One of the restaurants I can now tick off my list is Sarastro, where I recently dined at for a lovely girly night out situated in Drury Lane. Before entering Sarastro you will be amazed about how quirky the restaurant is, starting with lots of plants/greenery outside.
The inside is very interesting with a theatrical atmosphere, lots of ornaments, paintings and the seating within the restaurant is very much like a theatre with balconies.
As there were around 8 of us we did make an advance booking, and were seated on the top level balcony which was very cool as we had a good view of the whole restaurant. We also opted for the two course set menu around £28 per person which doesn’t include drink or service.
Bread was served alongside the red wine we ordered before the first course arrived which was a selection of Turkish mezzes. This included the following: Shaksouka; aubergine, green peppers and sautéed onions in a tomato sauce. Cheese Borek; cheese filled puff pastries. Deep fried pastry filled with mushroom, Cacik; yoghurt with chopped cucumber and garlic. Kisir; Turkish style bulgur wheat salad and Humus pureed chickpeas with tahini, garlic and lemon juice. All in all it was all so delicious my favourite being the humus and kisir.
For the 2nd course we had a few different choices; Savoury Crêpe filled with aubergine, peppers, potato and cheese with a tomato sauce and served with a garden salad. Fettucine with roasted vegetables and a creamy basil sauce and the Salmon Supreme with almond potato, grilled red peppers, courgettes, wild asparagus and cream dill sauce. I opted for the salmon and I’m glad I did it was lovely, very filling but tasty.
Around 8:30pm the restaurant has live entertainment, and I must say it was very enjoyable. The entertainer is Colin Roy performing songs from the 60’s, 70’s 80’s. He was very entertaining and would come over to the diners to make everyone join in with a song and dance and which even if you didn’t want to he made you participate but it was all good fun, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Overall I would highly recommend Sarastro restaurant for a fun, lively, quirky group evening out and if you enjoy cheesy music then you are in for a treat. The food was good too.