The 5 Best Restaurants Near Queen’s Theatre
An iconic theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, Queen’s Theatre has hosted Les Misérables since 2004, and is an essential choice for lovers of London theatre.Before heading to a performance, there’s nothing like indulging in a pre-theatre meal, with the surrounding area filled with all kinds of grand, cosy and quirky eateries. No matter what your tastebuds are in the mood for, our pick of the best restaurants near Queen’s Theatre has something for everybody.
1. Mele e Pere
Italian, 290m from Queen’s Theatre (3 min walk)
One of Soho’s most popular restaurants, Mele e Pere is a funky blend of Italian tradition and innovation. Sample mouthwatering dishes like homemade harissa pork sausages with cannellini beans and parsley sauce on the pre-theatre menu, followed by strawberry and blackcurrant crumble with basil ice cream. Move downstairs to the apothecary-style bar for homemade vermouth, along with signature cocktails and a lengthy list of Italian wines.
Steaks & Grills, 170m from Queen’s Theatre (2 min walk)
An essential steakhouse in London housed inside the converted Moulin Cinema, Sophie’s Soho features a stunning custom-built fire pit in the centre of the restaurant which is used to prepare the mouthwatering menu. Enjoy dry-aged steaks from Oxfordshire that are butchered in house, as well as prime rib, corn-fed chicken with tarragon jus, and chargrilled tuna steaks. Be sure to try one of the signature 10oz martinis too, with signature mixes made with vanilla vodka and passionfruit.
3. Delhi Brasserie – Soho
Indian, 250m from Queen’s Theatre (3 min walk)
Serving exotic Indian delicacies for more than 25 years, Delhi Brasserie was called ‘the best restaurant in Soho’ by the Evening Standard. Experience aromatic recipes from across India, including a selection of colourful curries, and dishes made in the traditional tandoori oven. There are also all kinds of vegetarian dishes throughout the menu, making this a versatile restaurant for vegetarians in Soho.
Chinese, 280m from Queen’s Theatre (3 min walk)
From the man behind acclaimed London restaurants Yauatcha and Hakkasan, The Duck and Rice is a stunning blend of British pub and modern Chinese restaurant. With a beautiful geometric stained glass frontage, and interior of gleaming copper beer tanks filled with local and international brews, this striking restaurant serves a diverse menu of Chinese treats. A packed dim sum menu is served alongside house specialities like jasmine-smoked pork ribs, and black pepper lobster, while the unique beer cocktails from the bar make for a great post-theatre nightcap.
Modern European, 220m from Queen’s Theatre (3 min walk)
100 Wardour St Restaurant & Club stands on the site of the iconic Marquee Club, which once hosted acts like David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. Today, this swinging restaurant and lounge continues to play host to live music five nights a week, while the diverse menu serves up hearty mains from the robata grill, along with a modern raw menu, and a Mediterranean selection of vegetarian and vegan delicacies. Step up to the glitzy bar to enjoy something from the massive cocktail menu, or sip on a single malt while lounging in one of the vintage armchairs.