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Royal National Theatre

Upper Ground | South Bank, London SE1 9PX, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 7452 3600
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Watford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Went for a pre theatre meal in the calm of the Olivier Cafe only to find they now only serve sandwiches and snacks. Redirected to the new 'Kitchen' on the ground floor. Fast service and some nice displays around service area but food very average, more expensive than previous arrangements, and atmosphere more like that of a department store cafeteria.... More 

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Six of us went on a meal/play deal. All of us thought the main course was awful. Two of us had cold, sinewy, tough, tasteless lamb, with a garnish of vegetables and potato. The other four had pan friend, unbattered, undercooked fish with cold chips. Mezzanine restaurant, it's predecessor was not good but assumes three star Michelin status compared to... More 

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london
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The newly introduce “Kitchen: at the National Theatre is a no-fuss allday café-restaurant. Created out of the corner of the building formerly housing the cloakroom, this is an ideal spot to start an evening, dinner at leisure just a few steps from the three theaters. The setup is very attractive in a simple manner, smact tables for 2 and 4,... More 

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crowland, lincolnshire, uk
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178 reviews 178 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A group of friends responded to a special offer - 3 courses plus a glass of bubbly at a good price and were not disappointed. Decent table, good service, interesting dishes, even if portions were a little on the small size for my taste. Would happily go again for a deal, but dont know what standard prices are like.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

one of our enjoyable evenings was to go to a play at The National preceded by a window seat in the Mezzanine restaurant overlooking the South Bank. The Mezzanine closed last year for refurbishment and has reemerged as an unrecognisable concrete monster, over lit, no view, pretentious food and absolutely no atmosphere. We have now been there twice and probably... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The House Restaurant at the National Theatre has been refurbished in an attractive style with good soft lighting. The decor is good and the staff welcoming, friendly and efficient. The chicken liver parfait was delicious as was the lamb rump which was extremely tender and very tasty. There is a fair selection of wine by the glass. If you are... More 

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The NT's newly opened cafe; good, cheap plates of food & wine served quickly by very friendly and attentive staff. The sticky toffee pudding at £3.50 was excellent. Highly recommended for a quick bite to eat before the show [which was, as usual, magnificent - "Behind the Beautiful Forevers"], and much better value than some of the local eateries on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The food and tranquil atmosphere absolutely made our night! Beautiful looking food and a very tasteful menu. The welcoming staff get our stars for good service. This is a warmly recommended restaurant in the heart of the National Theatre. Lovely to find a restaurant where you can sit down and talk on a Friday night.

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Edinburgh
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My first trip back to the NT since the bookshop and eateries re-opened and it was not a disappointment. Fresh and welcoming - the staff came out and asked you how you were and we're pleased to show you around their new home. I had Moules and Frites. At £7.75 you would expect a pint but there was enough to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I booked online just the day before and was able to take advantage of a special offer for lunch - a very generous discount. When we arrived we were pleased to find that our table was one of the very few with a Thames view. Service was first class, attentive and nothing was too much trouble. We started with a... More 

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Address: Upper Ground | South Bank, London SE1 9PX, England
Phone Number: 020 7452 3600
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
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