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Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is a stylish restaurant attached to the back of the Old Vic Theatre. At Waterloo Bar and Kitchen you will find a concise choice of meals that are complemented by a good selection of wines and other drinks.

Ranked #228 of 5241 restaurants in London
"Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is located a mere two minutes walk from Waterloo station. Situated next to the Old Vic theatre, it is perfect for a relaxed lunch, and invariably buzzing early evening prior to the theatre performances. The atmosphere is fantastic due to the combination of friendly and attentive service and a great general ambience to the restaurant. The menu, which is best described as 'modern British cuisine', changes every month and there are a variety of specials which are a little more daring. Brunch is served at the weekend, and hearty roasts are available on Sundays. As well as seating up to 70 guests at any one time, complete with spacious booths and tucked away tables, Waterloo Bar and Kitchen also boasts a private dining room. The lower level room can seat up to 30 people, or alternatively can host up to 50 people for drinks or canapés. It is the perfect venue for business meetings, Birthday celebrations and Christmas parties. Waterloo Bar and Kitchen can also host delicious sit down meals for stag dos and hen parties in the private dining room."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

12:00 - 23:00

TUE

12:00 - 23:00

WED

12:00 - 23:00

THU

12:00 - 23:00

FRI

12:00 - 23:00

SAT

11:00 - 23:00

SUN

11:00 - 22:00

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By Andrew M.

The Waterloo Bar & Kitchen is a gastropub for sure, but one that is straightforwardly classy, rather than poncey. The Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is popular in the early evenings with those en route to the nearby Old Vic, and the food is excellent. As far as the drinks go, there's a reasonable range of continental beers on the pumps, and a German wheat beer that puts the stuff they sell in Sam Smiths pubs to shame. It's a great place to eat in and drink - reassuringly civilised.


By Christine M.

Great location

Lovely venue with friendly welcoming staff. Perfect if you're seeing a show as it's right next door to the theatre!


By Oliver J.

I attended a business meeting in the lower level private room some weeks back and I was suitably impressed by the level of service myself and my staff received. The service was efficient without being full on, and the waiting staff really took our needs into account. Between us we have a variety of differing dietary requirements that we had discussed with the restaurant beforehand, and these were all accommodated for perfectly. I very much enjoyed my seafood and chorizo salad, followed by a rather delicious lamb dish. The icing on the cake had to be the location - a perfect distance from Waterloo station and opposite a busy bus stop, meaning we all got home without too much faff and fuss. I would not hesitate to return again, either to take advantage of the private room or for a more relaxed dining experience.


By Gemma J.

After a night at the Old Vic theatre, Waterloo Bar and Kitchen seemed like the perfect choice for a quick meal before heading home. It is right next to the theatre and the staff really know what they are doing! I had the chicken and my partner had the steak. Both were excellent, as was the crumble for dessert (and all the wine!) We will be back.


By Mike S.

Had a 30th birthday meal here yesterday lunchtime. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing food. The lamb was the best I have ever tasted. Can't recommend enough.


By Marl A.

I have been a regular at Bar and Kitchen for a few years now and I just keep wanting to go back. The menu is great balanced, lots of fish, and well priced. Each time I go there are four or five dishes, from each course, I want to eat. The food is always excellent, the halibut is particularly good and so is the duck as well as steak, fishcakes, the lamb sea bass and so no. Service is great and the manageress seems to know everyone. The dishes are reasonably priced and better value than a lot in Waterloo. Definitely my favourite restaurant in the area.


By Marl A.

I have been a regular at Bar and Kitchen for a few years now and I just keep wanting to go back. The menu is great balanced, lots of fish, and well priced. Each time I go there are four or five dishes, from each course, I want to eat. The food is always excellent, the halibut is particularly good and so is the duck as well as steak, fishcakes, the lamb sea bass and so no. Service is great and the manageress seems to know everyone. The dishes are reasonably priced and better value than a lot in Waterloo. Definitely my favourite restaurant in the area.


By Susan L.

I have been a couple of times, once with a huge group of friends - we were there for about 9 hours! The staff are so friendly and the food great. I can't recommend it enough x


By Rosie S.

