Situated within the brand new Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, which is housed within the former Fountain Studios, Studio 5ive offers theatre-goers and the general public top-notch food in comfortable, contemporary surrounds.
Like the theatre, the restaurant has been given the five-star treatment from the decor to the beautifully presented dishes served up by the kitchen, perhaps with a view to challenging the preconceptions about in-house theatre restaurants. Stuffy and sub-standard this is definitely not.
Royal blue walls and velvet banquettes are offset nicely by wooden flooring, tables and chairs, while a central stage provides a home for the latest artists looking to perform their programmes of music, comedy and cabaret. Whether you’re filling up before or after a show, or just dropping by to take advantage of the polished pre-theatre menu and a spot of entertainment, you’ll find an appealing line-up of modern British dishes.
The menu here changes according to the seasons, but examples of what diners could encounter include pulled pork arancini with pickled fennel and lamb’s lettuce; baby chicken served with slow roasted mushrooms, tomatoes and tarragon gravy; and sticky toffee pudding with custard and toffee sauce. Vegetarians and vegans aren’t left out either thanks to starters such as heritage beetroot tarte Tatin with goat’s curd and hazelnut, and mains such as charred aubergine with hummus, muhammara and spiced onions.
Drinks are similarly upmarket, so whether you’re in the mood for a glass of wine, an Espresso Martini or some kind of spritz, you’ll be well looked after. Prices are what you’d expect from a restaurant with a captive audience, but unlike some other on-site establishments, the quality of the food matches up.
As the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is just a short walk from Wembley Park station, Studio 5ive stands out as a dining destination in its own right.