London Pre-theatre fix! Best Places to visit before curtain up

Restaurant Soho Pre-Theatre Menu in the West End of London

Posted: 30/06/2022 in Blog


Restaurant Soho Pre-Theatre Menu in the West End of London, If you have got your theatre tickets sorted, you will want to plan a delicious pre-show fix near you

Pre-Theatre Menus

London is full of adventures to be had. You’ve got the quirky pubs on the streets of Camden, the speakeasies of Shoreditch, Oxford Street shopping, and beautiful places to get some air like Hyde Park and Regents Park; you can even get an open roof bus tour and whiz right by the Houses of Parliament! However, what has remained one of the best things the city has to offer Londoners and city visitors alike is the award-winning theatre you can see across Central London.

If you have got your theatre tickets sorted, you will want to plan a delicious pre-show fix near your show so you can make curtain up! Let’s face it, no one likes late comers, do they? With the west-end spanning the areas of Soho, Covent Garden, Holborn, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly there is so much choice! How do you decide?! We’ve got you covered there, read on for our list of top restaurants near theatres!

Clos Maggiore

Perfect for The Royal Opera House and theatres on the Strand near Charring Cross.

Located on King Street near Covent Garden, Clos Maggiore is the perfect place to dine at before the ballet! If you think you’ll enjoy a dining experience which celebrates French food and Italian Cuisine, this should be on your culinary bucket list! It’s easy to see why it has been acknowledged as one of the most romantic restaurants in the city; the opulent interior draws influence from the stylish country inns of Provence and Tuscany, a theme which is carried through to the offerings on the menu and wine-list! The pre-theatre diner menu showcases dishes such as Brixham Crab and Launceston Lamb rump with goat’s curd – divine! The food is paired beautifully with a Carafe of Sommelier selected wine which is a lovely touch.

Pre-theatre Menu: Monday to Sunday 5pm – 6pm
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Heritage Soho Restaurant and Bar

Ideal for the Prince of Wales, Queens Theatre, Gielgud Theatre, Apollo Theatre, The Lyric, and Piccadilly Theatre

Conveniently located near Leicester Square and Piccadilly circus, this restaurant in London is slap bang in the centre of some of city’s most popular theatres! Trust us, if you are a lover of cheese and meats – this one is for you! Heritage is one of the top restaurants in Soho offering Alpine-Inspired cuisine, fusing the delights of the alpine classics with elements of modern European cookery. Picture a cosy cocktail bar, a terrace and attentive staff delivering various delights to you. You’ll love the dishes on offer which include Steak Tartare, Truffle dumplings filled with a house-made ricotta cheese mix, a traditional Raclette plate, wild mushroom spaetzle and much more! You’ll love diving into the variety of flavours the menu offers while indulging in a complementary glass of wine, prosecco or beer.
Pre-theatre Menu: Monday to Friday 5pm – 6.30pm
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Sushi Samba

Perfect for The Royal Opera House, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and The Fortune Theatre

Sushi Samba is far from just a Japanese restaurant, it’s unique fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. Born from the energy of this inventive tri-cultural combination, if you like a space full of city energy that feels on the edge of something new, here is where you need to be. Their Covent Garden restaurant offers a pre-theatre menu that any foodie who loves a new food combo will relish – trust in the chefs, they are on to something special here! We recommend diving into the Crispy Shrimp Tempura, Vegetable Taquitos with avocado and the Rib Eye Anticuchos as well as the other delicious creations on the menu.

Pre-theatre Menu: Monday to Friday 3pm – 6pm
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Borough Market

Ideal for shows in Southwark and on the Southbank

Of course, the West-end is not the only place with theatres! Shakespeare’s Globe and The National Theatre are both located on the Southbank. Although you have plenty of chain restaurants in the area, we recommend visiting Borough Market for a true culinary adventure, especially if you are not sure what cuisine you want to settle on! Wander about and let your nose decide what’s for dinner as you experience some of the best street-food around. We recommend popping by Brindisa Kitchen and Bar, one of the cutest Spanish restaurants around. Or if you love seafood indulge in the delights of freshly sourced fish at Bob’s Lobster or FISH! Restaurant and bar. If your Vegetarian, there is plenty of choice on the market including Gujarti Rasoi’s vegetarian Indian food stall. The market times are ideal for those on their way to a matinee or early show start.

Market Times: 10am – 5pm
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Loved what you saw? Make sure you book online or visit each restaurants website to find out more! Enjoy your show!