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Set to be the new social hub of Bristol city centre, all day dining destination 1766 Bar & Kitchen launched on Monday 24th September as part of the much-anticipated Bristol Old Vic’s redevelopment.

1766 Bar & Kitchen, which is housed in the newly transformed foyer of the historic theatre, is set against the backdrop of the original theatre façade dating back to 1766, also revealed for the very first time as part of the opening.

1766 Bar & Kitchen places an emphasis on using high quality, local and seasonal produce. Italian Head Chef Coco Barone’s belief that chefs should allow the ingredient to be the star of the show means the all-day menu offering comprises dishes which showcase skilled but simple cooking and much-loved flavour combinations.

Coco Barone says: “In Italy, mealtimes are about bringing people together around the table to share both great food and conversation. This is what 1766 will be all about. I believe in allowing the main ingredient in a dish to take the limelight, but I do enjoy adding playful creative twists to dishes and I hope people enjoy these. I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and start cooking.”

Old VicThe restaurant venture, with both a female Head Chef and General Manager, is backed by Bristol and Cheltenham based caterers, Foster’s Events, in the first of its kind for the business.

Chef Director of Fosters Events, Tom Green, says: “We’re delighted to be behind the dining offering at Bristol Old Vic. It’s an institution here in the city and a hub of creativity. We feel confident the menu, developed by Coco Barone, will impress both theatregoers and destination diners alike. We look forward to seeing members of the public from Bristol and beyond sharing the experience of great food in an incredible space.”

More information about 1766 Bar & Kitchen can be found here.

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