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The 15 Best Restaurants near Apollo Victoria Theatre

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Recently revamped and located a stone’s throw from Victoria Station, the Apollo Victoria Theatre is housed in a stunning Grade II-listed building. The venue is fit out in a 1920s-harking Art Deco style, with subdued lighting and majestic columns adding a sense of grandeur. Restaurants near the Apollo Victoria Theatre are as diverse as they are unique. We’ve rounded up our favourite restaurants near Apollo Victoria Theatre, with menus spanning from classic European to pond-crossing American. So whether you’re after speedy express courses, or a slow-paced savouring of multiple dishes, we’ve got the perfect restaurant-ticket for a visit to Victoria.

1. The Soak Restaurant at The Clermont Victoria

British, 230m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (3 min walk)

Chef Shambhu Shejwalkar's creations at The Soak blend British tradition with a global flair. Start your evening at the Apollo Theatre with the warm focaccia served with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. The buttermilk chicken tenders are a crispy treat with chipotle mayo and tangy pickles. For seafood lovers, the red velvet king prawns offer a unique twist with wasabi mayo and radishes. The steamed mussels come in a white wine, parsley, and garlic cream sauce, accompanied by skin-on fries for crispy accoutrement. The biryani pots, featuring lamb kofta, aromatic pilau rice, crispy onions, and pomegranate, are a flavourful fusion, complete with yogurt and Madras Chettinad curry sauce.

The Soak Restaurant at The Clermont Victoria
The Soak Restaurant at The Clermont Victoria

2. The Jones Family Kitchen

British, 600m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (8 min walk)

The Jones Family Kitchen, near London’s famous Apollo Theatre, excels in British cuisine with a creative spirit. Their vintage cheddar beignets, mixed with Manchego, parmesan, and jalapeño, are a cheesy and spicy treat. Crispy courgette served with Sriracha mayo offers a lighter but equally flavorful snack. The crispy pork belly, accompanied by black pudding, panko crumb, celeriac, and apple purée, is rich and satisfying. The whole grilled bream, served with a cherry tomato, broccoli, and rocket salad, and a chilli and lime dip, is a fresh and zesty choice. Or, for a unique take on vegetables, try the charred brassica with cabbage, broccoli, buttermilk, blood orange and topped with hazelnuts.

3. Iberica Victoria

Spanish, 450m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (6 min walk)

Artisan Spanish dishes and a charming and buzzy tapas-bar interior draw pre and post-theatre diners to Iberica Victoria. The menu features Cecina, air-cured beef known for its intense smoky flavour, and Manchego cheese aged for 9 months, offering you a taste of Castilla-La Mancha. Classic tapas, such as Gambas blancas, highlight wild Atlantic white prawns, while the confit then fried whole artichoke with lemon zest and sea salt flakes showcases the simplicity yet sophistication of Spanish cooking.

Take a seat at this spacious 2-floor restaurant before choosing from a selection of cured meats, tapas, customised paellas and mixed grill of finest cuts of pork.

Iberica Victoria
Iberica Victoria

4. Boisdale of Belgravia

550m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (8 min walk)

Nestled near London’s Apollo, Boisdale of Belgravia offers a blend of British and Sicilian dishes, the perfect bite before the evening’s play. Explore from beer sticks of pork, chilli, and fennel to crispy fried arancini filled with Sicilian rice and Alpine cheese. The selection of oysters from Mersea Island, Jersey Channel Isles, Carlingford Loch, Ireland and Loch Ryan, Scotland will wow your date for the evening. The Lincolnshire wild smoked eel, served with a warm potato, bacon, and horseradish salad, reflects the restaurant's commitment to the finest seafood.

Boisdale of Belgravia
Boisdale of Belgravia

5. The Victoria Taps

European, 250m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (3 min walk)

This European-inspired pub, The Victoria Taps, offers casual fare with flair. Their tacos come with either karaage chicken or grilled halloumi, topped with guac and sour cream for a delightful fusion dish. Loada dough balls can be dipped in classic garlic or cheese, catering to hearty tastes with a gourmet twist. The chicken or cauli wings introduce a choice of tasty sauces, ranging from hot honey buffalo to Korean sweet sriracha. For pizza lovers, the Bombay bird combines shredded chicken and red onion with Bombay sauce, crispy onion, mint mayo, and coriander - an Indian-inspired treat.

6. Marquis of Westminster

British, 550m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (8 min walk)

The Marquis of Westminster offers British pub classics with a refined touch, forming the perfect stop-off for TheFork members on their way to the Apollo Theatre. The toasted ciabatta & bovril butter is an upscale take on a comforting starter for the table, while pork belly bites with Granny Smith apple sauce are a perfect balance of savoury and sweet. The smoky bacon cheeseburger and bacon chop are hearty options for meat lovers, while the seared sea bream, paired with crushed new potatoes, green beans, lemon, chive & white wine butter sauce, offers a lighter yet equally flavorful dish.

Marquis of Westminster
Marquis of Westminster

7. The English Grill

British, 400m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (5 min walk)

Neighbouring Buckingham Palace, The Rubens presents its flagship restaurant, The English Grill. This grand dining room specialises in tried and tested classics, from hearty breakfasts featuring all the failsafe items, to succulent Aberdeen Angus steaks, and there’s an open kitchen so you can watch the chefs in action, too.

