To talk of dinner and a show in London is to talk of an evening or afternoon spent knee-deep in London’s culture. Consumed, as it can be, every which way (via the mouth, the eyes, the ears, the nose – or all the above). If you’re heading to Covent Garden, here are a few ideas for your pre-theatre supper.
If you’re an expat of France, or have fond memories of Paris, you’ll feel right at home at this Diners’ Choice award-wining restaurant. The traditional menu is written in French, served up by French staff, amidst some decidedly French décor. The pre-theatre menu (2 courses for £13.95 or 3 for £16.95) includes Gallic favourites like steak frites, cassoulet, and moules marinières.
Not that much of a Francophile? Then maybe Boulevard Brasserie is more for you – the restaurant has been known to serve up crowd-pleasers like cod and chips alongside its boeuf bourguignon (turns out, contrary to history, the British and French do get along). BB’s pre-theatre menu starts from £15.95 for a starter and main.
Flesh & Buns
Where the highbrow and lowbrow come together, Flesh & Buns is sophisticated Japanese fast food. Just like the Japanese drinking dens it imitates, the subterranean restaurant is dark and a bit noisy but that doesn’t matter seeing as you came for the food: crispy fried wings, kinako doughnuts, and steamed buns stuffed with steak, salmon teriyaki, and more. Go before a show and your table can tuck into 2 courses for £22 or 3 for £24.Continue Reading