Sarastro  

 
 
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126 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5SU
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday: 12:00-23:00
 
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SarastroOrnate, opera-themed Turkish restaurant with unique opera-box style seating.

One of Theatreland’s favourite restaurants, Sarastro must also rank highly as one of the capital’s most surreal eateries. Taking its theme from its proximity to the Royal Opera House and a host of other performance spaces, inside this is a homage to all things operatic. Customers can dine in one of ten elegant opera boxes perched high up in the ceiling (or ‘dress circle’) and accessed by winding staircases or sit in small booths (‘stall seats’) nestled underneath. Decorated in varying styles, from Gothic to Rococo, Ottoman to Byzantine, the main draw is the Royal Box in pride of place right at the end. Not by any means a large space, the owners have successfully made use of every available inch and crammed in tables on every different level. As a result it feels bustling and busy but - thanks to the booths and boxes - cosy and intimate at the same time. Rich reds, golds and purples promote a luxurious, ornate, Quality Street kind of indulgence to the setting, while an unusual assortment of theatrical props dangle from corners and crevices fighting for space among the velvet curtains, chandeliers and wall murals. Head for the toilets at any point during your meal and you’ll be greeted with a decidedly exotic continuation of the wall murals. Bordering on the pornographic, the toilets feature “art work” that might make you gasp or at least wash your hands a couple of times more than usual. On Sunday evenings singing waiters take to the floor with excerpts from operatic classics, helping diners digest dishes from the Turkish menu. The food is a little bland, but perfectly reasonable. Book yourself into the Royal Box, order a bottle of wine (or two), then sit back and watch the show.

Best for:
Booths and boxes, opera and ornaments and naughty pics in the toilets.

Did you know?
Sarastro is a character in Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
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Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Sarastro
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
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36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Sarastro
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22 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Sarastro
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Homage at The Waldorf Hilton
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22 The Aldwych, The Waldorf Hilton, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Sarastro
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Sarastro, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 7 minutes from Sarastro
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Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Sarastro
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45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Sarastro
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Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Sarastro
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35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Sarastro
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The Albion Emporium
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38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Sarastro
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Primrose Bakery
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42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Sarastro
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Penhaligon's
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41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Sarastro
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Sarastro
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1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Sarastro
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
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36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Sarastro
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