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Ian Miller joins RSC from Michelin-starred The Cross in Kenilworth

New Autumn pre-theatre menu announced

RSC Cocktail Bar re-opens in the Rooftop Restaurant  



The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has appointed new Head Chef Iain Miller for the Stratford-upon-Avon theatre. The announcement also marks the launch of a new pre-theatre menu and dessert menu, which will be available throughout the Autumn.

With over 30 years’ experience in the catering industry, Iain began his career as a Chef de partie at Simpsons Restaurant in Birmingham, which has held a Michelin star since 1999. His most recent position saw him working alongside chef-Director Adam Bennett at The Cross, Kenilworth, a Michelin-starred, Grade II-listed restaurant and bar which also boasts three AA Rosettes and a Good Food Award Gold Seal in 2021. Iain’s previous placements as a Head Chef include the Woodside Conference Centre, Beef Restaurant, Petit Gourmand, Kenilworth and Simply Simpsons Brasserie.

Iain said: “I am thrilled to be starting my new role as the new Head Chef at the RSC. Just like theatre, I think food is all about bringing people together and sharing an experience and I’m excited to bring joyful dining memories to the patrons of the RSC.”

Today, the RSC also announces the re-opening of the Rooftop Restaurant’s cocktail bar. Situated within the restaurant on the third floor, the RSC’s skilled mixologists will shake or stir a variety of Martinis as well as an exciting range of long, short, classic and sparkling beverages. There will also be a variety of non-alcoholic cocktails. A copy of the cocktail menu can be accessed here.  

The Rooftop Restaurant is open Monday-Saturday for Pre-theatre dining from 4pm (and from 11.30am on matinee days). Open on Sundays for afternoon tea from 11.30-3pm. Pre-theatre dining is available at £29.00 for 2 courses and £35.00 for 3 courses.

For more information on the RSC’s Rooftop Restaurant and how to book a table, please visit or call 01789 403449.


For further press information please contact: Lola Stewart, Media Relations Officer, RSC, 07436613200


The RSC is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

The work of the RSC is supported by the Culture Recovery Fund

The RSC is generously supported by RSC America

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

The Royal Shakespeare Company creates exceptional theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and around the world, performing plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as commissioning a wide range of original work from contemporary writers. Our purpose is to ensure that Shakespeare – and theatre as a whole – is for everyone, and we do that by unlocking the power of his plays and live performance, and with our learning and education work throughout the UK and across the world. 

Arts Council England

Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.


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