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#666 of 17,073 Restaurants in London
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Covent Garden
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126 Drury Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5SU, England
+44 20 7836 0101
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend surprised me with a dinner at Sarastro for my birthday. He reserved a table a few weeks ago, and requested a table in a box if one was available. Having visited once before we were keen to have a box this time! He was told at the time of booking that it wasn't possible to guarantee a box... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spotted this superb establishment by it's quirky exterior during the day, the friendly staff member seeing 4 pairs of eyes peering through the door ,ushered us in to take a look at what turned out to be a unique and interesting restaurant. A quick check of the menu and confirmation of the upcoming entertainment for the next evening, had 4... More 

Thank Chris C
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, so I'll be as honest as possible. The restaurant is a brilliant location and lovely and quaint looking from the outside. The interior is different to say the least. The tables are quiet small, literally not a lot of space to put the food on. I wish I'd say in one do the booths they looked nice and private.... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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454 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were delayed at the theatre so we arrived later than the time that we had booked our table for. The host was incredibly relaxed -- and "relaxed" was the leitmotif for this restaurant as we were to discover. There were two performers singing operatic arias and circulating among the tables -- the quirky interior had clientele that ranged from... More 

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried to find a 'different' restaurant and this was on a webpage listing quirky places to eat in London. We booked to coincide with the music on a Sunday and with hindsight I would ask to be on the balcony to take in more of the atmosphere. Food was good, with a nice choice of vegetarian dishes which is... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a crowd of 10 celebrating my 50th. Food was beautiful, service was accomodated to our needs. We had a fantastic time. Thank you for allowing my friend to sing at the end of the night it was the icing on a fantastic day - "That's what friends are for". We will be visiting again in the future. Thank... More 

Thank mac66aroni
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked this restaurant as the start to a few days in London celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. It was a great choice of venue. The very quirky decor was wonderful and the service was friendly, efficient and amusing. The Friday night live music was a bonus. We were seated in one of the gallery dining booths with a view... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, and I feel strongly about this, if someone has taken the effort to book a table give me a decent seat! I've wanted to try this restaurant for years, so quirky looking. We booked and despite the restaurant only being a quater full were seated next to the waiters stand (sure we should have asked to move to... More 

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Murad M, General Manager at Sarastro, responded to this review

Dear Mickey thank you for spending your time in giving us a feedback on your experience at Sarastro. I am sorry to see that you were not happy with your table and it could have been easily resolved if you had informed us on the evening. Not quite sure which evening you visited but our entertainment program is on the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sarastro has definitely become my favorite restaurant in London. The food is just amazing, the staff are very friendly and attentive and the live music is the cherry on top. An ideal place for celebrations and entertaining guests/clients.

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Diseworth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked a Sunday meal for 3 at 2pm and it was a superb all round fantastic experience. The set menu was interesting with the starter being a selection of Turkish(?) dishes to share. My main course of fettuccini was superb. We sat at a balcony table and my words cannot do justice to the quirky, fun, over-the-top décor. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $46
Mediterranean, European, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Drury Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 0101
Filled with opera luvvies, tourists and eccentric Londoners, Sarastro has earned itself an iconic reputation in London's West End for its opulent decor 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 semi private opera booths 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.

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Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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