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Restaurant Recommendations for Novello Theatre area

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I'll be travelling to London in early December to see 'Hamlet' at the Novello Theatre (Aldwych/Covent Garden area) and although I will be on a budget i'd like to splurge on a nice meal before the play. Would anyone out there be able to recommend a restaurant near the theatre? Price is not that important, but i'd like to stay around 20-25 pounds.

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  1. 32 Great Queen St would be an excellent choice, and is by far the best in the area, which suffers from being quite touristy.

    Joe Allen (Exeter St) has a nice pre-theatre atmosphere, but food is average and pricy.

    Shanghai Blues (High Holborn) is a good Chinese option, with a great dining room; try the desserts.

    1. Christophers is just around the corner and does a pre-theatre at £19.50 for 3 courses.

      1. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon have a pre-theatre menu, £19 for 2 courses, £25 for 3 courses (you can see the options on their website). If you order the lamb, confirm in advance that it won't be salty!

        Hazuki on Chandos Street is a nice little Japanese restaurant. The food would fall within your budget.

        Helen Yuet Ling Pang
        http://www.worldfoodieguide.com