A taste of Greece before MAMMA MIA!

Surf & Turf, with chargrilled rump steak & large crevettes

MAMMA MIA! is here in Norwich until 27 March. Packed with the hits of ABBA, it’s set to transport you to the sunny Greek islands – and what better way to get in the Mediterranean mood, than with a pre-theatre meal from the Greek menu in Kemp’s Restaurant?

To celebrate the genius of the ultimate feel-good musical, we’ve got a mouth-watering selection of Greek-inspired dishes on offer for the duration of MAMMA MIA!’s stay here in Norwich. They range from light starters of olives or pan-fried halloumi, to our chef’s special, ‘Spinakopita’.

Photo: Brinkhoff Mögenburg

Greek cuisine is based around the olives grown in groves around the country, often cited as the reason for low rates of heart disease in the country. Between that, and the large number of vegetarian dishes popular in the country, it makes for a diet that both tastes fantastic, and keeps the Greek people out on the beach well into their eighties.

Perhaps Lamb Souvlaki is more your speed? It’s chucks of tender lamb, marinated on skewers in lemon and rosemary, then served with salad, tzatziki (a Greek yoghurt sauce) and warmed pitta bread. It’s a perfect choice to make you feel like your meal is being served to you in the taverna beside a sun-drenched beach.

Our chef Nick Faghy’s ‘Spinakopita’ is a delicious take on the traditional Greek spinach pie. Like everything here at Kemp’s, our Spinakopita is made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients from around the county, coming together for a taste of Crete. Wrapped in filo pastry is a filling of spinach, dill and feta cheese, served with sautéed potatoes and a tomato and olive salsa.

On their stag do, the boys of MAMMA MIA! dive down from their boat to hunt for a string of pearls in an old wreck. You won’t find those on your plate, but you will find deliciously buttery crevettes (large shrimp) on our Surf & Turf. In Greece, you’ll find seafood served in every restaurant, caught fresh by local fishermen heading out early each morning in their boats.

Pan Fried Sea Bass, part of the Kemp’s seafood selection

Dominic Foster, Front Of House Director here at the Theatre Royal, explains: “We’re so excited to have MAMMA MIA! here in Norwich. It’s a fantastic feel-good show that invites all the audience to join in the party, and we wanted to be a part of that. We’d love to welcome you in to start the party at Kemp’s Restaurant – Take A Chance on us, and give us a ring now!”

Book your table now by calling 01603 598577, or take a look at the menu. And don’t worry – if you’re in the mood for some traditional Kemp’s fayre, we’ll still have our Handmade East Anglian Steak Burger!