You’re never quite sure what you’re getting with theatre-adjacent restaurants. But given Lasdun’s lineage (it’s from the Marksman folks), there’s a solid idea of comforting, swish, British food in this stylish restaurant inside the National Theatre. The Brutalist lines and textures of this restaurant give it an Orwellian feel but, pre-theatre, it’s full of a relatively soft crowd humming and happy to be down from the Cotswolds. Mid-show things are much more quiet. There’s a two or three-course menu that hovers around the £30/£40 mark and if you keep to the classics—those delicious buns, pies to share, a lush brown butter and custard tart—you’ll be happy.

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