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July 2020: The Green Room in its old format has actually closed, but the name lives on for the summer of 2020 in the form of an al fresco garden space from hospitality group Wright & Bell (Lino, Kitty Hawk), serving pizza and cocktails.

survey result

Summary

£48
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For some reporters, the National Theatre’s “brisk” in-house diner delivers on the “plain good food near the theatre” you’d hope for, so “it’s a shame” that the “food is complacently ordinary” for too many others to make it a reliable recommendation. Top Tip – “best when you can sit in the garden”.

Summary

£48
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For some reporters, the National Theatre’s “brisk” in-house diner delivers on the “plain good food near the theatre” you’d hope for, so “it’s a shame” that the “food is complacently ordinary” for too many others to make it a reliable recommendation. Top Tip – “best when you can sit in the garden”.

Summary

£46
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Fans of the National Theatre’s glass-walled ‘neighbourhood diner’ feel it’s a “good pre-show venue” with “professional and helpful service” and food that’s “well-prepared, albeit pretty basic”. The feeling is quite widespread, however, that – for such an “interesting site” – the “disappointing menu could be so much better”.

Summary

£46
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Decorated with props and scenery from prior productions, the NT’s (“very noisy”) ‘neighbourhood diner’ is an airy space (surrounded by a sustainable garden). Some reports are lukewarm at best, but most consider the food “decent”, certainly for a pre-show bite.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
No dress code
50

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £15.00 £4.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
101 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑6 pm

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