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Sarastro

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329 Reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean

Filled with opera luvvies, tourists and eccentric Londoners, Sarastro has earned itself an iconic reputation in London's West End for its opulent décor and flamboyant food. Part decorative stage set, the dining room at Sarastro – which is located in Drury Lane - features crushed velvet tablecloths, cosy booths seating on the theatrical mezzanine level overlooking the restaurant. This charismatic setting is a dining experience you won't forget, and the menu is Mediterranean with a nod towards Turkey. Classic dishes include the lamb shank, the grilled sea bass and the pan-fried mussels in tomato sauce. Every Sunday evening there is a live opera performance from up and coming stars not only from the Royal and National Opera but from all over the world as well. On Thursdays enjoy live swing and Motown with Colin Roy, on Friday nights dine with amazing Latin rhythms and on Saturday nights 70/80's music.

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Menu

Aperitifs, Soft Drinks and Spirits

  • Bottled Beer - Efes£4.35

    • Bottled Beer - Stella£3.95

      • Soft Drinks and Juices£2.50

        • Bottle of Water£4.00

          still/sparkling

          • Glass of Water£1.25

            • Martini£7.25

              Cinzano, Dry, Rosso, Bianco

              • Spirits£7.25

                Campari, Pimm's, Archers

                • House Vodka£7.25

                  Smirnoff

                  • Vodka£8.45

                    Absolut, Russian Standart

                    • House Gin£7.25

                      Gordon's

                      • Gin£8.45

                        Bombay, Hendricks

                        • Rum£7.25

                          Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Malibu, Cockspur, Lambs Navy Rum

                          Cocktail List

                          • Sarastro Special£9.45

                            Champagne, Gin, Peach, Orange

                            • Mojito£8.45

                              Bacardi, Fresh Mint, Brown Sugar, Soda, Flavours; Lime, Strawberry, Raspberry, Apricot

                              • Long Island Iced Tea£9.45

                                Tequila, Vodka, Gin, Cointreau, Bacardi

                                • Jack in Middle£8.75

                                  Southern comfort, honey Jack Daniels, Amaretto, Lime

                                  • Sex On The Beach£8.95

                                    Vodka, Archers, Malibu & Orange Juice

                                    • Bloody Mary£7.95

                                      Vodka, Tomato Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, Pepper

                                      • Cosmopolitan£8.45

                                        Vodka, Cointreau, Cranberry Juice, Lime

                                        • Casablanca£8.45

                                          White Rum, Cointreau, Cherry Liqueur, Lime

                                          • Figaro£8.45

                                            Brandy, Cointreau, Lemon Juice

                                            • Tosca£8.45

                                              Whisky, Vermouth, Grenadine

                                              • Black Russian, American Style£7.95

                                                Vodka, Kahlua

                                                • Black Russian£7.95

                                                  Vodka, Kahlua, Cola

                                                  • Pimm's Cocktail£8.45

                                                    • Kir Royale£8.25

                                                      Creme de Cassis, Champagne

                                                      • Green Sarastro£8.45

                                                        Brandy, Cointreau, Pineapple, Lime, Midori

                                                        • Lady's Drink£8.45

                                                          Vodka, Orange Pisang Ambon

                                                          • Illusion£8.45

                                                            Vodka, Cointreau, Midori, Pineapple, Lemon

                                                            • Bahama Mamma£9.25

                                                              Navy Rum, Morgan Rum, Malibu, Orange, Pineapple, Angostura

                                                              • Peach Margarita£8.45

                                                                Peach, Tequila, lime Sugar Syrup

                                                                Jug

                                                                • The Sarastro Special£45.00

                                                                  • Sex On The Beach£35.00

                                                                    • Pimm's Cocktail£35.00

                                                                      • Sangria£35.00

                                                                        • Ladies Drink£35.00

                                                                          Champagnes & Sparkling Wine

                                                                          • Prosecco Favola

                                                                            A delightful sparkler with aromatic apple & pear flavours on the nose followed by a crisp palate of succulent fruits

                                                                            • Glass (125ml)£6.65
                                                                            • Bottle£31.95
                                                                          • Pinot Grigio Blush Spumante

