Friday, October 9, 2009

London Theatre Direct - Musicals and Plays Dinner packages

Who are London Theatre Direct?

London Theatre Direct have been providing theatre tickets and restaurant bookings online since January 2000.


By combining the very best of London theatre with top restaurants, they hope they can help even more people book the night, weekend or week of their lives in one of the most famous and exciting cities in the world. They aim to offer a simple, friendly and informative service and are delighted that many of their customers keep coming back for more of the same! They not only provide top quality entertainment, but also offer hotel accommodation at a number of central London hotels. They offer excellent seats for all the great shows in London and believe their service is second to none. Their customers are able to enjoy the very best London has to offer and purchase tickets safely and securely through their online booking system.

Musicals and dinner packages:

"Not just the musical of the decade, but of the century"- International Herald Tribune "A musical that makes history"- Newsweek"Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me? Somewhere beyond the barricade Is there a world you long to see? Do you hear the people sing? Say, do you hear the distant drums? It is the future that they bring When tomorrow comes..." The first of Cameron Mackintosh's large scale musicals. Adapted from Victor Hugo's novel, Les Misérables is the epic tale of a man's life journey through 18th century France and his struggle to live through the injustice and revolution of the time. It is full of passion and courage and has been acclaimed the world over. "If you can't buy a ticket, steal one".

L'Escargot
Greek Street is probably the heart of Soho and L'Escargot is surely the heart of Greek Street - one of London's most fashionable and well-established eateries. The Ground Floor Restaurant buzzes with life and excitement, while upstairs, the Picasso Room provides a more intimate and discreet ambience for fine dining. L'Escargot's 1920's roots are reflected in a remarkable collection of paintings of the period including works by Chagall, Miró and Léger on the Ground Floor and several Picasso's upstairs.

L'Escargot Sample Menu

Rillette of Duck Tarragon and Grain Mustard
Confit of Salmon, Roasted Peppers and Pesto
Minestrone Soup

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Steamed Filet of Sea Trout, Orange and Fennel Salad
Breast of Corn Fed Chicken, Leeks a la Crème, Lentil Vinaigrette
Caramelized Onion Tart with Goats Cheese and Mushroom Butter

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Red Wine Jelly, Mixed Berries
Gratin of Citrus Fruits, Champagne and Passion Fruit
Cheese of the Day with Raisin and Walnut Loaf

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Coffee

*Please note, this menu is provided as an example only and is subject to seasonal variation.

The Award-Winning Musical Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi-award winning musical The Lion King will redefine your expectations of theatre.

A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney’s much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

Experience for yourself this 'Astonishing triumph of theatrical imagination’ Evening Standard

Buddha Bar
The cuisine at buddha-bar is an eclectic mix of dishes from countries across Far East Asia with an emphasis on Japan, China and Thailand. A buzzing and exciting dining room showcasing this popular cuisine with exotic delicacies and luxurious dishes.DJs explore their musical selections throughout the evening offering a remarkable, soothing and exotic sound. This ambiance is showcased brilliantly in the famous series of buddha-bar compilation albums.

Buddha Bar Sample Menu
SAMPLE MENU

Spicy sour coconut soup (v)
Aubergine with yuzu miso sauce
Fish and wakame salad with chilli and lime

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Vegetarian sushi rolls (12 pieces)
Sautéed shrimp with onion and coriander
Half Peking style duck with fruit compote

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Chilled mango soup with coconut crunch
Vanilla crème brule with ginger shortbread
Warm cheesecake with kumquat marmalade

Lion King (Chez Gerard)
"An unmissable treat for the whole family"- Mail On SundayThe stage adaptation of Disney's hugely successful animated film, The Lion King. When the young lion Prince Simba is born his evil uncle Scar is pushed back to second in line to the throne. Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, King Mufasa, and proclaim himself King. Simba survives but is led to believe that his father died because of him and he decides to flee the Kingdom. Simba avenges his father's death until, ultimately, he becomes The Lion King.

