Riverside Cinema ready to ‘look on bright side of life’ with special Python menu

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 March 2019

Film programmer Neil McGlone at The Riverside in Woodbridge. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Film programmer Neil McGlone at The Riverside in Woodbridge. Picture: SIMON PARKER


Woodbridge Riverside Cinema and Restaurant are offering a very special meal and film screening to mark the 40th anniversary of seminal Monty Python film The Life of Brian.

The film has been restored and is being returned to the big screen, for one night only.

Woodbridge Riverside manager Neil McGlone has created a special Film Feast opportunity with Restaurant owner Stuart Saunders who will be offering customers a meal with a difference before they sit down to watch the classic film.

As with all things connected with Monty Python there is more to the menu than first meets the eye.


Otters’ noses, Wrens’ livers, Badgers’ spleens, larks’ tongues, Jaguars’ earlobes and Wolf nipple chips (From Monty Python’s Life of Brian - mixed hors d’oeuvres including vegetarian option)

Spamalot (Inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Spam fritters, picallili, watercress and apple salad)


Dead Parrot (from Monty Python’s Flying Circus “Pet Shop” sketch) - Prosciutto wrapped chicken breast, dauphinoise potatoes and vegetables)

Dirty Hungarian Goulash (from Monty Python’s Flying Circus “Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook” sketch) - Hungarian Goulash or vegetarian version)

Fish Slapping Dish (Inspired by Monty Python’s Flying Circus “The Fish Slapping Dance” sketch) - Pilsner battered haddock, chips, garden peas, tartare sauce and lemon


Crunchy Frog (Inspired by Monty Python’s Flying Circus “Trade Description Act” sketch) - A crunchy chocolate dessert

Spring Surprise (Inspired by the same sketch) - A fruity dessert with cream or ice cream

The Riverside Cinema and Restaurant in Woodbridge will be screening the 40th anniversary re-release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian on Thursday, April 18.

The pre-screening dinner will begin at 5:45pm with the film screening following at 7:45pm.

For further details visit the cinema’s website.

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