                                                                            Aromas of summer red fruits with a clean, refreshing palate

                                                                            • Glass (125ml)£7.75
                                                                            • Bottle£34.95
                                                                          • Christian de Montaille

                                                                            Fresh citrus aromas, fine and regular bubbles

                                                                            • Glass (125ml)£8.25
                                                                            • Bottle£42.50
                                                                          • Champagne Moutard, Brut Grande Cuvee NV

                                                                            Rich and elegant, made from 100% Pinot Noir by a family house going back to 1640

                                                                            • Glass (125ml)£8.95
                                                                            • Bottle£48.95
                                                                          • Champagne Moutard, Brut Grande Cuvee NV Magnum

                                                                            • Bottle£89.95
                                                                          • Champagne Moutard, Brut Grande Cuvee NV Jeroboam

                                                                            • Bottle£175.95
                                                                          • Champagne Moutard, Prestige Rose NV

                                                                            Lovely salmon pink colour, fresh and elegant, made the same way as Laurent Perrier Rose

                                                                            • Bottle£51.95
                                                                          • Champagne Laurent, Perrier Brut

                                                                            Fresh citrus aromas lead to rounded expressive flavours in an easy and elegant style

                                                                            • Bottle£65.95
                                                                          • Champagne Laurent, Perrier Rosé

                                                                            Crushed red fruits nicely cut through by a refreshing chalky flavour mark this exceptional Rose

                                                                            • Bottle£84.45
                                                                          • Cuvée Dom Perignon 2006

                                                                            This favourite Champagne delivers all the freshness and richness one would expect from this classic cuvee

                                                                            • Bottle£165.00

                                                                          Sweet Wine

                                                                          • Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Domaine de Coyeux, France 2009

                                                                            Appealing aromas of fresh citrus fruits & sweetness

                                                                            • Glass (125ml)£6.95
                                                                            • Bottle (37.5 cl)£20.50

                                                                          Wines By The Glass

                                                                            White

                                                                            • Il Sacrato, Trebbiano, Pinot Bianco, Italy 2015

                                                                              Dry and fresh, with crisp acidity and appealing aromas

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£5.70
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£7.90
                                                                              • Bottle£22.95
                                                                            • Tournee du Sud, Grenache Sauvignon, Pays D'Oc, France 2015

                                                                              Fresh grassy aromas of Sauvignon with some elegance from the Grenache

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£5.95
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£8.30
                                                                              • Bottle£23.50
                                                                            • Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine Petits Faiteaux, France 2015

                                                                              Classic aromas of Sauvignon with crisp acidity

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£6.95
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£9.50
                                                                              • Bottle£25.95
                                                                            • Sauvignon Blanc, Dona Paula, Argentina 2016

                                                                              Crisp and herbaceous style of Sauvignon from high in the hills of the Mendoza region

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£7.65
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£10.60
                                                                              • Bottle£27.95
                                                                            • Kayra Winery Narince, Turkey 2015

                                                                              Fresh and fruity dry white wine from Anatolia region. From one of the most highly regarded producers in Turkey

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£7.65
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£10.70
                                                                              • Bottle£27.95

                                                                            Red

                                                                            • Il Sacrato, Sangiovese, Merlot, Italy 2015

                                                                              Soft and juicy red berry fruit flavours, gentle tannins

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£5.70
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£7.90
                                                                              • Bottle£22.95
                                                                            • Tournee du Sud, Cabernet Syrah Pays D'Oc, France 2015

                                                                              Good structure with a hint of spice and warm berry fruits

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£5.95
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£8.30
                                                                              • Bottle£23.50
                                                                            • Rioja Quasar Tinto, Spain 2012

                                                                              Classic ripe cherry fruit with a hint of vanilla on the nose

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£6.95
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£9.50
                                                                              • Bottle£24.95
                                                                            • Paula Malbec, Dona Paula, Argentina 2015

                                                                              Deeply-coloured with flavours of plums and a hint of chocolate notes

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£7.65
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£10.60
                                                                              • Bottle£27.45
                                                                            • Kayra Winery, Kalecik Karasi, Turkey 2014

                                                                              Medium bodied red wine, with soft tannins, perfect with lamb dishes. From the Anatolia region

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£7.65
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£10.70
                                                                              • Bottle£27.95

