Harden's survey result
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”.
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!”.
“Useful before or after a performance”, the National Theatre’s in-house venue is a bit of a “glorified cafeteria” but benefits from “quick and efficient service”, which means “you’re out in time for the show without being rushed or pushed to the wire”. The food perhaps does rely on its “captive audience”, but most feel it’s “a good option”.
“Sensible…” “workmanlike…”, “good for pre-theatre audiences with a tight turnaround” – such are the benefits of the National Theatre’s in-house venue (“try to get a table with a river view”). Food quality is “variable” though.
House Restaurant, National Theatre Restaurant Diner Reviews
"An odd place. Chef seems to be trying to be inventive but doesn’t quite hit the mark eg something that looked like polystyrene on top of breaded bream. Pud v good"
"Very convenient for the theatre. Average food."
|Wine per bottle||£24.00|
National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Mon - Sat 5 pm - 11 pm
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