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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by Anita on 19 Aug 2019

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A lovely restaurant, absolutely surreal, great entertainment and good food. The stuff are polite and all in all a big thumbs up.

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Nice food, quirky and interesting place, good atmosphere, lovely service.

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The best part were the friendly staff :)

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WOW! what a unique place to dine. The restaurant is amazing and the food really good. The staff were helpful and very friendly. and to top it all live music and dancing. You couldn't ask for anything more for a fun night out.

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Excellent service - enjoyed a lovely long leisurely lunch on a great balcony table. Beautifully decorated restaurant.