After booking tickets, sorting out transport and your overnight stay, the last thing you need to do is choose somewhere for a pre or post theatre meal! Located in the heart of central London, the Playhouse Theatre is perfectly placed so that you can have your pick of all kinds of restaurants. From the decadent to the deliciously affordable, below are a handpicked selection of restaurants that may tick the box!
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Prezzo Northumberland Avenue (0.1 miles)
For a relaxed atmosphere serving delicious, and relatively speedy, food in close proximity to the Playhouse Theatre, Prezzo Northumberland Avenue is a fantastic choice for theatregoers. Prezzo on classic and affordable Italian dishes including a huge variety of pastas, pizzas, calzones and salads, all within a comfortable contemporary decor and with friendly staff. There is also an extensive wine menu for a pre-theatre tipple, as well as house specials which change each day. Service is fast and friendly, so this is a great option if you’re in a bit of a rush before heading to a show.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 12pm-11pm, Sunday: 12pm-10:30pm
Contact: 020 7930 4288
D Grand Buildings, 31-32 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BW
Albannach (0.2 miles)
Albannach is a hugely popular restaurant and whisky bar is located on Trafalgar Square. A bright and stylishly modern venue, Albannach makes the most of the natural light, which filters through the windows on to the elegantly furnished decor. Serving distinctly British foods, Albannach uses ingredients from across the UK, including Welsh lamb and Scottish beef. The menu is constantly changing, but previous dishes include Wellington Beef, Roast Halibut and Black Truffle and Champagne Risotto. All of this is served alongside a thoroughly extensive whisky list or, for those who prefer something a little easier on the tastebuds, there’s a large cocktail menu.
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12pm-11pm, Friday to Saturday: 12pm-3am, Sunday: Closed
Contact: No telephone.
66 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DS
Good Ship Benefit at R.S. Hispaniola (2 mins)
Located directly across from the Playhouse Theatre on the Thames is the Good Ship Benefit at R.S. Hispaniola, a beautiful ship moored on the Victoria Embankment that offers a bar and restaurant. Positioned directly opposite from the London Eye, the views simply cannot be beaten, and the atmosphere makes for an entirely unique dining experience. We’d recommend the ham hock terrine, the perfectly cooked and seasoned chicken, and the deliciously delicate banana parfait as part of the three course set menu. The decor is slightly dated, but the service is wonderful and if you’re looking for a bit of a change from traditional restaurants on your night at the theatre, this is a perfect choice.
Opening times: Sunday to Thursday: 11am-11pm, Friday to Saturday: 11am-12am
Contact: 020 7839 3011
Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 5DJ