J Sheekey’s is a fantastic option for pre and post theatre in the West End. Although it does not offer a theatre menu, the à la carte menu has an impressive choice of seafood and the warm, clubby atmosphere will make for a wonderful night out.
It’s a personal favourite for post theatre dining.
Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill
The theatre menu at Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill features freshly caught fish from the British Isles.
This menu is available in the Grill, which is an intimate and relaxed space with warm wooden flooring and William Morris designed fabric on the walls.
Bocca Di Lupo
Bocca di Lupo showcases the best of Italy with a menu highlighting the area from which each dish originates.
The pre theatre menu changes daily offering ‘one-dish’ meals – a small number of dishes all sharing the same main ingredient.
You can, of course, enjoy the whole menu – I would recommend sitting at the counter and doing just that.
Bocca di Lupo is one of our favourite Italian restaurants in London.
SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden
SUSHISAMBA is located in the heart of theatre-land at the famed Opera Terrace atop the historic Grade II-listed Market Building.
SUSHISAMBA’s vibrant pre-theatre menu includes Chilean Sea Bass and Pork Belly anticuchos, Ezo and Veggie samba rolls and Robata grilled Miso Glazed Salmon; a unique culmination of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine.
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The Delaunay, Aldwych
The Delaunay sits on the corner of Drury Lane and Aldwych, in prime position for theatre-goers.
The restaurant is open seven days a week with last orders at midnight (11pm on Sundays) so perfect for a post theatre dinner in glamorous surroundings.
On Covent Garden’s prettiest street, Monmouth Street, Brasserie Max at the Covent Garden Hotel is a good theatreland choice.
The set menu changes monthly, focusing on seasonal ingredients and themes.
Brasserie Zedel offers traditional French food at remarkable value. With several set menus available it is a great place to start or end your soiree at the theatre.
The elegant Beaux Arts/Art Deco interior is decidedly Parisian, accompanying typically French dishes such as Beef Bourguignon, Tarte au Citron and Foie de Veau.
The à la carte and set menus are available until midnight.
Holding court in Theatreland for several decades Joe Allen is a lovely place to dine before or after a show.
On the menu there is a choice of American classics, and the atmosphere is relaxed and informal, but very cosy!
A true London classic, The Ivy is an excellent choice for dining in theatreland – the daily late opening hours make it an ideal choice for post theatre.
The Ivy also provides valet parking for guests who book to eat after the theatre.
Located on Dean Street in Soho, Quo Vadis is an ideal spot for a pre or post theatre meal.
The menu changes daily in keeping with seasonal tastes and flavours with a Theatre Set menu available all evening.
Quo Vadis is a restaurant where the real meaning of hospitality shines through.