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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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Disappointed by The Kitchen, wish we'd found our way upstairs to the Olivier cafe. Poor service, disgusting cake but good coffee.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Lunch before the excellent production of Treasure Island. First time in restaurant since it has been refurbished. Very good indeed. The dessert of Marmalade and cranberry pudding with custard and candied clementine was a coup de theatre in itself!! Fantastic crispy gingerbread + gold leaf on the candied clementine. Starter of Mixed artichoke salad with venison scotch egg was also... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had the pre theatre supper menu. The menu was quite interesting and limited and we had most of the options in our party. The food came quickly and was very good. Much better than we expected from the menu. Well cooked and good value. A comfortable setting and good service. We'd definitely return

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a nice meal at House Restaurant, the food was good, the service charming and attentive, and, of course, it's super convenient for the theatre. But DO NOT TAKE THE MEAL DEAL!! The meal deal means that you pay the box-office £22 per head in advance for a two course meal, but drinks and service are extra and you... More 

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Perth
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13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our family enjoyed a dinner before a show at the House Restaurant. All the staff were very good and very helpful. Our drink and food orders were all taken in good time. My wife is gluten intolerant and the staff were very helpful in pointing out what was suitable for her - which turned out to be a lot of... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
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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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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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 14

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