SquareMeal Review of
Live at The Hippodrome
Why simply eat, when you can eat and be entertained? Leicester Square’s consistently lively Hippodrome Casino isn’t the most obvious place for such a thing, but tucked away beyond spinning roulette wheels and clinking poker chips lies this intimate, two-level theatre. As well as a packed schedule of acts ranging from acoustic show tunes to stand-up and burlesque, a succinct, well-priced selection of modern international standards is on the menu here. Kick off by ordering meatballs with minty yoghurt, or perhaps goats’ curd salad with roasted pumpkin, or even tangy sea bass ceviche. Prime cuts of USDA beef headline the grill menu, or you might prefer mushroom ravioli, tender salmon or classic beer-battered haddock. Wines and cocktails cover most tastes and budgets too, so whether you get stuck in to the action with a table near the stage, or play it cool in a booth at the back, a meal definitely isn’t a gamble.