Bookings for new Rooftop Restaurant are now open
We are now taking bookings for our Rooftop Restaurant, which opens on 24 November.
The new food and drink venues are an integral part of the Transformation project, and the in-house catering operation is being overseen by our newly appointed Head of Catering, Rob Fredrickson, with Head Chef Nick Funnell.
Rob said: "I am thrilled to be part of this opening for the RSC; we really want to be an integral part of the life of the West Midlands, as well as a destination for UK and international visitors. We are establishing a seven-day a week, in-house operation, which I hope will offer something for all customers, budgets and occasions – whether it’s a pre-theatre meal, a coffee and snack during the day, a family weekend lunch or a special celebration.
"It’s a building for everyone and I want to create a welcoming atmosphere in our Rooftop Restaurant, Riverside Café and bars, with great food and friendly service in unique surroundings." The RSC’s new venues include:
Situated on the third floor with far-reaching views over the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the River Avon and Warwickshire countryside, the Rooftop Restaurant will be open daily and offer freshly prepared, simply cooked food in informal surroundings. Ingredients will be seasonal, featuring, wherever possible, produce from the nearby Vale of Evesham and the Cotswolds.
Sample dishes include slow braised daube of beef with pommes mousseline and roasted roots; venison casserole with roast baby pumpkin and salsify chips, fillet of bass with celeriac puree, roast chicory and cockle dressing.
The drinks list will include local ales and a selection of wines from Berry Bros & Rudd. An Enomatic system will allow people to enjoy a wide range of fine wines by the glass.
The restaurant will seat up to 150 people, including the Round Room, a perfectly circular private dining space that can hold around 20 people. Design of the Rooftop Restaurant will be contemporary, with a nod to the Art Deco style of the original building and will include mainly reclaimed features from the old theatre.
Riverside Café and Terrace
Open daily and seating forty people, it will offer an all day service from 9am through to 7pm (6pm Sundays) in casual surroundings, with doors opening out onto the Riverside Terrace in fine weather. Sample dishes range from tea soaked soft fruits with fromage frais for breakfast to locally picked wild mushrooms with soft herbs and cracked wheat salad for lunch. Evening offerings include handmade lamb and coriander faggots with smoked paprika and flatbreads.
There will also be additional food and beverage venues in the Upper Circle Bar, Circle Bar and Swan Theatre Bar – further information to follow shortly.
The RSC is on Facebook and Twitter - both will have dedicated space for information on the new catering venues – further details will be confirmed soon.
You can make a booking for the Rooftop Restaurant by calling 01789 403 449, at the Box Office, or via the web at www.rsc.org.uk