PRE AND POST THEATRE DRINKS & BITES

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LON­DON Café Route

Just be­fore pop­ping into Ar­cola Theatre, a quick din­ner can be had at one of Hack­ney’s best cafés. Try the pan-cooked chicken liv­ers, sumac and yo­ghurt for starters, or share a large plate of char­grilled lamb with Kozde patli­can, yo­ghurt, chilli but­ter and flat­bread. Cafer­oute.co.uk

Le­ices­ter Square Kitchen

Em­brac­ing a smart-ca­sual shared din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, ex­pect con­tem­po­rary Mex­i­can and Peru­vian small plates such as the seabass ce­viche served with avo­cado, white corn and red onion, or sliced beef ten­der­loin an­tic­u­cho com­ple­mented by fine wines and sig­na­ture cock­tails. Le­ices­ter­squarek­itchen.co.uk

Swan

Lo­cated at Shake­speare’s Globe, the Swan bar and res­tau­rant has stun­ning views of the Thames and St Paul’s. Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Al­lan Pick­ett Prior worked at renowned restau­rants such as the award-win­ning Pi­quet and un­der the in­fa­mous Marco Pierre White at L’Es­car­got. Swan­lon­don.co.uk

Vaulty Tow­ers

Part bar and part per­for­mance space, Vaulty Tow­ers of­fers quick, ca­sual din­ing at The Vaults be­fore and af­ter the evening’s pro­ceed­ings. Help your­self to the smoked pork shoul­der or the miso glazed aubergine while you’re en­joy­ing a se­lec­tion of IPAs, cock­tails and good, old fash­ioned beer. Vaulty­tow­ers.lon­don

J Sheekey

One of Theatre Land’s favourite sons, J Sheekey has been of­fer­ing the finest seafood with al fresco din­ing on the ter­race for over 100 years! Try a dozen of its fresh­est Os­tra Re­gal or en­joy a whole Devon Cock crab all by your­self. J-sheekey.co.uk

Rum­pus Room

Lo­cated at The Mon­drian Lon­don, Rum­pus Room is a so­phis­ti­cated din­ing space with live mu­sic. Sky­line ses­sions are a se­ries of orig­i­nal cock­tails crafted from Gray Goose vodka. Snack on truf­fle arancini, a su­perb char­cu­terie board, or salt and pep­per squid. Rum­pus­room­lon­don.com

MANCH­ESTER Cloud 23

Housed on the 23rd floor of the land­mark Beetham Tower, this cham­pagne and cock­tail bar of­fers a panoramic view of Manch­ester while you sip on sig­na­ture cock­tails in­spired by 10 spe­cial Hil­tons around the world. The Di­rec­tor’s Cut is a movie nod to The Bev­erly Hilton in Cal­i­for­nia, with Ke­tel One Vodka, pop­corn, cream soda, maple syrup and vanilla milk­shake thrown in the mix. Cloud23bar.co.uk

The Ri­vals

A new bar and res­tau­rant at The Royal Ex­change sees vis­i­tors din­ing on mains of cour­gette and goat’s cheese frit­ters, rump of lamb with oregano roast po­ta­toes and broc­col­ini, or a baked squash falafel of roasted sumac squash, ras el hanout and pome­gran­ate. Royalex­change.co.uk

Pier 8

The Lowry’s many din­ing op­tions of­fer pa­trons a wide choice. At Pier 8, pre-theatre menus in­clude two cour­ses at a mere GBP23 or three cour­ses at GBP29. Try the pan-fried cod with spring peas and le­mon but­ter sauce, fol­lowed by the poached rhubarb, mas­car­pone & gin­ger panna cotta, honey tu­ile. Th­elowry.com

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