Showtime at Leon Restaurant's opening. The all-singing all-dancing at Shafetsbury Avenue's fast food chain

Located on London’s showbiz hub Shaftesbury Avenue, fast food chain Leon had their grand opening, unlike any other.  The London Lightbox was asked to document the event and add to the social media buzz for the opening party.


A truly original twist to your standard restaurant, this branch has employed aspiring West End stars to serve as restaurant staff. Applicants had to enter and go through a truly rigorous audition process judged by professionals in the industry along with Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong and actor Helen George choosing who made the team to land themselves spots as waiters and waitresses.



Upon entry, appropriately so, was a red carpet and bouncers checking entrants were on the guest list for this exclusive event. Champagne was pouring and tasty Leon snack pots nibbled at whilst the future Velma Kellies and Marius Pontmercies sang top classic musical hits.


The Obscura was a hit (as always!) and found itself downstairs where excitable guests chose the tailored musical props for their pics and GIFs shared across social media.


If you find yourself strolling down the heart of the West End, do pop in!