The stewed rabbit, chicken & lobster pie with vanilla mash, and the signature Steak Diane, flambeed at your table, are testament to the restaurant's flair for aptly theatrical presentation, and quality ingredients that play a star role.This quintessential British restaurant offers a perfectly ‘London’ dining experience near the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

8. The Goring Dining Room

British, 450m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (6 min walk)

Awarded a Michelin star in 2015, The Goring Dining Room is the jewel in the crown of this Royal Warrant-holding hotel. This restaurant near Apollo Victoria Theatre would make for a suitably luxurious prelude to any performance, with dishes coming courtesy of acclaimed executive chef Shay Cooper. The pristine dining room is the work of designer David Linley, with Swarovski crystals offset by rich gold-hued upholstery.

The menu’s highlights feature St Enodoc asparagus with ewe’s cheese, confit egg yolk, and BBQ white asparagus, and roast Orkney scallop with cauliflower, pear William, and roe butter sauce. The Goring lobster omelette and Rhug Estate lamb saddle with asparagus, lamb fat potato, and smoked anchovy are a must-try, complemented by sides of heritage potato purée and English peas with smoked pancetta and baby gem.

9. bbar

European, 450m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (6 min walk)

A much-sought after London dining destination for cocktails and pre-theatre bites, bbar boasts an array of international menu choices. The interior draws inspiration from South Africa, adorned in mirrors, photographs and customised wall lamps. Enjoy a classic caesar salad, traditional fish & chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce, or Henson’s salt beef sandwich. The Dirty Vegan, featuring a Beyond meat patty with pickled cucumber, caramelised onion, and vegan mayo, provides a touch of theatre to those looking for plant-based options.

10. Mango Tree

Thai, 550m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (7 min walk)

Treat your tastebuds to exotic Thai cooking at the Mango Tree in Belgravia. The elegant dining space is decorated with warm glowing lights offset by dark wooden furnishings. Here you can enjoy grilled marinated chicken satay skewers, deep-fried aromatic duck spring rolls, and a Thai beef salad that perfectly balances the spicy, sour, and salty notes characteristic of Thai cuisine. The Thai hot and sour creamy Tom Yum soup and Thai green curry, available with tofu, prawn, or chicken, are rich in flavour and tradition, offering you a genuine taste of Thailand.

11. Sicily da Scalzo

Italian, 750m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (9 min walk)

Sicily da Scalzo is a vibrant Italian restaurant spread over 2 floors and offers up to 4 dining spaces. Sicilian specials feature prominently on the pre-theatre express menu with dishes like pizza siciliana, Branzino al cartoccio and cheesecake with mixed berries. Soak up with sun while dining al fresco or head indoor and sip on a drink while listening to live jazz.

12. Rosa's Thai Cafe Victoria

Thai, 250m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (3 min walk)

At Rosa's Thai Cafe, the flavours of Thailand are vibrant and inviting, with a focus on care and consistency that keeps TheFork members coming back for more. For a tasty prelude to your evening at London’s Apollo, tuck into the chicken satay, marinated in lemongrass and Thai spices - a succulent start. Fresh summer rolls offer a lighter, refreshing option with mixed veg and tamarind sauce. The papaya salad is a spicy and crunchy dish, embodying the balance of Thai flavours. For a heartier choice, the Tom Yum soup with king prawns is both light and warming, with a chilli kick.

13. The Sushi Co in Victoria

Japanese, 450m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (6 min walk)

The Sushi Co provides a modern Japanese dining experience that will transport you to a fairytale land before the play has even begun. The vegan pumpkin katsu and crispy gyoza, both chicken and vegetable, cater to familiar tastes. Octopus balls offer a traditional snack, while the black pepper chicken showcases a fusion of flavours. The large poke bowl, customizable with salmon, prawns, tuna, or vegetables, is a fresh and filling option. Book ahead on TheFork for this fresh and fancy start to your evening at the theatre.

14. Yaatra

Indian, 800m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (11 min walk)

Yaatra presents Indian cuisine with contemporary elegance, proving a hit with TheFork’s members. Before your evening of theatre at the Apollo, enjoy a menu from Chef Amit Bagyal that includes roasted & fried poppadom with unique chutneys, lobster thokku masala with chilli lime avocado crema, and winter black carrot kohlrabi kofta. The Awadhi lamb shank biryani and kebab platter, featuring a variety of meats served with cucumber relish, mint chutney, and sourdough bread, are sure highlights for those seeking the rich and aromatic flavours of India.


15. About Thyme Restaurant

Spanish, 400m from Apollo Victoria Theatre (6 min walk)

Head a Spanish culinary journey after your trip to the Apollo Theatre and book a table at About Thyme on TheFork. Their expert kitchen team serves dishes like pan con tomate, patatas bravas with pimenton aioli, and rock octopus. The Asturian mini chorizo flambé with cider & brandy and the Barbary duck's breast with braised red cabbage and port sauce showcase the depth of Spanish cuisine that offers both traditional and innovative dishes.

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