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.
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.
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.
While Waterloo isn't short of cosy pubs with great grub, The Duke of Sussex is a notch above the rest. With rustic interiors and a sprawling outdoor area, plus a fantastic menu of banging dishes, beers and wines, you can see why.
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.
On the hunt for somewhere to eat in Waterloo? Atrio Restaurant & Bar is a great choice. It serves up Mediterranean and Italian dishes, with plates such as pumpkin and safe tortelloni and roast cod, which you can enjoy alongside wines, beers or cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a top-tier boozer in Waterloo? Founders Arms has got you covered. This gorgeous glass-fronted pub not only offers fabulous views of the Thames and has a large patio overlooking St. Paul's, but also has a crackin' food and drinks menu to match.
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.
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.
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.
If you've found yourself hankering for Italian food in Waterloo, then quirky restaurant Topolski is the way to go. Fronting flat bread pizzas and lighter bites like bruschetta and grazing boards, this former art bunker is one of the most unconventional nights out in London.