Sarastro

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based on 676 reviews
4.7
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
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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 Sarah on 14 Aug 2018

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The food was outstanding, one of the best meals I’ve had. The chef also made us and extra special desert for our anniversary, nice touch. Will definitely come again!

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Food is delicious, great ambiance and service and entertainment great, really love coming here and would definitely recommend.

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Fabulous food 1st class entertainment the atmosphere was like being in a old fashioned theatre reminded me of the old television programme that was on called the Good Old Days brilliant staff & no I’m not related to the owner 😜 pre parking in Parker Street Covent Garden 👍

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The manager was stressed and having audible words with his staff over seating. There were no pleasantries- just a case of “can I take your order”. There was no thank you or goodbye as we left. The balconies cannot be booked on line. I asked if we could sit at one of the empty balcony tables. “Sorry sir they’re all booked” Really!!

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Pre theatre lunch for three. Great food. Friendly staff and interesting surroundings.