Bar & Kitchen - Waterloo

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1840 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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The Waterloo Bar & Kitchen / Restaurant décor creates a very relaxed and intimate dining experience, yet our high ceilings and open kitchen keep the room fresh and spacious. The floor staff are efficient and professional and they understand how to be attentive without being intrusive.
We pride ourselves in the quality of the food we serve in our restaurant. Our Head Chef and his team source the most fresh and seasonal ingredients, creating twists on home-made classics from Chicken Liver Pate with Toasted Onion Brioche and a Cranberry Port Sauce to a Lemon Drizzle Cake with Creme Fraiche and Lemon Coulis. The restaurant also features various specials everyday.
The restaurant is the direct neighbour of the Old Vic Theatre and it is only two minutes walk from Waterloo Station. Many Old Vic customers join us post-theatre as the restaurant is so close to many transport connections.
The Waterloo Bar & Kitchen is located a short walk from Waterloo Railway Station.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Bistro, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Open for lunch and dinner: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm and Sunday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
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Phone number
020 7928 5086
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
Parking free on Sunday's
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Public Transit
Waterloo Station - 2 minutes walk
Additional
Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
3.9
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3.9
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant has closed down as I advised you last week - please remove it from your booking information and stop sending out automatic messages about it!!

KA
London
85 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place has closed down!!
Very disappointing to have received booking confirmation and reminder emails only to arrive there to find it closed and boarded up!

LQ
London
212 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for the Waterloo Bar & Kitchen for Monday evening before going to the Old Vic Theatre. The email confirmation arrived the day before. I found my friends standing in front of the closed and shuttered restaurant at 6pm. No sign of life. No apology from Open Table. And this website is still taking reservations for WB&K-- I just checked. Not good. Thankfully we managed to get the last table at La Barca and had a wonderful Italian meal. But I am not happy about this.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It has closed permanently, as your app should have known

TF
London
40 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is closed. Booked for a birthday, turned up, spent £15 on a taxi to find somewhere else. Appalling.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when we arrived for our pre-theatre reservation. There was no explanation and we haven't received an update or an apology. Asking for a review in the circumstances is a bit rich!

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made booking through opentable but restaurant was closed! Looks permanent

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was CLOSED. You booked me in for a meal but when I arrived it was clear that it had been closed for days, if not weeks. Why do you book people into restaurants which have closed, don't you check? Not going to book through Open Table again.

CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant was closed - looks permanent. No notification.

SG
London
119 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Looking for somewhere quiet near Waterloo to catch up with a friend - and Waterloo B&K fits the bill. it's reliable, food is tasty enough. Not exciting or trendy - but that's not always what you need!

s
London
153 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service was impeccable. Nice atmosphere.

p
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Family has eaten here many times over the past few years - food and service always good. Last experience of a disappointing main dish was solved immediately by a replacement being promptly provided. Cannot really fault them on anything.

G
London
117 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A party of eight of us came for a late lunch. It was pretty good, though we had to wait an age for our main course. We were the only table there too. Been going here a long time and this occasion wasn’t the best, but it won’t put me off.

b
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall3food2service1ambience4

It was disappointing- staff very slow - we had to wait around an hour for menus whilst they were being printed. My salt & pepper squid was very tough - mistake to order as a main & the gravalax starter did not come with toast or bread

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

recommended and lived up to it...I liked the food and the absence of music

r
London
89 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is "our local" for everyday dining. The staff are particularly good and helpful. Not the place for a "tete a tete" as it can get a bit noisy but great for a casual night out with friends. We have been visiting them for quite some time and will continue to do so!

L
London
72 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Nice food, okay service though waiter was clearly trying hard, excellent food, slightly to our surprise as the place seems a bit basic, but at the end of the evening they put a bottle of wine and a glass of wine on our bill that we hadn't had! They immediately acknowledged both and scrambled to take them off but it was a slow evening, very few customers, no excuses for a mistake like that. Check your bill, people!

AL
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had arrived a few minutes early, and from the first moment we got there the staff were delightful. Friendly, informative and we felt that she genuinely was enjoying her interaction with us. The food was fab, the wine recommended was perfect. 3 courses and a glass of Prosecco for £25 was great. We'll definitely be coming back.

EO
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great waitress, service prompt and great food! Would definitely eat here again

AO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A perfectly suitable pre-theatre dinner which is what was required.

KA
London
85 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great location. Really nice ‘home cooked’ food. Unpretentious. Friendly informed service. Just a lovely place to be.

JD
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening; the £25.00 menu with a free glass of Prosecco was excellent value and delicious. As usual the service was very good. A very pleasant post matinee meal.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely food - large variety of choices - good value for money.
Good service.
Good choice of wines.

SB
London
16 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Just dropped in for a quick bite but the service was quick and food very good.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and a good service. Reasonable wine list and okay prices for London. Good location would recommend

B
London
17 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Perfect for pre theatre meal at the Old Vic. Slightly muddled order but good overall service.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times. Always enjoyable.

SR
London
103 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went again - fish was excellent and staff very helpful.

L
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal, good food and service. It’s so convenient to the Old Vic, a great location for pre and post theatre dining.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was totally delighted with all aspects of my meal - the service was excellent, the menu varied, the staff were a delight and the food was delicious. I will definitely return and highly recommend

SR
London
103 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good selection of very nice food with lovely staff.

N
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, qualité et sympathie du personnel !
Une très bonne adresse ! A ne pas manquer !

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CR
London
77 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stand out food. Best place in Waterloo for dinner - that area is covered with chain restaurants and this place is so much better and really tasty!

LQ
London
212 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious meal at Bar & Kitchen Waterloo which is just next door to the Old Vic--it couldn't be more convenient for a pre-theatre supper. I had a lovely artichoke/olive/tomato salad followed by some grilled cod which was excellent. Service is always quick and efficient. My friends had never been there and really liked their meal too. Highly recommended.

MV
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual dining, very good overall value, varied menu and attentive staff.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Have used this restaurant many times but this time 2 fish courses weee over cooked. We mentioned it but nothing was done or said. No gesture or apology made. We won’ be visiting again!

CE
London
108 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was fine although took a long time to be able to grab someone to order dessert. Close by for the old vic thank goodness. Literally walked in to theatre, sat down and show started!

GN
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for an enjoyable evening with friends. It works whether going to the theatre or not.

YR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We needed somewhere near Waterloo, and this restaruant sounded fine for a meet-up with friends (where we could hear ourselves talk). It was just what we wanted and we were all impressed with the quality of the food. The thai spiced sea bass with coconut rice was superb! There were cocktails on special offer and I would recommend the one with gin, cranberry juice and lime.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was ok - not amazing. Lamb shank was dry but duck salad was tasty. Average bottle of wine was quite expensive. Service was poor - seemed disorganised, would bring food over and then we’d have to ask for cutlery, wine glasses. Staff weren’t rude just some didn’t seem interested. The restaurant was very quiet (although we were there midweek).