Best for Pre Theatre - Part II
London's main theatre district is home to around forty venues and is
traditionally defined by The Strand to the South, Oxford Street to the North, Regent Street to the
West and Kingsway to the East. We've put together our ultimate guide to the best options
around for pre theatre dining whether for groups or FIT's. If you missed the first part of the
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Savoy Grill - Embankment
Set along the banks of the River Thames, the world famous Savoy Hotel has been home to one of London’s most iconic restaurants since 1889, the Savoy Grill.
Blending British heritage with Hollywood glamour, Gordon Ramsay's Savoy Grill is a dining institution and is one of the famous chef's most well known restaurants. Decked with shimmering chandeliers, polished wood, burnished mirrors and white-clothed tables this stunning restaurant also features a private dining room for up to 40 pax and an exclusive Kitchen Table for those wanting to experience the excitement of a full service kitchen.
Located just seconds from the iconic Savoy Theatre and few minutes walking distance from Embankment.
Tuttons - Covent Garden
One of Covent Garden's most beloved and long standing restaurants,Tuttons isn’t just an iconic eatery but an insitution. Boasting two beautiful, vaulted Private Dining Rooms and sitting on the edge of Covent Garden Piazza this is a busy, bustling restaurant serving a modern British menu.
Just 3 minutes walk from Covent Garden Tube station, Tuttons is perfectly located for all pre theatre dining and a particular favourite for those visiting the Royal Opera House.
Browns - Covent Garden
By any standards Browns is a big restaurant. Housed in the converted Westminster County Court building, Browns offers European Brasserie dishes in elegant surroundings and is open from breakfast through to dinner. There are also a number of Private Dining Rooms capable of seating from 10 to 50 covers as well as larger groups at non peak times in the restaurant.
Just 2 minutes walk from Leicester Square station.
The Marquis - Covent Garden
A small family owned venue, The Marquis offers a traditional pub atmosphere with a menu to match. Seating just 30 guests in the upstairs bar, the Marquis is a bit of a gem just off bustling St Martins Lane.
Specialising in traditional pub dishes such as Fish & Chips, London Pie and delicious sausages this is an authentic pub experience not to be missed. Just 2 minutes from Charing Cross.
Le Restaurant de Paul – Covent Garden
Enjoy Traditional French cuisine in an old-fashioned and elegant bistro. Well known for its famous bakery, the restaurant located in Covent Garden is not to be missed. With beautiful 19th-century murals, plush velvet seating and polished stone floors this haven, hidden away behind the bustling bakery, offers all day dining in a relaxed and elegant setting.
Le Restaurant de Paul is a 4-minute walk from Covent Garden Tube Station.
Sarastro - Covent Garden
Filled with gold, elegant drapes and theatre memorabilia, Sarastro is an iconic restaurant for lovers of opera and London's West End. Housed in a Grade-II listed building, the menu spans the Mediterranean, and on selected evenings there are live music events ranging from Motown to a string quartet.
From Italian classics to exotic Turkish delicacies, the Sarastro menu captures the very best of the Mediterranean. An iconic restaurant in London that is perfect for theatre goers, Sarastro sits moments from famed theatres and entertainment attractions of the area. Covent Garden Tube Station is just a 5-minute walk away.
Fire & Stone - Covent Garden
With possibly the largest wood fired Pizza oven in the UK, and offering unique, global flavours, Fire & Stone is an independent restaurant like no other. Set across two floors, with high ceilings, a contemporary design and the most imaginative array of Pizzas we have seen (pasta and salads are also available) Fire & Stone is the perfect pre or post theatre venue for a younger group looking for a relaxed and informal venue.
Based in a prime location, Fire & Stone London is just 5 minutes’ walk from Leicester Square Tube or Covent Garden tube station
Garfunkel's - Leicester Square
Boasting an enviable location at one of London's most iconic sites, Garfunkel’s Leicester Square is a friendly and welcoming environment and perfect setting to enjoy their British and International dishes.
The restaurant is just a minute's walk from Leicester Square Tube Station and can cater for groups of all sizes
Slug & Lettuce - Leicester Square
Contemporary and stylish 'The Slug' at Leicester Square is a colourful two storey pub showcasing a mix of classic and modern British dishes. With two courses for under £10 and the capacity for larger groups you can't go wrong.
Wildwood - Covent Garden
Wildwood is a Mediterranean restaurant located in Bow Street in Covent Garden. Serving freshly prepared food from the grill, stone-baked pizza or a traditional pasta dishes, the menu also offers some traditional British favourites such as Fish and Chips and Sausage and mash.
Found within one of London’s busiest areas, Wildwood Covent Garden is just few minute’s walk from Covent Garden Tube Station.
Belgo - Covent Garden and Holborn
This is a small chain of London restaurants specialising in simple Belgian cooking and Belgian beer. Belgo Covent Garden can seat very large groups and is noted for its 1990s design and architecture, including open plan kitchens viewable by customers entering the restaurant.
Belgo Holborn is a contemporary, airy restaurant and bar housed in an old Lloyd's bank building. Memories of the buildings former use can be seen in the basement where they safe guard our 'liquid gold' (beer) in the banks former safe, now converted into a beer cellar.
One minute's walk from either Covent Garden or Holborn stations
Busaba - Covent Garden
Conceived by genius restaurateur Alan Yau, Busaba is a modern Thai eatery with lively and exotic atmosphere. The diverse but simple menu offers a mouthwatering selection of salads, noodles, curries and stir-fries. The restaurant has long tables with an intimate, dark-wooded interior, creating a welcoming atmosphere for groups looking for an interesting and flavouful menu. There is also a private dining room for up to 20 guests, while the main restaurant can hold up to 85 pax.
Chiquito – Leicester Square
Offering fresh and delicious Mexican food in the heart of Leicester Square, next to the Odeon Cinema, Chiquito is a a vibrant colourful, low-lit setting spread over 2 floors and ideal for larger groups looking for relaxed and informal dining.
Based in Leicester Square, Chiquito is just 1 minutes’ walk from Leicester Square Tube station.
Frankie & Benny's - Strand
This fun and friendly chain of Italian-American restaurants captures the feel of 1950's New York dining. Just a 4-minute walk from Charing Cross station, it’s the right place for a group looking for a comfy, laid-back eatery in which to recharge
Café Rouge - Holborn/Kingsway
This well loved chain continues to satisfy our groups with classic French Bistro style dishes including Soupe a l'oignon, Boeuf Bourguignon and indulgent Tarte Tatin. A sure fire winner for pre and post theatre and ideal for Drury Lane.
Cafe Rouge is just a minute's walk from Holborn Station
Other great venues for groups within walking distance of The Strand and perfect for Covent Garden are
Bella Italia, Strada and Prezzo
offering delicious traditional and contemporary Italian dishes, perfect for all groups.
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