Where to eat before the theatre during London Theatre Week
A delicious meal and drink before seeing a show can make or break a trip to the theatre. You’ll want to find somewhere that’s equally affordable and tasty at the same time, while leaving enough time to make your way to your seat. You may also want to make your eatery experience extra-special, and there’s no better time to do so than dining out for London Theatre Week.
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We’ve put together a menu that’s inspired by shows in London Theatre Week. Will you choose a Greek gyros ahead of seeing Mamma Mia! or a chocolate cake to rival Bruce Bogtrotter’s in Matilda? Whatever you choose to eat or drink, these food choices will have you savouring every last crumb.
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Wicked – Tossed Salads
Wish you could be a bit more Elphaba? Then eat green! Load up your plate with all the healthy, green vegetables: spinach, kale, cabbage, garden peas, leeks, the works. Sure, making the healthy choices isn’t always the fun option, but you’ll have plenty of energy to fly into the skies. If you’re seeing Wicked, then why not eat at Tossed Salads.
Dear Evan Hansen – L’etto caffe
Contrary to what the letters said, Evan and Connor didn’t actually spend time in the apple orchard. But you can imagine the “most amazing trees” were apple trees. Bake a fresh apple pie in honour of Dear Evan Hansen, and let the sumptuous smells waft around the house for hours. If you’re seeing Dear Evan Hansen, then make sure to eat an apple pie from L’eto caffè.
Mary Poppins – Peggy Porschen
This may not be the healthiest food decision you’ll make, but if Mary Poppins advocates for a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down, then we will eat a spoonful of sugar. If you’re seeing Mary Poppins, then why not bite into a deliciously sweet cupcake at Peggy Porschen.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Cutter and Squidge
Any wizard with a Hogwarts education would be able to conjure up a buffet with the flick of a wand. Sadly, us mere mortals can’t do that. But we can imagine we’re at Hogsmeade by drinking some butterbeer, made by mixing cream soda, caramel, and whipped cream. Enjoy butterbeer at the Harry Potter inspired afternoon tea at Cutter and Squidge.
Back To The Future: The Musical – Battersea Pie Station
There’s two options for a Back to the Future meal. Relive your younger years with comfort food like a hearty dish of mac and cheese. Or eat like Marty McFly by tucking into meatloaf and mashed potatoes. We know which one we’d prefer. If you’re seeing Back to the Future, eat pie and mash at Battersea Pie Station.
Come From Away – Maple Leaf
There’s alcoholic options which are inspired by theatre too. How about being like an islander in Come From Away and drinking some Canadian screech? If you can’t find any screech (which will almost be inevitable given that it’s a Newfoundland specialty), then why not sip on a liquor of your choice, safely and responsibly of course. If you’re seeing Come From Away, drink at Maple Leaf, a Canadian bar in central London.
Anything Goes – Yacht London
Even though it’s set on a ship, you won’t be feeling seasick at the dazzling performances in Anything Goes. For a meal that’s inspired by being on a ship, make sure you eat plenty of crackers and pretzels. If you’re seeing Anything Goes, eat at the Yacht London and dine on a boat on the River Thames.
Don’t miss out on all the other shows in London Theatre Week including:
The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, & Juliet, Matilda the Musical, Tina the Musical, Mamma Mia!, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, Life of Pi, Only Fools and Horses, Les Miserables, Magic Mike Live!, Heathers, Witness for the Prosecution, The Woman in Black, The Great Gatsby, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Mousetrap and The Choir of Man.