The Best Restaurants near the Adelphi Theatre

The Best Restaurants near the Adelphi Theatre

Set right on the bustling Strand in London’s West End, The Adelphi Theatre is a stunning venue specialising in comedy and musical theatre. Moments from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, there is a great selection of places to eat near the Adelphi Theatre.

From elegant London afternoon teas to exotic fusion cuisine, check out our roundup of the best restaurants near The Adelphi Theatre for that pre or post-theatre treat.

1. Cinnamon Bazaar 

Indian, 130m from the Adelphi Theatre (2 min walk)

Cinnamon Bazaar - Indian restaurant near Adelphi Theatre

Winner of a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand, Cinnamon Bazaar is a colourful, exotic hideaway for diners looking for something special close to The Adelphi Theatre. With pink silk awnings and flower baskets hanging from the ceilings, this is a stunning venue to relax and sample bold fusions of Eastern and Western flavours, including specialities like lamb rogan josh shepherd’s pie. Be sure to try one of the signature cocktails too, like the Masala Coke Float made with masala ice cream.

2. Rules

British, 120m from the Adelphi Theatre (1 min walk)

Rules - classic British restaurant near Adelphi Theatre

London’s oldest restaurant, Rules dates all the way back to 1798 and has hosted famous figures like Charles Dickens and H.G. Wells. Filled with rich history and luxurious comfort, poet John Betjeman described it as ‘unique and irreplaceable, and part of literary and theatrical London.’ Enjoy wild game specialities of roast grouse and loin of venison, or sink back into the plush red seating in the upstairs cocktail bar to enjoy signature mixes and fine wines.

3. Le Garrick 

French, 350m from the Adelphi Theatre (4 min walk)

Le Garrick - French restaurant near Adelphi Theatre

Frequented by theatre-goers and stage performers alike, Le Garrick brings a traditional slice of French dining to Covent Garden. With rustic brick walls and flickering candlelight, this is a beautifully intimate venue for pre-theatre dinners of time-honoured Gallic dishes, while the renowned wine cellar boasts celebrated vintages from all across France.

4. Portrait Restaurant 

British, 400m from the Adelphi Theatre (6 min walk)

National Portrait Restaurant - British restaurant near Adelphi Theatre

Boasting panoramic views of the London skyline, Portrait Restaurant is set 92-feet up on top of the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square. While looking out at Big Ben and other iconic landmarks, enjoy pre-theatre menus of bold European recipes and fine wines or indulge in a traditional afternoon tea before a matinee performance at The Adelphi Theatre.

5. Busaba Bangkok Thai – Covent Garden 

Japanese, 250m from the Adelphi Theatre 13 min walk)

Internal view - Busaba Bangkok Thai - Covent Garden, London

Another celebrated fusion hotspot is Busaba Bangkok Thai. Right in the heart of Theatreland, enjoy beautifully presented sushi and sashimi alongside sizzling yakitori skewers, with colourful desserts like yuzu sorbets to finish. The extensive menu range is ideal for groups to share, while the intimately lit interior is the perfect setting to enjoy post-theatre Japanese-inspired cocktails.