Electric Diner

4.3
870 reviews
£25 and under
International
Adjacent to one of the oldest cinemas in London and downstairs from the Electric House, The Diner opens at 8am for breakfast, switches to the all-day menu at 12pm and keeps serving until late at night (you can drop in for dinner until midnight Friday and Saturday or 10pm Sunday).

We also keep serving at the bar until 1am Thursday to Saturday – stocked with 18 different draught and bottled beers and ales, wines and strong new takes on classic cocktails. The Diner is all about unfussy combinations of the best ingredients; quick, friendly service and food that is sent straight from the kitchen as and when it’s ready. There’s booth and bar seating, and a specially chosen soundtrack played from the Diner’s reel-to-reel machine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 870 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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GiorgiaR91
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner pre-movie at the Electric Diner. The Menù is not huge but the food is great and tasty and the service incredibly quick. There is some background noise but nothing unbearable.
The only negative thing for us, despite we know what are the current restrictions (none) but we are also aware of the current high number of cases it would have been appreciated if the staff would have wore a mask. But again, we know that this is not mandatory it is just that I am not sure I would have come yesterday If I knew it.
For the rest, we really recommend this lovely diner!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience! Super cool music/vibe. Really good service

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Harri6
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great evening on Saturday. Cocktails and food were great with superb service. Only feedback was the tables of 2 are too close together. We usually luck out with the booths and will stick to them in future. In general, great night though!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

What a terrible experience largely due to the waitress. She was so unbelievably rude and while we tried to remain patient when she told us, after 30 minutes of waiting to give our order, that the kitchen couldn’t make food for the next 45 min as they had a big order for the cinema. We understand it’s a busy time for restaurants and they are terribly understaffed but that does not absolve the restaurant from treating customers with respect. I have been many times to the Electric and was genuinely shocked and disappointed by this waitress’s attitude.

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Flimflam
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Felt incredibly rushed through our food, greeted rudely and told we only have 2 hours at our table, food was nice but hugely overpriced, forgot to bring our drinks

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SanjaA
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a great ambient, very tasty food and friendly staff!

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Ekat
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

A bit disappointed, food is average, I think it lost its charm. Used to be a fun place, but not anymore. The quality of food and wine is not in line with price.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great. Friendly staff, great food, easy atmosphere.

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PusiaC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and atmosphere.
Friendly staff. Great menu and perfect for children.

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HaaniM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Understaffed or poor communication. Incorrect orders received, one order sent to another table. I will come back only because it used to be at a higher standard and maybe it was an off day

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KamishaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The table we sat at was really small and close to other diners. The food wasn’t great and was expensive for what it was. The service we got was great though.

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JefS
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place that has an old diner feel with up to date service. The food was great as were the Bloody Mary's (if a little pricey). We had a breakfast but will be back for sure to check out the other menu options which change throughout the day.

Great work.. see you again soon.

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AnnaY
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunate experience. Really slow and inattentive service. Took more than 20 mins to be served. Almost felt like it was a chore to serve us and we should be grateful to be there. Food wasn’t great - over salted and bread was stale. Tiny portions and overpriced. Would have said something but we never received a check back and it was a struggle to get the attention of any staff members. Seemed like there was lots of staff on duty but lots of customers waiting for help/service.

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MillerM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

My milkshake was half the size of the others I saw around me. Service was not attentive - never managed to get a refill for the bottomless coffee. Hard to catch a waiter/waitress’ eye and when I did I had to ask for the bill 4 times before I got it. The food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overpriced and tiny portions.

2 eggs and 1 TINY piece of toast is £8?! And to add avocado it costs £6 extra?! Can someone please make sense of that for me! £14 for a very standard fish burger, with no fries! Fries are £6, so that’s £20 for a nothing-special burger and fries?! Honest burger, next door, sells a burger with fries for around £9!

My friends and I ordered main dishes and they were all served on small side plates, not a standard sized dinner plate. That should tell you everything you need to know about their portion sizes.

Where are they getting these prices from?! If they’re gonna charge so much, then at least give customers value for their money. This place is a rip-off.

