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An all-singing musical theatre diner is opening in the West End this summer

Some showtunes with your fries?

Andrzej Lukowski
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Andrzej Lukowski

If you’ve ever fretted that Theatreland lacks enough theatre-y things to do beyond actual shows, or if you’re only able to eat a burger and fries to the soothing sounds of a restaurant's waiting staff belting out ‘Defying Gravity’ then GREAT NEWS.

The team behind the popular but relatively no-frills Theatre Cafe (it’s basically a really nice booking office) have decided to take things a stage further: this summer will see the launch of the Musical Theatre Cafe Diner. Set over two floors on Shaftesbury Avenue, it’ll offer classic diner cuisine, feature West End memorabilia over the walls… and the staff will all be trained singers who’ll belt out musical theatre standards while you munch.

Clearly this is going to be some people’s idea of hell, and to them we say: probably give it a miss. But if you’ve ever yearned for a fabulous spot where you can keep the musical dream going in between shows, or if you’re just in the market for some showtunes with your lunch, then the Musical Theatre Cafe Diner might just be your new favourite restaurant.

The Theatre Cafe Diner will be at 154 Shaftesbury Avenue, with exact opening date TBC. For more information check out the official website.

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