Restaurants and Bars near the Apollo Vic Theatre
Looking for the best restaurants and bars near the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London? Luckily enough, there’s a whole host of lovely spots for pre and post Wicked merriment, with everything from cutting edge Japanese restaurants to happily affordable pubs fit for all the family within an easy stroll. Check out our complete guide to restaurants and bars in Victoria for a memorable night out in the West End.
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Last updated on 25th August 2016
Based in a Grade-II listed, beautiful period mansion dating back to the 1850s, Kouzu is one of the most stylish restaurants near the Apollo Victoria Theatre. It’s ideal for a spot of pre-theatre Japanese cooking, with delicious and authentic food washed down by an equally impressive menu of unique and classic cocktails. The special Theatre menu offers outstanding value (2 course for £25 or 3 for £30) and you can take your time at the table; Kouzu is within a 5 minute walk of the theatre.
There’s a genuine, wholesome charm to No.11 Pimlico Road that will make you want to return time and again. Leave yourself lots of time to get to know this open and inviting hangout, with freshly prepared sharing dishes made using ingredients made from scratch and cocktails that utilise house-made syrups and sherbets. A lesser known but mightily impressive restaurant for post-theatre dining in London.
Looking to skip the food and enjoy a few cocktails before making your way to the theatre? Presenting the Eaton Square Cocktail Bar, Belgravia’s stylish and contemporary venue perfect for a few pre-theatre drinks. Relax with a few of their signature libations and let the anticipation start to build, the bar is located within a 7-minute walk of the Apollo Vic.
There’s no need to worry about where to eat before Wicked in London as soon as you’ve discovered the charming ways of The Botanist. This chic restaurant and bar is one of Sloan Square’s true gems, with fantastic cocktails enjoyed on the side of three courses of British and modern European-styled food for just £18 as part of their Pre-Theatre menu.
With locally-sourced drinks and burgers like this, The White Ferry is a mighty impressive pre-theatre spot if you’re after a laid-back vibe. Promising a traditional country pub feel in a stunning Victorian ‘flat-iron’ building, escape the bustle of central London at this boozer with loads of history and prestige. Expect good food, a buzzy ambience and an easy stroll to the Apollo Vic afterwards.
Another of our favourite pubs close to the Apollo Vic Theatre is The Phoenix, located about 5 minutes down the road on Palace Street. Warm up for Wicked with something from their evening menu, comprised of fresh and seasonal ingredients in the form of traditional British fare. You could always just pull up an armchair and enjoy a real ale or fine glass of wine, and there’s a delightful garden for some al fresco fun if the weather looks good.
Fancy checking out something a little different for a pre-show meal before Wicked? The Munich Cricket Club brings an authentic Bavarian Bierkeller vibe to Victoria, which means you can expect generous platefuls of schnitzel and wurst washed down by German beers by the steinful, all served by a cheerful team in traditional Bavarian dress.
If you’re looking for convenience and excellent value for money, the Slug & Lettuce has to be worth considering. It’s not glamorous nor is it showy, but it’s a restaurant near to the Apollo Vic Theatre that won’t let you down. Stop in before the show and quickly forget your central London surroundings, with discounts on desserts, wine and cocktails available throughout the week.