Restaurants in Waterloo
Home to Britain's busiest railway station with approximately 100 million entries and exits a year, Waterloo is a hub for tourists and locals alike. But we're not here to talk about the commute. From dining spots with a view of the water to gorgeous Italian eateries and Southbank favourites, check out our recommendations for the best Waterloo restaurants.
Whether you're strolling along the river, heading to the theatre or jumping on a late train, The Green Room is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat in stunning surroundings. With a glass frontage, huge outdoor terrace and crown-pleasing menu, it's sure to impress.
One of the coolest restaurants in Waterloo, Draughts is the Leake Street bar and kitchen bringing you more than just a few bites. Home to one of London's biggest board game collections, the quirky arch spot is frequented by avid gamers and novice dice-rollers alike.
If you're searching for places to eat in Waterloo, pay Unwined a visit. Offering a cosy space for curling up with a glass of wine, as well as a suntrap terrace for the warmer months, this charming restaurant bar will keep you coming back for its expertly sourced bottles and regular kitchen residencies.
An equal walk from The London Eye and Waterloo station, Ping Pong is a must for those dining in the area after a pretty experience. From amazing Chinese dim sum to ceilings littered in flora, head here for date nights and a fun lunch combined.
Located in the heart of Southwark Street near the Bankside area, this industrial looking restaurant has a lot of heart. With a seasonal menu that focuses on using fresh ingredients the menu is full of delights. The platter selections are great for those wishing to share with friends while the mains are just as mouth-watering and incredibly varied.
While there's many places to eat in Waterloo, few give you the same combination of fun as All Bar One. Offering up a menu packed with classic British dishes, as well as a wine and cocktail list to wash it all down, it's hard not to have fun in All Bar One.
Set deep below Waterloo Station lies a hidden gem of Vietnamese small plates and Asian-inspired cocktails. Located in a once-abandoned archway, this uber-contemporary restaurant is the perfect spot for a casual mid-week bite to eat with friends.
When a restaurant is housed inside a building as well-known as the BFI, you know it's going to be good. With a focus on contemporary British cuisine and other variations you are never short of choice with Benugo. Seasonal produce is frequently used while on the grill, the chefs whip up a variety of tenderly cooked meats like the lamb cutlets and cannelloni beans as well as fantastically fresh salads.
Trying his hand at Italian, Gorden Ramsey's latest venture is the Union Street Café. Traditional, authentic Italian cooking meets innovation and modern culinary expertise here. Using either fresh produce from Borough Market or artesian Italian products the kitchen creates dishes of artistic masterfulness. The daily changing menu brings you a range of regional dishes that are all enjoyed in the elegant interior surroundings.
The Skylon Bar and Restaurant serves brasserie style fare in an elegant interior. The full length windows make for excellent people watching opportunities as well as panoramic views across the River Thames. A cool cocktail menu provides refreshing classic concoctions alongside a menu of modern British fare.