Bars Near the Strand

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!

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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.