With tickets, hotel and transport decided, the only thing left is a superb restaurant to complete your London theatre experience! The Garrick Theatre is located in the heart of Central London, ensuring a huge variety of eating spots around the area. Whether you are looking for a light bite or some serious fine dining, there is absolutely something for everyone in this area. Below are listed some great places that suit every type of budget and appetite, ranging from snacks and tapas to full three-course meals!
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Rosetta (2 mins)
Situated in the heart of London and a mere 2 minutes away from the doorstep of the Garrick Theatre, Rosetta is the perfect place to go for a pre-theatre meal. Owning several farms and producing genuine Italian products, Rosetta offers only the most delicious of food. From top-class paninis made with the famous rosetta bun, to hot dishes that include lasagne, crespelle, polenta and soups, there is something for everyone on this expansive and detailed menu. Delicious desserts are prepared daily, including a particularly tasty tiramisu, jam tarts and a wonderful pear and chocolate cake. With a detailed and flamboyant wine list, Rosetta is the perfect stop for any theatre lovers.
Reviewers on TripAdvisor have given Rosetta 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 9am-6:30pm, Friday: 9am-7pm, Saturday: 11am-8pm, Sunday: Closed
Contact: 07502 572371
38 William IV Street, London WC2N 4DD
Maharaja of India (1 min)
Conveniently placed in the heart of central London, Maharaja of India is part of a long line of successful restaurants owned by the same family since 1965. Producing high-quality, traditional Indian food, Maharaja of India is the perfect place to pop in for a pre-theatre bite. From tikka to samosas to a long wine list, this restaurant even has the option for set menus and a pre-theatre menu! Produced by in-house chefs, the food promises to be deliciously flavoursome and aromatic. Recently, Maharaja of India had a complete makeover, ensuring a long and elegant dining area complete with modern fittings.
Reviewers on TripAdvisor have given Maharaja of India 3 out of 5 stars.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 12pm-12am
Contact: 020 7930 3044
19A Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0ET
The Garrick Arms (1 min)
Situated on the same street as the Garrick Theatre, The Garrick Arms is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat before the show. With a varied British menu that will satisfy any appetite, this pub offers everything from a three-course meal to light bites and sandwiches, all in an affordable and reasonable price range. There is a selection of sharing platters for those who want some food to go alongside their beers or ales, of which this pub offers a great range. Amongst the delicious mains are some vegetarian options, such as Falafel, Butternut Squash and Quinoa, as well as burgers, traditional fish and chips and steak options. There is also an appealing dessert menu for those who wish to sweeten up before going to the theatre!
Reviewers on TripAdvisor have given The Garrick Arms 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 11am-10pm, Sunday: 12pm-9:30pm
Contact: 020 7240 5556
8-10 Charing Cross Road, Charing Cross, Greater London WC2H 0HG
Lotus (1 min)
Next door to the Garrick Theatre, Lotus is a restaurant that serves traditional Indian gourmet food, with an extensive menu that will make your mouth water. A 65-seat contemporary restaurant, you will not be short of choice, with a wine menu to compliment every dish. Serving the finest of Indian cuisine, Lotus has a reasonably priced menu with the option for a five-course taster meal. A great choice for those looking for a tasty, filling meal before an excursion to the theatre.
Reviewers on TripAdvisor have given Lotus 5 out of 5 stars.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-10:30pm
Contact: 020 7839 8797
17 Charing Cross, London WC2H 0EP
Clos Maggiore (0.2 miles)
For those looking for a fine dining experience, Clos Maggiore is a French restaurant influenced by Provence and Tuscany, serving a refined and delicious menu. Seasonal ingredients are locally sourced in order to prepare meals of fantastic quality. The menu offers a variety of traditional French cuisine, from Fresh Maine Lobster to Honey Glazed Goosnargh Duck in a range of starters and mains. There is also an amazing dessert menu for those with a sweet tooth! A great restaurant for those looking for a fine dining experience.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-11pm, Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm
Contact: 020 7379 9696
33 King Street, Covent Garden WC2E 8JD
Bella Italia Irving Street (1 min)
Located opposite the Garrick Theatre, Bella Italia is a family favourite, offering a menu that has something for everyone at affordable prices. With a menu that spans from starters to sharing platters and light bites to large mains, you will always find something on this menu. Bella Italia offers everything, including pizza, pasta, salad, grilled meats and risotto dishes, all served by friendly staff. A great choice for those looking for a satisfying and relatively quick meal before their trip to the theatre.
Reviewers on TripAdvisor have given Bella Italia Irving Street 3.5 stars.
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 8am-11pm, Friday to Saturday: 8am-12am, Sunday: 8am-11pm
Contact: 020 7839 5509
9 Orange Street, London