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Terrace - South Bank & Waterloo

Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX +44 2035512368

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Main course: £8
Food spend: £17
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 17:00 - 20:00
Thursday to Saturday: 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00.

great service and excellent creative dishes

Yoav 16 July 2018
from london

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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.

Terrace - South Bank & Waterloo

Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX

Contact +44 2074523555
Reservations +44 2035512368

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Customer reviews for Terrace - South Bank & Waterloo

4.1 ((((* (based on 94 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (64)
  • views (27)
  • lunch (22)
  • al fresco (20)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (14)
  • business (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((*** 6 August 2018 by Ali from London

    The venue is lovely.
    The food was very poor.
    Service really good.
    It was a hot night and the air conditioning wasn’t working.
    Constant overload announcements concerning the theatre.

  • ((((( 16 July 2018 by Yoav from london

    great service and excellent creative dishes

  • (((** 29 June 2018 by Roger from Kent

    The Terrace is a good venue, particularly if you are actually out on the terrace and the weather is fine. The food is good but not great and could be improved - the shrimp dish was very bland with small frozen shrimps used. Some of the dishes are very good however and they need to up rheir game with some of the lesser dishes. It is a 7 out of 10

  • ((((( 19 June 2018 by Penelope from London

    Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Had a wonderful view as we were at the window. The food was great and loved the atmosphere

  • ((((* 17 June 2018 by Ud from Southend-on-Sea

    Great location by the river. I asked to be seated on the terrace and it was lovely to sit out and eat. We were not rushed and they knew that we were there to watch the show.
    Meal was lovely and the recommended 3 dishes is more then enough. I was there with a friend so we chose six different dishes which we shared. Particularly good as we are both vegetarians and the was plenty to choose from. As some places it’s only two in the main course.
    This was a tapas style dining. Each dish had good flavour and seemed to be fresh.
    Particularly loved the courgette fritti and the olive tapenade. A little disappointed with the aubergine gratin just lacked herbs or garlic.

    On the whole a lovely eating experience with great atmosphere of London from the terrace. Attentive staff and relaxed.

  • (**** 14 June 2018 by Natalie from LONDON

    Expensive for what it was and food below average. View was nice. Serving stops at 7.30

  • ((((* 11 June 2018 by Myra from London

    The new menu has fewer dishes but all the dishes that our party of 7 had were delicious. We still love the zucchini fritti.
    Friendly service and they check what show you are seeing to ensure you get out in time.

  • ((((* 9 June 2018 by Andrew from Camberley

    Located at upper ground level so with great views of the South Bank from the terrace. Within the National Theatre so busier before shows start; we continued to enjoy our meal prior to theatre goers returning at interval time. Some great 'tapas style' fishes including zucchini fritti and a lovely beef dish.

  • ((((( 1 June 2018 by Susan from London

    Excellent for a before Theatre dinner as not too filling and the staff always ask what you are going to see so the food comes with plenty of time so not to feel rushed

  • ((*** 20 April 2018 by Lionel from Esher

    we thought the food was very disappointing,stodgy.,tasteless

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