Chez Gerard Opera Terrace
If you are going to dine anywhere in Covent Garden, make it Chez Gérard Opera Terrace. Located in London’s most famous piazza and surrounded by dozens of shops, theatres and attractions a meal at Chez Gérard is the perfect way to break, or end your day. Enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of France in the conservatory restaurant that serves "the best steak-frites this side of Paris" as well as a tempting selection of fish and vegetarian dishes. Lighter bites are served in the Café while the zinc bar and open air terrace remain places to be seen when out on the town.

Chez Gerard Opera Terrace Sample Menu
Salade de volaille paysanne
Roasted chicken salad with sautéed mushrooms, bacon lardons and green beans
Salade de chèvre aux noisettex
Grilled goat’s cheese topped with crushed hazelnuts served on mixed leaves salad
Soupe a l’oignon
Traditional French onion soup gratinated with gruyère cheese and croutons

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Paillard de poulet de grain au citron
Lemon and herb marinated corn fed chicken supreme grilled and served with pommes frites and salad
Croquette d’aiglefin, pommes frites et sauce tartare
Smoked haddock and Gruyère fishcakes with a mixed salad, pommes frites and tartare sauce
Couscous de légumes
An authentic Moroccan recipe with young vegetables and chick peas served with buttered couscous

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Café filtreFilter coffee

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Assiette de fromages (supplement £5.95)
An extra course of cheese is available on request

"Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical extravaganza..."- Daily Telegraph
With some of the most lavish sets, costumes and special effects ever to have been created for the stage, The Phantom of The Opera is a haunting musical which traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance into a shadowy existence beneath the majestic Paris Opera House. Adapted from Gaston Leroux's classic novel of mystery and suspense, this award winning musical has woven its magical spell over audiences in over 60 cities worldwide.

Criterion
The Criterion Brasserie is part of the Marco Pierre White collection and serves French food in an inspired interior. The service is efficient and there is a set lunch menu and extensive wine list. It attracts a mixed clientele consisting of the dressed-up dinner crowd and the theatre crowd.

The Criterion really is one of London’s most beautiful dining rooms.

Criterion Sample Menu
Starters
Mushroom Soup
Rillette of Pork with Toasted Poilane
Chicory, Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

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Main Courses
Chargrilled Chicken reast with Polenta and Jus Gras
Panfried Haddock with Ratatouille and Balsamic Dressing
Plat du Jour

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Desserts
Coffee Pannacotta with Chocolate Sauce
Apple Tart Fine with Vanilla Ice Cream
Fromage du Jour

We Will Rock You is set in the future, on a place once called Earth. Globalisation is complete. Everyone watches the same movies, wears the same clothes, and thinks the same thoughts. A safe, happy Ga Ga world.The Company Computers generate the music and the kids download it. All musical instruments are banned. But resistance is growing.A hero is needed.Is the one who calls himself Galileo that man, and can he help them Break Free...?Legendary band Queen, fronted by the dynamic Freddie Mercury before his death in 1991, have been making music together since the 70’s and have now joined forces with writer Ben Elton to bring their unique sound to theatreland...

Bertorelli
The site of the original Bertorelli's, founded over 80 years ago by the Bertorelli family, has been refurbished, capturing the style and modernity of Italy. On the ground floor, the bright colours, accented by stainless steel, evoke a sense of informality in Bertorelli's Café Italian and Bar. As you walk up the stone staircase to the first floor, the restaurant and two private rooms provide a stylish and slightly more formal atmosphere.

Bertorelli Sample Menu

Insalata tricolore
Buffalo mozzarella and ripe plum tomatoes with sliced avocado, dressed with extra virgin olive oil and cracked pepper
Minestroni Genovese
Genovese version of the classic soup, spring vegetables and beans with pesto
Bruschetta tiepida al pomodoro, cipolla rossa e mozzarella
Warm plum tomato, basil and red onion bruschetta with mozzarella and rocket

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Penne al sugo di piselli, funghi e panna
Egg pasta twists with peas and mushrooms in a cream sauce topped with fresh parmesan
Crocchette di pesce e patate con maionese ai capperi
Smoked haddock and spring onion fishcake, mixed salad and tartare sauce
Salsiccie grigliate con fagiolini
Char-grilled Tuscan style sausages served with a casserole of borlotti beans

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Filter coffee

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Piatto di formaggio (supplement £ 5.95)
An extra course of cheese is available on request

Plays and dinner packages

THE MOST TERRIFYING LIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD

Julian Forsyth and Christopher Naylor in
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt
From the novel by Susan Hill
Directed by Robin Herford
Designed by Michael Holt
Lighting by Kevin Sleep

Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It is a formula that provides audiences with an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world. Now in its 21st terrifying year, with over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged.

