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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.

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

Susan 01 June 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

4.2 ((((* (based on 91 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (63)
  • views (26)
  • lunch (21)
  • al fresco (19)
  • trendy (13)
  • value (13)
  • business (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((( 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

  • ((((( 3 April 2018 by Iain from London

    Excellent pre-theatre meal! Wonderful service and great food

  • ((((( 22 March 2018 by Sue from London

    I got the table I requested and I had asked before for the music, if you can call it that a sort of Vroom Vroom to be turned down or off
    This time it was off which was good Otherwise the staff and food were as always excellent and just what one wants before a show. Thank you

  • ((((* 2 February 2018 by Patrick from Cranleigh

    Good food and excellent service

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