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Restaurants Near Theatre Royal Drury Lane

So if you are heading off to London to watch Disney’s Frozen the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and you may want to have a pre theatre dinner. You will be spoilt for choice on where to eat in Covent Garden as there are so many restaurants to choose from. I have personally wandered the streets of London and spent many a night in the Theatre Royal which is one of my favourites.

Here is the ultimate guide to eating out before going to a musical in london starting with the most famous theatre of all in Covent Garden. All of these restaurants are within walking distance from Covent Garden tube station, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Royal Opera House and many other West End shows.

Where to eat near Theatre Royal Drury lane. What are the best restaurants near Disney’s Frozen the Musical at the Theatre Royal and where to have a pre theatre dinner or eat with kids. All of these restaurants are within walking distance from Covent Garden tube station, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane as well as the Royal Opera House and many other West End shows.

Where to Eat Near Disneys Frozen The Musical London at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The Theatre Royal Drury lane has recently had a complete refurbishment to host the brand new Disney Musical of Frozen! With new bars and restaurants right within the theatre doors there is even more choice of places to eat now. Not only that the Theatre Royal Drury lane sits in the heart of Covent Garden giving you an abundance of eateries and so much choice!

After getting London tickets to a show the next thing is finding a restaurant or bar that suits your needs. If you want to be very close to the theatre there are some great choices directly outside its doors as well as in the theatre itself! You can also walk a few minutes to Covent Garden, Bow street and Maiden Lane for more choice.

Check out this post on where to eat near the Lyceum Theatre for the Lion king too as its only around the corner!

Where can I eat near Frozen musical in London?

Here are the closest restaurants, best restaurants and best restaurants for kids Near theatre Royal Drury Lane that you can book before your show.

The newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Restaurants Near Theatre Royal Drury Lane Photo Donna Vallance
The newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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Restaurants to Eat a Few Minutes Walk from The Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The Garden at the Lanes

In the actual Drury lane theatre itself is the newly opened The Lane Garden restaurant and bar. A relaxed café & bar with high ceilings, oversized chandeliers, green plants and gorgeous flowers. It has both indoor and outdoor seating and offers light bites and pastries along with cocktails. They are also serving afternoon tea in the Grand saloon.

Booking is advisable but walk ins are welcome.

The Garden at the Lanes Drury Lane theatre London restaurant's nearby

Augustus Harris for Italian Cicheti

One of my favourites which is directly opposite the theatre is Augustus Harris. Augustus Harris is a wine bar and coffee shop inspired by the bàcari of Venice. Augustus Harris serve small plate fresh cicheti and crostini with cocktails and a full Italian wine list. You will find here the best sourced finest cheeses, cured meats and food platters all served by the greatest bar manager in Covent Garden “Tony”.

It is also perfect for after show drinks as it is directly opposite the Theatre Royal.

Booking is advisable but walk ins are welcome.

Augustus Harris  crostini opposite the Theatre Royal Drury lane
Augustus Harris crostini opposite the Theatre Royal Drury lane

Pub Food in the Marquess of Anglesey

If it’s traditional pub grub you are after try the pub opposite the Theatre which is the Marquess of Anglesey. Serving traditional British food such as fish and chips, scampi and roast dinners on a Sunday. The pub’s first floor restaurant allows you to watch the hustle and bustle of central London whilst dining pre or post theatre show.

Gets busy, booking advisable

San Carlo Cicchetti

For an 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 Catherine street Covent Garden. Lots of choice on the menu here for Italian food and it can get quite busy.

Booking advisable but you can walk in

Tuttons Brasserie

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

Tuttons Restaurant overlooking the Piazza in Covent Garden. Restaurants Near Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Tuttons Restaurant overlooking the Piazza in Covent Garden

Boulevard Brasserie French restaurant

Boulevard Brasserie is a lovely French restaurant well known for its pre theatre dining just around the corner to the Theatre Royal and also the Lyceum Theatre where the Lion King is showing. A beautiful little restaurant in Covent Garden’s unique and vibrant area where you can enjoy classic french cuisine.

They do a kids menu for £7.50 and serve pre theatre menu as well as afternoon tea.

Booking advisable

Bow Street Tavern Pub

Another great pub for food near the Theatre Royal Drury lane is the Bow Street Tavern in Bow street. They serve British classics such as cider battered fish and chips, steak and ale pies and burgers. They are also offer Vegetarian and vegan food with quiche, gnocchi and their “bleeding” vegan Moving Mountains burger. Sunday roasts are covered as well with a large selection of meat, vegetarian and vegan options. For larger groups they have sharing boards and scotch eggs available on the bar. The children’s menu is available until 8pm and also a two or three course pre theatre menu.

Bodean’s BBQ Covent Garden

A Bodean’s BBQ is a great American steakhouse directly opposite the theatre at 25 Catherine street. It specialises in meats such as ribs and pulled pork with slow-smoked BBQ, secret rubs and sauce recipes.

