The Telegraph

“According to musical theatre maestro Andrew Lloyd-Webber, there’s nothing worse than going to the theatre on an empty stomach. “Your mind is always thinking about where you are going to get food afterwards, when you’re meant to be focussing on the story,” the former Telegraph restaurant critic and composer said.

The city has so many great eateries to show you – so use this list for inspiration to seek out the best places to get a reservation in the vicinity of each of the West End’s 38 theatres, as well as some of the popular venues slightly further afield.

Best for… Victoria Palace Theatre; Victoria Apollo Theatre; The Other Palace


French might not be quite the first cuisine to come to mind, but this sleek restaurant located literally two doors down from the Victoria Palace Theatre is more than worth a look. There’s a set pre-theatre dinner menu which costs £25 for two or £29.50 for three. You do not want to miss your shot to be defying gravity after tasting these dishes.”

Read more in The Telegraph.