Daventry’s first 100% vegan/vegetarian artisan pizzeria has opened its doors. Located within the widely acclaimed Bread & Circus Artisan Bakery, the eagerly anticipated restaurant on Sheaf Street in the heart of the historic town centre, transforms four nights-a-week into an evening pizzeria. Sited in a 400-year-old building, Bread & Circus seats 36 diners in a contemporary setting, offering a vegan and vegetarian gourmet pizza experience and serving certified organic and vegan wines as well as fresh cocktails and a distinctive warm welcome. The sourdough pizzas are made on site in an open-plan kitchen by an experienced team of artisans and apprentices. From a classic Margherita to a house speciality ‘Sweet Potato & Pear’ pizza, the menu is traditional with a twist of ‘circus’. Ingredients are freshly prepared daily and combined to create familiar favourites and innovative surprises. Manager Holly Steenson, says: “In the evening, Bread & Circus is completely transformed using music, lighting and alternative seating arrangements to create a different ambience and atmosphere compared to the bright daytime bakery/patisserie. The pizzeria has its own menu with a range of delicious starters, sides, mains and fine desserts with vegan options. “As well as being a sit-down restaurant, we offer a takeaway service. Relax and order your takeaway and chill with a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail at our bar whilst you wait, or even take a stroll around town while your fresh-to-order pizza is prepared.” The pizzeria launched with a phased opening and is now available for dining Wednesday to Saturday. Lookout on the Bread & Circus Facebook page for upcoming events and themed Wednesday nights. Holly added: “The Bread & Circus Artisan Bakery opened in early December, and while the pizzeria has taken a little longer to get ready, early feedback is that it has been well worth the wait! We welcome couples, families and groups – book via Facebook message.” Bread & Circus Artisan Bakery is open Monday to Saturday for freshly baked patisserie, viennoiserie, soups, savouries, tea and coffee from 8.30am until 5pm. Bread & Circus Artisan Pizzeria is a walk-in restaurant open from 6pm to 11.30pm, (last orders 10.30pm) Wednesday to Saturday. Bookings can also be made via Facebook message by searching ‘Bread & Circus Daventry’. Takeaway is also available. For updates, search ‘Bread & Circus Daventry’ on Facebook and Instagram.