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Jason Allen 16/02/23


Lasdun | A New Theatre Restaurant By The Marksman Team

The team at The Marksman have a very big target in their sights…

The National Theatre.

The iconic building is going to become the destination for their next restaurant, Lasdun, which should raise the curtain sometime in May (so long as things go according to script). If you haven’t made it down to The Marksman yet, then a) you need to immediately book yourself into the next available Sunday roast, because b) the team behind – Messrs Jon Rotheram, Tom Harris and John Ogier – all met while working at St. John, and have created one of the best pubs in the city by any measure.

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Well, now they’re hoping to create one of the best theatre restaurants in the city, country, and indeed the world. The space they’re currently designing & building for Lasdun certainly won’t shy away from the theatre’s brutalist concrete aesthetic, either. Hell, the place is named after the building’s eminent architect Denys Lasdun. But there’ll be more than just concrete – walking into the space, you’ll be greeted by a marble Oyster counter, behind which you’ll find a 90-seater dining area with its own central bar, and plenty of wood & brass flourishes.

The food ushering forth from the kitchen will be a brasserie-style parade of predominately British dishes. There’ll be seasonal pies, grilled chops, plenty of seafood (including smoked eel on display in in a bespoke fridge), and more. There’ll even be a couple of Marksman dishes too, including their broadly worshipped brown butter & honey tart.

And that bar will act as a standalone too, for anyone who just wants to get a round…

…of applause.


NOTE: Lasdun is set to open sometime in May. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on their Insta right here.

Lasdun | National Theatre, Upper Ground, SE1 9PX

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