Enjoy your pre-theatre meal in elegant surroundings just steps away from your seat in the auditorium.

Located on the first floor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and overlooking the River Avon, Circle Bar and Dining offers pre-theatre dining, from 11.30am on days when there's a matinee in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and from 5pm for evening shows. 

Circle Bar and Dining


Basket of Bread Collection’s award winning artisan bread with marinated olives £3.50


Soup of the day (v) £4.50

Pressed ham and pea terrine £4.95

Caprese salad (v) £4.95


Alden’s of Oxford 28 day dry aged roast sirloin of beef, gratin potatoes and salad (gf) £16.45

Baked Portobello mushroom, filled with wild mushrooms, shallots, butternut squash, feta cheese and walnuts, gratin potatoes and salad (v, gf) £12.95


Tonka bean crème brulee, almond biscotti £5.50 

Swiss chocolate mousse, honeycomb and crème Chantilly (v) £5.95 

A selection of British farmhouse cheeses – Oxford blue, Gorwydd Caerphilly, 
Cerney Ash. All served with spiced apple chutney and cheese biscuits £7.50


Americano, latte, cappuccino £2.40 

Espresso, macchiato /double espresso, double macchiato £2.10

Petit fours (v, gf) £2.95 


(v) = vegetarian / (gf) = gluten free