At The Old Market Assembly the menu is designed with people and planet in mind. We are quietly encouraging people to eat responsibly whilst not being fundamentalist or denying deliciousness. With two thirds of the main dishes vegan and vegetarian we consider meat to be a treat and welcome all flexitarians, pescatarians and die-hard meat eaters to unite alongside despisers of nuts and the fighters for gluten freedom.

We do our best to source as locally as possible and when we can’t source something locally we do our best to make sure we use a fair-trade and ethically produced alternative. We take time to create everyday excellence; slowly fermented breads, carefully prepared stocks, sprouted foods and living cultures. In this way we hope to create a cuisine that is delicious as well as good for you.

Above all we believe that nutritious, good quality and ethically produced food is a human right and not just the preserve of the elite. We are therefore committed to keeping our dishes as affordable as possible. Please let us know if you ever feel excluded based on price, have ideas of how we could improve or feel inspired to provide feedback to our chefs.

We have a number of different menus throughout the week, including kids options during the dayLunch prices range from our £5 weekday express menu options, to £8, and a healthy mix of vegan, veggie, meat and fish options.

November/December Evening Menu Please note this menu is still subject to change as we move onto our new seasonal menu

Saturday Lunch Menu

Sunday Roast 

It’s worth noting our specials change daily and some dishes can be slightly different depending on what is available in the kitchen – it helps us reduce our waste.

To make a reservation email us at or call 0117 373 8199

Christmas at Old Market Assembly

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Whether it be with work colleagues, family or friends, Christmas is a time to be together so come and join us for some fantastic food at one of Bristol’s best and most exciting
independent arts venues.

If you’re looking for a sit down meal or a bountiful buffet, we have something for everyone this Christmas. We have an award winning, sustainably sourced menu that features plenty of vegan and vegetarian food alongside seasonal meat options. Our bar offers one of the finest sustainable and biodynamic wine lists the city has to offer as well as spirits from local favourites like Psychopomp, and of course all the best beers from the West Country.

Christmas 2017 Pack

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Christmas at The Old Market Assembly

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But The Old Market Assembly is about more than good food and drink. We are also the proud home of The Wardrobe Theatre and their world famous Christmas spectacular! The Wardrobe Theatre is a 100 seat capacity venue within the Old Market Assembly which every Christmas delivers a comedy theatrical mash up of two things that were
never designed to go together.

Christmas 2017 is ‘Reservoir Cats’! From the writers and performers of ‘Muppets Die Hard’, ‘Rocky: A Horror Show’ and ‘Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears’, this years Reservoir Cats – where Lloyd Webber meets Tarantino – promises a sing song comedy bloodbath with fur and claws.

Tarantino not for you? Then join them for a hilarious night of improvised festive fun with games, sketches and songs from the team behind Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera
Please note that the shows sell out extremely fast, so book early to avoid disappointment, many have now sold out!
(We should also advise the shows are not suitable for children….!)

To book Reservoir Cats at The Wardrobe Theatre click here

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