Tables laid out in the restaurant with framed show photography on the wall
Start your visit in style

We will get you to the show on time!

Welcome to Ovation Restaurant at Mayflower Theatre. Our award winning restaurant on the third floor within the theatre is open for pre-show theatre lunches and dining. If you wish you can return to the restaurant in the interval to enjoy your dessert and coffee, or finish your bottle of wine. It is also ideal for business lunches and celebrating special occasions. Relax, unwind and enjoy classic flavours with a modern twist. Tempted? See our menus.

Book online   

Tel: 02380 711833.

Ovation Restaurant are proud to source their produce from the following local suppliers:

Chargrilled sirloin steak

Chargrilled sirloin steak

Assiette of duck

Assiette of duck

Goats cheese mousse

Goats cheese mousse

Head chef and team in the restaurant kitchen

Head chef and the team in the restaurant kitchen

Head Chef adds finishing touches at the pass

Head Chef adds finishing touches at the pass

Chef adds finishing touches at the pass

Chef adds finishing touches at the pass

 

View the full Terms & Conditions for room hire, conference and hospitality packages, show packages and group restaurant bookings here.

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Book a table

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View our menus

Seasonal Lunch Menu

Ovation Mayflower Restaurant logo

Lunch menu

 

Starters

Tomato, basil, buffalo mozzarella, lemon gel and spinach (v)
Black tea smoked chicken breast, carrot ribbons and tarragon mayonnaise
Soup of the day, house baked roll (v)
Smoked salmon, fennel cream and watercress

 

Main Courses

Ovation’s dish of the day
Ale battered haddock, pea purée, tartar sauce, fries
Beef moussaka, flatbread, garden salad
Squash, lemon, pea, rocket and mint risotto (v)
Ovation burger, fries, garden salad
Baked cauliflower cheese, roasted tomato and herb crumble (v)

2 course lunch (starter & main from above), including hot drink £21.95


Side Orders + £3.25

Hand cut chunky chips
Seasonal vegetables
New potatoes 

Desserts

Yogurt parfait, blood orange jelly, thyme shortbread £6.95
Coconut panna cotta, compressed blueberries £6.95
Selection of ice-cream and sorbets £5.95
Ovation cheeseboard £8.00

All of our dishes are locally sourced where possible, and freshly cooked to order by our Head Chef and his team.
We are very happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements, or if you require an alternative dish,
we will endeavor to meet your needs.

Please be aware some of our dishes may contain nuts.
Allergen information available – please ask. (v) – suitable for vegetarians.

Gratuities are at your discretion. An optional 10% service charge will be added for tables of 8+

Seasonal Dinner Menu

Ovation Mayflower Restaurant logo

Dinner menu

2 courses £24.95 / 3 courses £29.95


Overture

Soup of the day
house baked bread roll (v)
Black tea smoked chicken breast
carrot ribbons, tarragon mayonnaise, pink peppercorn & thyme syrup 
Smoked salmon
beets, fennel cream and watercress 
Wild Tomato
basil, buffalo mozzarella, lemon gel, spinach, aged balsamic reduction (v)


Act 1

Chia crusted hake
tomato and mascarpone sauce, toasted hazelnuts
Squash
lemon, pea, rocket and mint risotto (v)
Pork belly
clove infused blackberries, carrot purée and almond flakes
8oz Ribeye steak
Café du Paris butter, new potatoes, wilted spinach, jus + £6.00 
Rosemary rolled lamb shoulder
pickled fennel, broad beans, mint gel, parsley sauce
Baked cauliflower cheese
roasted tomato, herb crumble, pea shoots (v)


Side Orders + £3.25

Hand cut chunky chips
Seasonal vegetables
New potatoes 


Finale

Chocolate fondant
chocolate ice cream, caramelized white chocolate, lime gel 
Yogurt parfait
burnt poppy seed meringue, blood orange jelly, thyme shortbread
Coconut panna cotta
cardamom soup, pineapple, compressed blueberries
Ovation cheese board + £1.50
Selection of ice-cream and sorbets

All of our dishes are locally sourced where possible, and freshly cooked to order by our Head Chef and his team.
We are very happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements, or if you require an alternative dish,
we will endeavor to meet your needs.

Please be aware some of our dishes may contain nuts.
Allergen information available – please ask. (v) – suitable for vegetarians.

Gratuities are at your discretion. An optional 10% service charge will be added for tables of 8+

Childrens Menu

Ovation Mayflower Restaurant logo

Childrens menu

(suitable for under 12's)



Starter/Side

Garlic bread + £1.50

* * * *

Homemade chicken nuggets
chips & baked beans

Macaroni cheese (v)
garlic bread

Fish fingers
chips, peas & sweetcorn

Sausage & mash
garden peas & gravy

* * * * 

Waffle with ice-cream
chocolate sauce, strawberries

Banana split
vanilla ice-cream, chocolate sauce

Rice pudding
sultanas, golden syrup

2 courses for £8.50 including a glass of squash

 

All of our dishes are locally sourced where possible, and freshly cooked to order by our Head Chef and his team.
We are very happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements, or if you require an alternative dish,
we will endeavor to meet your needs.

