After visiting British Museum, we wanted to spend the evening catching another musical or play. We tried for Matilda but it was full-house, so we settled on the hugely popular War Horse at New London Theatre.
After getting the tickets, there was still enough time for dinner so we wandered around the streets nearby and found this Great Queen Street restaurant which serves modern British food!
There are quite some tables on the ground level and there is also an alfresco area, with a cellar bar that opens till midnight (possibly for post-theatre drinks). There is a pre-theatre menu that serves quite a decent list of food, catering to the patrons of quite a good number of theatres around this area.
Some dishes on the menu were good for sharing for 2 or 3, but we didn’t had enough time, even though the description on the chalkboard looked awesomely tempting!
We ended up ordering the Mackerel (mackerel, courgettes, lemon, parsley and garlic) (£15) and the Smokie (Arbroath smokie, cream and chives) (£14) with the help of the very helpful waiter.
Before the main courses were served, there was bread and butter to warm our stomach first. When the fishes were served, we were surprised that they were whole fishes instead of just fillets!
Both fishes were extremely fresh, tender and absolutely delicious!
The Smokie was perfectly smoked and the Mackerel, though still a little fishy, was thoroughly enjoyed too!
Note that there is a 12.5% service charge included in the bill.