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Named for National Theatre architect Sir Denys Lasdun, this new all-day British brasserie will be run by the team behind The Marksman. Opened May 2023.

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Summary

Named for National Theatre architect Sir Denys Lasdun, the latest incarnation of this South Bank landmark’s flagship eatery is an all-day brasserie, run by the team behind The Marksman. It opened in late May 2023 (after our annual diners’ poll had closed) but the press immediately rushed in and drooled. It helps if you like the Brutalist design of the space: nearly all restaurant critics, it seems, get off on that kind of thing. One such is the FT’s Tim Hayward, who in early June 2023 declared – “Go for the soul-nourishing architecture” and “pointedly British” fare that “operates in tune with the [surroundings]… austere but elegant… it honours its materials rather than obscuring them with decoration”. The cynical would also say, go ASAP, before – like its predecessors – it is tempted to coast on the captive market its pre-theatre trade provides.

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Lasdun Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Lasdun Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lasdun restaurant.
Philip W
Well when it opened it was appalling. Just ...
Reviewed 1 months, 13 days ago

"Well when it opened it was appalling. Just been back. The food is now good bistro, the wine list is excellent and the staff have been trained. But it is still an unremarkable corridor"

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Ian C
A very welcome addition to the South Bank....
Reviewed 2 months, 17 days ago

"A very welcome addition to the South Bank."

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Tim J
Drawn in by architecture nerdery, this was ...
Reviewed 2 months, 17 days ago

"Drawn in by architecture nerdery, this was an enjoyable post-theatre dinner and I'm pleased to have found a south bank spot at a price and quality point that will definitely come in handy. On our visit the team seemed to be struggling a bit with workload, but we weren't in a hurry. Very much ingredient-focused dishes, simple and precise, supported by a really interesting and affordable wine list. "

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Hugh N
interesting menu, lovely staff...
Reviewed 3 months, 30 days ago

"interesting menu, lovely staff"

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Philip W
This is the old NT restaurant given a new f...
Reviewed 8 months, 15 days ago

"This is the old NT restaurant given a new face, but it is still a corridor. Sevice was abysmmal. We will have two glasses of the house champange, that is the cava, no it isn't, we went round this twice. Then ordered a bottle of a Savoie wine. Three times they brought a burgundy. the Savoie is very distinctive, read the label.Ordered food, we would like the turbot. Came back turbot is off. Please tell us before we order. And the prices are horrendous. OK for one star in Mayfair with good service. But not this. Pity. the old place was useful and unpretentious. Somone needs to get a grip of this or it will damage the NT"

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Hugh N
The best option for the NT and RFH - good b...
Reviewed 9 months, 6 days ago

"The best option for the NT and RFH - good british cooking with a focus on ingredients and seasonablity. Ambience score higher if you love brutalism ..."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £32.00 £38.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£18.00 £25.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
National Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP
Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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