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Prelude Bistro

Prelude Bistro

Welcome to Prelude, The Octagon Theatre's bistro and cafe/bar. Located on the first floor, you can find a selection of food and drink to enjoy as well as the perfect place to relax and meet up with friends before a show.

 2016 Festival Opening Hours

Friday 21 October   

9am - Drinks Only.

12noon-6pm - Paninis & Snacks.

6.15pm - Full Food Service (last orders at 7.30pm).

Saturday 22 October   

9am - Drinks Only.

1pm-6pm - Paninis & Snacks.

6.15pm - Full Food Service (last orders at 7.30pm).

Sunday 23 October   

9am - Drinks Only.

11am-6pm - Paninis & Snacks.

6.15pm - Full Food Service (last orders at 7.30pm).

2016 Festival Menu

A range of locally sourced food and drinks are available before the show and can be ordered from the bar.

Paninis & Snacks

Mozzarella & Sunblaze Tomato Panini (v)

Chicken & Pesto Panini

Tuna & Cheddar Panini

All paninis are served with a salad garnish and salted crisps.




Full Food Service

We have popular menus for both adults and children which are constantly being updated throughout the year. Here are just a few of our patrons' favourites:

Fish And Chips

Probably our most popular dish, a delicious fillet of local cod, deep fried in our home made beer batter, served with a generous portion of chips, peas and tartar sauce.

Salad Bar

Served with a jacket potato, our salad bar is updated throughout the year. You can choose from a range of cold meats, salads and local delicatessen.

Table Reservations and Special Events

While not always necessary, booking a table is the best way to guarantee a seat in Prelude and can be done for any of our shows. Bookings require a minimum party of five and food can be pre-ordered to avoid queuing on the night.

To book a table, or for more information about Prelude and what we can do for you, please contact our Catering Team Leader Julie Wills on (01935) 845930 or email julie.wills@southsomerset.gov.uk.