Victoria is home to Pulitzer prize-winning musical Hamilton, family-favourite Wicked and the innovative ‘alternative’ theatre venue The Other Palace. Whatever you’ve got tickets for, grab a bite before curtain call with these local restaurants offering delicious pre and post theatre dining options.
Nordic-French restaurant Aster offers both pre and post theatre dining. Choose from 2 courses for £25 or 3 for £30 – both include a glass of Chandon Brut NV. Expect elegant dishes such as cured salmon with pickled cucumber and spring risotto with broad beans, garden peas and watercress.
Pub, sports lounge and restaurant – Greenwood ticks all the boxes when it comes to a good night out. Pop down pre or post theatre for indulgent dishes such as Korean chicken wings and banoffee sundae, with 2 courses for £13 or 3 for just £16.
Those lucky enough to have secured tickets to Hamilton should swing by M restaurant, which has created a special pre-theatre menu. Expect classic dishes such as smoked ham hock terrine, rib -eye minute steak and red velvet cake with cream cheese for dessert.
Raise the steaks
Jason Atherton’s New York-inspired Italian restaurant offers a set two-course pre and post theatre menu of delicious antipasti and pasta dishes for just £18.50. Dishes include beef shin ragu pappardelle with Berkswell cheese and risotto of confit ham hock with walnuts and tenderstem broccoli.
PIZZA THE ACTION
Pay a visit to this modern British smokehouse for traditional cuts of meats and seasonal British produce. The pre-theatre menu offers 2 courses for £15 and 3 for £20, with classic dishes such as prawn cocktail and slow-roasted Cornish lamb belly with all the trimmings.
A CUT ABOVE
There’s plenty of choice in this French brasserie-style restaurant, and the pre & post theatre menu is no exception. Enjoy 2 courses for £14.95 – or add a third course for just £4 extra. Choose from Browns favourites such as steak frites; beetroot and pumpkin seed hash and salted caramel profiteroles.
Treat yourself to an indulgent antipasti sharing platter (minimum 2 people) for just £19.95 at this popular Venetian restaurant. Dishes include calamari fritti and mezzi paccheri with tomato, basil & smoked ricotta followed by a signature affogato – a delicious coffee ice cream dessert.
LA DOLCE VITA
This charming Spanish-inspired restaurant showcases Spain’s culinary diversity with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy 2 courses from the pre-theatre menu for £24.50, with colourful dishes including gazpacho cocktail, spring vegetable risotto and rainbow trout ‘en papillote’.
The English Grill at the Rubens
Why not make a night of it with pre-theatre dinner at this quintessentially British establishment. Two sumptuous courses come in at £29, with 3 for £35. The traditional menu includes black pudding scotch egg, poached salmon with Jersey royal potatoes and, of course, English trifle.
BEST OF BRITISH
This South African-inspired restaurant makes a refreshing pre-theatre pitstop. Enjoy 2 courses for £20 or 3 for just £25 and choose from hearty dishes such as vegetarian Cape Malay curry, cod and salmon fishcakes and ‘bobotie’ spring rolls – a South African favourite.
B WHERE IT’S AT
The Dining Room at The Goring
Pre-theatre dining at The Goring doesn’t come cheap (two courses for £37) but you’re guaranteed a feast fit for royalty; this being the only hotel ever to hold a Royal Warrant. With opulent dishes such as glazed lobster omelette and English asparagus with chanterelle aioli, it really is worth pushing the boat out.
A ROYAL AFFAIR
There’s nothing pretentious about this Pimlico institution, which has been entertaining SW1 for over 50 years. The set 2 course pre-theatre menu costs just £11.95, or 3 courses for £14.50, and features modern European dishes such as creamy leek & potato soup and pan-fried red mullet with roast Mediterranean veg.
Spanish restaurant Ibérica offers a set pre-theatre menu with a choice of deliciously inventive tapas – think asparagus toast with manchego, onion confit & truffle oil, and twice cooked lamb with marinated cherry tomatoes – nibbles and dessert for just £23 per person. ¡Vamos!
Boisdale of Belgravia
Make a night of it with pre or post theatre dining at Scottish restaurant Boisdale of Belgravia. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of Champagne followed by a set 2 course menu brimming with Highland delicacies such as mini Dumfriesshire haggis and raviolo with Scottish girolles & wild garlic from just £19.50.