and salad bar, nothing over £9, decent red wine at £13 which we could save part of for the interval, and this and ice creams were waiting on the table for us at the break. Staff were exceptionally polite, cheery and helpful. Took all the panic out of a pre-show meal.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food we had before the show. Would definitely eat there again.

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j
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We saw the show & enjoyed an excellent meal before. We will do this again & bring some friends to a show & eat in the spacious airy restaurant area

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DT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always great to eat a meal before a show, and this is ideal friendly service good food all in one place perfect.

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