The Octagon Theatre

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Bistro
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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.
What 325 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PL
Dorset
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The hole evening proved a great success with the various meals being received well by all the members of our party . A first class show and meal.

NE
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We traveled a long way to spend an evening at the Octagon. Had a very good meal followed by an excellent show. It was worth it. Thanks Octagon

SB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Show was good. Food disappointing and took a long time to come.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely friendly staff food good
Only marked down as late with the food coming out so ended up eating with lots a people around us as the show about to start.

JF
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Food was OK, prices have gone up. Noise level was deafening.

Staff quibbled over jacket potato with salad bar, first in our party of 4 got a whole one and I got a half under the pretense they were bigger! It says a jacket potato on the menu not a half.

Portions seem smaller although prices have gone up.

Staff seemed rushed and not happy, no visible sign of management.

By 6.45 people were putting their drinking glasses on our table whilst we were trying to eat.

Not a great experience.

LW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As we travel from Bridgwater, there is nowhere suitable on our way to the theatre to eat which means going out of our way. However being able to book at the theatre for a very pleasant meal means a much more relaxed run up to one of the great shows provided at the Octagan.

M
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are so lucky to have the Octagon in the area, they put on some amazing shows and as we are not well served in the South West with theatres to be able to see West End quality shows so close to home is a bonus.

SW
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slow this time and although we ordered our meals at the same time our friends meals didn’t cone out for at least 10 minutes after ours which was a big annoying.

CR
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every member of staff was very helpful. Food was excellent and the show was absolutely wonderful

L
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Arrived a little early for a 12.30 lunch booking, not quite ready. Had to wait for bar to open before could get a coffee. Food quality was good with a decent selection available.

ZC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Speedy service, lovely staff and delicious food. It was our first time eating at the octagon but we will most definitely be back.

AM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was shocked with how lovely the food was! I will definitely go for something to eat before another show again!!

t
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressed with the restaurant- food, service, ambience, couldn't be faulted .


thoroughly enjoyed the show and our evening. Tony Shortt and daughter Cherry

P
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Makes an enjoyable, relaxed evening. Good, reasonably priced meal followed by the Theatre. This show, Don Pasquale, was much more entertaining and enjoyable than expected. We had an evening we were hoping for.

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our visit to the the Octagon Theatre both for the food and the performance. The volunteers need to be congratulated on their help given.

SA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Food was average when it eventually arrived. On ordering my first choice was not available. Ordered second choice. My friend got her food 10 minutes before I decided to go and chase mine up as show wouldve been staying shortly. I found out the young waitor had left it on the side in the kitchen. No real apology.

DP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were all friendly and helpful and efficient it was a pleasure to visit the food was very good and again a smoothly run operation and the show was fantastic

JT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been several times now for a meal before a show. Staff are friendly and the salad cart is lovely. We always have the salad cart with jacket potato so can't comment on the rest of the menu but all the food looks nice. Good value too

MB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We really enjoyed the show. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The comfort of the seating is excellent.

I would love it if you put on more musical events.

D
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty and plentiful and the service, especially the welcoming, was everything it ought to be. We will certainly dine there again.

PC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We live in Combe St Nicholas so it takes the quandary of when and what to eat before a show

WW
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

First time eating at the theatre pre-show, a very enjoyable experience, we chose the salad option, and the choices were very varied, fresh and good value. We were shown to our table as soon as we arrived, the process was fully explained and we did not have to wait long to order our food and drinks. I have already booked again for our next theatre visit

JG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit, a lovely little theatre this time we ate there and had the buffet. Really good and excellent value.

JK
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Staff were very polite and the meal was lovely. Would highly recommend

VW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would recommend The Octagon beacause every seat gives you an excellent view of the stage, having a good restaurant on site is brilliant , the food was very good indeed.The huge nearby car park is so convenient and is free after 6pm. It would be better if it was from 5.30pm as we usually book a table for a meal for 5.45pm, maybe a pass or voucher from The Octagon for half an hour would be good. That being a slight problem. I think that some upstairs toilets would be good too. Iwould like to mention the very good variety of shows/music. We shall be supporting The Octagon in the future

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Pleasant staff though not full service, need to go up to give order at entrance lectern. Food not bad though basic. Enjoyed it because of convenience of being within the theatre and going to see show after but wouldn’t come here as a stand alone dining experience.

s
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent fish and chips, decent glass of wine in clean and ok surroundings. Ideal for pre show supper that enables you to get to theatre before the rush and to secure a close parking place etc.

JM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We booked a table and we were served very quickly by a friendly efficient waitress. Would certainly recommend it.

CB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Many times we have used open table before a show. never been disappointed, service and food has been always excellent.

If there could be a complaint - and its pushing the limits!, try to make sure that noisy groups of men are sent down to the bar!!!

S
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent for pre show food and drink. Wide range and good value.

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I and two friends, visited the Octagon Theatre to see Leo Sayer in concert.
The whole evening was very enjoyable. We ate in the restaurant before the performance, which again was very enjoyable. There was a very good choice on the menu. I had their buffet salad with Jacket potato. The choice of salad items was amazing, so much to choose from.
The performance was fantastic, made even better by the comfort of the seats.
This was our first visit to the Octagon and we will definitely be returning for future performances.

T
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A very convenient way to eat before the performance. An excellent menu with plenty of choice and good wine. What we ordered arrived with little delay. Will use the restaurant again

SM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant experience as always. The quality of the food has certainly improved to a very good level.

DP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food very good value. Wine dreadful. Limited choice and poor quality.

DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy pre show dining experience at The Octagon. Menu very comprehensive

SG
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Visited restaurant for the first time, chose for convenience. Had the steak and ale pie with chips and it was delicious. The only downside was our chosen bottle of wine was not available, plenty more to choose from though

KW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often use the theatre but have never eaten before. We are so glad that we did this time because it
Made the evening very special. We were all very impressed. Thank you 😊

CL
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were really pleased with our meal. We were a village group of 17 and everything was exactly as it should be.
Table ready, value for money meals, great service and a really sensible billing arrangement.
We’ll be back!

PW
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Lovely pre show meal, glad we booked early. Especially enjoyed the salad bar and the veg lasagne although the pork meal was not as tasty as it looked. Overall service friendly and accommodating.

RH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

We support our Theatre because it is reasonably priced and easy to get to, and the shows are usually excellent! What more can we say?

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