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 Mike A on 19 Nov 2018

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What a great evening! Lovely food, super entertainment. Staff were really good. A great night. Thank you to all

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by Julie & Joe on 19 Nov 2018

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We had a fabulous meal for our son's 16th Birthday

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by Julie J on 18 Nov 2018

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We were there, a party of eight, Saturday night and had a great time. The food was excellent and service quick. Really enjoyed dancing to the live music in fab surroundings.

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by Simon T on 18 Nov 2018

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Great surreal setting and a wow factor initially. Party of 6 we had a balcony which was great . Food was what was expected and was generally good. Great service too. Only other comment was that wevloved the live music as we wanted to be anle to dance but dance area tiny but we got round that but to play from just after 9 till 10.45 with a break in between , seemed too short as it was just getting goung . But we will all return.......thank you.

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Nice restaurant but menu not that extensive