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Royal National Theatre

Upper Ground | South Bank, London SE1 9PX, England
+44 20 7452 3600
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
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Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Upper Ground | South Bank, London SE1 9PX, England
Neighborhood: Southbank
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

Have been in the NT many times but I didn't know this restaurant existed - really nice room - I happened on it before a matinee and had a couple of starters and a glass of wine as I didn't want too much - the...More

1  Thank mulcahys85
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

This review is for the Kitchen - a small cafe in the National Theater. We were delighted to stop here for a brief rest walking for miles in London on a chilly afternoon. We did not expect to eat, but couldn't resist the Wild Mushroom...More

Thank DFitzP
Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

This review is for the bar in the House restaurant. Perfect for civilised cocktail pre-theatre. Have dined here too and that's very good as well. Staff always charming and engaging. Not a full bar in terms of spirits but certainly good enough and some bottled...More

Thank Lewynol
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Not bad and adequate if you are going to the national. Food comes pretty quick. Dishes have good music of salad, protein and veg. But it's more thrown together than cared for. I would recommend it out of convenience

Thank richard d
Reviewed March 10, 2016

This review is for Kitchen. We have eaten here several times as it's so convenient, but sadly it could be so much better. The food is often not really hot enough, and portions can be quite small, although pricing is competitive and the ingredients are...More

Thank ValofBeeston
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. The atmosphere is good and the staff are very friendly. The service can be a bit haphazard. On my last visit I kept being given other people's orders! The food is delicious, although the portions are on the small side you...More

Thank LondonToots
Reviewed February 27, 2016

But come on trip advisor, get wise and separate out the dining choices in the National. There are at least 4 and they serve an awful lot of meals. This review is solely for House. You need to list is separately. House is the most...More

Thank JKLConvictionReview
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Even though the chef was about to finish.arrived just before 2p.m.....obviously not going to the matinée.but they asked just to make sure.good food , no feeling of being rushed, so able to enjoy a glass of wine. Good choice on menu ,,,,very pleasant service. Recommended

Thank handbagsbrockham
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

My first visit to this theatre. Had seats in the first row of the balcony which gave a good view of the stage. The seating is spacious which makes a change! Loads of bars in here so it doesn't get too manic. Would happy go...More

Reviewed February 14, 2016

We passed the cafe/restaurant as we were on our way to the ITV studios. When we came out we didn't want to go far for something to eat so popped in and were pointed towards The Kitchen. The surroundings were very pleasant and there were...More

1  Thank galsgottheblues
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $14
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Ground | South Bank, London SE1 9PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7452 3600
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