Malibu Kitchen at The Ned

4.3
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603 reviews
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£25 and under
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Californian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Malibu Kitchen brings Californian food to the City with a healthy menu of superfood salads, cured fish and meat, served from breakfast through to dinner. Expect counter-style seating at our marble-top tables.
Inspired by some of our Californian favourites, enjoy an all-you-can-eat, vegetarian feast in the sunniest corner of The Ned. Malibu Kitchen Saturday Brunch is £30 per person or £35 per person including a glass of prosecco.
Please be advised bookings cannot be made for drinks only. Pets, other than registered guide dogs are not permitted in any public area or restaurant at The Ned. We will try to accommodate pushchairs where possible but please be aware there may not be space at the table. If you would like to request a highchair or for further information please contact the restaurant directly.

Please note The Ned reserves the right to refuse or cancel any reservation either ahead or upon arrival.
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G
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for business breakfasts / lunches. Good menu and excellent service

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Lovely food. However, a warm martini in the smallest glass I have ever seen and forgetful service.

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very helpful and attentive staff. Colourful, fresh, great quality food. Slightly pricey if going for just a lunch, but well priced for the setting and location.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service as per usual. Couldn’t fault it!!

KB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I found it strange that you couldn’t order any ‘extras’ like potatoes for your meal, which lead me to choosing something different as the chicken I’d originally chosen didn’t come with anything else

HF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I'm not sure if I would recommend
I have quite a few Intolerances and on the website there is no mention of the menu being tapas share dishes. I think this is important!!! As especially myself not eating meat, being intolerant to lactose, gluten, alot of fructose there is not much I can eat. Booking this restaurant I booked in upon option assumption that the whole bass was a main dish. When being sat down there were 3 dishes not being served due to being sold out and this was only 2.30pm. We were not told when being sat that this is a share menu, knowing this I would have gone somewhere else. That was disappointing. And I feel for what is it the prices are alot. I realise you are paying for the venue for the ned too, but to charge £15 for a Irish coffee and £9 for a small slice of cake is quite extreme. I feel the cake should have been £6-7 max and the Irish coffee £9 max..
I will come back to the bed but not to Malibu I dont think
It was a shane as it was a special lunch with my mother.

L
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The manager was quite rude, seemed understaffed. The food wasn’t great - quite disappointed. Overall experience was that it was ‘ok’.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I found it very busy, very noisy when like 80% of the tables are to share. Food is average while price is top range. O do recommend salad that are much better than main course like burger or fish.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Go for the more exotic dishes...then you have a great meal

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food in a beautiful setting and the Live music a Joy

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good but could have done with more garlic and coriander.

GL
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very punctual service, polite and efficient. Food arrived really quickly and was very well prepared and presented. The Sea Bream Taco was the best Taco since eating them in San Fransisco! The location is amazing, and well worth a visit, the old banking hall has been transformed into an amazing space for relaxing, eating and drinking. The lice jazz is a nice touch too.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Poor service, incredibly slow

ZS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Excellent venue of course and overall buzz at midweek lunch. Great idea to put in a California kitchen of which there are few in London strangely enough. Refreshing/original menu selection, though not extensive. Pity the fresh juices are bottled and not prepared locally. Service not particularly attentive.

Z
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Cod was like it's been fried twice from frozen. Not acceptable.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and really great food!

k
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corner of calm in a busy Sunday service at the Ned. Healthy, clean food. Pleasant service. Largely plant based menu.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was excellent. The food was sensational. The setting and service were top class.

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Not very good. Small, expensive portions delivered to you by people who don't like you very much.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, nice layout of tables enabled private discussions. Quite expensive though.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tacos for Tuesdays were better than I thought they would be.
Great service.

FM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bream tacos just the best, lovely restaurant l

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good except table reservation is ONLY for 1 hr 15 minutes

c
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting, good food, efficient service .. perfect place to meet friends

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We've been here before and really like it but today the service was really slow - from taking orders to getting the bill, it all took way longer than it should. Hopefully it will be better next time.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ned is an amazing venue with a variety of great restaurants of which Malibu Kitchen is one. Excellent customer service, brilliant food and all round just a nice vibe to it. Will be back!

LD
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice venue, but a bit dark and noisy. Nice for groups, but maybe not suitable if you are looking for somewhere for a quiet chat.

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fabulous at the Malibu as was the service. The only downside was the very low lighting which meant firstly you couldn’t easily read the menu ( we had to hold a candle to it to see) secondly what a waste of beautiful food if you can’t see it!!

DE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent - we loved it! The staff were very helpful too. A great birthday experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, really nice food and ambience! I will surely go back soon!

K
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amongst the vastness of the NED, Malibu Kitchen felt intimate and cosy
The staff are friendly and attentive
It would feel ideal to eat there for both a business meeting and for personal reasons

Being only a minute walk from Bank station means it’s ideally located

I can’t fault it at all

SD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little lunch spot for the mermaid in your life. Friendly staff, excellent value, possibly my favourite spot in town?

EA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and professional attention given. Also very accommodating should one have additional or special dietary needs

RY
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had some guests from Melbourne and had recommended this place and they LOVED IT! The whole atmosphere- from our drinks at the bar before dinner until we finished our meal- such a lovely lovely evening.
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MS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

the juice was not fresh, but was bottled. disappointing when the bottles were brought to the table and not even poured into a glass for us.

OT
London
71 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Terrible service today and the restaurant smelt terrible. I dine here a lot and today both the service and ambience was awful.

d
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome service food and staff!
Just be careful of wellness shot of ginger it’s hot😬

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent lots of choice just disappointed we had to wait over 20 minutes for our table to be ready then we had to rush our food so as not to miss our train.

N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Decent tasting, good quality food; good healthy option, which I rate highly. Ambiance is lively (just as the rest of Ned), although a little loud / busy for those sensitive to noise / busy spaces. It's an expensive place ; we paid £110 for two, only one of us had a glass of wine, rest was food. Too expensive. Service was poor... (1) We'd been asked to move from bar seating to a booth literally MID-main-meal; no explanation, just 'can you move' and 'usually everyone's dying to sit in the booth'. (2) Waitress pushed us to absolutely get sides with our mains, which I never appreciate. Frankly - a starter each plus mains (both large portions) were enough, but we'd been strongly advised to get sides as if at risk of starvation. Both left feeling too full and uncomfortable. Overall, food is decent but not worth the price IMO - ultimately you're paying for the over-hyped Ned experience.

ED
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Was really unpleasantly noisy, despite this being in the quiet corner. Food great if you like healthy but I’d have preferred a Lardy Carny option!
Service good too. I’ll try again after the City’s Christmas drinks period finishes