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Royal National Theatre

#5,150 of 17,310 Restaurants in London
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Upper Ground | South Bank, London SE1 9PX, England
020 7452 3600
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food - pity service is a bit chaotic

My first time eating at The Kitchen on the ground floor of the National Theatre. Nice seating and the food was delicious (I had a Greek salad). The only problem seemed to be the rather confusing ordering process - choose your food, order, pay then wait for your order number to be called... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My first time eating at The Kitchen on the ground floor of the National Theatre. Nice seating and the food was delicious (I had a Greek salad). The only problem seemed to be the rather confusing ordering process - choose your food, order, pay then wait for your order number to be called. Unfortunately the eating area is quite spread... More 

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Cravant, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were seeing a production at the Royal National Theatre which started at 7.30pm. Having had a busy day and with the South Bank packed with people, thought we'd try one of the in-house restaurants at the theatre. We chose the House restaurant - just one of several possibiilities. The meal was excellent and extremely well priced for the quality.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We didn't arrive at the restaurant until 10.30 and were delighted to find that the staff were welcoming and attentive from the start without at any time making us feel rushed. We'd eaten out at lunchtime, so had to settle for a single dish, but the choice was excellent and we vowed that next time, we'd do the restaurant full... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I don't usually write restaurant reviews, but had such a brilliant trip here on Saturday for dinner with my mum & brother, I wanted to share how great it was! We wondered along the Southbank having not booked anywhere to eat, and thought we'd give this a try expecting not to get a table easily. We were immediately greeted by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My family and I recently sampled the latest restaurant at The National Theatre: House. Had a really delicious meal with impressive service - three courses in just over one hour served without rush or fuss. All 5 of us (4 under 30; one . . . nearer 60!) hugely enjoyed it. The performance that followed - Man and Superman -... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Very pleased we chose this place to eat. We liked it a lot. Friendly, professional service. We observed a well-managed dining area. Real napery and tablecloth. Varied and attractively priced wine list. Sicilian red was delicious. No external views, but lovely atmosphere created by both excited theatre-goers and visitors. Would suit from a romantic rendezvous to more than an adult... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Recently re-furbished, House retains a high standard of food and I especially like the intelligent and friendly service

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Worcester UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Dining at The House with their pre-performance menu is definitely worth trying. The rather severe surroundings do make a real contrast to the quality of service and presentation of the choices, either two or three course. A delightfully balanced pate was followed by cod, and then by a dark chocolate dessert, setting me up for a total there experience for... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were walking along the South Bank and saw all the tables and chairs outside and decided to go in and try out the food as the menu semed to offer something for everyone in our group. It was easy to place your order, you then paid and waited for your food to come out. The food was well presented... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Cafe here is very good, not crowded and a good place to have some delicious cakes and coffee away from the hustle and bustle. Very clean and lovely décor.

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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>  > Southbank
Average Prices: USD 3 - 14

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 14

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Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
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