                                                                            Rosé

                                                                            • Chateau de L'Aumerade, Cotes de Provence, France 2015

                                                                              Pale salmon in colour, dry, and full of fruit in traditional Provencale bottle

                                                                              • Glass (175ml)£7.85
                                                                              • Glass (250ml)£10.95
                                                                              • Bottle£30.95
                                                                            • Pinot Grigio Blush, Venezie, Italy 2015

                                                                              Lovely strawberry aromas with a hint of sweetness, great summer drinking

                                                                              • Bottle£28.25

                                                                            White Wines France

                                                                            • Chardonnay Domaine de Pourthie, VDP D'Oc. 2015£26.45

                                                                              Ripe citrus fruits with a hint of vanilla

                                                                              • Le Campuget, Grenache Viognier, VDP Gard. 2015£27.45

                                                                                Hints of peaches, a touch of spice and a little weight from the Grenache

                                                                                • Muscadet de Sevre et Maine, Cuvée Chereau Carre 2015£28.45

                                                                                  Dry and full-flavoured, crisp acidity the way Muscadet should be

                                                                                  • Chablis, Domaine Jean Goulley, 2015£34.95

                                                                                    Dry and crisp, with the trademark minerality from this Chardonnay

                                                                                    • Sancerre Domaine, Gerard Millet 2015£36.95

                                                                                      Aromas of gooseberries, very dry, crisp acidity, perfect with fish

                                                                                      • Pouilly Fuisse, Domaine Ferrand 2013£49.50

                                                                                        Rich and elegant dry white with developed citrus and vanilla flavours

                                                                                        Germany & Alsace

                                                                                        • Kreuznacher Kronenberg, Riesling Kabinett, Germany 2014£28.95

                                                                                          Appealing aromas of lime and citrus fruit, crisp acidity and great purity

                                                                                          • Gewurztraminer Dopff au Moulin, Alsace 2015£42.95

                                                                                            Aromas of lychee and Turkish delight, perfect with dishes with some spice

                                                                                            Iberian Peninsula & Italy

                                                                                            • Pinot Grigio Il Casone Venezie, Italy 2015£26.45

                                                                                              Classic dry and delicate wine from the north-east of Italy

                                                                                              • Rioja Blanco 'Rivallana', Spain 2015£27.45

                                                                                                Clean and fresh, with no oak ageing to enhance the fruit flavours

                                                                                                South America

                                                                                                • Vina Edmara Chardonnay, Chile 2016£24.95

                                                                                                  Ripe and refreshing citrus fruit from this medium-bodied Chardonnay

                                                                                                  • Echeverria Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, Chile 2015£28.95

                                                                                                    This is a full flavoured wine showing ripe pineapple and tropical fruit flavours

                                                                                                    Australasia & South Africa

                                                                                                    • Foundstone Unoaked Chardonnay, Australia 2015£25.95

                                                                                                      Rich and full of tropical fruits, very clean and elegant

                                                                                                      • Swartland Chenin Blanc, South Africa 2016£28.45

                                                                                                        A lovely juicy white wine with melon fruits and good length

                                                                                                        • Faultline Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2015£29.95

                                                                                                          Classic aromatic and dry wine from the Marlborough region

                                                                                                          Red Wines France

                                                                                                          • Merlot Domaine de Pourthie, VDP D'Oc. 2015£25.45

                                                                                                            Deeply coloured with ripe plum fruit flavour

                                                                                                            • Le Campuget Syrah Viognier, VDP Gard 2015£26.45

                                                                                                              Juicy and clean tasting red wine with a touch of spice

                                                                                                              • Cotes du Rhone 'Est Ouest', Domaine Andre Brunel 2014£27.45

                                                                                                                Warm peppery flavours, soft tannins, excellent concentration

                                                                                                                • Beaujolais, Domaine Romany 2014£27.95

                                                                                                                  Classic Gamay elegance, small red fruits on the palate, try it chilled!

