Pre-Theatre Eats

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Quo Vadis

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8.0

The Anchor & Hope

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8.0
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LDN Guide

Where To Eat Before Or After The Theatre

The best restaurants when an Angus Steakhouse just won't do.

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8.4

LDN Review

Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis is a timeless Soho institution that matches elegance and comfort with a light touch and enormous amounts of cream.

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LDN Review

J Sheekey

J Sheekey is a classic West End post-theatre hang where you might spot a celebrity and will be guaranteed to have a great meal.

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LDN Review

Franco Manca Victoria

Franco Manca should be your number one choice when you want pizza near Victoria station.

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LDN Review

Henrietta

At Henrietta, your dinner will have flowers on it, and you won’t even be upset. This cool-as restaurant in Covent Garden also serves A+ cocktails.

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LDN Review

Sibarita

Sibarita is a casual, affordable tapas spot just far away enough from the madness of Covent Garden’s main square.

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8.3

LDN Review

Frenchie

Frenchie is a beautiful, modern brasserie in Covent Garden, serving excellent food.

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LDN Review

Toklas

Toklas is an understated bar, restaurant and bakery from the founders of Frieze that’s perfect for a classy, arty, lowkey date night.

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LDN Review

Barbie Green

Barbie Green is an Australian-style all-day café and restaurant situation on London Wall, not far from the Barbican.

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LDN Review

Volta Do Mar

Volta Do Mar is a relaxed spot near the Aldwych serving delicately put together Portuguese small plates, as well as some larger things to share.

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LDN Review

Nutshell

Nutshell is a pink and pretty Persian restaurant that’s great if you’re looking to share a few mezze plates and a bottle of something nice.

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LDN Review

40 Dean Street

40 Dean Street is a charming, old school Italian spot that's been serving the people of Soho pasta for almost twenty years.

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LDN Review

The Petersham Restaurant

The Petersham is an upmarket restaurant in Covent Garden, with plenty of foliage and seasonal ingredients.

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LDN Review

Ducksoup

Ducksoup is a tiny spot in Soho serving natural wine and excellent sharing plates.

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LDN Review

Kettner’s Townhouse

Kettner’s in Soho has a piano bar, a champagne bar, and a restaurant serving classic French food.

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7.9

LDN Review

Pastaio

Pastaio is a pasta-focused restaurant in Soho and we’re going just call it what it is: a Padella copycat. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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LDN Review

Opera Tavern

Want a snack or something lovely to eat before a show in Covent Garden? Spanish restaurant Opera Tavern has got you sorted.

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8.0

LDN Review

Mr Ji

Mr Ji is a Taiwanese small plates and cocktail spot in Soho that specialises in superbly cooked chicken and expertly mixed drinks.

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7.3

LDN Review

Lina Stores

Lina Stores is a solid pasta bar in Soho that’s perfect for a quick lunch, or a pre/post theatre bite.

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LDN Review

Yamagoya

Yamagoya is a Japanese fast-casual restaurant in Southwark which is great for a quick snack or an excellent bowl of ramen.