Head Chef Coco Barone
Having worked in restaurants across Europe, Coco first stumbled upon and fell in love with Bristol five years ago. After time working at the Glassboat and Rosemarino she now joins Bristol Old Vic as the Head Chef of 1766 Bar & Kitchen where she has developed a menu fit for the new era.
Coco’s Italian roots mean that she’s all about using quality, seasonal ingredients and preparing them simply to bring out their flavour.
In Italy, mealtimes are about bringing people together around the table to share the food and their day. I focus on the main ingredient in a dish, put it in the limelight and showcase its true flavours with an occasional playful twist.
I’m really excited to be working at Bristol Old Vic and opening a brand new restaurant there. It’s very rare to get the opportunity to work in such an historic and creative environment with such a passionate team. We can’t wait to get cooking!