Open since 1979 and recently re-energized under the Black and Blue ownership, Archduke is an ideal meeting place for visitors to Southbank. Enjoy great food, cocktail, wine and jazz music and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of a unique location.
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Concert Hall Approach
The BoroughLondonSE1 8XU
First spot I had dinner in London with my boyfriend and it was a great starting point for my trip. If you are in your early 20s (aka, a financially frustrated college student) or are simply not filthy rich, this is a reasonably priced restaurant that will def give you plenty of bang for your buck. :)
Something I found very special about this restaurant was that the service, food, and...more
Popped in for a Sunday bite the other week. Prices were fairly reasonable, especially given the proximity to tourist hotspots. Food was nice, standard pub grub fare. Service was fine, but rather uninvolved - no checking back in, seeing if drinks were needed and such; lacked a little warmth. Coffee tasted burnt which was a low point. Great potential for this place given location. Loved the jazz...more
This place was one of the highlights of my recent trip to London. The words "live jazz", "steak" and "cocktails" surely piqued my curiosity when I saw them on the facade of the restaurant. I told myself and my girldfriend: "I want to go there", and so we did!
I was really not disappointed. The food was really tasty from what we both had, and I was even pleasantly surprised with some live jazz...more
The Archduke is 4-5 stars for location and atmosphere, but 3 stars on a few other things. I started to average it down to 3 stars as I wrote my review, but then I realised I actually go here fairly often. It can't be that bad if I'm going here every other month.
I love the real, live music, the location under a train bridge and right near Waterloo station. It's a good place to meet someone...more
Touristy as hell but has live jazz which is always a plus point in my book. After trying (and failing miserably) to find a place to eat in the Waterloo area in the dead zone between Christmas and New Year's, we finally stumbled across Archduke's nestled conveniently in...an arch. Gotta love it when they have at least a little subtlety in word play compared to others (here's looking at you...more