So you have tickets to Disney’s Lion king musical at the Lyceum theatre in london and you want to have a pre theatre dinner? You will be spoilt for choice on where to eat in this area of the West End in London as there are so many restaurants to choose from. I have personally wandered the streets of London and spent many a night in the restaurants so here are some places to eat near the Lyceum Theatre London.
This is the ultimate guide to eating out before going to a musical in London starting with the one of the longest running shows the Lion King.
The Lyceum theatre is a great venue and is close to three underground stations which are all equally distanced from the Lyceum theatre in Wellington street; Temple underground, Embankment station and Covent Garden underground station. Holborn station is also only a few minutes walk away.
All of these restaurants are within walking distance from these stations including other theatres such as the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Royal Opera House and many other West End shows.
In fact there are so many Restaurants near the Lyceum theatre london to choose from that this handy guide will help you sort out where to go based on your budget.
Always check the restaurant before booking as in the current climate lots of restaurants have suffered closures. I do endeavour to update these restaurants but please do check prior to turning up or have a few options open.
Where to Eat Near Disneys Lion King The Musical London at the Lyceum theatre.
The theatre for Lion King the Musical is the Lyceum theatre london in Wellington street. Wellington street is right near Covent Garden and near the Strand. If you are looking for good food the theatre also sits right near Maiden lane which is full of restaurants including the oldest restaurant in London ”Rules”. There are so many different menu choices in the area from Vegan, British, European, fine dining and some great places to eat for kids.
Where are the closest Restaurants to eat a few minutes walk from The Lyceum Theatre in Wellington Street? Here are the closest restaurants, best restaurants and best restaurants for kids Near the Lyceum Theatre in Wellington street. Book one of these eatery’s before your next Lion King musical performance in the West End.
If you are looking to eat close by to the Lyceum theatre there is lots of choice, these are a few minutes walk and all different price ranges;
Restaurants near the Lyceum theatre London on The Strand
STK Steak House fine dining
STK Steak House is situated at 36-337 the Strand and is just a stones throw from the Lyceum and fantastic for a special meal. STK prides itself as a “unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse” STK is a lively venue and American style steak house with DJs and modern dining atmosphere. You can choose from an arrangement of food with starters such as Burrata and seared scallops to mains such as steaks, pastas and other meat dishes.
Address, STK Steak House, 36-337 the Strand. Gets busy, booking advisable.
Indigo at One Aldwych – Fine dining
Indigo overlooks One Aldwych’s buzzing Lobby Bar. Chef Dominic goes to extraordinary lengths to find the very best independent food producers from across the British Isles. In the kitchen ingredients are handled with skill and passion, celebrating flavour and provenance on every plate. Open from 7am for breakfast right though to evening meals. It also offers a pre-theatre menu.
Address, 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
The Port House – Tapas
One of my favourite restaurants along the Strand is the Port House serving traditional tapas and wine to match! Recommended to me many years ago by a regular london old man! The menu is a fab Spanish menu with amazing choices such a Serrano ham, Spanish cheeses, albondigas meat balls and patatas bravas. Get your glass of cava and chill in this quaint tall dark townhouse restaurant!
Address, 417 Strand, London WC2R 0PD
The Savoy Grill – fine dining
The Savoy Grill is Gordon Ramsay’s classic British and French restaurant. It offers fine a dining menu with wine pairings in luxury Savoy Hotel restaurant. Perfect for a luxury treat or a special occasion. Alongside the traditional dining room, the Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay also offers the Chef’s Table, an intimate and interactive setting for up to eight with the theatre of the busy kitchen as its backdrop. The Savoy is also the home of the famous American bar.
Booking advisable. Address, The Savoy Hotel Strand, London WC2R 0EZ
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Restaurants in and around Wellington Street London
Christophers Grill – Fine dining
London’s prime American restaurant is a glamourous revival of the Modern American era. Christopher’sGrill is a sumptuous dining room in a grade 1 listed building you will be spoilt for choice here and will feel like royalty! Christopher’s brings you a Martini Bar on the ground floor, an elegant Dining Room on the first floor and a secluded Club Room on the lower ground floor for private events. Serving weekday and weekend brunch through to evening dinner. You will find everything from steaks to lobster on the menu with everything in between. Christophers is perfect for special occasions as well.
Address: 18 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD
The Wellington Pub – British Pub
The Wellington pub is a Nicholsons pub and always a good choice for some pub grub before a show. All your regular pub favourites are served here in a cosy traditional pub and it’s only 1 minute from the theatre on the strand! Reasonably priced for a london pub serving tasty pies and British classics. The stunning pub dates back to 1903 and is always full and bustling and has outdoor seating.