‘A TRULY NERVE-SHREDDING EXPERIENCE’ - Daily Mail

‘DON’T GO UNLESS YOU LIKE BEING SCARED OUT OF YOUR WITS’ - Sunday Mirror

‘THE MOST BRILLIANTLY EFFECTIVE SPINE CHILLER YOU WILL EVER ENCOUNTER... IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THIS SHOW YET YOU ARE MISSING A TREAT’ - Daily Telegraph

Chez Gerard Opera Terrace
If you are going to dine anywhere in Covent Garden, make it Chez Gérard Opera Terrace. Located in London’s most famous piazza and surrounded by dozens of shops, theatres and attractions a meal at Chez Gérard is the perfect way to break, or end your day. Enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of France in the conservatory restaurant that serves "the best steak-frites this side of Paris" as well as a tempting selection of fish and vegetarian dishes. Lighter bites are served in the Café while the zinc bar and open air terrace remain places to be seen when out on the town.

Chez Gerard Opera Terrace Sample Menu

Salade de volaille paysanne
Roasted chicken salad with sautéed mushrooms, bacon lardons and green beans
Salade de chèvre aux noisettex
Grilled goat’s cheese topped with crushed hazelnuts served on mixed leaves salad
Soupe a l’oignon
Traditional French onion soup gratinated with gruyère cheese and croutons

***
Paillard de poulet de grain au citron
Lemon and herb marinated corn fed chicken supreme grilled and served with pommes frites and salad
Croquette d’aiglefin, pommes frites et sauce tartare
Smoked haddock and Gruyère fishcakes with a mixed salad, pommes frites and tartare sauce
Couscous de légumes
An authentic Moroccan recipe with young vegetables and chick peas served with buttered couscous

***
Filter coffee

***
Assiette de fromages (supplement £5.95)
An extra course of cheese is available on request

THE MOST TERRIFYING LIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD

Julian Forsyth and Christopher Naylor in
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt
From the novel by Susan Hill

Directed by Robin Herford
Designed by Michael Holt
Lighting by Kevin Sleep

Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It is a formula that provides audiences with an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world.

Now in its 21st terrifying year, with over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged.

‘A TRULY NERVE-SHREDDING EXPERIENCE’ - Daily Mail

‘DON’T GO UNLESS YOU LIKE BEING SCARED OUT OF YOUR WITS’ - Sunday Mirror

‘THE MOST BRILLIANTLY EFFECTIVE SPINE CHILLER YOU WILL EVER ENCOUNTER... IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THIS SHOW YET YOU ARE MISSING A TREAT’ - Daily Telegraph

Tamarai
TAMARAI showcases the finest pan asian flavours from the culinary lexicon of Asia, which has led the Tamarai chafs on the Lotus Trail from Chettinad to Burma, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and VIetnam. The restaurant can seat 110 guests for lunch and d inner with an additional bar capacity of 200. Rare among London restaurants, guests dining at Tamarai shall be able to enjoy late night licence and complimentary parking in the building.Tamarai's head chef, Manish Mehrotra has traveled and trained extensively within these regions and is bringing with him specialists in each cuisine.

Tamarai Sample Menu
Herb Shrimp and Pineapple Salad
or Poached Chicken Gado Gado Salad with warm peanut dressing

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Beef Kauk Swey with accompaniments
or Curry Leaf King Prawns with wild rice uppama

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Choice of Tamarai Ice Cream
or Sorbet
or Roasted Sesame & White Chocolate Semi Freddo with wild berry coulis

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