A world of theatrical dining in Soho, where there is no edge to the stage. Great Windmill Street took its name from a Windmill that once stood there in the 18th century. In 1909 the site became one of the first cinemas in London named ‘Palais De Luxe’. The Windmill brings a new definition to immersive theatre. This is ‘dinner and a show' for the here-and-now. Once a 320-seater theatre that hosted nude tableaux vivants and the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, The Windmill was famously kept open throughout the Second World War by original proprietor Laura Henderson. The venue closed temporarily in 2018 and was reborn as The Windmill Soho, the venue opened its famous doors once again in July 2021. The 350-capacity venue features a main stage surrounded by a ground-floor dining area and overlooked by an upstairs bar that serves bespoke cocktails and food courtesy of their executive chef. You can book a theatrical dining experience, showcasing mesmerizing never-seen-before performances alongside an immersive dining menu designed by Michelin-starred Chef Andrew Mcleish and a creative cocktail list by celebrated mixologist Andy Mil. It’s dining in Soho as you’ve never seen it before.
The Show is curated exclusively for The Windmill. Featuring a variety of burlesque, magic, circus, comedy, and song. Along with spectacular immersive and digital theatre, you have to see it, to believe it! After the show, the lights dim down and the music turns up. 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.
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.
Set across three floors the newly revamped venue will feature The Theatre, which will act as the main restaurant, The Palais De Luxe, a grand upstairs bar, and The Royal Box, a sumptuous private room. Outside, of course, The Windmill’s recognizable neon sign will continue to tower over the street.
In regards to the dress code, we ask that guests are smartly dressed in no sportswear or hoodies. They do not allow fancy dress! Casual wear is best!