Address: corner of Wellington street at 351 Strand, London WC2R 0HS
Joe Allen – American dining
Joe Allens in Covent Garden was first opened in 1977, a sister restaurant to the original New York site, named after its owner and creator. The restaurant has a discreet entrance in Covent Garden with a simple plaque on the wall. Inside you will find walls adorned with film posters and photos and a cosy quirky amosphere. It makes it a perfect theatre restaurant with a child menu as well! Joe Allens serves an American menu and an extensive wine list. Whether you’re looking for a quick pre- theatre meal or an atmospheric lunch or dinner this one comes up trumps.
Address: just tucked away from Wellington street at 2 Burleigh St, London WC2E 7PX
Byron Burger – burger restaurant
Grab a Byron burger this place speaks for its self with burgers with or with out the buns and every topping you can think of!
Addres: Byron, 33-35 Wellington Street London WC2E 7BN
Plume wine bar By Grays and Feather – brasserie
Plume wine bar By Grays and Feather is a beautifully designed restaurant come wine bar in Wellington street situated at no 26 just a few minutes walk from the theatre. Specialising in Sparkling & English wines alongside sharing plates inspired by seasonal and sustainable produce.
Address: 26 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD
Champagne and Fromage – platters and lite bites
If you want to try something a little different before your theatre show try Champagne and Fromage for literally Champagne and amazing cheese platters. Perfect for a lite bite or sharing paired with bubbles.
Address: 22 Wellington Street WC2E 7DD
San Carlo Cicchetti – Italian food
For Italian food in London with a bit of luxury is San Carlo Cicchetti which serves small plate Venetian food. The luxurious setting of the restaurant is in Covent Garden. Lots of choice on the menu here for Italian food and it can get quite busy.
Address: 30 Wellington St, London WC2E 7BD
Restaurants a 5 minute walk from the Lyceum theatre in Maiden Lane
Maiden Lane is a road in London which is famous for its many restaurants here you will find a variety of choice from top class restaurants to chain branded restaurants;
Rules – Fine Dining
Rules is the oldest restaurant in london and is situated in Maiden lane! Established in 1798, serving classic British food in Edwardian surroundings. Not only is it a beautiful restaurant but it has a beautiful cocktail bar too! A luxurious restaurant with stylish character and a distinguished doorman to match. A must eat in london at least once.
The restaurant Rules is at No. 34 Maiden lane
Franca Manca – Pizza
If it’s pizza you fancy head off to Franca Manca Covent Garden in maiden Lane. Francs Manca Specialises in sourdough pizza including vegan pizzas! All pizzas and dough are made fresh onsite to order and include gluten free options and a choice of cheeses.
Address 36-39 maiden lane, WC2E 7LJ
Cinnamon Bazaar – Indian dining
Cinnamon Bazaar in Maiden lane is one of my favourite Indian restaurants. If you want to find something a little bit different with flavours that explode in your mouth look no further than Cinnamon Bazaar, Maiden Lane’s Fine Indian Food. Cinnamon bazaar is situated in the heart of Covent Garden and is part of the cinnamon collection of restaurants. Cinnamon bazaar is described as all day dining which mixes real heritage with urban London.
Address: 28 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7JS
Gordon Ramseys Street Burger
Gorden Ramsey Streer Burger Covent Garden is great burgers from Gordon Ramsey and at a great price! Lovely quality burgers from lamb, beef or chicken and the best onion rings you will ever have! A great easy place to suit all ages.
Address 13-14 maiden lane, WC2E 7NE
Fire and Stone
I love the fun pizza concept at Fire and stone! Fire & Stone makes delicious traditional and modern style pizzas inspired from different city around the world.
Address 31-32 Maiden Lane Covent Garden , WC2E 7JS
Condesa which is another vote for tapas here in this fabulous intimate tapas bar. This restaurant always receives rave reviews for its authentic Spanish tapas in the cosy restaurant. Be experimental and try some smoked roasted Octopus, black squid paella or a simple goats cheese and beetroot salad.
Address 15 Maiden lane, Covent Garden WC2E 7NG
Lady of the Grapes – wine bar
A cosy bar and restaurant offering organic wines, French tapas and charcuterie. A perfect treat in this intimate bar and bottle shop for wine enthusiasts.
Address : 16 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7NJ
More restaurants a few minutes walk from the Lyceum Theatre close by in Covent Garden
Frenchies – Fine dining French
Frenchies is the stylish cousin of the Parisian original restaurant Frenchie Wine Bar and Frenchie Wine Shop on Rue du Nil by Gregory Marchand. It serves globally influenced French food and drinks to match. It has a Lovely atmosphere with delicous food and a friendly service. Perfect for a romantic date with a your loved one or an extra special treat.They also serve lunch time menus. You can sit in Including restaurant, dining bar and kitchen table seating available.
Address: 6 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH. Gets busy booking advised
The Frog by Adam Handling
The Frog by Adam Handling opened in September 2017 as was the flagship restaurant for the Adam Handling. Located in the heart of Covent Garden, the dishes served at Frog showcase Adam’s talent for combining technical savvy with the freshest seasonal produce and exciting flavour pairings. Prepare to be amazed at this fine dining restaurant.
