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Black & Blue - Waterloo

4.4
4.4
701 Reviews
£25 and under
Steak
We’ve been making our own burgers using a unique recipe for more than 30 years…

We believe that to produce the best food, you should work with all your suppliers on a close and personal basis. We acquired our own butchers, Jefferies in Kingston, so that we could control our meat all the way from the abattoir to the table. This helps ensure that our steaks and handmade burgers are of the highest quality.

In 1999, the boys decided that they wanted to bring a high-street, high-quality steak concept to London, Black & Blue and the first modern American steakhouse in the capital, was born.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab wee date night people watching at Waterloo. Food was fab and fresh, drinks cool and staff friendly. Will be back!
  2. VM

    VictoriaM

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had an early birthday dinner here and it was lovely.. steak was cooked perfectly and the drinks were great! My only gripe was that I had the garlic prawn starter and there were only 2 prawns! Needed at least 3. I would definitely go back though.
  3. CC

    ChrisC

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Service dreadful took forever Ambience poor Food absolutely banging though
  4. SU

    SUSAN

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The fixed price menu was good value and the steak frites in particular was excellent - one of the best I have had anywhere recently. However, it took ages for us to attract a waiter's attention to order dessert, which was frustrating. The bill appeared quickly when we requested it but was incorrect; when we notified staff of this it was quickly rectified.
  5. JG

    JaneG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food , best steak I have had in a long time which was cooked to perfection !! Lovely , friendly and helpful staff x
  6. JL

    JesseL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was good, waiters were friendly but when we got the bill a vague service charge was charged
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday celebration.
  8. d

    david

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Being American we are probably spoiled on our quality of steaks. The meat here was ok. Friendly service. Cool little restaurant under the train tracks. Not to noisy when train travels above. Right next to waterloo station. Convenient location
  9. MC

    MarcC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took the family there after my daughter’s graduation ceremony. Perfect for what we wanted. A bit lively. Food that works for everyone (we’re burgers and fries type of people) and reasonable price. They didn’t disappoint. I had the pork ribs. Big enough portion that meant I had to pass on the desserts. Others had burgers and steak, all of which were awarded a 1st class (Hons). Saw a review that said the train noise was intrusive. Well you wouldn’t have heard the trains over our chatter.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service first class. Food excellent.
  11. PI

    PeterI

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good experience overall but quite a pricey place.
  12. PB

    PaulB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a last minute decision to eat at Black & Blue at Waterloo. Food was good quality, as was the service. Selection was reasonable. Enjoyable meal overall.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great location, food was prompt and good value for money. My only criticism was it was noisy, maybe the acoustics along with large groups and music. On the whole a good experience
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere quick service, food quite nice and good Overall enjoyed it and will be going back :)
  15. P

    Parkle

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great location, good food. Good quiet place for lunch near Waterloo.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food, friendly and very good service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails as always. The French fries here are so yummy - perfect with prawns!
  18. M

    Malc

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    £10 for two prawns (not large as advertised) was overpriced. The prawns themselves were not prepared well, burnt and over cooked (something very easily done with prawns, but expected better attention to detail) Chicken wings were, again, over cocked (dry) but were fortunately still tasty The staff were very attentive and Profecional, well done.
  19. F

    Foodlover

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    I had the steak frits and it was very chewy. Otherwise the fries, sauce and the cocktails were very nice
  20. LM

    LiseM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Booked an early table online for a pre-theatre meal. It wasn't too busy so the service was quick and efficient, and the staff were really friendly. The choice on the set 2/3 course menu was good, the chicken wing starters were delicious! We both had the steak and frites which was tasty although the steak was a little bit chewy. My boyfriend loved the apple and cinnamon pie and I enjoyed two decent glasses of Merlot. All in all a well located (by Waterloo Station) and lively place to eat before a show.
  21. KH

    KatieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time I had been to Black and a Blue. Treated my mum for lunch and cocktails before heading over to Wembley. Food was delicious and the cocktails were perfect! Patrick was superb. Very welcoming, super friendly, and just made it a lovely experience. Thank you!
  22. SM

    StuartM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Have eaten here many times over the year. Sadly shrinkflation has crept in here. Small dry steak with a few very small leaves on the side… Staff and service as usual very good but food and food presentation going backwards
  23. h

    hungrymole

    Kent

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    As a set menu lunch, the choices were quite limited and the quality of the steak was pretty poor. I know Black & Blue can be a lot better - but I wont be in a hurry to go back…
  24. J

    Jeff

    Fort Lauderdale

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks Black and Blue crew for a wonderful evening!!
  25. L

    Laura

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    10 pounds for two prawns split in half as a starter and the chewiest steak I’ve ever had
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited for Father’s Day and had a lovely meal. Fantastic service from the team and recommendations
  27. B

    Bigpeteriley

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were greeted and served straight away. We had drinks, starters and mains with an ice cream sundae each. It was a really good place to meet
  28. IC

    IainC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and staff, .meal was very good and delivered with a genuine smile
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Ran out of drinks, after food was brought, no one came back to check on us.
  30. JB

    JohnB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The sound of the train passing was annoying and that’s why we would not go there again
  31. E

    Elle

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and the food was great. Took my dad out for a steak for his birthday and he cant stop talking about how good the food was!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Main course was very poor. I had the salmon and it was very over cooked. The French beans were soggy and it was really unappetising. I was disappointed as I have never had a bad meal at Black and Blue before. So hope it is a one off
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, wonderful food, lovely ambience. Would def visit again!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely evening out, staff were friendly. Just managed to order before 7pm which mean we were about to get the lunch menu deal. So very happy and appreciative of that. Food was tasty and well presented. Would defo come again.
  35. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I booked a lunchtime table and ordered a hamburger and fries each. It was delicious. My partner doesn't like tomato, so they gave him extra pickle which he was very pleased with! We then decided to have the blood orange sorbet for desert which was so refreshing and tasted amazing. The staff were wonderfully attentive and very friendly and our food was served quickly. We were so impressed, we're definitely going to come back again soon. I know where to take my partner for his birthday now!..
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    All good thanks
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience ! Food was great.
  38. CA

    CliveA

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We shared a cote de boeuf, which was good quality meat cooked exactly right. The service was excellent, and prompt, which was very welcome before a concert.
  39. Z

    Zuzanna

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent amazing time in Black and Blue last Sunday celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. The staff were very nice and food was delicious. Thank you :)
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food & lovey staff.

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Black & Blue - Waterloo is rated 4.4 stars by 701 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Black & Blue - Waterloo

1 Mephan Street, London, SE1 8RL

Additional information

  • Area

    Waterloo

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–22:00 Tue–Thu 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Wine

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