The Cambridge, 93 Charing Cross Rd, London, Greater London, WC2H 0DP

The Cambridge is part of the Nicholson British pub collection and was built 1887.

It is located within a minutes’ walk from the Palace theatre and gets very busy pre-evening performance.

The bar downstairs is large and ideal if you want a drink rather than food. The small traditional pub style dining room is upstairs and looks out onto the Palace theatre.

Booking is essential pre-theatre as I saw several couples being turned away.

The Cambridge offers a pre-theatre menu of two courses for £13.95 and 3 courses for £16.95. The Cambridge’s house speciality is pies and there was an extensive menu of them on offer.

Main plates start from £9.95 to £15.50 and there is a good choice of traditional pub food. Wine starts from £19.99 per bottle and there is a range of traditional Nicholson’s ales and ciders available.

We both had cod and chips with minted mushy peas, the portions were generous, the food arrived hot and nicely presented. Staff are very friendly and service is good.

As with most popular pubs, due to the number of customers, it is advisable to give your self at least an hour and half to eat before the show.

I would recommend the Cambridge to anyone who enjoys pub food and it is very convenient for anyone visiting the Palace theatre.