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. There are so many restaurants in Waterloo that your custom is highly sought after. Read our recommended guide to the best restaurants in Waterloo and you could be enjoying a fantastic meal in one of the top restaurants in London.
Last updated on 4th April 2017
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.
One of the finest restaurants near Waterloo is Gillray's Steakhouse and Bar. Their menu is sourced from English farms and they use the highest quality ingredients in their dishes. Their Aberdeen Angus steak is rumoured to be one of the best.
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.
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.
The Grand Union is a bar with personality. The vintage décor brings the people in, but they stay for the excellent food and south-facing terrace. This is the ideal place to go to chill out after work with a fantastic selection of sharing food from sticky ribs, pizzas and burgers to sharing platters.
Housed in the iconic OXO tower, the OXO restaurant offers one of the finest high-class dining experiences in London. An elegant interior is offset by the stunning view, which captures unrivalled views of London. The creative menu features the best of British cooking and will blow you away with it's subtle blend of flavourings and perfectly matched accompaniments.
A friendly Brasserie located just minutes from Waterloo station, this is a great spot to come to for a casual lunch or sit-down dinner. Low level lighting and dark wooden furniture all give the interior of this restaurant plenty of character. Offering contemporary French cuisine paired with a fantastic selection of wines you won't ever want to leave this cosy establishment.
This is the place to come for a taste of Latin America. Cubana, ideally located between Lambeth North and Waterloo stations, let you experience the fiesta of flavour that Latin American fare provides. Dishes are produced by traditionally slow-cooking and barbecuing meats leaving you with the juiciest, most tender marinated steaks and other Cuban dishes along with some great value tropical cocktails.
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.
Waterloo station has been a meeting place for decades, but what Cabin Bar provides is somewhere you can actually catch up. Serving the best of British cuisine you can tuck into an English chorizo and fennel sausage roll or enjoy a perfectly cooked Casterbridge beef steak while people watching to your hearts content from the balcony overlooking the station.
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.
Somehow managing to bottle the vibrant flavours of the Mediterranean, Del'Aziz brings you a taste that stretches from the French Alps to the tip of Africa. Expect dishes with Moroccan spices, hummus, cous cous and merguez sausages. Whatever you order it is sure to contain the tantalising flavour of the Mediterranean paired with the freshness of the produce and healthiness of all dishes.