The Best Restaurants Before The Show
Why do we forget the importance of the pre-theatre meal? Often resorting to quick sandwich from Pret, the rush before a show can leave many substituting their evening meal for a less-than-elegant snack courtesy of the nearest fast food outlet.
To change this, we've rounded up our favourite restaurants perfect for a sit down meal before your show to start the evenings as you mean to carry on.
45 Jermyn St.
Fortnum & Mason's lavish cocktail bar, situated just behind Piccadilly Circus, is the perfect venue for a pre-theatre nibble with set menus on offer before showtime. Sample the Pork Belly with Mangalitza Black Pudding and Apple and Spiced Jus or the Poached Bream with Chicory, Green Beans and Sauce Vierge, all in the comfort of leather banquette chairs and booths.
This Nordic-style restaurant is set in the newly regenerated St James' Market. The set menu offers Swedish classics including Meatballs and Kroppkakor, followed by delicate rosehip soup with almond ice cream.
The phenomenal art-deco interior, formerly having held The Regent Palace Hotel, makes this restaurant something special. White marble, high ceilings, glistening mirrors and beau-deco fixtures are the perfect accompaniment to this Parisian-style basement Brasserie. Classic dishes such as steak haché and beef bourguignon can be purchases with entertainment packages for access to The Crazy Coqs- the restaurants own theatre space showing jazz, cabaret and comedy acts to get you in the mood.
The Savoy Grill
A favourite of many British stars, Th Savoy Grill is one of London's most iconic and long-standing restaurants, having been visited by Sir Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde and Frank Sinatra in its history. Sit with the greats and savour the selection of English and French cuisine for a luxurious pre-theatre meal in the grandiose surroundings.
Frequently voted one of London's most romantic restaurants, Close Maggiore is the perfect destination to take a special someone. A possible reveal to the spectacular of the show, the gorgeous interior will undoubtably set the mood, their pre-show menu offers rare seared yellow fin tuna, hand-rolled pappardelle and a Gariguette Eton mess.
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