Where to eat in the West End
By AdFeatures | Wednesday, July 04, 2012, 07:44
Whether you are planning a big night out in London or perhaps just another regular night out to see a play or musical, after you have bought your London theatre tickets from Ticket.com the next thing to do is to decide where and when you will be eating.
Going to a restaurant for a pre or post theatre meal is one of the parts of the evening that makes a trip to a West End theatre something far more than simply going to watch a production - it makes the whole outing into your very own production.
As you would expect, there is no shortage of choice in London's Theatreland when it comes to what kind of food to eat and how much you would like to spend. Many restaurants have built their reputations catering for the theatre-going clientele and are geared towards their needs.
Whichever production you have tickets for you can be assured that there will be somewhere to suit all your needs within a short walking distance.
Here are a few tips on places to consider.
J Sheekey has a reputation as a celebrity hangout because of the discreet service it offers, but also because it happens to be one of London's finest fish restaurants. Situated in St Martin's Court tucked away off St Martin's lane, it is within a stone's throw of the London Coliseum and many other famous venues.
Those who have booked tickets to the Coliseum with Ticket.com will be pleased to know this venue is within such close proximity to their chosen theatre.
At the other end of the price scale there is another foodie institution famous to generations of patrons. Wong-Kei is a Chinese restaurant situated on the southern stretch of Wardour St between Shaftesbury Avenue and Leicester Square, in the heart of London's China Town.
All your favourite Chinese dishes are available at very reasonable rates, but the rather strange 'unique selling point' that the place is famous for is the brusque service and cold manner of the waiters! It is something of a comic tradition and regulars find as much enjoyment in watching the reactions of unsuspecting tourists as they do with the fantastic food itself.
Tucked away in Covent Garden's back streets just down from Seven Dials is Belgo Centraal, famous for its moules et frites and great selection of strong Belgian bottled beers. It's also perfect for The Donmar Warehouse, which is basically its next door neighbour.
Of course, these are just a few examples of the plethora of great eateries found in the capital and whether you’re looking for a traditional diner to give an authentic feel to your night after watching a performance of ‘Top Hat’ or want something more contemporary to follow your viewing of ‘We Will Rock You’, London’s West End will have it all. All you need to do to enjoy the perfect night out is book your tickets and take your seats!