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The Understudy

The Understudy exterior with passerby

The Understudy

A relaxed and friendly craft beer bar at the National Theatre.

Situated right on London’s vibrant South Bank, The Understudy has riverside seating and serves a range of draught beers, wines and spirits.

Opening times

Monday to Wednesday, 12 noon to 12 midnight
Thursday to Saturday, 12 noon to 1am
Sunday, 12 noon to 10pm

Please note: The Understudy will be closed from 19 to 22 September inclusive.


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Reservations - to request a table reservation please use the booking system below and we will get back to you within 48 hours.


If your reservation request is not successful, it is because all the advance bookings have been taken for that time. We reserve spaces for walk-up but cannot guarantee they will be available when you arrive.

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If you need to call us, phone 020 7452 3551

The Understudy Gallery