Address: 34-35 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HG
The Ivy Market Grill
The Ivy Market Grill is sat on the the cobbles of Covent Garden Piazza and belongs to the chain of Ivy restaurants. It is a traditional brasserie serving British cuisine with a twist in a popular spot in London which overlooks the bustling Covent Garden Piazza.
Address: 1a Henrietta St, London WC2E 8PS
Tuttons Brasserie is located overlooking the main Piazza in Covent Garden. The menus focus on showcasing the best of British seasonal produce, combining traditional British favourites alongside classic dishes with a twist. Tuttons offer a pre theatre menu for theatre goers. They also have a menu for children priced at £6.50
Address: 11-12 Russell St, London WC2B 5HZ
Barrafina Tapas Restaurant
Barrafina is a fantastic little restaurant that prepares and cooks all of the food in front of you! It is a modern Spanish tapas bar and has daily changing specials menus. The restaurant has an open kitchen with a marble-topped bar where guests can sit and watch the chefs at work. The a la carte menus comprises of authentic regional dishes from around Spain with a wine list that features some of the finest Spanish sherries, Cavas and wines.
You have two choices for Barrafina one in Drury Lane and one at number 10 Adelaide street.
Maxwells American diner is a 5 Minute Walk to Frozen the Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. They offer a wide range of fantastic American style food and amazing Freakshakes! Perfect for kids!
Address: 34 King St, London WC2E 8JD
Balthazar French Restaurant
Balthazar is a beautiful large brasserie in Covent Garden. The French menu offers a wide selection of iconic dishes including escargots with garlic, moules with frites and dover sole meunière. You can even join them for weekend brunch which includes summer berry pancakes, eggs benedict and a selection mini-pastries served with homemade jams and marmalade.
Address: 4-6 Russell St, London WC2B 5HZ
Where to eat with Kids before Lion King the Musical London
These restaurants are ideal for children and do kids menus. Some Great family restaurants near Lyceum theatre as well as chains. You will find these restaurants also listed throughout this post. But here are a few more ideas for child friendly restaurants and kids menus near Lion King the Musical London;
- Bodean’s BBQ £ 4.95 for a kids menu in Catherine street
- Maxwells American diner in King street a 5 min walk away
- Bungatini for pizza in Drury Lane approximately a 4 minute walk
- Franca Manca at 1-5 Catherine street a 2 minute walk.
- Byron Burger 33-35 Wellington street a 1 minute walk
- Balthazar has a Kids menu
- Bow Street Tavern has a kids menu served until 8pm
- Boulevard Brasserie has a kids menu priced at £7.50
- Tuttons Brasserie has a kids menu for £6.50
- Joe Allens has a full child’s menu starting at £9 ( full restaurant details above )
Ice Cream, Doughnuts and Sweet Treats near the Lion King musical London
- Geletorino in Russel Street do Gelato, Nutella pancakes and other sweet treats
- Sugar Sin is a sweet shop directly opposite Theatre Royal at no 1 Russel street for pick and mix sweets
- Doughnut Time is at 78 Longacre for the best doughnuts!
- The Milk Train for amazing in Tavistock Street for amazing candy floss ice creams and pint ice creams.
- Santa Nata for the famous Pastel De Nata with pastry creamy egg-custard filling dusted with cinnamon. Find the store at 7 New Row, London WC2N 4LH.
Luxury special Restaurants near the Lion King at the Lyceum
Restaurants offering pre theatre menus near The Lyceum theatre
Try these restaurants (some of which are mentioned above) for pre theatre menus and after dinner drinks before Lion King the Musical in Covent Garden.
- Tuttons in Covent Garden
- Maxwells in Covent Garden has a pre theatre menu
- Sarastro has a pre theatre menu before 6pm
- Boulevard Brasserie French pre theatre menu
- Balthazar Brasserie
- Bow street tavern pre-theatre menu, two courses £15.50 or a three course £19.50
Chain restaurants close to the Lyceum Theatre in Wellington street
If you want a well known favourite restaurant or a simple place to eat for kids try these close by chain restaurants in Covent Garden;
- Pizza express in Bow Street and on the Strand
- Zizzi Italian in Bow Street and on the Strand
- Wildwood Italian Bow Street
- Ping Pong in Maiden Lane
- Flat Iron Henrietta street
- Cafe Rouge Wellington street for French food
- The Real Greek for meze in Long acre a few minutes walk and one on the Strand
- Loch Fyne Seafood 2-4 Catherine street
- Byron Burger in wellington street
- Bella Italia on Wellington street and on the Strand
- Wahaca Maiden Lane
- Wagamamas in Bedford street
- Pizza Hut on the Strand
Thanks for reading my best restaurants near the Lyceum theatre I’d love to see where you end up. If you are a restaurant and would love to be included in this guide please contact me by email.