The Archduke


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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Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD38.21) per diner

£26 to £40

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The Archduke

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Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Archduke

3.0 out of 5 9 May 2016
by Claire R.

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

5.0 out of 5 1 December 2015
by Sabrina Z.

Auch wenn es auf einem Touri-Spot ist, da muss man auf alle Fälle hinein! Ich habe bei Restaurants, die so nah an Attraktionen sind ja immer ein bisschen ein schlechtes Gefühl, dass es entweder zu teuer oder nicht gut ist, aber das war bei The Archduke ganz und gar nicht der Fall. Die Kellner waren sehr zuvorkommend, die Empfangsdame eine Perle. Es gibt eine Suppe und einen Cocktail des Tages,...more

5.0 out of 5 1 December 2015
by Mike S.

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

4.0 out of 5 10 March 2014
by Paco H.

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

3.0 out of 5 30 December 2011
by Andrew M.

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 arch. Gotta love it when they have at least a little subtlety in word play compared to others (here's looking at you...more

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