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POTUS Bar & Restaurant, London,

POTUS Bar & Restaurant

4.2
4.2
25 Reviews
£25 and under
American
Drawing inspiration from America’s and the UK's vibrant food and drink scene, the dining menu focuses on the strong relationship between the USA and UK.
POTUS serves the highest quality interpretations of America and Britain's most-revered and well-loved classics.

POTUS’ creative menu will see guests enjoy an array of dishes from San Francisco Seafood Risotto to the most delicious traditional British Fish &Chips , but also unique items as the Vegan Cauliflower steak. The restaurant utilises the finest and freshest ingredients to portray the diverse characters of two nations.

POTUS is also home to an extensive wine list, a selection of beers, spirits and signature cocktails inspired by the US Presidential history , creating an experience in which time holds a special place.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, British, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 06:30–10:00 Sat, Sun 07:30–11:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Sat, Sun 12:30–15:00 Bar Mon–Fri 12:00–00:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–01:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 3146 0375

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please contact eirini.papadopoulou@cplondonalbert.co.uk directly for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to accommodate large groups within the restaurant and we also have spaces for exclusive hire. Please contact eirini.papadopoulou@cplondonalbert.co.uk directly for any further information.

  • Area

    Lambeth

  • Cross Street

    10 minute walk from Vauxhall Station along the river towards Lambeth Bridge

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    10 minute walk from Vauxhall Station along the river towards Lambeth Bridge15 minute walk from Westminster Station along the riverside after crossing Westminster Bridge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 25 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SB

    SBfood

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The steaks were cooked to a high standard, but there was a lack of atmosphere in the venue, despite being fairly busy.
  2. BB

    BrianB

    Brighton

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Sadly the restaurant was empty so lacked atmosphere and quite pricey for its simplicity but great taste of steak
  3. K

    tenzilKem

    London

    55 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Sadly disappointing. Service slow, despite the restaurant being mostly empty. Food mediocre and overpriced.
  4. PW

    PaulaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was good but the food simple for the price
  5. RH

    RuthH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience at the potus bar and restaurant. Beautiful setting, delicious food and friendly attentive staff.
  6. M

    Mashee

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Just very mediocre food at pretty high prices. Nothing inherently American bar a few cocktails. Service is excellent though.
  7. ES

    ElliS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! All the tables were laid for valentines day, with petals and candles everywhere. The service was absolutely amazing, everyone was attentive enough but not over bearing. I must single out on person in particular who I assumed was the manager, Bartek. He was absolutely wonderful, extremely friendly, kept us informed and made sure we had everything we needed. They had a great selection of food and drinks and although its more expensive than your normal restaurant, its definitely worth the service and quality of food. We will absolutely be going back again!!!
  8. JB

    JimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weekend away with friends. I booked the restaurant as thought it would be good to eat in the hotel to save going out. Very pleased that we did this. Everything was perfect.
  9. XD

    XmasDiner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Prices made sense because it was Christmas, but the meals weren't huge and it was all fairly lacklustre. Some of the plates were different, too, but with no warning. Also not the menu advertised. Drinks were extortionate,also.
  10. S

    Stevie

    London

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice food & staff were attentive. Offered alternatives to the set menu which was nice. A bit pricey but they didn’t charge for our 11 year old. Small portions but tasty. Overall it was good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience! Great atmosphere and allowed us to come in a bit early as we were tight on time. We had the sharing platter and Bartek who was looking after us was able to arrange some gluten free toast as my partner is gluten intolerant. Generous portions, we couldn't finish it all and they were kind enough to have the leftovers sent to our room when we returned later that evening. Bar drinks are a bit pricey (£23 for a g&t and a Baileys) but the food more than made up for that.

