Filled with opera luvvies, tourists and eccentric Londoners, Sarastro has earned itself an iconic reputation in London's West End for its opulent décor and flamboyant food. Part decorative stage set, part bric-a-brac store, the dining room at Sarastro – which is located in Drury Lane - features crushed velvet tablecloths, cosy booths and private “opera booth” seating on the theatrical mezzanine level overlooking the restaurant. This charismatic setting is a dining experience you won't forget, and the menu is Mediterranean with a nod towards Turkey. Classic dishes include the lamb shank, the grilled sea bass and the pan-fried mussels in tomato sauce. On Sunday lunchtimes and Sunday and Monday evening there is live opera and Thursdays a swing and Motown show.
|Typical meal price:||From £26.00 (USD32.73) per diner|
£26 to £40
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126 Drury LaneHolbornLondonWC2B 5SU
This review is based on the food and environment alone, unfortunately I didn't get to experience the entertainment because I visited on a Wednesday. The decor in here is fabulous, over the top, quirky and fun. You can sit in mezzanine booths that look over the restaurant we had a booth at the far end so we could see most of what was going on downstairs.
We were not sure if our very sweet, but...more
I found this place when out for a walk with my mum (she was curious as to what the place was with all the flowers and plants on outside), and I'm very glad that I did.
Sarastro's is not your usual restaurant, with everything from the fantasy-land decoration, silk napkins, and the friendly Turkish staff (especially the owner) giving it a really authentic feeling.
Both times I've been (once...more
Five star all the way for this quirky restaurant. I went with a friend on a Thursday evening. There was a set menu, 2 courses for £28.95 or 3 courses for £31.45. Starter is meze style which was very nice and I had the lamb for main course which was also enjoyable. My friend had panna cotta for dessert but she didn't like it. So why the five stars I hear you say! The decor in the restaurant is...more
From the moment I arrived to the garden exterior of the restaurant with a giant poster telling me that Colin Roy would be performing that night I knew I was in for a good time.
The interior is like something from the lost orient. There are tables in the rafters and exotic art and trinkits everywhere. Try and book in advance to get one of the high tables.
We got the two course set menu with...more
This place looks awesome outside - we just had to try it. Without even know what was waiting inside.
Decor is amazing, I would say decor is everything here! A lot of things everywhere!
We were placed downstairs, and regret not asking for a table upstairs on the cute lofts.
Food was totally ok but service was really slow. For the overall experience it is so worth having dinner her....more