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The best pre and post theater restaurants to book in London this winter Wine News

Sussex Bar and Restaurant

The brilliant idea of ​​the Gladwin Brothers, Sussex in Soho, champions quality produce and turns it into a menu of delicious food that you will certainly be hard-pressed to choose from. With each brother having his own duty, Richard Oliver and Gregory assume their respective roles of farmer, chef and restaurateur. Sit in the heart of Soho, sipping a glass of wine – either from their own Nutbourne Vineyard or from a myriad of other locations. Kettle Mushroom Eclairs make great pre-theater snacks, while Signature Beef Wellington is the perfect dish to fill you up before or after the show.

Sussex Bar & Restaurant, 63-64 Frith St, London W1D 3JW; 02039237770;

Surtanels Wine Compaigne

If there’s a more deliciously sophisticated way to cap off an evening at the theater than a glass of wine and a cheese board, enjoyed on a plush chair in a chic lounge and restaurant, drop us a line. Until then, make a board of French cheeses and a glass of Bourgueil at CVS your usual grand finale. Pre-theater pickers, on the other hand, should note that the “bar snacks” translate into some truly sumptuous treats here, including chicken nuggets with chipoltle sauce, squid spaghetti, and baked prosciutto with truffle. Only the French …

Compaigne de Vins Surtanels, 8-10 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP; 020 7734 7 737;

10 cases

As above, but more utilitarian in terms of feel (and price). The staff are wonderfully knowledgeable, so if you have the time to ask them about the eclectic wine list, do so.

10 Cases, 16 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BD; 020 7836 6801;

Ideal for … Young Vic; Old Vic; Vaults

The cup

The ultimate test of a theater-based restaurant is whether you dine there even if you aren’t attending a show. The answer, in the case of Young Vic’s The Cut, is yes: you would.

Ingredients are scrupulously researched and the menu depends on their quality, with daringly simple dishes like Thai raw salad, smoked haddock and poached eggs, and a variety of tapas options. Choose freely: everything here is designed to be served in time for a quick entry into the show.

The Cut, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Southwark, London SE1 8LZ; 020 7928 4400;


Nestled in the middle of Elephant and Castle is Paladar. A hidden gem – with an even more hidden courtyard – this Latin American restaurant serves a variety of colorful and tasty dishes and drinks. The innovative recipes all contain distinctive spices and fresh ingredients, while also being 100% gluten-free. Best tasty bites include pulled jackfruit empanadas and coconut and chili shrimp, while larger plates such as octopus tentacle seared with guajillo pepper and tamarind, yellow plantain mofongo, the salsa verde will hold your stomach until the end of the show.

Paladar, 4-5 London Rd, London SE1 6JZ; 02071865555;

Anchor and hope

It’s a gourmet pub, but there’s a world of difference between the Anchor and Hope and your average Ember Inn. The menu changes; the vegetables are treated with as much tenderness as the meat, carefully sourced and cut nose to tail on the spot. Fresh fish arrives twice a day. The wines are artisanal. Yet the pub hasn’t lost any of its pub character with the addition of a damn good restaurant: on the contrary, the number of regulars, the understated decor and the pride with which the pints are drawn by quick and efficient staff. sympathetic suggest the effect was quite the opposite.

Anchor and Hope, 36 The Cut, Southwark, London, SE1 8LP; 020 7928 9898;

Crust Bros.

If you’re running out of time before a show, Crust Bros. may be what you need to help you. This incredibly low-key and casual miniature restaurant is a pizza lover’s dream where you design your dinner from scratch. Select as many or as few toppings as you want and it will be freshly made and baked on a Neapolitan pizza base right in front of your eyes. Unless you go absolutely crazy, you’re very unlikely to pay more than £ 15 for a pizza, which also makes this a pretty inexpensive place to eat.

Crust Bros., 113 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8UL; 020 3034 3424;

Ideal for … Victoria Palace Theater; Victoria’s Apollo Theater; The Other Palace

A Wong

Andrew Wong’s contemporary, informal yet serious Chinese restaurant has it all: you’ll get dim sum from Gunadong along with fresh Shanghai pork and ginger dumplings, sichaune eggplants, and red braised fermented fish from Anhui. Late eaters should take a look at the myriad of snacks available at Forbidden City, its underground bar.

At Wong, 70 Wilton Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1DE; 020 7828 8931;

Railroad House Cafe

A steampunk venue just around the corner from Victoria’s three brilliant theaters. The modern eclectic menu offers something for everyone, including steaks, burgers, noodles, stir-fries, and fish dishes. There is even a tasting menu if that tempts you. Cocktails are also highly recommended.

Keep in mind that when it is crowded, the tight spaces at this restaurant can make service a bit slower than it could be, so be sure to allow plenty of time to visit. at the theatre.

Rail House Café, 8 Sir Simon Milton Square, London SW1E 5DJ; 020 3906 7950;

Sticks ‘n’ Sushi

One of the newer branches of the Danish-Japanese sushi and yakitori restaurant, Sticks ‘n’ Sushi is another restaurant located in the convenient Nova Building. With a selection of hot grill and sushi plate options, there is something for the whole group to enjoy.

Start with small plates such as ebi bites (addicting tempura shrimp), scallop ceviche, fried cauliflower with black sesame truffle sauce and the iconic beef tataki – topped with smoked cheese, almonds. and spring onion. The sushi sister is a crowd pleaser – offering all types of sashimi on the menu, while there are a myriad of buns to choose from. Our favorites have to be Hell’s Kitchen’s kaburimaki – avocado tempura shrimp topped with tuna and a spicy barbecue sauce – and the homemade buns that include wagyu, black cod, soft shell crab or scallops. Don’t forget your sticks, now: get a sharing board of miso-marinated black cod, pork belly in yuzu miso, bacon-wrapped Emmentaal and either the lamb chop or tenderloin. of beef in miso herb butter. Then waddle to the theater or metro station.

Sticks ‘n’ Sushi, 3 Sir Simon Milton Square, London SW1E 5EB; 02031418240;


Nordic-French might not be quite the first combination of cuisine that comes to mind, but this stylish restaurant literally two doors down from the Victoria Palace Theater is worth a visit. There is a set menu for dinner before the theater which costs £ 23 for two or £ 26 for three. You don’t want to miss your shot to defy gravity after tasting these dishes.

Aster, 150 Victoria St, London SW1E 5LB; 020 3875 5555;

Ideal for … Arts Theater; Noël Coward Theater; the Wyndham Theater; Garrick Theater; Duke of York Theater; Theater theater; Trafalgar Theater; Savoy Theater


An old one but a goodie. Barrafina has reliably delivered exquisite Spanish cuisine to our tables for years, feasting our taste buds with a variety of tapas dishes. Whether you prefer ham croquettes – or prefer to order from this coveted promotion board, treat yourself as if you were in Spain before or after your show. The smaller space means places are limited and in demand, so book early. The majority of the seats are counter stools, which adds to the atmosphere of the evening.

Barrafina, 10 Adelaide St, London WC2N 4HZ; 02030960359;

Kerridge Bar & Grill

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge’s original London restaurant brings much of the pub food that made him famous at Hand & Flowers in Marlow, from turbot and fries to pie and mashed pig’s cheek. It’s quite expensive, but maybe that’s to be expected when the quality is as high as here. The last tables available for reservation are at 10 p.m., although you can get unreserved tables at the bar on a first come, first served basis. If your visit to the theater marks a special occasion, a meal here could be the icing on the cake.

Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, 10 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5AE; 02073213244;

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