After a £10 million revamp, The Windmill Theatre has reopened to offer guests a taste of its former glory, including its top-shelf on-site restaurant.
While The Windmill Theatre is a venue first and foremost, the food offering (which we’re most interested in) doesn't take a backseat. The team has employed the help of award-winning chef Andrew McLeash to create a menu of luxurious dishes suited to a central London crowd.
There is no strict theme to the food at the main restaurant. Instead, familiar favourites with a good hit of luxury seem to be the order of the day. Lavish sashimi platters sit alongside indulgent offerings like Atilius Oscietra Caviar and fresh ceviche. Other combinations from the chef include tuna and black sesame tacos, truffle Parmesan taglioni and crab spaghetti. Elsewhere there is whole grilled Dover sole, Wagyu beef sliders and a roast rack of lamb to choose between. The dessert menu comes with a playful twist and offers up treats like white chocolate and vanilla lollipops with popping candy, proving sweet shop tricks aren’t just for the kids.
Aside from the restaurant, there is also a clutch of other hospitality spaces spread out over three floors, which include The Royal box – one of the original rooms from the club’s opening in the 1900s. Working alongside McLeash is Andy Milz from Cocktail Trading Company and Murder Inc., an award-winning mixologist and World Class Finalist. Paying homage to the club’s glitzy past, the cocktail list is themed around the history of the building and drinks feature extravagant garnishes and ingredients.
Aside from the food and drinks, the main space is obviously a huge draw here, and guests are treated to interiors decked out in deep purples, blues and reds. You can expect art deco-inspired touches as well as the use of high-end materials like gilding and velvet fabrics for a nod to a bygone era.