Family friendly pre-theatre evening meal before going to Drury Lane

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hulahoopsilove Tue 17-Jun-14 22:37:21

going to Drury Lane theatre and would like a nice pre-theatre meal with DS age 9 - walking distance would be nice to theatre

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MaryMotherOfCheeses Tue 17-Jun-14 22:41:21

World's your oyster round there. Every third building is a restaurant.

What do you want to eat?

threedeer Tue 17-Jun-14 23:01:47

There's a good Pizza Express on Drury Lane - friendly and with big chandeliers - quite Ritzy. Or, a bit further away, Cote Brasserie does a brilliant early evening menu - very cheap and excellent quality. They are on St Martin's Lane.
Also look out for Byron burger chain which is very good and everywhere, or Ed's Diner just off Leicester Square (bit more of a walk.) I went to a lovely restaurant recently - just a door or two up from Lion King theatre. It was called something like Billy's or Bobby's and had lots of child friendly foods as well as more adventurous stuff for adults.

StairsInTheNight Tue 17-Jun-14 23:08:30

Sarastros, very unique!

noramum Wed 18-Jun-14 12:18:55

No idea if it is near by but there are two Stradas in the area and they are quite decent priced.

ChippyMinton Wed 18-Jun-14 18:27:14

Wagamama, corner of Tavistock and Southampton Streets

hulahoopsilove Thu 19-Jun-14 11:07:27

threedeer - was it this one Bills

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WildCherryBlossom Thu 19-Jun-14 11:13:56

Another vote for Sarastros. Very theatrical!!!

Provencalroseparadox Thu 19-Jun-14 11:18:25

Round there we take DCs to Byron, Wagamama and Wahaca

hulahoopsilove Thu 19-Jun-14 11:20:35

Sarastros looks fantastic!!! Not sure there would be anything for DS to eat though

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TroelsNextCampaignManager Thu 19-Jun-14 11:37:53

I would second Wagas, Sarastro and Wahaca - yum.

But if your DS prefers plain food what about Belgo's on Kingsway? They have a kids menu that includes chicken and chips and their "beat the clock" deal runs from 5:00 - 6:30 even on Fridays iirc which can help keep the cost down a little (until you factor in the beers...) grin

Are you going to see Charlie?

<and thanks hula for the tip re Bills - any place that can do 100 things with Halloumi has got to be worth a visit...>

hulahoopsilove Thu 19-Jun-14 11:51:41

Yes off to see Charlie smile DS loves "non kiddie" food but nothing saucy, but is not as adventuras as Mexican. Love vegetables and would polish off all rather than having meat, he will eat chicken and sausages maybe a posh hotdog but loves every kind of veg going and pasta and rice but not chips - shouldnt complain really but sometimes its a pain

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hulahoopsilove Thu 19-Jun-14 11:52:15

Cotes has a lovely menu and price is very reasonable for pre-theatre and great choice will go there I think or maybe BIlls smile

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TroelsNextCampaignManager Thu 19-Jun-14 12:13:56

Have a great time and enjoy Charlie!

iseenodust Fri 20-Jun-14 11:01:21

La Piazza on Villiers St is a non-chain Italian and great value for money. Was recommended to us by box office staff at the theatre we were going to and we weren't disappointed.

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