If you’re planning a trip to the theatre in London, there’s nothing better than treating yourself to a slap-up meal beforehand, or indulging in a little post-theatre treat. A modern West End attraction, New London Theatre has seen performances of shows ranging from Blue Man Group to School of Rock, making it a great choice for a night out.
Whether you’re looking for traditional European flavours or something a little more exotic, check out our round-up of the best places to eat near New London Theatre.
1. inamo Covent Garden Book inamo Covent Garden
Asian, 270m from New London Theatre (3 min walk)
A unique West End restaurant with a touch of the theatrical, inamo Covent Garden features interactive table-top projections of live chef cams, games and other fun animations. Alongside the quirky technological touches, there is a celebrated menu of Pan-Asian delicacies to sample, including sumptuous sushi and colourful Thai curries. Downstairs, the chic Onyx bar is an intimate space to enjoy Asian cocktails, fine wines and sakes.
- Pre or post theatre menu: 4 dishes £22 per person
- Star Deal: Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £39.95
2. Forty Dean Street Book Forty Dean Street
Italian, 850m from New London Theatre (11 min walk)
A Soho institution for close to two decades, Forty Dean Street showcases wholesome, rustic Italian dishes for affordable prices. Popular set menus throughout the week make for a great pre-theatre treat, while the elegant bar area serves up a diverse wine list and signature cocktails.
3. Holborn Dining Room at Rosewood London Book Holborn Dining Room
British, 550m from New London Theatre (7 min walk)
Antique mirrors, plush red leather banquettes, two antique copper bars and a tranquil al fresco terrace all make Holborn Dining Room at Rosewood London a glamorous brasserie setting for visitors to the West End. Tuck into gourmet British recipes, including succulent grill delicacies, fresh seafood, or sample something from London’s largest gin selection, with over 500 varieties on offer.
4. L’Etoile Book L’Etoile
French, 1.2km from New London Theatre (15 min walk)
For diners looking for an effortlessly chic place to eat near New London Theatre, L’Etoile is a marvellous choice. Filled with Parisian glamour, expertly crafted French dishes are served along with premier vintages on the wine list. Enjoy sumptuous pre-theatre menus in a setting of understated luxury, with plush velvet chairs and celebrity headshots on the walls.
Pre-theatre menu: 2 courses £12.95
5. Dalloway Terrace Book Dalloway Terrace
International, 650m from New London Theatre (8 min walk)
Elegant and quintessentially British, Dalloway Terrace changes with the seasons, offering a whimsical heated secret garden space in the winter, and a beautiful al fresco terrace in the warmer months. In the heart of Bloomsbury, this is one of the best restaurants near New London Theatre for brunch, with signature afternoon teas including one developed by 2016 Great British Bakeoff winner Candice Brown.
6. The Blue Door Bistro at the Montague Hotel Book The Blue Door Bistro
British, 700m from New London Theatre (9 min walk)
A quintessentially British setting, The Blue Door Bistro at the Montague Hotel boasts a prestigious AA Rosette for its mouthwatering menu, served in a timelessly elegant dining room with mahogany panels and vintage artwork depicting London circa 1849. Tuck into gourmet takes on British favourites, such as duck cottage pie, while in the summer there is a leafy al fresco terrace to enjoy sizzling barbecue dishes, as well as traditional afternoon teas.
7. LEGGERO Book LEGGERO
Italian – Gluten Free, 850m from New London Theatre (11 min walk)
The UK’s only Italian completely gluten-free restaurant certified by Coeliac UK, LEGGERO is the perfect choice for gluten-intolerant theatre-goers looking for gourmet pre or post-theatre meals. A great selection of homemade pasta dishes take centre stage on the LEGGERO menu, paired with a diverse Italian wine list and selection of cocktails.
8. Marco Pierre White New York Italian – Bloomsbury Book Marco Pierre White New York Italian
Italian, 800m from New London Theatre (10 min walk)
Another popular venture from the world-renowned celebrity chef, Marco Pierre White New York Italian crafts a chic taste of modern NYC-style dining. Home-style American Italian recipes are prepared with signature flair, while the glossy Manhattan-style bar prepares signature cocktails and showcases a polished wine list, with vintages from Europe and California.
9. Pied a Terre Book Pied a Terre
French, 1.2km from New London Theatre (15 min walk)
Showcasing inventive tasting and pre-theatre menus, Pied a Terre is a wonderfully elegant Michelin-starred restaurant in the West End. Spread over two floors, diners are treated to unmatched service, with private dining and butler service available, while the stylish bar area serves up an extensive wine list and inventive cocktails.
A la carte menu: 2 courses £65
10. The Coral Room Book The Coral Room
Afternoon Tea, 600m from New London Theatre (8 min walk)
Filled with striking 1920’s style created by Martin Brudnizki Design Studios, The Coral Room is a wonderfully chic West End hotspot inside The Bloomsbury Hotel. Indulge in gourmet small plate sharers throughout the day, as well as traditional afternoon teas, or sit at the glamorous marble bar for expertly crafted post-theatre cocktails.