Perfect for hungry playgoers, House restaurant in the National Theatre delivers a sleek and contemporary dining experience on the South Bank. The food is impeccably modern European, with an impressive array of fresh fish dishes, and a selection of shared dishes for two. Choose between great-value fixed price and à la carte menus, with a wine list that extends to over 50 labels.
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Royal National Theatre Mezzanine Restaurant
Royal National TheatreLondonSE1 9PX
Even though the Mezzanine is housed in one of the UK's most famous theatres, it feels a bit like a well-kept secret, as the vast majority of diners are there for pre or post-theatre dinner. However it is an amazing place; well worth visiting in its own right.
The small but very well thought-out menu changes seasonally, and I've never had a disappointing meal here. Try the deserts to be...more
Mezzanine is a good and easy place to eat before you go to a show at the National. It's run inhouse, which is a definite plus because it means that the profits from the restaurant go straight back into supporting the work on stage.
The food is nearly always good, though I often find it safe to choose one of the things from the seasonal menu which changes monthly. Or, if not, the steak and...more
I love this restaurant. The menu is small but excellent and they change it regularly. The service is also superb and very attentive. You can get delicious meals made of fresh ingredients at an for London very moderate price. Although it can be quite busy before or after a theatre performance.more
Had dinner with two friends before the theatre and was rather sceptical about whether we'd manage to eat a proper meal before having to dash off to the play at 7.25... but we did, although we had to eat at 6, which is about 3 hours earlier than my normal dinner time...
There were about 6 kinds of warm, fresh bread - I had a delicious slice of raisin nut bread while we ordered. I wanted dessert...more
Haven't been to The National to see a play on ages, but have been many times to eat and it's one of our favourites. Warm fresh bread, crisp wines with clear suggestions and general taste guide. Good regional dishes and usually have a pudding to share too.
There is a very clean feel to the place on keeping with its surroundings and a cheap way to pick up the theatre vibe without having to air...more