Pre Theatre Dinner in London
Looking for pre-theatre dinner in London, or maybe just a nice cocktail bar to sink a few before the action? Well you've come to the right place. From restaurants promising pre-theatre discounts, offers and deals, to the hottest places to eat in London - there are some fantastic West End bars and restaurants, just waiting to be discovered. Take a look at our picks below for the best places for a pre-theatre dinner in London, check out the deals and discounts available, then make a booking online.
Last updated on 11th August 2016
Right on the doorstep of theatre-land, the Slug & Lettuce is abuzz with excited revellers before the show begins. This probably has a lot to do with the fantastic spread of (very affordable) drinks that are on offer, with delicious wines, a range of draught beers and bottled world lagers coming together under the same roof.
Located within a stone’s throw of the water’s edge, Mulberry Bush is a trusty gastropub favourite from the guys at Young’s. Decorated head chef Roger Vincent specialises in seasonal foods and tasty daily changing specials, and there’s a cracking choice of beers and an ever-rotating guest ale list if you’re just planning on dropping in for a drink before heading to the theatre.
Walkers of Whitewall is sat in the middle of Britain's political hub, only a stone's throw away from Trafalgar Square, and offers the city's busy crowds delicious dishes created using only the finest ingredients that can be found in London. From cumin leg of lamb to bavette steak served with chimichirra, they chefs have let their imagination flow, adding slight twists to a number of traditional gastro dishes. Only a short, idyllic walk away from the city's West End, this is an ideal spot for anyone looking for a pre-theatre dinner in London.
Smollensky's is an iconic restaurant-bar for great pre-theatre drinks and food, near the strand. They deliver great cocktails and hearty american themed food for a pre or post-theatre meal alongside incredible happy hours. There are great discounts on meals - that will cater for theatre goers throughout the week, so don't miss out. Book your place at this iconic London restaurant and bar with us online.
This central London restaurant is located just off Piccadilly Square, promising a cool design, a tasty food menu and delicious drinks. Come here for pre-theatre dinners in London, romantic date nights, or just for a stylish catch-up with friends; you certainly won't be disappointed.
Dip below the arches of Charing Cross to find a cosy wine bar that really looks after its pre-theatre crowd. You’ll be able to sample an excellent value two-course meal between 5 and 7pm, washed down with a couple of glasses of wine from their extensive selection to set you up for a memorable evening in the West End.
Joe's Southern Table promises a boozy mix of USA-inspired plates and American beers. It's located just off Covent Garden's main square, so an ideal location for a pre-theatre dinner date. Come here for neon signs, exposed brick and cool interiors, any night of the week.
This restaurant in Covent Garden not only promises kitsch interiors, lampshades aplenty and a blinding drinks list, it also offers a great food menu, filled with reasonably-priced dishes, and perfect for a pre-theatre dinner date. Stop by for tasty plates, unique character and a buzzing vibe, all throughout the week.
Inamo is a forward-thinking restaurant group promising interactive table-tops, beautiful Pan-Asian cuisine and oriental themed cocktails. Their Covent Garden restaurant is located within a stone's throw of some of the West End's most iconic theatres. A great place to have dinner before the show, they also have a range of restaurant deals including a 2 course for £10 lunch offer, and 3 courses for £20 dinner offer.
The Botanist is a sophisticated drinking and dining spot in Sloane Square. Serving up classic British dishes and bespoke cocktails, it is the perfect spot to visit before the theatre. The Cadogan Hall pre-theatre special makes it even better! If you're planning on seeing a show at the Cadogan Hall you can receive a special discounted rate on the pre-theatre menu. Book your table online in advance and enjoy an evening at one of London's best restaurant bars!
Looking for a pre-theatre restaurant in London where you get more bang for your buck, without compromising on style? Grace Bar is situated in the centre of the West End, with a number of London's most iconic theatres right on its doorstep. When you pre-book with us, you'll receive a whopping 50% off your food bill - it's that easy!
Mint Leaf is a chic restaurant bar located right in the West End. Serving up delicious Indian cuisine and excellent cocktails it is the ideal spot to enjoy a pre-theatre meal. Pre and post-theatre diners will also receive special deals! You can get two courses for £13.95 or three courses for £17.50. This offer is available between 5.30pm-6.30pm and 10pm-11pm, all week! Book your table now.
This Italian deli in the heart of Soho promises small plates, rickety wooden tables and a perfectly chilled ambience, ideal for a pre-theatre dinner in Central London. Using imported Tuscan produce, as well as the food on offer - Tuscanic also serves a range of delicious cocktails, wines and beers to enjoy during your visit.
The Phoenix Victoria has you covered with its expanse of British classics, real ales, deliciously crisp wines and enticing atmosphere. Come by before the theatre and linger a little, and don’t forget about their striking private hire Yalumba Room upstairs, custom-made for dinner and drinks before heading on to enjoy the evening’s entertainment.
Located right in the action on Wardour Street in Soho - Wahaca comes well equipped for quick, tasty pre-theatre dinners in London. Serving a range of reasonably priced Mexican plates alongside a hefty selection of cocktails, if you're looking for a cool but non-pretentious place for dinner before your show; this easy outpost is always a good shout.
This little Spanish spot is located in the heart of theatre district, situated between Leicester Square and Covent Garden. The perfect place for a pre-theatre dinner in London, come here for tapas snacks, sangria and live authentic music all throughout the week and weekend. Pro-tip: if you're visiting the theatre mid-week, make the most of Salvador and Amanda's generous happy hour.
If you fancy a lavish drink before your show in the Soho area, Be At One Soho delivers consistently delicious cocktails in their buzzing bar that is sure to get you in the mood to be dressed up for your favourite show. For those closer to the West End or the famous Lion King theatre head to the friendly Be At One Covent Garden. You must be warned that going there during the happy hours means risking missing the show because of the fun you'll be having. To ensure that you start off your night of theatre is hassle-free; book a place here.
Adam and Eve is a suitably dramatic yet relaxed restaurant bar to refresh you before a full on culture hit! Full of little witty flourishes, such as a giant mustard yellow chandelier and bold prints of famous Londoners, this is a great fun joint to hang out in. Conveniently situated in the West End, it also offers a great menu of gastro food, bar snacks and wine you can fill up on.