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 Anon on 22 Feb 2019

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Great evening- nice atmosphere- enjoyable entertainment and fabulous lamb shank.

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by MrsONo on 22 Feb 2019

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A friend had heard about this restaurant and wanted to try it for a while, yesterday we finally got the chance to go. We were not disappointed. Had booked a late table, following a show, so we were hurried a bit by the waiter to order but understood why as it was late in the evening. We were lucky enough to get a balcony table giving us wonderful views of the restaurant and the live entertainment. They had accommodated a large birthday party, and were making everyone feel very relaxed and welcome. Despite it being busy, we were looked after. Having the singer to listen to was wonderful, but it did make having a conversation at our table very difficult. It must he hard to strike the right balance between volume for live music, and the ability to talk. The food was delicious, hot and came to the table quickly. I will definitely be returning to Sarastro

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by Annmari on 22 Feb 2019

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Wonderful atmosphere and great food. The decor is something out of the ordinary! Quick and friendly service!

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A great time was had by all - we had 19 of us, a mixed bunch from ages 13 to 70, and everyone was delighted. We shall be back!

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First visit here on a recommendation, and delighted we came. I brought my daughter for a pre-theatre meal. Food and service great. Staff also looked after my daughter's purse when she left it behind, and made efforts to contact her to tell she had left it there. Many thanks.