21 November 2014

A Cool New Way To Pre-Theatre: Marcus Wareing's Tredwell's

Tredwell's is a new Marcus Wareing restaurant that's recently opened in the heart of London's Theatreland. I had tickets booked to see Neville's Island at the Duke of York's Theatre so my invitation to give this stylish new eatery a go couldn't have been more perfect as they're about a one minute's walk away from each other. I'd seen lots of positive chatter and mouth-watering food pics on social media in the lead up to my visit so I arrived feeling positive for a very decent meal.

Seven Dials looked so pretty lit up with colourful Christmas lights. Just under five weeks to go!!

We were greeted warmly on arrival and taken to a table at the front of the restaurant. Inside it's sleek and modern with a nicely relaxed atmosphere. 

Regular readers of mine might be aware that Mary and I will soon be jetting off to Las Vegas. As each of our livers and sleeping patterns will no doubt take something of a battering for those five days, we are being extra good in the lead up to our departure. My favourite alternative to having wine with dinner is sparkling water with loads of ice and a wedge of lemon in a wine glass - the wine glass being the most vital aspect. As you sip those bubbles you could almost forget that no alcohol is passing your lips. A placebo of sorts.


We took more time than usual mulling over the menu. I don't think there was one dish on there that I wouldn't have enjoyed. 

We decided to share some dishes to start off, choosing the chargrilled chicken with peanut sauce & cucumber chutney, harissa glazed aubergine with peanuts, coriander & chilli and - from the snacks - the courgette fritters with pine nut butter.

Look how wonderfully presented and colourful the dishes were

They tasted as good as they looked too. There were so many vibrant flavours and I loved the contrast of textures in all three dishes. The chef's generosity with the deliciously creamy peanut sauce was particularly appreciated! 

For main course, Mary chose the succulent-looking rib eye steak with pepper sauce and I went for confit duck with buttered cabbage. Our side dishes were the grilled broccoli with almond butter & anchovies and the kale slaw. Protein heaven and pleasingly low carb for me!

I can't remember the last time I had duck that was quite so tender; the meat was like silk! The cabbage was lovely too although I probably would have felt that my plate was missing something without the accompanying side dishes. I adored the perfectly cooked broccoli served on the bed of the creamy almond butter. 

Predictably, us good girls passed on dessert (which wasn't easy considering what was on offer) but did decide to sample a little cheese. Yummy, yummy cheese. We didn't have the bread, of course...

We won't be this boring in Vegas, promise!!

We both had a delicious meal at Tredwell's and it exceeded my expectations. Exciting food and a cool new venue for a night out with mates, a hot date or a pre-theatre meal like ours. We experienced lovely service too. Not much to fault really! 

Mary and I managed to have our three courses from the a la carte menu comfortably in an hour and fifteen minutes although the restaurant has just launched a special 'speedy menu' for those who have to dash off for a show. 

We set off for our lengthy one minute walk to the theatre. 

We liked Neville's Island. Ok, so it wasn't a spell-bounding piece of theatre but as you would expect with such an impressive comedy cast of Ade Edmondson, Neil Morrissey and Robert Webb, it had many laughs throughout and was really quite enjoyable!

I do love a good theatre night!


  1. Angie recommended this for my a pre-theatre early dinner and I've made a reservation and after this post it's a definite winner for me!

    Victoria x

    1. Great! I think you're gonna love it! x

  2. Oh my goodness all that peanut butter sauce! This place looks divine, must try it soon

  3. It looks wonderful, well done for avoiding the carbs! Have an amazing time in Vegas :)

    Rosie xx

  4. I'm really glad that you enjoyed it too. I loved that aubergine dish.
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

  5. You two have the best adventures. You always end up making me chuckle with your photos! Looks like a delicious dinner. I wouldn't have been able to choose between the steak or duck. I'm a sucker for both. You must be so excited for Vegas again!

    Katie <3

  6. That looks scrumptious! I don't think I've ever actually had duck and feel that I need to try it soon! Have so much fun in Vegas, you should totally stop by Oklahoma too while you're in the states! ;)

    XO Chloe
    A Latte Lipstick


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