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The Green Room

Restaurants, British Waterloo
3 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
The Green Room


Address: 101 Upper Ground
Price: £25 and under
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10.30pm; Sun 11am-7pm
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3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:2
  • 1 star:0
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Pleasant staff and a great outside space during the summer.  A bar is available outside the restaurant where you can buy drinks (no food) and make use of their outdoor seating, including deckchairs.  This area is separate from the restaurant, which is a noisy cavernous space but also has a quieter outside eating area.   The food is good - my halloumi burger and salad was well presented and tasty but overpriced at £13.95 - and the chocolate tart and by the time I left around 7.30 it was extremely busy.  Great escape from the touristy riverfront.


The Green Room has a nice atmosphere, and it's particularly good when they have their seasonal events - the summer bar & the Christmas one - where you get a great selection of limited edition cocktails.

The food is good, but a little on the pricey side for what it is.Enjoyable all the same though.

Had a nice time here the other day with some friends.  It wasn't too busy, which was nice given its location.  The food was good and the beer was fine.  I had macaroni cheese with crayfish (though I was totally stuffed afterwards) and I tried my friends' food.  There is a big outside area which wasn't in use when we came in but I imagine gets pretty rammed.  The waitress was lovely and all the waiters and waitresses seemed like they enjoyed themselves.  It seems like a nice place to go.  I'd visit again.  


A rude welcome and bog standard meal made for an average experience that I won't be repeating.

With an evening performance showing booked across the road at the National Theatre, The Green Room seemed like a perfectly convenient place to grab a quick dinner. On arrival and in response to the simple question 'do you have space for 2?' the staff were rude, blunt and snappy insisting that the place was fully booked despite us saying we'd be quick and being there at 4PM when the first reservation wasn't until after 5PM. The place was empty. After pushing back a little, we were shoe-horned into a communal bench table at the back of the restaurant where we then sat for over 15 minutes before anyone bothered to serve us. This lack-luster approach to the service continued until the evening shift started who were much more friendly and efficient. 

When the food came, it reminded me of the kind of fare we used to get in my University Student Union; cheap, filling and without a hint of anything spectacular or even above-average. 

The saving grace was the price and the location, otherwise I'd recommend this only if you are skint and starving. There is an ample number of options in that area for food and I would recommend you eating at any one of them over The Green Room.



Great new bar and eaterie on the South Bank, attached to the National. You can grab a quick bite and eat outside before a show, or even just if you're in the area. Dishes change regularly.


When I visited this restaurant, I was saddened by the stubbonness of the chef, who refused to cook our steaks any way other than medium. Despite the fact that the waitress had asked us how we wanted our steaks cooked, us replying ‘rare’, he kicked up a fuss when we sent them back due to them hardly showing a hint of pink when we cut into them. Apparently *that* is how he cooks them. Good for him, but unfortunately steak is one of those things which is preference dependant on the diner. We were forced to order something different meaning the rest of our table had finished their meals before we finally had our mains. Another of our party had ordered a ’sloppy joe’ which traditionally is a burger topped with sloppy minced meat, alas what arrived was a burger bun topped with mixed root vegetable salsa with a side of tomato beans. A vegetarian dish, none the less. You can imagine how that went down! Its a shame, the menu shows some promise but is ultimately let down by the stubborn chef and the inconsistency of the dish descriptions.


A pleasant bar and restaurant on the South Bank. Only stopped in here for a drink but the beer was cold and the hot chocolate my friend had was excellent. Interesting decor in the bar area - chairs with snake skin backs and a peacock in a pie on the wall! Slightly off the beaten track which made it less busy than other bars in that area, but the tables were full which is surely a good sign.

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