This elegant restaurant, together with the venue’s other vibrant eating and drinking spaces, offers guests arguably the finest combination of dining and entertainment to be found anywhere in London. With only a handful of theatres able to provide even one premium eatery, the St James Theatre complex really does bring something completely unique to the capital.
Carrara’s soft launch has already attracted key members of London’s cultural scene, with Eddie Izzard, Lenny Henry and Jools Holland just some of those who have visited the venue before enjoying one of St James Theatre’s productions or live performances in the studio.
Talented head chef René Cahane, who has over 20 years’ experience working at some of London’s finest hotels, restaurants and private members’ clubs, has created a menu for Carrara that celebrates the best of British cuisine but with an Italian twist.
This fusion of culinary influences, theatre and art is reflected in the truly spectacular, sculptural, marble staircase, designed by artist Mark Humphrey. Designed and hewn in Italy from six tons of white Carrara marble, the singularly impressive staircase is a thing of beauty, a real treasure which just happens to be in a fine restaurant. Naturally enough, the Carrara marble staircase elegantly transports guests up to the first floor restaurant – and gives the restaurant its name.
Open for lunch, dinner and supper six days a week, a meal at Carrara at St James is the ideal accompaniment to a classic or contemporary production at the complex’s 312-seat theatre or to some live music, cabaret or comedy in its 120 capacity studio theatre. It also offers local non-theatre patrons an impressive destination restaurant.
Providing the perfect counterpart to Carrara is the St James Bar & Brasserie. Positioned on the ground ï¬oor, it provides a relaxed yet stylish environment in which to enjoy extensive all-day dining.
Patrons of the studio theatre also have access to their own bar. In this impressive minimalist space they can enjoy a drink accompanied by a choice of delicious sharing boards – charcuterie, farmer’s and antipasti. Also available are home-made snacks together with the popular St James ‘nibble pots’ featuring wine gums, white chocolate buttons, chocolate honeycomb, hot rice crackers or mixed nuts.
The exemplary food and drink offering is just a part of what St James Theatre now brings to the capital.
In addition to its two theatres, the complex incorporates a full broadcast TV facility enabling shows to be broadcast on BSkyB and to audiences via online television.
A vibrant addition to the London cultural scene, St James Theatre is also a unique and flexible location for conferences, AGMs, corporate entertainment, meetings, product launches, presentations and social functions, all supported by the flexible range of food and beverage services provided by both Carrara and the St James Bar & Brasserie.