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My husband and I are looking for a fab Restaurant for post theatre dining after Much Ado About Nothing at the Windham. We are staying at the Waldorf so somewhere either end of the journey would be great. It will be our first time in London so we'd like the super star experience... suggestions please!

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  1. can you clarify what you mean by 'super star experience'? Do you mean celeb spotting or you just want somewhere fancy?

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    1. re: pj26

      A bit of both would be great - although I probably wouldn't recognise many celebs! I'd like great food with a good atmosphere - not asking much I know! We'll be suited and booted so somewhere where we won't be overdressed. Thanks for your help!

      1. re: Claireecy

        You might consider J. Sheekey, right around the corner from the theatre.

        1. re: emsny

          Thank you - that was one I was considering - reviews seem good.

          1. re: Claireecy

            I'm also a fan of J. Sheekey. It's popular, so make sure you reserve well in advance.

    2. You may want to consider the Wolseley on Piccadiliy.
      It's not far from the theatre and the space is fantastic.
      The service has always been excellent when I'm sure you'll be made to feel special.

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      The Wolseley
      160 Piccadilly, London, Greater London W1J 9EB, United Kingdom

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      1. re: Paprikaboy

        However, the food is much better at J. Sheeky than The Woosley.

        1. re: Nancy S.

          Then again, the OP mentioned the 'experience,' and not the food, so maybe they're looking for a combination of both. The Wolesley has something or so many people wouldn't go there.
          I guess only Claireecy can tell us. :-)

          1. re: zuriga1

            And last time I was there saw the Michaels Winner and Caine :)

            1. re: helen b

              It's always fun to see celebs. In NYC, I recognized lots but here it's harder for me. I sat right next to Cheri Lunghi one lunchtime and a friend had to point that out, even though I knew who she was. Caine lives five minutes from my house, but I've yet to see him walking around town. :-)

              1. re: zuriga1

                I once time Dizzee Rascal in my local Co-op. That was pretty boss.

      2. The Ivy is the place to go for celeb spotting, I would have thought.

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        1. re: greedygirl

          Totally

          1. re: greedygirl

            Thanks to all of you - The Ivy was my first thought but reviews I've read suggest the food is not as good as it used to be. I'm fancying J Sheekley's the menu looks good and a bit of star spotting would be fun! Anyone know what Joe Allens is like? A different experience I'm sure... food reviews vary and I can't find a post theatre menu on their website. Thanks again!!

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            Joe Allen
            13 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT, GB

            1. re: Claireecy

              I find the atmosphere at Joe Allen's really unpleasant. It's underground, and looks dated, and ... yeah, I definitely wouldn't put it in this category. The Wolseley absolutely has the most 'star' factor out of all the places described in terms of the look and feel of the place, plus I've spotted celebs there more often than anywhere else, though I'm not really the most out-on-the-town person, so I'm not the best judge of these things.

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              The Wolseley
              160 Piccadilly, London, Greater London W1J 9EB, United Kingdom

              Joe Allen
              13 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT, GB