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Rita
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Firstly, It took ages to get drinks. They didn’t have avocado toast. We ordered vegetarian breakfast, then they didn’t have vegetarian breakfast, then they didn’t have eggs royal as well as fried chicken... they run out of spinach for the smoothies. The menu was super short, so basically they didn’t have anything. You would think they’d offer drinks for free for the inconvenience. They didn’t. The service was slow combined with the fact they had nothing so waited half an hour before leaving.

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EleanorK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was pretty slow but food lovely. Music a little too loud!

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Lindsey
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food / location. Service is not the best as the wait staff are always very busy but food comes extremely fast.

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MaxineF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

shame the "all day menu" is only available from 12...

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MartaL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 40 minutes for someone to come to take our order, and another 15 for a coffee. Staff was rude and unprofessional

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

good food; slow service; music a bit too noisy

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DeborahA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was busy great atmosphere ordered all day breakfast including tea. I was served tea without milk or sugar had to ask 3 different wait staff for the milk & sugar that was eventually served 7 minutes later.

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ReissR
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The service was truly awful. We Waited for ages to get our order taken, our food came before our drinks, and they forgot one of the main courses.

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Aquitaine
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience for Saturday brunch. Always the perfect Eggs Benedict and pancakes served with a smile Thank you

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vipDianaM
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good, but it was hot as an oven in there....

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MartiT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food, though it certainly took too long for one of our party members to receive her order, especially given it was an acai bowl and it arrived after all our hot foods.

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AdrianH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cool old place with the cinema below, nice booths, can see the food being cooked. All cool - no bling 👍 real London

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aurorap
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

glasses smelled as we were explained water in the glass washing machine was not changed enough at busy times. we received the wrong bill and money could not be refunded in each card used. food was nice. music very nice but a bit too loud to talk.

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SergeG
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service, but music too loud. Will come again

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BenS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very very rude greeter, looked at my 2 year old daughter with disgusted when she said hello. Literally one of the weirdest things I have ever seen. We left

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JenO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

local favourite of ours for brunch, consistent service and food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food but the service was really really slow.

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longsummer
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and very jovial, tolerant service for early supper with three children “best chips EVER Dad!” which is high praise indeed fkr 12yo… 👍

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JustTheThing
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience from the moment we walked through the door. We were treated like royalty by the kind and attentive staff.
The service was a perfect balance of attentive without being over bearing.
Food was yummy! Complements to the chefs!
We particularly like the background music, right up our street!
We will definitely return. Thank you to the whole team for making our anniversary dinner so special *

JB
JessB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Loved the music and kids had the best time. Will defo be back n service was amazing

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was friendly, but waited a long time for water and my first drink after placing my order - my starter arrived begore my drinks. As someone who works in hospitality, I know this can affect first impressions a lot. Floor staff seemed a bit slow even though at 7pm the diner wasn't that busy, but I think they were gearing up for the dinner service and things certainly did get busier as time went on.

The food was tasty and well prepared; I had a chicken ceaser salad to start (I would have liked to see more chicken for the extra price), and the rib-eye steak for my main course. Both were well-presented and my steak was excellent. Chefs seemed genuinely pleasant and well organised. As this was my first visit, I chose medium, but would certainly go for medium-rare on my next visit.

The wine list could be more accessible by the glass, as my preferred wines of choice were only available by the bottle. Whilst the food was very good, I feel it was over-priced for what I ordered. Still, as I was treating myself to a rare meal out, I didn't mind so much.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty food served swiftly by nice people.

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DonMich
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Led to our table and then waited 15 minutes before anyone came over to ask if we wanted to order. We were initially placed on a table with dripping condensation from the air conditioning. We asked to be moved and we’re told they didn’t have any more tables. Then they found a table and we were able to move. We ordered only to be told we were ordering from the wrong menu, so needed to revise what we are wanted. The food came quickly. It was not hot, the toast was tiny and the filter coffee was served with cold milk.

We had to try and catch someone’s eye to ask for the bill. Then took an age to get someone over to actually pay. They were very busy and we understand that. Used to go to the Electric a lot but it seems to have gone downhill. The breakfast was not worth the wait or the price.

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vipTeddy
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and ambiance

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vipStewartC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good breakfast and service as always.

FAQs

Electric Diner is rated 4.3 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.