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Apr 16, 2009 12:26 PM

London Restaurants for After Theater

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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  1. 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.

    1. We have been several times to Orso ( 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

        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

          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

            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

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

              1. re: batfink23

                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

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


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