Please be aware some of our dishes may contain nuts.
Allergen information available – please ask. (v) – suitable for vegetarians.

Gratuities are at your discretion. An optional 10% service charge will be added for tables of 8+

Wine List


The following Seasonal Menus will be served from 17 July:

Seasonal Lunch Menu

Ovation Mayflower Restaurant logo

Lunch menu

 

Starters

Homemade soup
with house baked bread (v)

Scorched mackerel
red pepper tapenade

Tempura mushrooms
lemon, parsley oil and crispy sage (v)

Thyme & oak smoked duck breast,
walnut crumb, ginger syrup and dates

 

Main Courses

Ovation’s Dish of the Day

Ale battered haddock
pea purée, tartar sauce, fries

Herb poached chicken breast
rushed peas, wilted greens, juniper oil and mint

Chilli beef
braised rice, sour cream, tortilla chips

Lentil dhal
spinach, sweet potato and flatbread (v)

Grilled courgette
toasted seeds, deep fried tofu, celery, feta & walnut salad, parsley oil dressing (v)

2 course lunch (starter & main from above), including hot drink £21.95

Side Orders + £3.25

Hand cut chips
Seasonal vegetables
Seasonal salad
Greens & garlic mushrooms

Desserts

Chocolate mousse
cherry sorbet £6.95

Salted melon
apple granita, elderflower syrup £6.95

Selection of ice-cream and sorbets £5.95

Ovation cheese board £8.50

All of our dishes are locally sourced where possible, and freshly cooked to order by our Head Chef and his team.
We are very happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements, or if you require an alternative dish,
we will endeavor to meet your needs.

Please be aware some of our dishes may contain nuts.
Allergen information available – please ask. (v) – suitable for vegetarians.

Gratuities are at your discretion. An optional 10% service charge will be added for tables of 8+

Seasonal Dinner Menu

Ovation Mayflower Restaurant logo

Dinner menu

2 courses £24.95 / 3 courses £29.95


Overture

Homemade soup
with house baked bread (v)

Tempura mushrooms
lemon, parsley oil and crispy sage (v)

Scorched mackerel
citrus tea, carrot and cress

Thyme & oak smoked duck breast
walnut crumb, ginger syrup and dates

Poached hen’s egg
herb and caper sauce, crushed almonds, mixed seeds and toast (v)


Act 1

Herb poached chicken breast
crushed peas, wilted greens, vine tomatoes, juniper oil and mint

8oz Ribeye steak
chimichurri sauce, hand cut chips, wilted greens and jus + £6.00

Rolled pork belly
wilted greens, butternut purée, roasted peach, amaretto crumb, crispy pork skin and jus

Sea bream
lemongrass broth, soba noodles, sesame pak choi

Grilled courgette
toasted seeds, deep fried tofu, celery, feta & walnut salad,parsley oil dressing (v)

Lentil dhal
spinach, sweet potato, raita and flatbread (v)


Side Orders + £3.25

Hand cut chips
Seasonal vegetables
Seasonal salad
Greens & garlic mushrooms


Finale

Chocolate mousse
crushed candied peanuts and cherry sorbet

Compressed strawberries in gin
apricot glaze, basil crumble, rosewater and balsamic reduction

Salted melon
apple granita, elderflower syrup, honeycomb

Ovation cheese board + £1.50

Selection of ice-cream and sorbets

All of our dishes are locally sourced where possible, and freshly cooked to order by our Head Chef and his team.
We are very happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements, or if you require an alternative dish,
we will endeavor to meet your needs.

Please be aware some of our dishes may contain nuts.
Allergen information available – please ask. (v) – suitable for vegetarians.

Gratuities are at your discretion. An optional 10% service charge will be added for tables of 8+

Childrens Menu

Ovation Mayflower Restaurant logo

Childrens menu

(suitable for under 12's)



Starter/Side

Garlic bread + £1.50

* * * *

Homemade chicken nuggets
chips & baked beans

Macaroni cheese (v)
garlic bread

Fish fingers
chips, peas & sweetcorn

Sausage & mash
garden peas & gravy

* * * * 

Waffle with ice-cream
chocolate sauce, strawberries

Banana split
vanilla ice-cream, chocolate sauce

Rice pudding
sultanas, golden syrup

2 courses for £8.50

 

All of our dishes are locally sourced where possible, and freshly cooked to order by our Head Chef and his team.
We are very happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements, or if you require an alternative dish,
we will endeavor to meet your needs.

Please be aware some of our dishes may contain nuts.
Allergen information available – please ask. (v) – suitable for vegetarians.

Gratuities are at your discretion. An optional 10% service charge will be added for tables of 8+

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