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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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Ranked #5,275 of 17,014 restaurants in London
Price range: $3 - $14
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

As we were coming to see 'Great Britain' we booked a pre-theatre supper at the Terrace Restaurant (£17.50 per head). The venue is lovely. There are tables outside where you can people watch on the South Bank and gaze across the busy Thames. Inside it is cool and roomy, ideal on a scorching hot July late afternoon. It turns out... More

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Aberdeenshire
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180 reviews 180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We were grateful to get a table in the mezzanine tapas restaurant as we were running late and were off to see Polly Stenham's Hotel (excellent!). The maître d' was very nice and managed to squeeze us in but that was where the good service ended. Although the staff were all very nice and friendly, there seemed to be no... More

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Essex UK
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124 reviews 124 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

There's a new-to-me bookshop cafe on the riverside of the National Theatre. It's much brighter and airier than the foyer cafe wasn't so crowded and had a really interesting selection of cakes. Plus some good books and theatre related gifts.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We went to see King Lear in April which was an excellent production and well worth seeing. We had also been to see Othello previously and this was truly exceptional. Every moment was charged with energy. Adrian Lester was exceptional. The relationship between Othello and Desdemona was uncomfortable to watch as is disintegrated and the inevitability of it's finale didn't... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Dreadful on all levels. Horrid plastic furniture, unenthusiastic service, tasteless horrible over-priced food. The calamari looked like it had not long been taken from the freezer and then crucified further in the deep fat friar. It was served with some unidentifiable pink gloop which was synthetic and tasteless. The lamb chop was TINY and the avocado salad had NO avocado... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Quickly shown to our seats by attentive reception staff we studied the menu for slightly longer than we would have liked. But no matter, there was a lot to choose from and unusual pricing of a number after each item could be quickly translated into GBP Pounds. We chose sliced strips of zuccini (what we Brits call Courgettes) deep fried... More

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Winchester, England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Food always good, service also but not this time. Kitchens fault. Full refund, no question-excellent

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Hatfield Heath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Whilst the general ambiance is good, the restaurant clean and inviting, and the staff friendly and efficient, our overall experience was spoilt by the food (which is after all the main purpose of a meal). The presentation of the food was attractive enough but the quality was terrible. Both the food and the wine was overpriced and this did not... More

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We were visiting the National to see the brilliant 'Light Princess' and decided to eat at the Mezzanine restaurant which looked as though it had been recently renovated with lots of light and white decor. I chose an Omelette Arnold Bennett, apparently created for and named after the author who stayed at the Savoy whilst writing Imperial Palace. It was... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The staff were very helpful, we had a vegan in our party which limited the choices to nothing - but they did manange to produce something. Also produced a more comprehensive gluten free menu as well. Portions are small - but the menu does state that they are - not quite tapas and not quite a full meal. The food... More

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