                                                                                                                  • Chateau Fleur de Lisse, St. Emilion 2011£35.95

                                                                                                                    A predominance of Merlot gives a plummy, softer style

                                                                                                                    • Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau Fortia 2012£54.95

                                                                                                                      Rich and powerful red wine from this very old and prestigious estate

                                                                                                                      • Beaune 1er Cru Toussaints, Domaine Rene Monnier 2011£86.95

                                                                                                                        Soft and elegant Pinot Noir with ripe raspberry fruit and immense elegance

                                                                                                                        Iberian Peninsula & Italy

                                                                                                                        • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Feudi d'Albe, Italy 2015£25.45

                                                                                                                          Very juicy, delicate tannins, medium-bodied

                                                                                                                          • Rioja Reserva Bodegas Ondarre, Spain 2011£42.95

                                                                                                                            Vanilla and cherry aromas, soft and elegant, good concentration

                                                                                                                            • Brunello di Montalcino, Italy 2011£76.45

                                                                                                                              Lovely weight and concentration, a powerful wine with spice and pepper

                                                                                                                              Americas

                                                                                                                              • Echeverria Merlot Reserve, Chile 2015£25.45

                                                                                                                                Aromas and flavours of damsons and plums, soft and elegant

                                                                                                                                • Maggio Old Vines Zinfandel, California, USA 2013£28.45

                                                                                                                                  Ripe and spicy brambly fruit, soft and juicy, made from old vines

                                                                                                                                  • Carmen Pinot Noir Reserva, Chile 2015£30.45

                                                                                                                                    From the Casablanca Valley, soft red berry fruit flavours, medium-bodied

                                                                                                                                    Australasia & South Africa

                                                                                                                                    • Foundstone Merlot, Australia 2014£25.45

                                                                                                                                      Soft and fruity, lots of ripe plum flavours and gentle taninns

                                                                                                                                      • Swartland Pinotage, South Africa 2014£28.45

                                                                                                                                        A rich red colour with spice and a touch of smoky bacon on the nose

                                                                                                                                        • The Black Shiraz, Berton Vineyards, Australia 2015£29.45

                                                                                                                                          A big and powerful wine full of spice and pepper, for strong-flavoured dishes

                                                                                                                                          Whiskies

                                                                                                                                          • Bell's£7.25

                                                                                                                                            • Jameson (Irish)£8.25

                                                                                                                                              • J & B£8.25

                                                                                                                                                • Chivas Regal£9.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Teacher's£8.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Jim Beam£8.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Canadian Club£8.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Jack Daniels£8.45

                                                                                                                                                          • Johnnie Walker Red Label£8.45

                                                                                                                                                            • Johnnie Walker Black Label£9.45

                                                                                                                                                              Liqueurs

                                                                                                                                                              • Drambuie£8.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Grand Marnier£8.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Cointreau£8.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Tia Maria£8.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Southern Comfort£8.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Baileys£8.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Disaronno£8.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Calvados£7.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Kirsch£6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Grappa£7.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sherry£6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    Cognac

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Courvoisier£7.45

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Martell£8.45

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hennessy£8.45

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hine£9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Remy Martin£9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Janneau Grand Armagnac£8.45

                                                                                                                                                                                                Malts

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bushmill's£8.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Glenfiddich£9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Glenmorangie£9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Macallan£10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lagavulin£10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Laphroaig£10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shots

                                                                                                                                                                                                            25ml

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aftershock£4.25

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Absinthe£4.45

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fernet-Branca£4.45

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Limoncello£4.45

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sambuca£4.45

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jagermeister£4.45

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • BMW£4.45

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • B52£4.45

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            What 329 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 3.7Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 3.8Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 3.6Value

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            87% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 26 August 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              La cena fue rica pero éramos la única mesa de lugar, no había nada de ambiente y al final sentí que nos corrieron.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              James

