If your only experience of in-theatre dining is racing against the clock to wolf down a mediocre supper before curtain up, it’s time to get in on the next act
Trailblazing restaurants like The Apron in Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP) have become dining destinations in their own right, and regularly receive standing ovations for fresh, seasonal and elegant dishes.
A visit to TRP is no longer only about Shakespeare and showstoppers; it’s also about special dining – whether you’ve bought theatre tickets or not. New opening times from midday to 11pm, Thursday to Saturday, mean there’s no song and dance if you simply want to relax with friends and family over good food.
Head chef Davin Browning’s coup de theatre is artfully simple cooking which brings out the flavour and quality of superb local produce. His carefully crafted menu of contemporary classics such as Dawlish mushroom risotto (shiitake, shimeji, tarragon, poached egg and lemon oil) is complemented by nostalgic touches such as the popular homemade pie of the day.
Those practising plant-rich diets are shouting ‘encore’ for veggie dishes like salt-baked roscoff onion pithivier with Devon Blue cheese, spinach and potato galette. And, as you might expect in the Ocean City, there is a plentiful fresh fish offering too.
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