Pubs and Restaurants in the West End

Picture this: a standing ovation at the end of the show you’ve caught in the West End. Applause echoing through the grand halls as the curtain falls. But the night is still young, and your West End adventure doesn’t have to end just yet.

Here’s our guide to some of the best pubs and restaurants near the main hotspots of theatre action across the West End (and a little bit beyond). No understudies – just pure show-stealers. So… are you ready for Act II?


The Covent Garden Ensemble

There’s so many different theatres within a stones throw of Covent Garden, a district that dances with street performers and bustling markets. The illustrious Royal Opera House, for example, has delighted audiences since 1858, showcasing world-class ballets and operas.

Alternatively, there’s the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Fortune Theatre and more nearby. So, after the show, why not explore the culinary delights that await just around the corner? Discover more about the gastronomic scene around this part of the West End here.

The St Martin's Lane Maestros

St Martin's Lane is home to the Duke of York's Theatre and the Noel Coward Theatre. These institutions have been the stage for countless compelling performances, from Shakespearean tragedies to contemporary comedies.

Why not celebrate a memorable evening with a trip to one of the local pubs or restaurants? Find out more about the vibrant dining options near these theatres here.


The Soho Spectacles

In the heart of Soho, you'll find – amongst others - the Prince Edward Theatre and the Soho Theatre.

These venues are known for their eclectic variety of shows, from Broadway musicals to cutting-edge comedy.

Pair your theatre trip with a meal at one of the many fantastic eateries nearby. Discover the best places to eat and drink in Soho here.

The South Bank Showstoppers

The South Bank's National Theatre and The Old Vic are nothing short of iconic. These venues have been the birthplace of many groundbreaking productions, shaping the landscape of British theatre.

If you’re popping south of the river, then complement your theatre trip with a delightful meal at one of the nearby restaurants. Learn more about the culinary delights near these theatres here.


The Leicester Square Legends

Finally, we arrive at Leicester Square, where you'll find the Wyndham's Theatre and (of course) the Leicester Square Theatre.

From classic dramas to innovative new works, these venues offer something for everyone.

Round off a great show with a great meal at one of Leicester Square's top-notch pubs or restaurants. Find out more here.

So, fellow theatre-lovers, are you ready to take your West End experience to new heights? Remember, the magic of the theatre extends beyond the stage – it's in the shared laughter at a local pub, the clinking of glasses in a bustling restaurant, and the unforgettable memories made along the way. Sure, you won’t be able to visit them all in one trip, but let’s face it, that’s what an encore is for…