A restaurant and live music venue forced to close just two months into opening when lockdown was declared is finally getting its long-awaited post-pandemic debut. Located within the 1200-capacity Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, the stylish new standalone restaurant, Studio Five, draws on the locale’s historic connection with music legends to create a unique dining experience for North West London’s cultural neighbourhood. 

Set to open in June, five days per week, the 100-cover restaurant is a short stroll from Wembley Park station. It promises to be a destination for those seeking an immersive experience steeped in a storied history. Live entertainment from an impressive roster of talent will take to the venue’s stage, visible from all tables within the restaurant. Special nostalgic throwback appearances and a wealth of opportunities for students from local schools are also planned.

Guests can look forward to indulging in standout dishes such as crispy whole fried aubergine with coconut raita, Blythburgh Pork cutlet with Kashmiri chilli, and a modern take on fish and chips accompanied by minted pea puree and chilli ketchup. Each dish is designed to complement the lively dinners, vibrant weekend brunches and mood-setting pre-and-post theatre dining experiences. 


Over the last century, the site on which Studio Five sits has been home to Fox Films, ITV, and Limehouse. In 1964 The Beatles performed there, and in 1991, just six months before his untimely death, Freddie Mercury recorded his final music video – These Are The Days Of Our Lives – at the studios. From 1993 to 2017 the site was operated by Fountain, who brought in huge shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, and the UK-based episodes of Friends.

Studio Five is co-owned by Olivier Award-winning producersOliver Royds of BOS Productions, and Broadway and West End theatre producer Tristan Baker. Between them, the pair have been behind countless innovative productions of recent years including David Bowie’s Lazarus (Troubadour Kings Cross Theatre); Guys & Dolls (West End, UK, International Tours);The Railway Children (Waterloo Station, Toronto Roundhouse, Kings Cross Theatre); and Disney’s Newsies for Runaway Entertainment. 

Oliver and Tristan plan to utilise their experience in the entertainment industry to pay homage to their site’s cultural legacy. Sultry interiors incorporating rich velvets, warm metal finishes and dark reclaimed oaks will embody a laid back, luxe speakeasy vibe and allow the existing character of the building to shine through. 

Oliver Royds says about the launch: “Having had an incredibly unlucky false start with Covid back in 2020, we’re beyond excited to finally give Studio Five the debut it deserves. Our opening will coincide with the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre’s exciting summer launch of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, but our restaurant will be so much more than a place to visit pre or post-theatre; it will be a destination that promises a dining and entertainment experience unlike anywhere else.” 

Studio Five
128 Wembley Park Drive
Wembley Park