We are proud and delighted to be the Marlowe Theatre's closest high street neighbour - in fact we have one entrance directly in line of sight of the entrance to The Marlowe.  The Curzon Cinema is also just moments away, tucked in next to Pound Lane Car Park, where so many of our visitors choose to park.

To celebrate our close proximity to such glamorous and exciting neighbours, we offer the very best Pre-Theatre Menu in town, every day from 5 pm until 7 pm.

Two amazing courses for just £12.95

Happily, pre-theatre dining just happens to coincide with our Cocktail Happy Hour and for this reason pre-booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.  

You may book via the Open Table network or by visiting or contacting Dems directly on 01227 769018, or by using the Contact Form on this website.


MENU 5 pm - 7 pm
2 Courses £12.95


Soup Du Jour (Vegan)
Please ask staff for the soup of the day

Smoked Mackerel Pate
Toasted sourdough, pea shoot salad & beetroot caviar

Wild Mushrooms En Croûte (V)
Smoked wild mushrooms, garlic, cream & puff pastry


Hachis Parmentier
Slow cooked shin of dexter steer beef, potato purée, 
breadcrumbs, gruyère cheese

Moules Marinières et Frites
Mussels sautéed with shallots, white wine, 
garlic & cream

Coq Au Vin
Free range leg of chicken braised in red wine, 
chestnut mushrooms, lardons, new potatoes, 
seasonal vegetables

Today’s Special/
Today’s Vegetarian/Vegan Specia
Please ask staff for today’s specials


Warm Chocolate Brownie
Salted caramel sauce, honeycomb ice cream

Vanille Crème Brûlée

Sorbet (Vegan)
Your choice of two scoops from Champagne, 
raspberry, mango or passionfruit

Cheese Selection
Cheddar, Camembert, Stilton, 
Chutney & biscuits