Verdi

3.6
23 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Sunday Lunch
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Open for lunch and dinner, Verdi offers delicious food, a relaxed atmosphere and warm service in a spectacular setting.

The menu features Italian classics including stone baked pizzas, pasta and tiramisu. Ingredients are sourced from the finest Italian food suppliers who are passionate about the quality, integrity and flavour of their products.

Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea is served every Tuesday to Sunday 2pm - 4.30pm.

Free Friday Music
Enjoy fantastic free live music most Fridays at 12 noon and 8pm played by popular jazz artists including favourites from Ronnie Scott's and the 606 Club.

Live Music Brunch
Live music will also be performed most weekends on Sunday lunchtimes. Enjoy the listening to exceptional musicians from the London jazz scene and renowned world music artists, whilst enjoying a delicious brunch.

Opening times
Verdi Italian Kitchen will be open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday- Sunday: 12pm - 9pm (subject to change, dependent on show)
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Phone number
020 7589 8212
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
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Cross Street
Kensington Gore Door 12 entrance
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Public Transit
Underground: South Kensington, Gloucester Road and Kensington High Street
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Entertainment
Enjoy fantastic live music every Friday from 8:00pm played by popular jazz artists including favourites from Ronnie Scott's and the 606 Club. Live music will also be performed every weekend on Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes.
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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KA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent from appetizers to pasta , pizza to dessert - I would recommend the slow cooked duck ragu. Staff were helpful and courteous We went on a Friday night so we also had live entertainment which adds to the place's charm. The only thing I believe could have made the experience even better was if the songs played were more familiar

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OV
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2016
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 4

There is no toilet facilities for restaurant customers. Restaurant customers must use public restrooms with different people who drink beer in the street. Some of them very unsocial ... Punks, freaks...
So it is impossible to have evening dress dinner there....

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k
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We went on a free music friday and it was a lovely ambience and setting. They had gluten free pizza and gnocchi which was great and whislt they were decent, they weren't amazing. Would highly recommend for a pre performance meal or just an unusual setting.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Booked Meal @ Friday's music event for 8pm. Pianist did not show up. No music at all. (Not even background music). Ambience poor as most people seemed to be there for event.
We were looking forward to the meal & event as we were only in London for 4 days.

Would not really recommend cheese platter as there is hardly enough for one person, never mind to share.
Main meal was fine.

Staff were pleasant. However, manager did not advise that the pianist was not coming until well after 9pm. Customers seemed to leave quite soon after that.
A disappointing evening.

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Booked this restaurant as on the website ( and on the menu) it states Live Jazz on Friday evenings. Thought this would add to the ambience along with being part of the Royal Albert Hall. We arrived for our booking @ 8pm and were shown to the left hand-side of the restaurant which really did not have much character. On enquiring about the Jazz, I was informed that there wasn't any that night! Although very tasty, our food was served incredibly quickly and it was then pointed out that the kitchen closed at 9pm so we'd need to order any desserts. Probably a great place if attending a performance, but not for a relaxing meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2015
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our lunch at Verdi, the only complaint was that the water for the table was slightly warm, if this could me improved it would be excellent. The service was good and the food delicious.

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TI
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Friday jazz from 8-20, good service and fine food.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant très agréable. Pizza excellente, service de qualité. Concert un peu bruyant mais très sympa.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We chose to dine at Verdi because it was within the RAH and therefore catered to the pre-theatre crowd. We booked with OpenTable, received email confirmation of our booking, but the restaurant didn't have our 5:45 reservation. They seated us anyway but we were shuttled off to the right where all the patrons were clearly headed onto the RAH with ZERO atmosphere. The left side looked buzzy and preferable. We had allotted plenty of time to dine before the show but our starters arrived within seconds of our order being placed -- clearly pre made -- and our main course arrived instantaneous to when we finished our first course so we felt like we were being rushed. In the end, we had eaten and were out in less than 45 minutes. Never again.