    POTUS Bar & RestaurantResponded on 21 December 2021Hello, Thank you for your review and the time invested in it. We highly appreciate your feedback. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the near future again. Best wishes, Sofia

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Booked here to celebrate my wife's Birthday whilst staying at the hotel. Couldn't fault the quality of the food. I had the Rib Eye steak which was delicious however I did have to ask for a steak knife. Only complaint was there was no non dairy option on dessert menu.

    POTUS Bar & RestaurantResponded on 25 November 2021Thank you for your time submitting the review to us. We highly appreciate your review. Thank you for staying with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Looking for a family meal in the Waterloo area, we picked POTUS mostly because they had a “kids eat free” offer running. Interestingly, they had neither a children’s menu nor option for smaller portions, even with a special request to the kitchen. The menu was average international hotel restaurant stuff (steaks, fish and chips, burger, lasagne) without much in the way of concessions to the restaurant’s nominal “American” theme, and the food was indifferently prepared: French fries were excellent, but a portion of ribs was dry and virtually sauce-free, and a battered fish was deep fried so long that it had gone dark brown. Service and wine were both excellent, however.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time
  15. RP

    RosaP

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was even better!
  16. CB

    ChrisB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited with my girlfriend and we asked for a nice table and we were given one near the fire and we were allowed to stay very late at New Year's Eve. The service and friendliness were outstanding. I would go again.
  17. SA

    SAlex

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great restaurant, food was fantastic. Steaks took a bit of time to reach the table compared to the other foods. Hope to visit again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    My partner and I were celebrating an early Thanksgiving, and so we enjoyed the special menu.

    POTUS Bar & RestaurantResponded on 26 November 2019Thank you so much for you feedback, we look forward to see you again in POTUS restaurant. Kind regards, Ciprian Prodan Food and Beverage Operations Manager

  19. PL

    PhilipL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food acceptable but very quiet and staff seemed to be bored. The wine we ordered wasn't available and we were offered a worse year but still charged full price. Wasn't good value but they know they can over charge tourists.
  20. N

    Nathalie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Friendly service. Good food, especially the Truffle Mac & Cheese and the Sirloin Steak. I'll definitely go back. Special thanks to Ciprian for the special attention and amusing anecdotes.
  21. C

    Coop1571

    London

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The cauliflower steak was very good, although served cold first time. It was cleverly presented and I’d absolutely try again. The staff seemed slightly busy / multiple areas to cover
  22. MP

    MaddyP

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Our first visit was OUTSTANDING! Amazing food, fabulous service and we couldn’t wait to come back. I’m not sure whether we caught them on a bad day or the chef has changed but my steak was such a disappointment. It was over cooked and a little tough. The first time we went it was possibly one of the best steaks I had ever had. The service was slow and it took about 5 mins for two glasses of wine and there was only one other table in. I will definitely try them one more time to give them the benefit of the doubt as it was so fabulous the first time. I really hope we just caught them on an off day.
  23. EB

    EuanB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was incredibly good. Service was nice but very slow.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In London for my partner’s birthday and had a meal here on our first night. Great service, amazing food and good value! Highly recommended.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, friendly staff from the moment you arrive to when you leave. Food is excellent quality at a reasonable price. The room was neutrally decorated with well laid tables and comfortable chairs.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

POTUS Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for POTUS Bar & Restaurant

10 Albert Embankment London, SE1 7SP

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    10 minute walk from Vauxhall Station along the river towards Lambeth Bridge

  • Area

    Lambeth

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 06:30–10:00 Sat, Sun 07:30–11:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Sat, Sun 12:30–15:00 Bar Mon–Fri 12:00–00:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–01:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    American, British, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    10 minute walk from Vauxhall Station along the river towards Lambeth Bridge15 minute walk from Westminster Station along the riverside after crossing Westminster Bridge

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3146 0375

  • Catering

    Please contact eirini.papadopoulou@cplondonalbert.co.uk directly for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to accommodate large groups within the restaurant and we also have spaces for exclusive hire. Please contact eirini.papadopoulou@cplondonalbert.co.uk directly for any further information.

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