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Portland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 14 August 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Horrible experience. Seated by staff after glaring at us upon arrival. After being seated, staff member gave us some water and then never checked on us again. Table next to us received another round of drinks and ordered desert. We had a 1730 reservation and a show to follow at 1945. We left the restaurant at 1800 after only receiving a glass of water. Restaurant was about 1/4th full and this experience on a Wednesday evening is unacceptable. Eclectic place with horrible service, can not review the food as we never had our order taken.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SarastroResponded on 19 August 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dear Mr Faraoni Thank you for choosing to dine at Sarastro. Regarding your review their are points that need clarity. Your reservation was at 5.30 pm. From our CCTV recordings you arrived at 5.45 pm and where seated at 5.46 pm and served a jug of water at 5.50 pm were you was not ready to place your orders and you left the restaurant at 5.56 pm. I would recomend you should plan your dining hours according to your theater show rather than blaming the establishments for your own delay.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              owainr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aberdeen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 13 August 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We went for pre theatre dinner and had a lovely time the food and service were north great. Really nice wine and the ingredients were top quality. Would definitely visit again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DavidA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 12 August 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and chose Sarastro as it was located close to the theatre. Our experience there couldn’t have been improved upon. The service was very attentive, the atmosphere was amazing and the food was delicious. We were also presented with a special anniversary treat. Thank you Sarastro, we will return!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lindac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Savannah

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 5 August 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Quirky restaurant with very good food and close to many of the theatres. Perfect for a pre-theatre meal!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SueE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 10 July 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I ave always had a fantastic experience here and so brought a friend. The waiter kindly found us a private booth despite it being very busy but from then on the service was terrible, none of the usual smiles, we had to chase our food and we didn't get the water we ordered. I had been told my food was not spicy at all but it was. I will go again but maybe not at a busy time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              outofbreath

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 8 July 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Very ho hum. Definitely did not appreciate we were there. Had been recommended by a friend. Apart from the eclectic bathroom - nothing else was worthy of our $$

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EricaF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 6 June 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food1service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The restaurant it s worth a visit as it s so beautiful and unique. The live entertainment was nice also. Althought the food it s poor quality and poorly made. Overpriced food for the quality of it.... Which haven't left us with a pleasent impression regarding the place overall

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AngelaB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 16 April 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Very original decor,friendly staff and tasty food. Would definitely recommend.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HelenT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 14 March 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              What a great place! We had been before some years ago and was delighted to return and was not disappointed. Great welcome, good humour and friendly staff made the whole experience fun. We had brought friends with us and they loved it too. Live entertainment was excellent and very interactive! We had a thoroughly enjoyable time as did most people there but even those not interacting would have been entertained. Food and wine was really good and complimented the environment perfectly. Such an unusual venue and quite a wow factor. Would definitely return.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11. DP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DavidP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Devon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 27 February 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If you are looking for something different as a dining experience in London, then look no further than Sarastro in Drury Lane. It’s quirky decor, built from reclaimed theatre furniture, is a delight and with so much to see and take in it makes for a great dining experience. The restaurant specialises in pre theatre dining but is open until late. The food is excellent and although it is predominately a Turkish restaurant there is a good a-la-carte menu available. I have dined there a number of times and still find something I haven’t seen before so give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 25 February 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Excellent service from start to finish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HenrikM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 23 January 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I introduced some collegues All of us enjoyed the god and the good service

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            14. N

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Normski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              154 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              154 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 22 January 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sarastro scores highly on pure quirkiness, but the food is good too. It was the first visit for three of our group of four. Service was good humoured, if a little sparse when we were there (a cold and wet Tuesday evening, so it wasn't terribly busy) and it was tricky to catch anyone's eye. That said, we had a balcony table, so we did appreciate that the staff weren't going to be running up and down the stairs just to check if we were OK. It's a fun place to eat and no doubt each of us will return with different groups of people, to introduce them to this experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15. SS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SnelS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 23 October 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Staff was rude and very unaccommodating to our requests. Being vegetarian, the options were quite limited.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16. AH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AlanH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 15 October 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The setting is very unusual. The service was on the ball, not too quick and not too slow. Food was well cooked and prepared.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            17. MH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MariaH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 31 July 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I had booked the restaurant for a pre theatre dinner as we were attending a show in the Westend. The restaurant is well located on Drury lane and the decor and design is theatrical yet intimate with the booths. The food was wonderful and the service was exemplary. We had a most enjoyable meal however all members of the party felt the decor in both the gents and ladies toilets was overtly graphic and unnecessary. In my option the restaurant does not need this 'attraction' and should be confident to hold their food, hospitality and service as the reason to dine there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18. T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Timdie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 25 July 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              After 30yrs it was just as I remembered. Colourful unique and very attentive. Definitely an adults only eatery as its not just about the food! A lovely selection and generous served with style. I just dont remember the staff being so tall but this added to the Operatic humour of the occassion. Great value pre musical theatre meal. Hope to return soon for a sunday experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dee1954

