House - South Bank & Waterloo

Royal National Theatre South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Modern British, Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Follies afternoon tea - £29.50 per person.

Customers are also able to combine Follies Afternoon Tea with a National Theatre backstage tour for just £39.50, this includes a fizz cocktail. We are asking customers are interested in this and want more information to contact our Tours team at



Main course: £15
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

Within the world famous National Theatre, House restaurant serves an elegant selection of simple and classic dishes. Overlooking the river Thames and with fantastic views of Somerset House, the restaurant comes complete with its own dedicated entrance on the river front.

Taking inspiration from the seasons, the House menu offers an impeccable selection of all-day dining dishes using the finest ingredients from its hand-picked suppliers. Enjoy a leisurely lunch, or perhaps absorb those sensational views while tucking into a pre-theatre meal.

Visitors can also enjoy a twist on a classic afternoon tea at House based around some of the National Theatre's most celebrated shows, featuring delicious delicacies inspired by productions such as One Man, Two Guvnors; Sweeney Todd; My Fair Lady and A Taste of Honey.

House on the South Bank is an 8-minute walk from Waterloo Station. House is open for lunch on Saturdays and mid-week during matinees in the main auditoriums.

Customer reviews for House - South Bank & Waterloo
(based on 273 reviews)

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  • value (57)
  • afternoon tea (13)
  • lunch (79)
  • private dining (44)
  • child friendly (11)
  • views (49)
  • al fresco (2)
  • dinner (181)
  • romantic (50)
  • luxury (25)
  • breakfast (2)
  • large parties (26)
  • entertainment (18)
  • trendy (15)
  • business (43)
  • By Roger G from London
    14 December 2018

    The restaurant is always good and has a pleasant atmosphere , Edith polite and helpful staff

  • By Tatiana N from London
    13 December 2018

    well presented delicious food, very friendly and efficient staff, amazing value

  • By Bessie P from London
    5 November 2018

    The service was faultless and the waiter was friendly and funny, the food was excellent and the prices were good. Extremely happy with my evening there and would definitely recommend

  • By Jacqui I from London
    17 October 2018

    The food was tasty and of a high standard. We booked the 3 course festival deal with free glass of prosecco which was very good value for money. Service was excellent, friendly and unobtrusive.

  • By Celia D from London
    15 October 2018

    Friendly and efficient service . Starters and mai courses good. Dessert menu limited and too many chocolatey things in dessert we had.

  • By Christopher G from London Borough of Lewisham
    11 October 2018

    Very good food in a relaxed, NOT noisy environment, which sadly is hard to find these days. The ambient music was relaxing; in the background, not in your head.

  • By Elizabeth P from London
    4 October 2018

    Perfect for a pre theatre dinner and we didn't feel rushed.

  • By Kay H from London
    13 September 2018

    Excellent venue for pre-theatre dining. Set menu interesting & good value. Service impeccable - always asking first which theatre you will be attending (if at all), so that they can ensure you will complete your meal in good time. It's a pity the National Theatre cannot flag up your presence more effectively. Difficult to find on first visit.

  • By David S S from Longford
    25 August 2018

    Just love House.Food is perfect for me and I'm never disappointed.

  • By Sandra B from Hampton
    20 August 2018

    The place was really quite when we got there but then more customer arrived later around 21:00/21:30. In some way this was really good because it gave us time to chat properly, without having to shout. The food was really good. Portion were perfectly balanced and the flavor really tasty. The staff was really friendly. The deal for £22 for 2 courses or £26 for 3 courses including a glass of wine was excellent.

Restaurant Location Map
House - South Bank & Waterloo
Royal National Theatre South Bank, London, SE1 9PX