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

Circle Bar and Dining menu


Today’s freshly prepared soup with artisan bread £4.50 
Pressed ham and pea terrine £5.00 
Salad Caprese (v) £5.00 

Main Course  

Alden’s of Oxford 28 day dry aged roast striploin of beef, served pink with gratin potatoes, house salad and fresh horseradish £17.95 
Baked and stuffed Portobello mushroom served gratin potatoes and house salad (v) £12.95



Rhubarb fool with ginger shortbread (v) £4.50 
Chocolate and hazelnut brownie (v) £4.50 
A selection of artisan farmhouse cheese £7.50 
Oxford blue, Gorwydd Caerphilly, Cerney Ash, served with rye and sultana bread 

Coffee with Petit Fours - ask your waiter