Pre Theatre Restaurants & Set Menus.

The pre-theatre meal is an important part of the evening experience. Often express style and with a set menu, making them perfect for groups, these venues with pre-theatre menus will have you fed, watered and on cue.

Please check with each of the individual restaurants listed, to ensure their set menu offerings are still in place and you have the correct timings for their pre-theatre and set menus. Pre-theatre menus are typically served 12-4pm and then 6-7pm

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This is the Brighton restaurant guide to pre-theatre menus and set menus:

Indian Summer

Join Indian Summer for a real Indian food experience before the theatre, their thali-time menu is served every day except Saturday for early evening sittings. A thali is a well-balanced selection of dishes that will leave you satisfied but not heavy, so there’ll be no nodding off halfway through act one.

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Nuposto Italian Restaurant

Serving you a slice of Naples on Brighton’s West Street, Nuposto Italian restaurant brings you the real deal Italian pizza with all the smells and flavours of authentic Italy. Ideal for a quick bit pre or post theatre. Nuposto offers a 10% discount on your meal if you have same-day tickets for either the Odeon or the Brighton Centre, dinner and a movie just got cheaper.

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Kooks Restaurant

Kooks is situated on Gardner Street within hopping distance of The Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome and Theatre Royal. Small and large modern plates are served daily until 5.00 pm, big on cocktails and music (as the name suggests), Kooks is a great place to get in that pre-gig mood. As a popular venue for the crew of the Great Escape Kooks is conveniently located with plenty of buzz.

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Market

For a little pre-show theatre and lively social vibes head to the bustling Market on Western Road, not far from The Old Market Theatre. Spanish tapas plates are served from an open plan kitchen alongside a fine selection of wines and cocktails. An enticing menu is packed with special deals throughout the week and owner Kate’s showbiz background shines through in the service.

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The Dorset

The Dorset’s pub grub classic menu is available at a set menu price Monday-Thursday evenings. Located in the heart of the North Laines, The Dorset boasts a brilliant central location that is close to the theatres as well as the other hubs for activity in Brighton. They say the early bird catches the worm and you might just bag one of their outside tables before the dinner rush…

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The Coal Shed

Situated on Boyce’s Street, The Coal Shed is well situated for access to The Brighton Centre and only a short distance from the Theatre Royal and The Brighton Dome. The Express menu is available lunchtimes Monday to Friday from noon till 4.00 pm and for dinner, Monday to Thursday from 6.00-7.00pm, with one, two or three courses available at a set price, allowing you time to experience the magic of the Josper Grill before the magic of the stage.

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Plateau

Plateau’s ethos is one of low intervention; when you work with quality ingredients overdoing the delivery becomes unnecessary. The seasonal menu changes depending on what is available, with a set menu of two or three courses available all day Sunday to Thursday and lunchtimes Friday and Saturday. Relax with wonderful organic, low yield wines, award-winning cocktails and chilled beats, but be careful you don’t lose track of time; you’ve got a show to get to.

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Gars

Gars is one of Brighton’s most loved Chinese restaurants with a long history in the city and dedicated following. The family-run restaurant serves traditional and modern dishes and includes a Dim Sum menu, perfect for sharing with groups and a one or two-course specials menu both available daily from 12-5.00 pm

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Ten Green Bottles

Ten Green Bottles is a classy and informal wine bar/shop located opposite Jubilee Square, just a short hop down from the Theatre Royal. Ten Green Bottles stock a huge selection of popular and rare wines which you can choose to drink in for a small corkage fee. They serve lovely platters of cheeses and charcuterie, mixing Spanish meats with both local and European cheese. The perfect spot for a drink, nibble and catch up before a show.

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Terre a Terre

Vegetarian restaurant, Terre a Terre is centrally located on East Street and offers a variety of pre-theatre dining options, including the Terre a Verre menu (tapas, chips and a carafe of wine – served in multiples of 2) party menus for large groups and set menus. Beware though, Terre a Terre’s reputation to dazzle its diners means there is a distinct possibility your meal will upstage the main event.

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Al Duomo

Positioned next to the Royal Pavillion, Al Duomo is a piece of Brighton history itself, being the city’s first Italian restaurant and possibly the first pizzeria in the UK to use a traditional wood-fired oven. The set lunchtime and pre-theatre menus make for affordable eating before hitting the stalls starting at 2 courses for just £11.45.

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The House Restaurant

Something of a secret gem buried in the meandering Lanes, House Restaurant excels in its intimate appeal, quality seasonal modern bistro menu and first class service. Offers from House change but include 20% off with the presentation of a theatre ticket valid for that day (see website for valid shows), dine for £10 and dine for free on your birthday (perfect if your theatre trip is also a birthday gift)

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Riddle and Finns

Riddle and Finns is in a wonderful discreet side street called Meeting House Lane, off Brighton’s North Street situated within Brighton’s famous Lanes, with a second venue also open on the seafront. Riddle and Finns offer a set menu which changes daily. Pre-theatre dining is available at both restaurants from 12 – 7pm Mon – Fri. Riddle & Finns is all about classic seafood dishes, marble-topped tables, candelabra and chandeliers.

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Pompoko

Pompoko’s reputation amongst Brighton locals for fast, yummy and incredibly good value grub means that there is hardly ever a quiet moment at this super busy pre-theatre venue. Pompoko is not an intimate dining experience, and be prepared to sit very close to other diners to get a seat quickly. Pompoko will serve you a great meal in no time at all, and with all mains for under a fiver, it really is great value for money.

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•Please check with each of the individual restaurants listed, to ensure their set menu offerings are still in place and you have the correct timings for their pre-theatre and set menus. Pre-theatre menus are typically served 12-4pm and then 6-7pm.