The Octagon Theatre

4.3
501 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro

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Welcome to The Octagon Theatre!
The 'Prelude' to a magnificent evening of entertainment begins in our comfortable bistro.
We are proud to present a selection of dishes to satisfy any appetite and celebrate local food producers and suppliers.

Our aim is to serve you your meal within 25 minutes of placing your order; however, during very busy periods this may not be possible and you may wish to consider ordering a Salad Bar with Jacket Potato to avoid a wait. Thank you.


What 501 people are saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.3
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4.1
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LynneW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to watch jive talking who really were extremely good. Had a pre performance meal from the salad bar which was self service with lot's of choice. Overall we had a great evening out. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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KarenB
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit after a long journey.

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AnnetteW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very satisfied with the service overall apart from the bar service...the bar person didn’t understand about the beers on offer. The food we chose was good and quickly served. It was hot and well presented.

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KathleenB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good friendly service, good choice of food. I had the salad bar with Jacket potato which was excellent, and my husband had the burger which was equally as good. First time of dining here but will certainly be back.

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StephenH
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very relaxing meal before brilliant performance of Dads army

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BevMick
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I chose the burger with cheese, nicely presented, crispy chips small salad on the side vert tasty.

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STommo
Bath
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, polite staff, clean surroundings, good food!

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JeanJ
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience, food was tasty and staff friendly, nice table situated by the large windows

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CathyM
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at the restaurant previously and was pleased with my meal. The service was very good and food was lovely, hot and good portion size.

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SheilaL
Bath
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the salad bar, which was exceptionally good. We were pleased to be offered a jacket potato in addition to all the items on the salad bar. There was a lovely selection of quiches and cooked meats as well as lots of extra trimmings. There were freshly-basked bread rolls with butter and Flora available.

Afterwards, we enjoyed the delicious apple and cinnamon crumble with oat topping, accompanied by ice cream. We enjoyed our meal very much, thank you.

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SueC
Bath
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and very reasonable, and friendly staff

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PetetB
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special treat for my wife and myself. A lovely meal together and to enjoy The Sound of Music.
Food and service were excellent as usual. It is always a pleasure to attend events at the Octagon when we are able. The added bonus / treat is to have a very enjoyable meal there before the performances.

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ChrisJ
Bath
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food reasonably priced in pleasant surroundings. Only issue is having to queue at bar to order food but staff all friendly

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MariaC
Bath
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we had booked in the Octagon Theatre restaurant and we were most impressed with the kind service, fantastic hot, excellent quality food and such a lovely atmosphere. We would book again another time and would thoroughly recommend to our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us ate before watching Rumours of Fleetwood Mac. Pre-booking was easy, the table was ready on our arrival and the food (4 had fish ‘n chips, 2 had the fish cakes) was all served hot and tasty by friendly staff. Definitely recommend as a place to meet and eat before a show. Excellent.

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rons
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

easy to book good food excellent service will go again

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RoyH
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

OpenTable gives you a very good choice of menu and the food is very good. Nicely presented and very clean! What more is needed??

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natajack
Bath
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

a very enjoyable meal that was delivered promptly
. the food was well presented and of good quality and tasted great, the service was also of a high standard all staff were very polite and professional.
a very enjoyable experience we will definitely repeat next time we visit the octogan

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GlynnF
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant meal before a great night of theatre. Highly recommended.

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kelvg
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always very satisfied with the service and quality of the food

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Mish
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great pkace for easy supper before the show. Food is quick and simple. Service was good but don't get there late or can be queues.

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jackieb
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service , friendly staff very helpful , will come here on a regular basis
Thanks

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PaulineG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the relaxing feel and everyone was friendly. Food was excellent,good choices and tasty. Service was good too. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely go and eat here again.

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ChristineL
Bath
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, quick, no problem service, very enjoyable experience

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Susan
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We booked a table for 6.15 pm & ordered fairly quickly, but our food took half an hour to appear, looking as if it had been kept warm for a while & not very appetising. It was warm, not hot. We only just finished in time to stretch our legs & go into the auditorium. Our chicken was overcooked & not tender. The service was polite, but the waitress apologised & said 'I hope it's all right, but I don't know what's going on in the kitchen'! People who arrived after us were served long before us. We would only recommend people to have the salad bar option, or jacket potato.

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Showtime
Bristol
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a well prepared meal, helpful staff. Only criticism the “special “ dish is always the same, would be nice to see a variety.

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SheilaB
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

One of our party who ordered the chicken and rice was served a meal that was rather cold

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Showtime
Bristol
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always good quality simple menu. Good value, good service.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octagon is a good place to eat if you are going to see a show.

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GillianI
Bath
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS ALWAYS, EXCELLENT SERVICE AND FOOD. BACK NEXT WEEK FOR ERIC AND ERN !!

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Butanben
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A fantastic evening great theatre, and a marvellous meal. Made my dad's 80th celebrations marvellous. A huge thank you to The Octagon waiting staff and especially the chef and the kitchen team. It was a busy night and everyone got served promptly and efficiently. Hugest thank yous all round. I would visit again. The portions were generous too and we left feeling full. Lovely to have some Prosecco fizz to celebrate with too. xx

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a really good evening out. The food was fresh and tasty, the atmosphere friendly and the show entertaining - we saw Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. Staff go out of their way to make sure an evening at The Octagon is relaxing and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Convenient for a meal before a show
Fairly limited choice if you are vegetarian

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carolh
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Another visit to the Octagon - first time to see a play. Good seats, bit tight leg room wise for my husband. Staff as usual friendly and helpful. Spotless loos. Had fish and chips before at the bistro cafe, reserved table and prompt service. Fish lovely and chips very good. Delicious pud - cant fault our times at the Octagon. Going again courtesy of two free tickets in March and we have booked to see Jethro in September.

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AdrianP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, excellent value for money, friendly service but as one would expect there was a noisy atmosphere, particularly as we were sited at the top of the stairs and near the lift. Would definitely book again. Advice to speed up service would be to get some cabled card PDQ machines as they were struggling to get signal on the wireless ones and thus a queue built up after we got there. Not the staff‘S fault, but an issue that would improve the overall experience.

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TerryS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a really nice meal as a preliminary to a really enjoyable show, we could not ask for more.
Very satisfied indeed as we were when we attended just before Christmas.

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PhilipD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having a pre performance dinner here and will be coming back. We both had the individual steak and ale pie. It was cooked to perfection and there was plenty of meat and a good selection of fresh vegetables. We had a corner table which was perfect. As it got nearer to the performance start time, the bar area got very busy and quite loud. I would recommend the 5:30pm reservation, it means that you can really relax and take your time with your meal. It really completed our night out at the theatre.

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rons
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

a first class venue and menu, ambience good staff excellent

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MaggieW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We love The Octagon theatre restaurant. Easy to book, reasonable prices, great service. Smiley, efficient staff. Soooo different from years ago having to fight for a table. Love the jugs of tap water on the bar. Makes a pleasant evening in to a great one. Well done 👍

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CaroleB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food followed by great play. Service friendly and helpful, good value food I had chicken breast in cheese, leak and ham sauce . Really tasty.

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The Octagon Theatre is rated 4.3 stars by 501 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.