Carved from the railway arches of Waterloo Station, The Archduke is a modern bright restaurant offering a variety of British Dishes, including vegetarian and Gluten free options.


Situated over three levels, there is a designated bar area for customers who prefer just a drink.

Staff are very friendly. On the day of our visit it had been snowing for several hours, staff took great care to ensure we didn’t slip on our way in and out of the restaurant.

We went for the set pre-theatre menu which is available until 7 pm offering two course for £16.00 & 3 courses for £20.00.

We found that two courses provided plenty of food and was very good value for money.

The soup in particular was homemade, filling and very tasty and was accompanied by half a slice of warm bread. The main courses arrived hot, well presented and the portions were generous.

There is an extensive wine list with bottles of wine starting from £21.00. We chose to have a carafe of Languedoc which was delicious and at £13.50 again we felt was very good value.

The Archduke gets very busy particular pre and post theatre and it is advisable to book a table. Staff are efficient, but due to the amount of diners it is best to allow an hour and a half in the restaurant to avoid any last minute rush.

I would recommend The Archduke for anyone visiting the National Theatre or the Festival Hall as it’s within a 5 minute walk of both venues.

For more information visit The Archduke website.