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RR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner and drinks here. Terrific cocktails: espresso martini was fantastic.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great value for money, incredibly friendly and helpful staff and super food!

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Verdi Restaurant within the Albert Hall serves very well as a meeting point before a concert, with friendly, well trained staff presenting an Italian-style menu. The food was delivered in good time, and was well cooked. I chose a chicken dish, and asked our waiter to recommend either salad or potatoes, he advised lovely roasted new potatoes, and he was absolutely right, delicious and appropriate for the dish. The meal was an affordable treat and a wonderful start to our evening in the Albert Hall, without the hassle of getting from the restaurant to the concert.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service. Good attention to food allergies. Enjoyed the informal atmosphere and light jazz.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there with my girl and her friend. Definate worth to go. Nice food, fine wine and brilliant music.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2014
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

This restaurant is inside the Albert Hall, so we (wife and I) thought it would be a good venue for eating after a Prom. The maitre d' was helpful when I pointed out we couldn't predict when the concert would end, and a table was kept for us, 30 minutes after booked time. Beyond that, not much to be said for it. I had the Raviolini (curious name, suggesting tiny pasta pockets - they were huge!); if an Italian-themed restaurant can't do pasta, it's in trouble; Verdi is in trouble. The pasta was leathery, suggesting it might even have been - horror of horrors - microwaved! Awful. Wife's Linguine was "OK, not special", and our desserts were much less than scrumptious. So all in all very poor, pretty expensive, and sadly disappointing.

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MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable pre- late Prom supper. Attractive decor, friendly service. Pasta dish a little dry, tomato salad very good, gelato excellent. Window table pleasant until bright flood lights from outside glared brightly at us and spoiled ambience.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre concert supper was delicious. Service was fast friendly and we were persuaded to have bottle of red which was really good with the meal.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We booked at very short notice and Verdi managed to accommodate us. Had lovely meal and majority of staff were very attentive and friendly. Food was beautiful!

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l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2014
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Went here for dinner on a saturday night, there was no show on so it was extremely quiet. Unfortunately when we got there, the service was slow but they made up for it through the rest of the evening, being very attentive and friendly. The food is the highlight of Verdi. Lovely mozzarella salads, the fish was tasty and the pasta was cooked well.
Overall, I would definitely recommend going, it's in such a great location but perhaps only go when there is a show as otherwise, you will be the only people there!

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W
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2014
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

We went over a bank holiday when there wasn't a performance at Royal Albert Hall. As such the atmosphere was a little lacking - it was really quiet!! I would have thought because of this we would have got extra special service, but they got our wine choice wrong, the bruschetta was as hard as a rock and my guest's canneloni was completely dry. A disappointing trip to Verdi I'm afraid. Only go for a drink pre a show should nothing else be available.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2014
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our visit was bad ordered food and drinks before concert made staff aware we only had
One hour to eat after forty five minutes drinks had arrived but
No food spoke to waiter two pizzas arrived cold pasta arrived ten minutes after pizzas didn't have time to eat the pastas so had to leave manager was called she said problems on the kitchen we refused to pay for the food just the drinks wouldn't visit again

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EP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I dined here in their opening week and was worried about teething problems, but the food tasted fresh and as good as anything I've eaten in Italy. I ordered the pollo stone baked pizza and Caprice salad. It was served quickly and with little fuss. The interior was modern and not what I expected but the overall experience was good. Great place to pop into before a show.

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LG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Booked a table for two before the Bonnie Raitt concert in June. We only had an hour, so asked for a speedy service which didn't seem to phase the kitchen despite the restaurant being full. The room is lovely, light and airy and didn't feel cramped even though the tables were quite close together. The food was more than good enough for the occasion, but I wouldn't be returning if it weren't for the convenience to the Albert Hall. Restaurants in the area are scarce anyway so the Hall has a bit of a monopoly. Overall, Cafe Consort ticks all the boxes for a pre-concert experience and the bill was reasonable given the location.

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