Food & Drink




Yarns Bistro, the perfect location for your pre-theatre dining experience

Visitors can enjoy a modern pre-theatre dining experience in Yarns Bistro accompanied by a specially selected wine list. The menu served up by Head Chef Gareth Curran incorporates classic dishes using the best of locally sourced produce.

Set in the restored 19th Century Mossley Mill and with its extensive windows, guests can dine in magnificent surroundings in the 60 seat bistro located on Level 1, a short walk from the theatre.

Opening Times

Yarns Bistro is open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:30pm – 7:30pm allowing adequate time for you to enjoy your meal before taking your seat in time for the start of theatre’s programme. Last orders are at 6:30pm.

How to Book

The restaurant is open for reservations only. Bookings must be made in advance by calling the Bistro on 028 9034 0022 (Lines are open Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm).

Special Dietary Requirements

Please advise of any specific dietary requirements when making your reservation. Yarns Bistro will always endeavour to accommodate your request.

Food Allergies & Intolerances: Before you order your food and drinks please speak to our staff if you want to know about our ingredients

Pre- Theatre Dinner Menu

Char-Grilled Minute Steak

 With Pepper Sauce, Garlic Ciabatta, Onion Rings & Chunky Chips

Confit of Pork Belly

With Braised Winter Spiced Red Cabbage & Wholegrain Mustard Mash

Pan-Fried Fillet of Chicken

With Gratin Potatoes, Honey Roast Root Vegetables & Rosemary Jus

Roast Fillet of Salmon

With Brown Butter Mash, Smoked Bacon Petit Pos Veloute & Tender Stem Broccoli

Puy Lentil Bolognese

With Spaghetti, Finished with Goats Cheese & Garlic Bread

Additional Side Orders 


All £2.75


Homemade Warm Chocolate Brownie

with Chocolate Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream

Pear & Almond Tart

with Vanilla Custard

Chef’s Homemade Cheesecake

with Chantilly Cream

All £4.95


Americano / Filter Coffee/ Cappuccino / Latte

  All £2.00

Main Course £10.95

2 Courses £14.95

 Fully Licensed Bar Available in Yarns Bistro

For reservations contact: 028 9034 0022 or email




Yarns Bar the ideal setting for theatre drinks or a ‘lite bite’

Yarns Bar is situated in the theatre foyer and overlooks the Civic Square, allowing visitors to relax in the unique surroundings. The extensive bar area and windows running along the length of the foyer makes it a stylish and contemporary location to enjoy a pre theatre drink.

The bar opens 1 hour and 15 mins before the show starts, offering an extensive range of drinks including hot, cold and alcoholic beverages in addition to the extremely popular ‘lite bites’ menu.

Interval Drink Orders

Beat the interval queue by pre-ordering your drinks at Yarns Bar on arrival. Simply place and pay for your order before the show starts and you will be given a number. At the interval, your drinks will be waiting for you at the collection point with your corresponding number allowing you more time to enjoy the interlude.

Theatre ‘Light Bites’

Fancy a bite to eat but don’t have time for a full meal? ‘Lite Bites’ are available directly from Yarns Bar before all theatre performances. ‘Lite Bites’ can be ordered from the bar from opening until 30 minutes before the show starts (Yarns Bar offers a service time of 45 mins). Visitors can also pre-order their ‘Lite Bites’ by calling Yarns Bar on 028 9034 0022

Pre Show Lite Bites

Deep Fried Potato Wedges

Bacon, Cheese, Tossed Salad & Coleslaw


Battered Chicken Goujons

Chips & Garlic Mayo


Beer Battered Cod

Chips & Tartar Aioli


Mossley Mill’s Bread Board

Tapenade & Flavoured Oils


Loaded Nachos

Guacamole Sour Cream & Tomato Salsa


Cheese & Onion Quiche

Mixed Leaf Salad & Coleslaw






Yarns Coffee Halt the perfect pause to enjoy a weekend coffee 

Yarns Coffee Halt is open during the day on Saturday and Sundays and is popular with walkers and cyclists using the Newtownabbey Way. Offering a range of hot and cold drinks plus freshly baked scones and tray bakes, visitors can enjoy a relaxing treat.
Dog walkers are very welcome and supplies of fresh water are available for our four legged visitors.

Opening Times

Yarns Coffee Halt is open Saturday and Sunday’s from 10:00am to 4:00pm.