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Waterloo Bar and Kitchen

#793 of 17,680 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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131 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UR, England
+44 20 7928 5086
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

15 people lunching comfortably and well yesterday. everyone pleased, all food excellent and service impeccable from Paolo and Jim. This was a group of frequent and not uncritical diners -out and for them to agree that there was an excellence about this occasion, is worth mentioning. Ok it was a 60th birthday and we were all jolly, but not intoxicated,... More 

Thank Tony N
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Eight of us from the London suburbs and beyond met for a reunion lunch. It is a very convenient spot both for Waterloo Station and The Old Vic. We were given a warm welcome, and the level of service - friendly but not oppressively so - was high throughout the three hours we spent there. The place is light, with... More 

Thank Marcalban
Croydon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spotted this place when I attended a meeting nearby and had arranged to meet a friend afterwards at Waterloo station. The service was excellent and the food, especially the main was outstanding (Calves Liver on the specials board). Nearly empty when we went in, but filled up with the pre-theatre crowd. Didn't really notice as we were deep in... More 

Thank William K
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here a couple of times for dinner before seeing a play at the Old Vic - which is right next door. Very reasonably priced menu and wine list. Good attentive service and well maintained premises. Recommend the farmhouse pate and the soup was delicious. I'll go again!

Thank dawidka1
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely little hidden gem, recommended by someone who's been a few times but some time ago we thought we'd give it a try for a pre theatre meal. It was busy but we were shown to our table quickly, service was smooth, wine and tap water arrived quickly. Dinner, we both choose the sausage and mash, took a... More 

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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have an annual get together with friends here, and the quality of the food and service is consistantly good. Its very easy to get to, as its just down the road from Waterloo station, and you can get a pre dinner drink at the Old Vic bar, which is almost next door. The menu isnt huge, but the food... More 

Thank dtaussie
London, United Kingdom
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535 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Slightly hidden away down from the Old Vic, we went here for lunch before Christmas and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The menu was traditionally British, well-cooked and presented and the staff were friendly and personal and the service excellent. The meal was not rushed and we were allowed to linger for a reasonable time into the early evening, until... More 

Thank Ian C
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We have walked past the Waterloo Bar and Kitchen, five minutes walk from the station, many times and always promised ourselves we should give it a go. It looks so inviting with subtle lighting and crisp white tablecloths - and it's always reassuringly busy. So we took the plunge on a cold Monday night. First the good bits. Peroni Lager... More 

Thank TimJMein
Singapore, Singapore
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Food is generally good but there is nothing that really stands out. Reasonable selection of wine list and can be quite pricy. Not rating this place highly but is worth a try if you happen to be around Waterloo.

Thank twchan88
London, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great place in a very convenient part of London just round the corner from Waterloo station. Very good food, cooked to a good standard. Very good service, staff were attentive and patient. Very busy all evening with a great ambiance and a good buzz.

Thank Kathryn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$48
European, British, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7928 5086

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?