Theatre tickets, hotel and transport to the capital all sorted? The next thing to consider to make your theatre experience perfect is the restaurant you want to eat in before the show. If you want to leave it to chance, the Apollo Theatre is situated in one of London’s busiest and most tourism-geared streets, so there should be plenty of restaurants, cafés and even fast-food outlets in the area to sate your appetite. However, if a Happy Meal or a hastily-bought discount dinner aren’t quite what you’re after, we can recommend the following establishments for a fantastic dining experience, whatever your particular budget might be!

Bocca di Lupo

Handily located a mere one-minute walk from the Apollo, Bocca di Lupo transports the relaxed vibe of Italy’s best trattorias into the heart of London’s Soho. Chef Jacob Kenedy’s emphasis on fresh ingredients, handmade dishes and traditional Italian flavours translates into both the food and the decoration of the restaurant, with a menu including caponata, granita and pasta to die for. Alongside their full selection of food and wine, Bocca di Lupo provides a special pre-theatre menu available from 12.30-3pm and 5.30-7pm from Monday until Saturday, with prices ranging from £10.00-£15.00 for one course; this ensures that you can enjoy a delicious meal without worrying about missing any of the show.


For an affordable and delicious Indian meal in the heart of London’s Theatreland, Chowki remains an overwhelmingly popular choice with both tourists and locals alike. Two minutes away from the Apollo Theatre and therefore in the perfect location for pre-theatre dining, Chowki’s three rooms are always packed with people keen to try the huge variety of Indian dishes, with a menu that changes quarterly to accommodate the best seasonal choices. There is a range of kebabs, curries and even salads all bursting with Indian flavours, and at around £30 for three courses it provides great value. Chowki is open from 12pm-11.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

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