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!
by Susie Ball on 21 Apr 2019
The restaurant has very different quirky decor and loved the private booths. Thought the food was good but a little over priced but then it is near Covent Garden.
by SD on 21 Apr 2019
The hospitality was great and the staff were very welcoming. The seating was unique as we expected, and the the entertainment was very nice. The two stars are for hospitality, decor and entertainment. The disappointing bit was food, portions and the prices. The starter portions were not enough for a group of 8 people. I ordered virgin Mojito which was very bland. The prices were very high for food that was not quite exquisite.
by LOIS Suleyman on 21 Apr 2019
We had such a fantastic evening celebrating my hubbys 50th - thankyou soo much for everything and making such a special evening to remember 😊
by Janine on 20 Apr 2019
Food was ok nothing special but the venue is quirky and the entertainment is very good. Great for a night out.
by Lex on 20 Apr 2019
This place is not as good as it used to be . The opera in the aisles used to be fabulous . Now replaced on some nights by other options - Spanish on the night we came . It was lively but we were sat right next to the band . Food was nice drinks and service were very mediocre