It’s my mum’s 60th birthday in December and we’ve booked to take her to the theatre. Would love any recommendations for bars around Covent Garden/Charing Cross/Embankment/Leicester Square area where we could go for drinks beforehand. Ideally somewhere which also has small plates/substantial bar snacks too?
Side Hustle at the Nomad is opposite the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, it’s such a great bar and the small plates are amazing!
Go to The Portrait for cocktails and bar snacks. It’s on top of the National Portrait Gallery and the views are incredible!
Toklas near 180 is delicious! Perfect if you want to share a few small Mediterranean plates and it’s right next to Somerset House for skating/exhibitions.
Also, there’s a new-ish bar on top of the Royal Opera House which is a hidden gem! Lovely drinks and so festive.
Gordon’s Wine bar right by embankment station always pulls through, they have small bites and cheese plates too.