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Lasdun restaurant

Enjoy the very best of culinary craft and culture under one roof

Our sophisticated Modern British dining experience from the trio behind critically acclaimed Hackney Public House, The Marksman.

Offering a full a la carte menu, plus pre-theatre dining, from Monday – Saturday 5pm – 10pm (kitchen from 5 – 9.15pm), and  Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 12pm – 3pm.

Bar seats (and snacks) are also available pre-show and during the interval.

Reservations recommended, but walk-ins welcome.

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Smoked Eel, Pressed Potato & Cured Ham served on a white plate
Photo by Maureen Evans

Forza Wine

On a table outdoors, a selection of small plates of Italian dishes and glasses filled with wine are spread out.
photo by Caitlin Isola

The South London rooftop venue known for simple, fun seasonal drinks, snacks and views brings its inimitable energy to our South Bank home.

Enjoy the laid-back terrace bar, with sensational cocktails, sharing plates & riverside views, serving Monday – Saturday, 12 noon – 12 midnight and Sunday 12 noon – 11pm (kitchen closing at 10:30pm).

Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are recommended.

Summer on the South Bank – Forza Taps is popping up on the outdoor terrace below Forza Wine. Serving ‘on tap’ drinks and a selection of ‘Italian-ish’ dishes. Walk-ins only, 4pm-10pm weekdays, 12 noon to 10pm on weekends

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The Understudy

Come along for a drink and a bite, or more, of street food at our friendly riverside craft beer bar.

Featuring a line-up of Gipsy Hill beers and guest ales, wine from some of the best independent makers, spirits by East London Liquor Co. and street food served by a curated line-up of KERB traders

Open from midday, Mondays – Sundays.

Tables can be reserved.

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Lots of people sitting at long wooden tables enjoying the sunshine outside on the terrace of the Understudy Bar at the National Theatre.

Summer on the South Bank

Overhead shot of Theatre Square at the National Theatre, with a Taste of KERB bar, umbrellas and traders and lots of people enjoying the evening sunshine.

Summer has hit the South Bank with A Taste of KERB.

Back for its fifth year, KERB returns to Theatre Square with three brilliant traders, cold treats from Hackney Gelato and a giant 20ft bar courtesy of Two Tribes Brewery.

Tuck into the best street food London has to offer, with iconic views of the River Thames and summertime entertainment.

Open from 4pm on Monday – Tuesday, and from 12pm Wednesday – Sunday.

Find out more about A Taste of KERB

Cafés and theatre bars

Atrium Café

Serving artisan coffee by HEJ, fresh pastries, salads and sandwiches produced by some of the UK’s best independent makers.

Opens: from 10am to 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Summer opening: from midday to 6pm on Sundays, until 22 September.

Located on our Ground Floor, with seating inside the foyer or outside on the riverside square.

Espresso Bar

Serving a selection of pastries, coffees, teas and cocktails.

Opens: Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 7.30pm

Find us on Theatre Square on the corner of the National Theatre, next to Waterloo Bridge.

Coffee by HEJ
Roasted only two miles away and delivered by electric vehicle.

A bottle of red wine, two glasses of red wine and a selection of sweet and savoury bags of snacks.

Theatre bars

The Long Bar in the main foyer opens an hour before, and during intervals of, performances in the Lyttelton Theatre.

Olivier performance bars, in the stalls and circle foyers of the Olivier Theatre, open just before performances and during intervals.

Dorfman theatre Bar and café, in the Dorfman foyer, is open just before performances and during intervals.

Interval drinks can be pre-ordered at the bars, prior to the performance.