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London's best pre-theatre dinner restaurants

Enjoy a delicious dinner without the stress at these excellent West End restaurants with pre-theatre menus, reservations and swift service

Britta Jaschinski / Time Out

The pre-theatre meal is just as important to your evening in the West End as the show you booked for months ago, but not all London restaurants can be trusted to get it right. Ensure a swift, stressless, delicious meal at one of these central London restaurants which offer early bookings, pre-theatre menus, quick service or all three.

Opera Tavern

Venue says: Heading to the theatre in Covent Garden this month? Our tapas menu of small plates is perfect for a quick pre-theatre or post-theatre meal!

- Modern European
- Reservations
- Quick service

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Covent Garden


- French
- Pre-theatre menu
- Reservations

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South Bank
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