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Terrific Theatre Treat!
Palm Court Brasserie (London)
Member Name: katygriff
Palm Court Brasserie (London)
I am often in London to go to a show so what I usually do is make sure that I choose somewhere to eat that is close by but also does a pre-theatre meal so I can ensure that I am all full before I go and watch my show. We were recommended the Palm Court Brasserie by my Aunty and Uncle as they go there every time they are in London. We thought we may as well try so we found ourselves back in July and I am planning another trip for February. Here is why I think that it is a nice, efficient, modern and delicious place to go to.
Ok so first the address;
Palm Court Brasserie London.
39 King Street
Ok so in terms of location this restaurant has it all really. Right in the heart of London in Covent Garden the setting is gorgeous. You are right in the centre of the shops, bars, entertainment and theatres so you cannot fail but to find it but also to enjoy it there. There is so much to see around this area and I think this restaurant has a prime position in theatre land.
We found it easy to find but I would recommend taking the number down just in case you get lost at all. From the outside it looks very cosy with a nice sign which looks kind of old fashioned with Palm Court Brasserie written clearly so you can see it. There is a small window and door and you can see the nice dim lights inside and it does look instantly inviting.
Ok so you walk in and immediately to your left you have the bar which is extremely well stocked and when we there the barman were all up for entertaining everybody which was great fun. There is always somebody there to serve you and there are lots of bar stools so you can always get a seat.
On the right is the start of the restaurant tables which are very simple metal tables and chairs and they look very elegant and again cosy. In fact everything about this place is cosy and friendly so you feel at ease there. The toilets are a short walk to your right and then as you walk down you will see lots more tables and chairs and the place always seemed to be busy while we were there.
The staff were brilliant with everybody being friendly and helping everybody else out. They had very good sense of humour which was nice and made our meal a very pleasant one indeed.
The bar is well stocked so drinks wise you don't really have any problems. The prices are London prices so do expect to pay about £5 for a glass of wine and about £3 for a glass of a soft drink. Expensive I know but what you expect from the centre of London in such a nice area and restaurant.
The menus for food are fantastic. They have a good range of starters such as soup and fishcakes. Then main meals you can choose from meat, grill or pasta salad dishes and they have a good selection of each. Then for pudding you could have ice creams or crumble and many more. The prices are about £4 for starters, £9 - 12 for mains and £4 for desserts.
What we had though was a pre-theatre menu so they basically give you a few choices and they make sure you are out before the shows start which is generally half 7 in the evening. A 3 course meal like this cost £13 which is not bad at all. We had choices with a vegetarian meal included in the menu. I had spinach and feta cheese salad followed by salmon followed by apple crumble which was delicious. Everybody else had steak which looked nice also.
The food does fill you up and it is well prepared so I was impressed. I think everybody takes care over everything at this place which was of course great to see and I enjoyed my time there immensely. The prices were fine and they have a good choice of food and then couple this with the fact that the restaurant is in a brilliant location and is very well stocked and appearance is brilliant I think you cant go wrong here.
I would return as I think everything was just lovely and I would recommend to anybody travelling to this area. I don't think it would be wise to drive to go to the restaurant as it is so much easier to get the tube to Covent Garden which doesn't take long from wherever you are in London.
Recommended and I think you will all be glad if you go and like it as much as I did.
Thanks for reading.