1855 Bistro & Bar

Lunchtime and pre theatre dining in the historic Burnley Mechanics theatre

Reopening Monday 6th September

The Mechanics Bistro will be back in business from Monday 6th September, renamed 1855 Bistro & Bar tying into the date the Mechanics first opened its doors.  It feels that long ago since we were able to wine and dine customers in our fantastic bistro.

Open Monday to Saturday 11am-3pm and for pre-theatre dining two hours before each performance starts.  

This popular town centre bistro at The Mechanics Theatre offers a lunchtime oasis for shoppers, workers and groups of friends to meet in a cosy and relaxed space. A menu of British staples with some modern twists is served Tuesday to Saturday 11am-3pm in either the light and modern Front Room or cosy more intimate, Lounge Bar space. Classic, crowd-pleasing dishes such as fish and chips and steak in ale pie, sit alongside modern favourites on this fresh seasonal menu which also boasts, of course, our famous proper chips.

Show nights see this space turn into a wonderful pre-theatre dining experience for Burnley’s best night out! A pre-show meal is the perfect start to a great theatre experience; enjoy our special evening menu and relax with a few drinks, before taking your seat in the auditorium to be thoroughly entertained.

Complimentary Wi-Fi
Fully accessible with accessible WC
Pay and display car parking located nearby with accessible parking spaces
Guide dogs only

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