Harden's survey result
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”.
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”.
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.
The NT’s punningly named ‘sustainable neighbourhood diner’ makes good use of its garden site – and of the props and scenery recycled from productions to use as decoration. The grub’s “reasonable but not cheap”.
The Green Room, The National Theatre Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Food is good quality if fairly average. The service was good although I was charged for a drink which never arrived. It’s a good setting on the South Bank, especially when it’s good weather."
"The name suggests this is a good place for a post-theatre supper. Wrong. Kitchen closes at 10.30 pm "so please get your order in before then". Food is complacently ordinary: a crayfish wrap worthy of Pret and a 'tonkatsu' chicken burgerthat bore little relation to a proper tonkatsu suace. service was brisk, for he chef closed the kitchen at 11.00 pm."
|Wine per bottle||£21.00|
101 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP
|Monday||11 am-10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||11 am-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||11 am-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||11 am-10:30 pm|
|Friday||11 am-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||11 am-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||11 am-8 pm|