RestaurantsLondonSE1

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Summary

£62
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The set menu is good value” at the National Theatre’s most salubrious in-house dining option, so it’s “always reliable” as a pre-show pit-stop. But critics would welcome a bit more ambition, saying the current effort is “a wasted opportunity” given the site and its captive audience. Top Tip: “the waiters are always a good source of play reviews”.

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£56
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The smartest of the National Theatre’s in-house dining rooms has had its high in past years, but is currently “only worth it if you’re going to the theatre”. The standard of cooking can vary sharply between visits: at best “really excellent and imaginative” but sometimes merely “fine” or “a bit of a production line process”.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The smartest of the National Theatre’s in-house dining rooms has had its high in past years, but is currently “only worth it if you’re going to the theatre”. The standard of cooking can vary sharply between visits: at best “really excellent and imaginative” but sometimes merely “fine” or “a bit of a production line process”.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
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3
Good
2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “ideal pre-theatre venue”, the National’s “pleasant” dining room focuses wisely on a “small, tight menu” that satisfies most reporters – and “surprises” some. “The standard of cooking varies, but the service is always excellent”: “they’ll get you to your seat at the theatre in time!”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
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No dress code
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House Restaurant, National Theatre Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of House Restaurant, National Theatre Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of House Restaurant, National Theatre restaurant.
Ros H
Just reopened - we loved the food and every...
Reviewed 7 months, 3 days ago

"Just reopened - we loved the food and everyone was enjoying themselves. A great pre-theatre offer. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £24.00 £28.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £23.00 £4.50 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £3.95
Service 10.00%
National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑8 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑8 pm
Thursday5 pm‑8 pm
Friday5 pm‑8 pm
Saturday5 pm‑8 pm
SundayCLOSED

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