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Cafes and bars

Visit our reopened bars and ground floor cafés.

Cafes and Bars at the National Theatre

Cafes and bars

The Atrium Café

Our new Atrium café on the Ground Floor is now open from 10am daily.

Take a seat inside the Piggott Atrium or outside on the square and enjoy the riverside views of London.


Restaurants and Cafés currently closed

Terrace restaurant and the Olivier Café are currently closed as we join forces with independent street food pioneers KERB to create a fresh food and drink experience on the South Bank.

We will share more details of our reopening food and drink venues soon.


Find out more about using the National for private parties, meetings or conferences in Hospitality/Private Hire


From coffee to cocktails, the NT has unique spaces for you to enjoy.

Kerb at The Understudy, our relaxed and friendly craft beer pub at the National Theatre is open.

Espresso Bar, our corner coffee bar, just off Riverside Walk, selling coffees and pastries, has reopened.

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 cafe bar, in the Dorfman foyer, is open just before performances and during intervals.