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126 Drury Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5SU, England
+44 20 7836 0101
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
12:00 - 22:30 Hours
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
126 Drury Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5SU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a great and quirky place to go for a night out with friends. It was geared for Christmas with a set Christmassy menu and crackers on the table. Food and service good, there is a small area for dancing and a singer mingles with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maxineinlondon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here a few times over the past 10 years with friends and family. Originally very good with excellent service and food. However the latest visit saw some poor service (we removed the service charge), and some so so food. To be honest if I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank philh640
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Poor customer service, Not helpful over the phone at all. Myself and my husband are not impressed!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pioneer818722
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Sarastro last night and it was great. We have dined here previously but some time ago and must do it again soon as it was a fun night with good service and nice food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Poppycat18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not disappointed after this restaurant was recommended. A quirky, alternative decor is complimented by the fabulous turkish food, best borek i have ever had. We were entertained by a string quartet and opera singers while eating, it was an unhurried lunch and we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bevh978
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my family went to Sarastro. I had been there before and it was great: the restaurant looks amazing and the food was pretty good, so I decided to show it to my family. We went in there and my family loved the interior,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank IljaRijn98
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wouldn’t miss going here for a night out when in London. Great atmosphere, great food. Thoroughly recommend going here, have taken many friends who were absolutely delighted with the evening there. Make the effort to find it, you won’t regret it.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Venture750049
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with Friends for Sunday Lunch and had a wonderful time. Beautiful restaurant (very ornate) and had a booth to ourselves. The food was reasonably priced and very good quality. The staff were great and very good fun. The icing on the cake were the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends that had been previously I was absolutely blown away with this quirky establishment . On a Thursday , Friday and Saturday evening they have music . Visiting the area it’s an absolute must we chose the pre theatre 2 course for £17.95...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tomsam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So cool environment. look like an opera house but quite different. a mixture of Arabic and Turkish and English opera house style. the foods are pretty good. Don't miss the erotic paintings on the walls of the toilet.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Saraghorashizadeh
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
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Deborah H
1 October 2018|
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Response from geoffraser | Reviewed this property |
Hi Deborah I get the feeling that they'll do all they can to help you but I think only if there is a table spare. It's a restaurant so normal rules may apply. It's a very popular place so a lot of pre booking goes on. Try... More
23 July 2018|
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Response from SQ01273 | Reviewed this property |
If you can get a box that sits 8, that’s lovely and private, we could hear ok
29 January 2018|
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Response from YahyaM_12 | Reviewed this property |
Plz check goggle map as I went by tube and wasted my time and money 😡
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Drury Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 0101
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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. Classic dishes include pan seared scallops, rack of lamb and seafood linguini.
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