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 18 April 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The restuarant was perfect. It suited being near the Drury Lane theatre. Food was delicious and good value. Staff was attentive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20. s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              samantham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 20 February 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The service was slow and diabolical. They added on a service charge which they certainly did not deserve !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 21 November 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Attractive outside and an interesting and quirky interior. A little quiet at lunchtime but the 'boxes' are great giving a feeling of theatre to the dining experience , the staff are really helpful and friendly and the food was great

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            22. LW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LornaW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 15 November 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Guest was stunned by the theatrical nature of the restaurant as it definitely has the WOW factor. Good choice on the menu and service was good. A nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 15 November 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Love going to Sarastro for the amazing surroundings and the food is usually good too. Ours was a pre matinée lunch so good service and not too noisy. Expect at night it gets very lively buzzy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            24. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dingdong2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 6 November 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Came to London for my friends 70th birthday she was thrilled and very excited about Sarastro's , then went to see 42nd Street, fabulous day thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            25. YL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              YueLiang

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 17 October 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great experience at Sarastro! It's a beautifully decorated, theatre-themed place where bits of Mediterranean feels get together. Very interesting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            26. SQ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SuzieQ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 2 October 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Out with two friends, Sarastro was ideal. They loved the quirkiness of the place and we have already re-booked so that we can bring partners along too. The food was well presented and tasty. We opted to share starters and then have a main each from the lunch menu, which was good value. Our waitress was excellent and made some great suggestions; she clearly knows the menu very well. Monday lunchtime seems to be a quiet time but we didn't go for atmosphere. That being said, Sarastro has its own unique atmosphere with or without other diners present. I am already looking forward to my next visit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 20 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Good food in very unusual surroundings , excellent service and makes for a very memorable visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Newcastle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 3 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A great experience with enjoyable live music on a Sunday evening

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 2 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Second visit and not disappointed. It's an experience not just a meal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            30. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Swetlii

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 27 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lovely place lots to take in, good quality all around!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 26 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The service was excellent. The food good. When they found out it was my daughter's 20th b'day, they whipped up a b'day platter of macarons w/b'day candle. The toilets cld be improved. Wld go back!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 25 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food3service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Took my two children here just for the experience of seeing the amazing decor. Don't regret it as it is what it is but service was very slow at first and not all servers are able to answer questions about the food. Food is average I guess and as expected it's v expensive for what it is but certainly worth one visit if for nothing else but the novelty factor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            33. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 9 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Very pleased with our dining at Sarastro , the food and wine ,soft drink combined with proffessional musicans was just terrific , i,ll recomend this restaurant to everyone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            34. O

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oldfashionedgirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 6 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Quirky little place. Must be fun on a weekend when they have singers. Food nice Turkish. Pleasant staff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            35. K

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kjellvis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 4 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The most spectacular interior and atmosphere that we've ever seen!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            36. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Avidpton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yorkshire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 21 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Have been before but on this occasion we were somewhat disappointed. It was a Sunday evening and not many people eating. The String Quartet and Opera singers were fine and the Theatre decor is of course good. However the food was not up to standard. One meal had to be replaced because it was just lukewarm and the dish of vegetables distinctly cold. By the time the veg was replaced the meal was virtually over. Yes we did give our comments to Manager. But at over a £100 with wine for 2 main courses this was not what one would expect. Must do better.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            37. AB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ABQDining

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              New Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 21 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Very fun atmosphere, with opera singers wandering the dining room. Bright & rich decor. We had a great time for an anniversary dinner with family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            38. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 30 April 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great place if you are after something different from the normal "boring" restaurant. different themes Thursday - Sunday & great entertainment food very good. would recommend for something out of the ordinary!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            39. JM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JMY50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 15 March 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Was pleased to have a booking but as it was lunchtime the restaurant was empty and therefore lacked the ambience I'd hope for. However I would come back again in the evening with friends as it would be perfect for a fun night out. Ideal for theatre trip. The decoration is quirky and exciting. Food was ok some dishes more appealing than others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 27 February 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We really enjoy our food and the authenticity of that place :) thank you:)

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