They also do a great kids menu for just £4.95!

Champagne and Fromage

If you want to try something a little different before your theatre show try Champagne and Fromage for literally Champagne and amazing cheese platters. A great little find for something different.

Champagne and Fromage for literally Champagne and amazing cheeses and platters.  London Covent Garden
Champagne and Fromage for literally Champagne and amazing cheeses and platters. London Covent Garden

Plume wine bar By Grays and Feather

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.

Booking Advisable

Plume wine bar by Grays and Feathers in Covent Garden Champagne and amazing cheeses and platters. London Covent Garden
Plume wine bar by Grays and Feathers in Covent Garden Champagne and amazing cheeses and platters. London Covent Garden

Sagar Vegan an Vegetarian Indian restaurant

If Vegan or vegetarian is what you are after try Sager Vegan restaurant opposite the Theatre Royal in Catherine street. Sagar is a plant-based/vegetarian restaurant that is recognised as breaking new ground in the presentation of South Indian vegetarian and vegan dishes across London.

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.

Walk in for a seat at the bar early if not you can book which is advisable

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 one in London with tapas and cave on the bar
Barrafina Covent Garden

Maxwells

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!

Bungatini

Bungatini is the quiet side of Bunga Bunga and offers authentic Freshly made wood-fired sourdough pizzas in Italian trattoria. It is situated above the Gillian lynne Theatre in Drury Lane but it is only a few minutes walk from The Lane theatre.

Where to eat with Kids before Frozen the Musical London

These restaurants are ideal for children and do kids menus. You will find these restaurants also listed throughout this post. Here are a few more ideas for children’s restaurants and kids menus near Frozen 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

Bodean’s BBQ Covent Garden kids menu
Bodean’s BBQ Covent Garden kids menu

Ice Cream, doughnuts and sweets near Theatre Royal Covent Garden

If you are looking for sweet things to eat near the Theatre before you go to Frozen the musical you can try these fab places nearby;

  • 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!
Doughnut Time Longacre for doughnuts In Covent Garden
Doughnut Time Longacre for doughnuts

Extra Special Restaurants Near Theatre Royal Drury Lane

If you would like a treat or something different try these Restaurants Near Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Some of these restaurants have evening entertainment too, so may be suitable for after a matinee performance.

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.

Booking is advisable

Clos Maggiore

For something more romantic in London try Clos Maggiore which serves French-inspired food in a beautiful setting. You will dine beneath cherry blossom trees adorned with twinkling fairy lights. The pre- and post-theatre menus offer two or three courses of delicious french cuisine.

Booking is advisable

Sarastro

Sarastro is a funky restaurant that also does entertainment. Set out like a scene from Arabian Nights, the interior of Sarastro is surrounded by distinctive opera boxes based on English, Gothic, Rococo, Ottoman, Byzantine styles and even a Royal Box! Sarastro hosts Motown nights and hugely popular 70/80’s nights to please their guests. See their  What’s On page for more information. Sarastro is situated on Drury lane and serves Turkish food and mezes it also has a pre theatre menu before 6pm as well for theatre goers.

Booking is advisable great entertainment for after a matinee performance

The front of Sarastro which is a funky restaurant that also does entertainment. Set out like a scene from Arabian Nights. It is a Restaurant Near Theatre Royal Drury Lane
The Front doors to Sarastro Restaurant Drury Lane

Bunga Bunga

Bunga Bunga is a show and dinner in itself with Spectacular shows, dinner and late-night dancing. It is a secret underground world serving Italian sharing feasts and an extensive drinks menu with immersive live entertainment.

Booking is advisable great entertainment for after a matinee performance

Bunga Bunga is a show and dinner in itself with Spectacular shows, dinner and late-night dancing. It is a secret underground world serving Italian sharing feasts and an extensive drinks menu and immersive live entertainment. restaurnats in Covent garden
Bunga Bunga Entertainment

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.

Balthazar a large beautiful brasserie in Covent Garden
Balthazar is a large beautiful brasserie in Covent Garden

Restaurants offering pre theatre menus near Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Try these restaurants (some of which are mentioned above) for pre theatre menus and after dinner drinks before Frozen 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 Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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
  • Zizzi Italian in Bow Street
  • Wildwood Italian Bow Street
  • Cafe Rouge Wellington street for French food
  • The Real Greek for meze in Long acre a few minutes walk
  • Loch Fyne Seafood 2-4 Catherine street
  • Byron Burger 1 minute walk to wellington street

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Where to eat near Theatre Royal Drury lane when going to see a theatre show. What are the best restaurants near Disney’s Frozen the Musical at the Theatre Royal and where to have a pre theatre dinner or eat with kids. All of these restaurants are within walking distance from Covent Garden tube station, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane as well as the Royal Opera House and many other West End shows.

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