Terrace - South Bank & Waterloo

(119 Reviews)
Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Modern European
A la carte menu


Main course: £8
Food spend: £17

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 17:00 - 19:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 19:30.

Restaurant description

With sweeping views overlooking the South Bank, Terrace at The National Theatre showcases a choice of indoor or al fresco dining in cool and contemporary spaces. A creative Mediterranean-themed menu is served alongside a choice of world wines.

Using fresh and seasonal ingredients, the exciting Terrace menu brings innovative dishes to the foreground, with sea bream carpaccio served with imaginative raspberry vinaigrette, dill and rocket. Alternatively, a traditional shepherd’s pie is given a modern twist and is made with lamb’s tongue. Sensational desserts at Terrace restaurant include a heavenly dark chocolate fondant with port, almonds and a creative candied bay leaf.

Choose a carefully-selected wine to accompany your dessert at Terrace at the South Bank, with options including European specialities and world labels. The cool-green colour scheme creates a great space for enjoying local draught beer or elegant cocktails, like the prosecco and wild hibiscus mix.

With bee-friendly plants on the balcony, Terrace restaurant in London has the London Eye and Southbank Centre on its doorstep. Waterloo Rail Station is a 5-minute walk away from Terrace Bar and Food at The National Theatre.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Terrace - South Bank & Waterloo
(based on 119 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (24)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (8)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (79)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (7)
  • lunch (26)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (3)
  • trendy (19)
  • value (17)
  • views (36)
  • By Nick S from London
    10 August 2019

    Interesting menu but many items poorly cooked. Ravioli too tough to chew on, greens and gizzards both over cooked, supposed crepe butter with no discernible mushroom taste. Zucchini fritters were pleasant.

  • By Pauline A from Greenwich
    23 July 2019

    Lovey sitting on the terrace in the early evening. Good service, with nothing too much trouble. Enjoyed the food. We took advice on how much to order. All dishes good taste and fun to look at. Presentation interesting. Overall a satisfying experience.

  • By Tim S from London
    10 July 2019

    Lovely setting, charming staff, delicious food. Lovely place altogether

  • By Trish A from Shrewsbury
    9 July 2019

    Delicious food, excellent service, so lovely to sit outside on the terrace and look out across the river.

  • By Nick S from St Albans
    6 July 2019


  • By Bernadette Y from Windsor
    5 July 2019

    It was fab great food and staff. They don't rush guests and the sunrise to die for!

  • By Peter B from Chard
    8 June 2019

    Excellent. Windy but you may not be able to control that!

  • By Va H from London
    29 May 2019

    V good service and food

  • By Sue L from London
    28 May 2019

    I haven’t been for quite a while and as always the service was very good but I did miss some of my favourite dishes There used to be Dish with tiny lamb chops and a delicious chicory and walnut salad and gnocchi so I do not think the changes in the menus were good. I will always come gain though as it is just what’s needed before the show and Zhou replied good about gaetting us there on time.

  • By Paula H from London
    3 May 2019

    Overpriced and the food absolutely did not live up to the price tag Poor service

Restaurant Location Map
Terrace - South Bank & Waterloo
Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX

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