This is a great place and I would highly recommend it - really nice staff and delicious food at good prices - when I called and booked it, the guy was really helpful and they were very attentive but equallyl well left you to enjoy your time there. I was there with 3 great mates and we had a really perfect evening. All of us said what a great find and we would all go back - I can see this being a really regular spot. Rosie


By D.

The Waterloo has a fantastic function room! A group of my old friends and I have struggled for ages to find a place to meet and have dinner each month. Waterloo Bar and Kitchen has a fantastic function room that is two minutes walk from Waterloo Station. The food and service is brilliant. They even have an official function co-ordinator which made everything so easy. Use this function room!


By J.

Waterloo Bar & Kitchen is a lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere and delicious food. Conveninetly located at the side of the Old Vic for a perfect post or pre theatre dinner.

The king prawns were a delight - and the chef makes the largest creme brulee I have eaten! You should check Waterloo Bar & Kitchen out.


By P.

Been eating at Waterloo Bar & Kitchen regularly for some months. It just gets better and better. Waterloo Bar & Kitchen has a super menu to suit all, wonderful food and service, good wines, great buzz and a a price we can all afford. The icing on the cake - Sunday brunch to die for.


By Claire Marie S.

Classy but relaxed, intimate but bustling, Waterloo Bar and Kitchen serves up a superb selection of classic and contemporary British cuisine. Expect attentive service, well-presented menu choices, a great wine list and a laid-back buzz. Couple this with affordable prices, and Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is undoubtedly one of the best choices in the area.

The Venue
Almost next door to the Old Vic, and a mere stone’s throw from the likes of the London Eye and the IMAX, Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is perfectly located for pre-theatre dining - or as a reassuringly safe choice after a day wandering around the South Bank. Harbouring a very British red, white and blue colour scheme both outside and in, there's even a slightly nautical feel to the place; wooden tables and floorboards contrast with white ceilings and bright blue pillars, distributed across the restaurant floor.

The Atmosphere
Comfortably busy on a mid-week evening, expect a quiet bustle of customers; this is a refined place, and particularly popular, it seems, amongst pre-theatre diners. Having said that, it maintains its fullness well into the evening, so booking ahead is advisable from mid-week if you want to be sure of a table. Soft music, dimmed lighting and candles make for an intimate but relaxed vibe. When booking, ask to sit in one of the booths at the left-hand side of the restaurant – undoubtedly the best place to soak up the atmosphere.

The Food
The menu is varied and enticing - be prepared to have to deliberate for a while between several equally appealing options. To start, try the wild mushroom risotto with white truffle oil and parmesan shavings. Creamy and full of flavour, it’s a perfect size for an appetiser and, at just under £7, it’s very good value too. Alternatively, the classic baked camembert is worth a try – a generous individual portion of soft baked melted cheese, it works perfectly with the crunch of the accompanying sesame seed-covered toasted bread and celery sticks.

For a main course, the steak is seriously good – tender and succulent and served with fries and either garlic butter, peppercorn sauce or béarnaise sauce, it’s a sound choice, and pretty reasonable at £16.95. The slow roasted confit of duck leg with creamy mash, red cabbage and gravy is another excellent choice; the duck is cooked so well that it all but falls off the bone in tender slices, and the smooth mash makes an ideal accompaniment.

The pear and frangipane tart with vanilla ice cream, is a good shout for dessert, but the real highlight has to be another special - the banoffee pie with Amaretto cream. It's rich and gorgeous, with the almond sweetness from the liqueur offering a slight twist on the classic dessert.

The Drink
The wine list here is varied and full of good choices; try the Rive Haute Tannat-Cabernat Sauvignon Rosé (£17.95) for an elegant and light choice, infused with flavours of raspberries and cherries. If you do want to splash out a little then there's certainly some scope to do so, with a fair few champagnes on offer as well as a very good Pouilly Fuissé at £41.95.

The Last Word
Situated in a great location and offering good food amidst a bustling yet comfortable atmosphere, Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is a very sound spot for an affordable evening out just south of the river.

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