Sarastro

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Turkish, Mediterranean
  • 126 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5SU
  • 020 7836 0101
  • £20 - £30 VISA MASTER CARD
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 12:30 - 22:30
Saturday 12:30 - 23:00
Sunday 12:30 - 16:00 | 18:00 - 22:00
Bar
Bar
Parties Welcome
Parties Welcome
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair Access

Enter a world of drama, passion and excitement where exuberant colour, glittering display and joyous music meet exotic cuisine to create a truly unforgettable dining experience. On first approaching Sarastro, the eye is enchanted by the voluptuous floral displays which adorn the exterior of this Grade II listed Victorian building. Closer to, the intriguing 'old curiosity shop' interior can be glimpsed through the semicircular paned glass windows; drawing visitors into the heart of the restaurant to exclaim with joy at the unexpected vision that unfolds before them. As imaginative and remarkable as a scene from The Arabian Nights, the interior of Sarastro is ablaze with swirling colour and visual excitement. The bustling main floor is surrounded on three sides by ten distinctive opera boxes based on English, Gothic, Rococo, Ottoman and Byzantine styles, whilst the exclusive and prominent 'Royal Box' commands the centre position at the far end. As the first restaurant in London to feature balconies, and with banisters taken from the Royal Opera House, Sarastro offers a diverse range of seating accommodation; much of which is partially enclosed to offer partial privacy for diners of a more discreet nature. Please note however that the erotic artwork which is such a memorable feature of our rest rooms is artistic yet could hardly be called discreet! At Sarastro the emphasis is more about having fun than the stuffy gourmet pretentiousness of 'fine dining'. The menu is Turkish oriented and the food is broadly Mediterranean in style. A two-course meal with wine can cost as little as £20, with £25-30 being the average. Menus are regularly posted on the website along with details of special events and themed evenings. Undoubtedly the place to see and be seen in Drury Lane, Sarastro offers a unique and opulent carnival of the senses that gladdens the heart, delights the eye and captivates the soul. So why not visit Sarastro soon and experience its magic for yourself? Remember, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected!

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Customer Reviews

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by Jeanette on 25 Jun 2019

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Absolutely fabulous evening Food service and entertainment all first class Would definitely return

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by Hayley on 24 Jun 2019

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This was my 4th visit to Sarastro, with friends celebrating a 40th birthday, such a unique place, the food is lovely and the service is good. Even though we were the only ones there as it was an early lunch, it exudes ambiance and character. Would definitely recommend.

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We were not overly impressed with this restaurant. The food was ok but nothing to write home about . We had to wait for ages when one of our groups main course did not arrive it seamed to have been forgotten. The entertainment did a sound check and then we were left with no music playing.

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by Jeff on 23 Jun 2019

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if you've not been before the the wow factor is great as you walk in. Friendly staff and good food followed by a great singer who got the diners up dancing from the off.

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by Martin on 23 Jun 2019

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Great atmosphere I was more than pleased to be offered the option of a ground floor table after booking a balcony one. Service was great as wAs the food . The singer was great and she got everybody up and dancing which added to a what was already great evening .i would most definitely recommend this restaurant to anybody who is looking for something different. I will most certainly be returning