American Bar Restaurant
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Very pleasant meal with excellent service . Need to book early as will miss the opportunity of eating here .
Good staff and good food with the convenience of somewhere to go in the intervals. No choice of decent single malts though which is a shame.
Excellent choice if dining before a performance at the Coliseum. Food very good (reasonable choice from menu) and served by friendly staff. Tables reasonably spaced and conservation easy.
An attractive room and quiet enough to talk in peace which is a valuable thing these days.
Food was good but portions very small. For the vegetarians, only one option among starters and main courses and both featured aubergines! Not very imaginative.
I always eat at the American Bar before seeing an opera, it's part of my favourite way to spend an evening. This time as I forgot whether I had booked - I booked it twice, the delightful staff simply laughed with me (an older person with a rubbish memory) and in no way made me feel bad about it. Everyone there are simply delightful and you can feel their genuine desire for you to have a wonderful time. I especialy like being able to return to my table during the intervals.
Thank you to all at the American Bar.
Food good. Service good. Slightly on the pricey side (£81.22 inclusive of service, no wine, I dined with my 11 year old daughter).Big let down was the dessert: coconut jelly : bland and tasteless. On reflection I should have sent it back to the kitchen. Restaurant ambience was hugely disturbed by coliseum goers visiting the toilets which were located next to the restaurant. My dining experience was been peered at by many curious toilet users. Not recommended for a romantic evening out.
The bar is a lovely place to start an evening at the Opera. The whole experience was relaxed, gave us plenty of time to read the program, the staff were very attentive and popping back to our reserved table for tea and coffee during the interval was an added bonus. There is no other place I’d rather eat beforehand, the price was very reasonable too.
Fabulous food & First Class Service.
A small menu for choice but surprisingly Tasty Food. An excellent experience and will definitely book again. Highly recommend. It made our Night at The Opera for my Birthday unforgettable.
The setting and service was good. Unfortunately, the food wasn't great. My mum had the calamari, which she sent back as it was rubbery. We both had the roast chicken, which we both found a bit dry. Given that it was at the ENO, I guess we were expecting a bit more in terms of the quality of the food.
Superb venue, menu was stylish & unique and delicious !
Having the table all evening added to the enjoyable opera experience during the intervals.
A very tasty, quiet supper was the best part of the evening, before the most ghastly opera experience in my whole life (Verdi's Luisa Miller) thanks to some perverted minds who are determined that violence and nastiness is essential to any entertainment these days.
Rather dated decor but excellent meal, great service and so very convenient for the opera.
Fantastic venue when going to see a show at the Colleseum. We were even able to order our desserts and have them in the interval!
Excellent for a pretreatment meal with a touch of luxury!
The staff were terrific very helpful. I was running late due to traffic and my sister was waiting at the table for me. I managed to get in touch and staff ensured she ordered her meal. Once I arrived - they managed to get my meal out on time before the performance started.
Well done - will definitely recommend to my friends
We had a lovely meal, with friendly, efficient service before seeing a marvellous performance.
Excellent food and service. Really convenient for the evening performance.
We were late due to tube issues. The staff were great and allowed us to have our table still and the food was exceptional. I will certainly go again.
Great food, service, and ambience. Ideal for when visiting for a show and celebrating a special occasion!
We had a perfect evening - a delicious meal before the opera, pudding and coffee in the interval, then we collected our coats at the end. The staff were attentive and kind. The restaurant is small and tucked out of the way so quiet and relaxing. A lovely evening and I hope to do this again.
Pleasantly surprised by the quality and presentation of the food.
Mary looked after us with friendliness, professionalism and humour.
Certainly would dine here every time we visit the ENO in future.
As usual the food was excellent, especially the chicken main dish. The staff were attentive but not overbearing. Thank you
We have eaten here several times and the food and service are always excellent and it didn’t disappoint this time either.
High quality experience. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food was of a high standard, well presented and of good quality. The wine list was comprehensive and also of good quality. The restaurant wood panelling created a wonderful ambience and added to the experience. Overall a very enjoyable meal and one I would recommend.
Brilliant service and wonderful veggie choices. The American Bar has always been a very special place for its glorious ambience and elegant charm. Thank you!
Impeccable service and friendly. Tasty food. Very easy and great to have a refreshment base to visit during the intervals.
Our third visit when attending the Ballet, as before it really made the event special.
Perfect start to an amazing overall experience at the Coliseum. Friendly staff, amazing food followed by a magical ballet. One of the best restaurant experiences I have had in many years.
Excellent food, very attentive and friendly staff
Great to also be able to have interval drinks at our own table, made the evening even more enjoyable & special
Unfortunately the food is not up to the standard of the establishment such as ENO. Steak was served luke warm, ver fatty piece of meat swimming in butter.
Decor outdated, very limited wine list. Altogether very disappointing experience.
We are sorry to hear that we couldn't meet your expectation. Nonetheless, I would like to challenge your 1 star review. By rating us so low, you imply that it was a disastrous experience and as you can see from the rest of the reviews, most of our guests truly enjoyed their visit. Could I ask you to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give me a more in depth feedback and to discuss what can we do to make it up for a disappointing visit?
We have eaten here twice now. Both times before matinee performances. Nice environment. Excellent staff. Good food at reasonable prices for London. It is good to be able to have starter and main before the show and return for deserts in the interval. Plus they have a cloak room so one can avoid queuing for coats after the show. All in all a big thumbs up.
We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the American Bar Restaurant, food was excellent, staff were fantastic, service was great, we could even order interval drinks for our table and leave our coats etc in the restaurant while we enjoyed a great performance of The Nutcracker, as Arnie said we will be back!!!
An elegant place to eat with good service and good food a delightful thing to do when going to the Coliseum.
Attentive but not overpowering staff always with a smile. Food was amazing . Would go to the restaurant again.
Took my sister to the ballet for her birthday 29th Dec.
We ate beforehand. Wasn’t expecting ‘pre show’ dinning to be too special.
Was blown away by the quality of the food and service.
Thoroughly enjoyable experience and made the day complete.
Would 100% recommend and will definitely return to dine without seeing a show.
We had a delicious meal here before watching "The Nutcracker' ballet. There is not an extensive menu but all our dishes were very well cooked and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The only thing that
I feel could have been improved would have been a greater choice of vegetables to order as a side if desired. The staff were outstandingly polite and attentive and really went out of their way to be helpful in every way.
Excellent service and easy access to our theatre seats of course.
It was too average for the price.
Sorry to hear that we couldn't meet you expectations. Would you care to send me a more complete feedback at email@example.com? Regards. A. Harnisch, General Manager
A wonderful place to relax and dine before the performance. The table is yours for the whole show
so youare able to return during the interval for your dessert and drinks previously ordered. Also you can leave your coats.
A most enjoyable meal. Service was really good and organising the dessert and drinks for intermission was excellent although there is too little time to really settle in and enjoy. All in all a wonderful evening. Many thanks.
American Bar Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 655 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.