Tredwells is a relatively new and pretty fabulous restaurant that has an amazing pre-theatre menu (believe me!) All in the space of an hour and a half I had a delicious “Apples and Pears” cocktail, a chicken liver mousse with bacon jam for a starter, sprout, cauliflower and hazelnut gnocchi for main and an extremely delicious warm ginger cake with caramel and cream for dessert. WOW. On top of that, the best part about the pre-theatre menu, is that it is only £20 for three courses!
Tredwells is located right around the corner from the Arts Theatre and near to other West End venues such as the Cambridge Theatre and the Wyndham's Theatre. Theatregoers can choose from the super convenient pre-theatre menu or choose something from the equally tasty a la carte menu. Oh, and the drinks menu is definitely worth a look!
Monday-Thursday: 12pm-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Friday: 12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm
(Please note that the theatre menu is available between specific times, as per the restaurant's website.)
Call 0203 764 0840 for reservations and further information.
4a Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9NY
Circus (0.3 miles)
Since first opening in 2009, Circus has become renowned for its top cabaret and dining venues situated in the heart of Seven Dials. Circus provides guests with a theatrical dining experience, with each area of the bar and restaurant designed for entertainment. The Asian inspired menu boats a little of everything with dim sum, sushi and tempura on offer as well as a selection of Circus specials including steak dishes and curries. Desserts are both naughty and nice with indulgent cheesecakes and fondant’s along with sorbets and fresh options. Diners will be treated to live performances as they eat, which could be the perfect theatrical warm up to a night at the theatre.
Circus now hosts a pre-theatre supper for theatregoers to attend before visiting a West End show! From 4.30pm to 6pm every Saturday, this special menu is available, with a delicious three-course set menu priced at £40 per person. Prepare to be dazzled by the food and the incredible feats that occur atop the infamous "stage table".
Call 020 7420 9300 for reservations and further information.
Seven Dials London, 27-29 Endell Street, London WC2H 9BA
Tea Room at the Arts (0 miles)
If you are after a lighter bite before a show at the Arts, what better place to go that the Arts Theatre itself! The theatre has its very own little tea room that serves an array of traditional teas, cakes and sandwiches. Diners can lounge on classic chesterfield sofas whilst soaking up the theatres surroundings. The Tea Room at the Arts is perfect for a pre-theatre catch up with a friend!
(The Theatre Bar opens from 6.30pm and is open until an hour after curtain down.)
Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB