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Verdi at Royal Albert Hall

South Kensington, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

((((* Italian

A great dining experience good service great food

Susan Graham 17 October 2016
from Maidenhead

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The only restaurant in the Royal Albert Hall open to non-ticket holders, Verdi offers classic, affordable Italian dining in a relaxed setting. Soak up the magnificent Grade I-listed architecture of one of London’s most iconic buildings.

The Verdi menu features warming stone-baked pizzas, hearty pasta bowls, mozzarella-topped fare, fine wines, and a mixture of signature and seasonal dishes.

Tuesday to Sunday, Verdi also serves afternoon tea, ranked in Hello! Magazine’s top 10 best afternoon tea venues in London, 2016. Weekend visitors will be lucky enough to be serenaded by live music on a Friday lunchtime and evening, and during brunch on Sundays.

Verdi in Kensington is a 12-minute walk from South Kensington Tube Station.

Verdi at Royal Albert Hall

South Kensington, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

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Customer reviews for Verdi at Royal Albert Hall

3.9 ((((* (based on 14 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (11)
  • value (6)
  • luxury (4)
  • dinner (3)
  • lunch (3)
  • views (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • business (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by Susan Graham from Maidenhead

    A great dining experience good service great food

  • ((*** 7 September 2016 by Helen from Dublin

    Very disappointed. Poor ambience , poor service.

  • (((** 27 August 2016 by Aaron Spillett from Cambridge

    Food was lovely. The restaurant was rather stuffy but I imagine that because of the age of the building it wasn't air conditioned or didn't seem be working.

  • ((((* 21 August 2016 by Amanda Palmer from London

    Sandwiches were a little odd, scones were 5/10 ,cakes were amazing which was the lasting thought of the food.

  • ((((( 17 August 2016 by Linda Chartrand from London

    WONDERFUL!!! SUPERB!!! DELICIOUS!!!
    This was one of our best Afternoon Tea experiences; divine Earl Grey martini!!, delicacies exquisitely presented - the very best presentation of a cucumber sandwich ever - , novel twist to the carrot cake, courteous, pleasant and attentive staff!! All the sandwiches were scrumptious, cake variety excellent - possibly a 2nd chocoholic, although a 2nd of the dark chocolate mousse was very obligingly provided - my husband is a chocoholic!!; being greedy we would have liked a larger dollop pf clotted cream but of course we managed with the amount provided; the Assam tea was refreshing ... possibly next time I'll try the Darjeeling but the "earthy grassy notes" put me off - my palate!!! It was a special occasion - finale to our 49th anniversary celebrations (actual date 5th) and (they turned out perfect- thank you!) photos were kindly taken. We were able to enjoy our feast at our leisure; no hurry or rush whatsoever and we were offered a choice of tables to start with. Definitely one for our "favourites" and very definitely to share ... we unreservedly recommend Afternoon Tea at the Verdi!!

  • ((((( 9 August 2016 by Jiming Ma from London

    A very nice dining experience. I like the food, and the most important is the good staff in this restaurant.

  • ((((( 28 July 2016 by Christine Thompson from London

    IT WAS LOVELY! The sandwiches melt in the mouth and the scones and cakes were scrumptious! We finished and were talking when we were offered a second pot of tea - which we of course accepted!

  • ((((( 22 May 2016 by Vicky Milne, Wendy Wallbridge, Myrna peterson from London

    We reserved a table for high tea in advance as a belated Mother's Day present. When we arrived, we were told there was a glitch in the system (of the company that we booked through) and our reservation was lost.

    They were very apologetic and we were promptly seated and given a free glass of champagne!

    The food was beautifully displayed and delicious. When we were asked for our bill, our server informed us that it was on the house!!

    We were all very taken aback and grateful for such amazing hospitality. Kinga and Anna treated us so well and it was truly a special experience that we'll always remember. Thank you so much!

  • (((** 3 April 2016 by Victoria Britton from Stourbridge

    Excellent venue. Beautiful presented afternoon tea. Cakes musically themed

  • ((((( 12 March 2016 by Zoe Sen gupta from London

    AMAZING! Took my step-mum for Mother's Day and we had THE BEST time. It was calm and relaxed, nothing was too much trouble for the ladies looking after us, and I cannot praise it highly enough :) Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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