Porters English Restaurant is a rare find in London; it serves hearty traditional English food, and it tastes brilliant! Tourists looking to sample classic dishes will love this restaurant, as will people in London who like their dinners served without a slice of pretension. Starters include delights such as mini Yorkshire puddings with smoked Mackrel, a gourmet pork sausage roll and Norfolk dressed crab, which I can personally recommend – it was delicious! Mains focus heavily on traditional pie and mash, which is something that Porters are famous for. Having tried both the steak and cheddar and the chicken and mushroom pies, I can certainly vouch for their deliciousness! Other mains are similarly British such as fish and chips and toad in the hole. Each main is hearty, so I recommend you prepare yourself accordingly! It is also worth saving room for dessert as Porters make their own ice cream, including strange (but rather yummy) flavours such as Liquorice. Of course an English restaurant wouldn’t be complete without a spotted dick; thankfully this is all present and correct! Porters also serve a great range of reasonably priced cocktails, as well as a good range of wines!
Lastly, Porters offer a fantastic pre theatre menu, with two courses for £14!
Call: 020 7836 6466
Gordon's Wine Bar (0.2 miles)
Gordon’s Wine Bar is the oldest wine bar in London and is a lovely cave of edible wonders! located in the heart of London near to Embankment and Charing Cross tube stations, Gordon’s serves world class wine and hearty food. Mains include hog roast, quarter chicken and array of salads. There are also plenty of cold options as well as a wide variety of cheeses. Gordon’s also has a seasonal outdoor grill that serves up steak sandwiches, burgers and pork loins.
Monday to Saturday: 11am to 11pm.
Sunday: 12 noon to 10pm
Call: 020 7930 1408 for reservations/ further details.
Gordon's Wine Bar, 47 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NE
Salieri (417 ft)
Salieri is named after the acclaimed Italian composer and considers itself “a perfect spot for pre or post theatre dining.” In terms of location this is most definitely the case; situated on the Strand, the restaurant is within walking distance to many major West Ends theatres, including the Adelphi. Salieri serves Italian and French inspired dishes and even provides its own specially designed pre-theatre menu in which hungry theatregoers can treat themselves to a starter and main course before a show. There is also a set menu that provides two courses for under £20 along with the main a la carte menu and extensive drinks list.
Monday to Sunday: 12 – 11.30pm
Call: 020 7836 1318 for reservations and/or further details.
376 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0LQ
Bistro1 (0.1 mile)
Bistro1 is a small London based chain of authentic Mediterranean restaurants serving affordable bistro style food. Starters include delights such as deep-fried brie, feta cheese salad with fresh tomato and basil and falafel with humus. Mains include fillets of fish, beef bourguignon, shish kebab and mousakka. Desserts are similarly Mediterranean with offerings such as tiramisu, tarte tatin and lemon sorbet on the menu. On top of this there is plenty of Mediterranean wine to be drunk! Bellisimo!
The closest restaurant to the Adelphi Theatre is the Covent Garden branch, which serves a theatre meal deal including a 3-course dinner for only £10.90.
Opening times are Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 11:30pm.
Call: 020 7379 7585
33 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HE.