Our friendly riverside craft beer bar. Serving sizzling street food from KERB.
From our riverside location on London’s vibrant South Bank, The Understudy serves up an unbeatable line-up of Gipsy Hill beers and guest ales, wine from the best independent makers, spirits by East London Liquor Co. and a curated selection of three KERB street food traders.
Bring your mates and settle into our vibrant indoor bar, or soak up the views on our outdoor terrace.
Look out for regular tap takeovers, special events and limited edition themed dishes.
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7452 3551
Monday – Wednesday: 12 noon – 12 Midnight (food service until 10pm)
Thursday – Saturday: 12 noon – 1am (food service until 10pm)
Sunday: 12 noon – 10pm (food service until 9pm)
The Understudy will be closed on 24, 25 & 31 December 2023.
The Understudy, National Theatre, Upper Ground, SE1 9PX
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KERB traders at The Understudy
Our newest act are slinging out a range of juicy, oozy burgers, (choose from double smashed beef patty, spiced chicken thigh or vegan patty) – plus rotating monthly specials and loaded beef brisket fries.
Family-run Mumbai Mix are serving up tasty Indian street food with vegetarian and vegan Thalis, mouth-watering Mumbai toasties and juicy paneer or spicy vegetable burgers.
Bad Boy Pizza Society
National Pizza of the Year 2022 winners with their Pepperoni Alla Vodka pizza, BBPS are serving their fluffy yet crispy Sicilian-style rectangular pizza only at the National Theatre. (vegan options available).
Deals & special offers
Medium pizza and a drink for £16
When you order from Bad Boy Pizza Society at the Understudy
Drinks included in the offer: Pint of KERB lager, 175ml of house wine, soft drinks
To redeem simply show this flyer at the bar.
For full terms and conditions:
Student deals: 20% discount
On all food & drinks at The Understudy
Available all day
To redeem this offer, show your student card to The Understudy bar team.
Not available when ordering via QR codes.
Student deals: 2 for 1 drinks
At The Understudy
Offer only applicable between 3pm – 6pm, every Monday to Thursday.
To redeem this offer, show your student card to the bar team at The Understudy.
For drinks included in the offer and full terms and conditions: