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London Restaurants for After Theater

pilches Apr 16, 2009 12:26 PM

Florida Hounds coming to London - need two recommendations for dinner after the theater. On our last trip we found many places to drink, but had difficulty finding dining. Places near the theater district would be great, but we don't mind taking a taxi to get good food. Thanks in advance!

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    Just One Bite Apr 17, 2009 09:55 PM

    We have been several times to Orso (http://www.orsorestaurant.co.uk/) which is close to Covent Garden. They seem to cater to people going to the theatre, so you can find meals early & late. The food is good, and the room is lively so we've had good luck with groups and kids. The only thing to stay away from is the carpaccio. It's tasty but they don't slice it thin enough. Other then that, we've had good luck with the food.

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    1. re: Just One Bite
      batfink23 Apr 21, 2009 08:35 AM

      depends how good you want?

      le Gavroche have a secretive little post theatre offer you need to ask for, but it is fabulous.

      any 2 courses ala carte, 2 glasses of wine, coffee & water for £50.

      there are ala carte mains that cost more than that.

      1. re: batfink23
        Gourmet Chick Apr 22, 2009 08:19 AM

        I second the recommendation for J Sheekey. Primarily a seafood restaurant it has the advantage of being a real "theatre club" with pictures of thespians on the wall and the likelihood that you will bump into some of the actors from the show you were watching dining there as well. Went there last night actually pre Madame de Sade but would be just as good an option post theatre.


        1. re: batfink23
          hong_kong_foodie Jul 20, 2009 03:20 PM

          Hmm, just called Le Gavroche and they said there's no post theatre menu. They said there's a 3 course + wine + water menu for £48, but that's only available for lunch.

          1. re: hong_kong_foodie
            batfink23 Jul 21, 2009 01:42 PM

            that's a shame, they must have discontinued it.

            1. re: batfink23
              LotsC Jul 23, 2009 03:32 AM

              Sheekeys, La Caprice, Wolseley all good. Went to Asia de Cuba quite recently post theatre as well which was good and the food was fusion-y but pretty enjoyable.

              1. re: LotsC
                tfed Jul 24, 2009 01:11 PM

                we ate here after theater. food was very good, clubby little place


      2. zuriga1 Apr 17, 2009 03:42 AM

        You could try The Ivy or J. Sheekey... both are near the theatres and probably stay open a bit late. It really depends on which theatre you're going to. They are spread out a bit here in London. If you are up near Tottenham Court Road, Tas is a nice Turkish place within walking distance... but I don't know how late they serve meals. If you are closer to Piccadilly Circus, you might be better off in Soho.

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