Take a stroll through Chinatown and somewhere, hidden away behind an unassuming green door, you'll find one of the best hidden gems in London. Opium is perfect for grabbing something to eat close to the Prince of Wales Theatre - it's about a 3 minute walk away - with a special focus on dim sum baskets and masterful signature cocktails. Don't be surprised if you like Opium so much that you return to check out their secret Peony Bar after the show.
Restaurants and Bars near The Prince of Wales Theatre
Tickets to the Book of Mormon are safely in the bag, but have you sorted dinner and drinks beforehand? There’s a huge selection of great bars and restaurants near The Prince of Wales Theatre, and we’ve taken the trouble to list a few of our favourites right here. Whether you’re looking for a ridiculously stylish restaurant for pre-theatre dinner or a place to go partying once the curtain comes down, we’ve got it taken care of. Check out even more theatre in London right here.
Doused with style and glamour, Quaglino's is one of the most opulent places to eat nearby the Prince of Wales Theatre. Spreading out across two slick bars and a restaurant, this place is cool down to every last detail with its classic European dishes and constantly updating cocktail menu. Treat yourself to dinner and drinks at this St James's stunner, which is a few minutes walk through Piccadilly towards the theatre.
Be At One takes all of the stress of finding a place to drink before the Book of Mormon out of the equation. These guys are renowned throughout London for their cheery bartenders and a cocktail menu that runs through pages and pages of luscious creations. Happy Hour runs daily until at least 6pm - so you can get the drinks in without emptying your pockets - and the bar is located on Great Windmill Street, just moments from the theatre.
Purveyors of exquisite Indian cuisine in an elegant and tasteful setting, there's no denying Mint Leaf its place as one of the best restaurants in theatreland. Pop in to sample these innovative plates and save some time to check out their striking 22-metre bar for a couple of intimate cocktails before heading on to the show. The restaurant offers a pre and post-theatre menu where three courses are yours for a very reasonable £17.50.
If you're a big fan of 1) world-class gin or 2) ground-breaking urban art, you'll definitely need to check out Soho's Graphic Bar. Featuring one of the largest gin catalogues in the country (305, at the last count), you'll be able to enjoy a cheeky G&T or one of their signature Paint Tin Punches surrounded by artworks from Turner Prize award-winners. A creative and interesting place to enjoy a few drinks close to the Prince of Wales Theatre.
If you're heading to watch the Book of Mormon in London, the chances are that run-of-the-mill restaurants aren't really for you. Throw in a visit to Inamo alongside those tickets to the West End's most notorious show, and you've got one hell of a night lined up. This is the pioneering Asian restaurant where menus are laced with Japanese, Chinese and Korean influences and guests can set their own digital placemats while ordering via the super tech-savy system.
So you've spent the evening howling with laughter at the Book of Mormon, and now you're looking for things to do post-theatre. If it's drinking and dancing you're after you won't set a foot wrong with this legend of a party palace, with a multitude of different club rooms each offering a slightly different vibe within a stone's throw of Piccadilly Circus.
A short walk from the Prince of Wales, Abuelo will be hosting this extra-special pre-theatre supper club where guests are invited to chow down on an array of delicious sharing platters, and if you bring your own bottle of vodka they'll whip you up a fresh Espresso Martini made with their Peruvian coffee.