American Bar Restaurant
Lunch in the American bar is an essential part of any visit to the ENO.
Excellent meal.Good service. Consistent
It's such a treat to visit the American Bar. Amazing food, elegant surroundings and great service. Best of all, pudding at your table during interval! It all makes for a magical visit. Thank you.
Lovely atmosphere, warm welcome, excellent service with good food and wine.
The American Bar is the ideal place for a pre theatre meal. I highly recommend it.
The attention paid by the staff to presenting and delivering the meal was excellent given that it had to fit in with theatre timing. A menu that is changed more frequently would be an added benefit
Nice food and excellent prompt service without being rushed. Lovely room.
Nice restaurant located just under the ENO
Perfect to accommodate a musical evening at the ENO
First visit and enjoyed an excellent meal and service. Have just booked a table again.
We had a lovely meal with our main courses before the performance and our puddings and a drink in the interval. The staff were absolutely charming, helpful and courteous.
Lovely ambiance, relaxing and not noisy. Main courses very good. Dessert disappointing.
Food was delicious and service was very attentive. Would recommend t
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Great way to enjoy the opera even more! It makes the whole experience better
Excellent food as always in the American Bar at English National Opera
Thought the steak was a bit tough and gristly but the rest of the meal was very good and very good value for money
Lovely, welcoming staff; very good food (grilled aubergine dish was best ever); good atmosphere. We will definitely come back soon.
The food was fine, if not outstanding and good value, but the wine by the glass (I had the chardonnay) was very poor.
Another cracking pre-opera dinner in the American Bar Restaurant! And another taste from Head Chef Mathieu Archipoff's new Autumn Menu: stuffed pancakes, truffle bechamel, wild mushrooms and toasted hazelnut (scrumptious!); followed by 8oz Sirloin steak , Cafe de Paris butter (brilliant mustard infused butter) with grilled winter vegetables with a side of buttered sugar snaps. Had it not been for the diet, I would have certainly dived into the Pecan pie with rum caramel and vanilla ice cream –– maybe next visit! As always, Mary and the staff secured the experience by their warm welcome and friendly and attentive service. We couldn't have had a more delightful prelude to our journey with Orpheus into Offenbach's Underworld! A great evening!
Great place to eat when attending the opera. Small restaurant in the basement of the theatre. Good food and wine, attentive service, and you get to come back in the interval for coffee!
The vegan option was delicious. Service friendly and efficient.
The new Menu is very exciting and our first taste of what's on offer this season was sensational. Mary and her waiting staff are superb: welcoming and attentive, they are a vital part of what makes the ambience of the American Bar Restaurant so relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. The ability of everyone – in the kitchen and the restaurant – to turn round a lot of meals in the comparatively short period before curtain-up is nothing short of miraculous. Pre-theatre dinner at the American Bar Restaurant is, for us, a key element in the pleasure we take from coming to the ENO.
We like this place, but one of us ordered a medium rare Serloin steak that was very chewy. When we complained we were told it would have been fine if we had ordered it cooked medium! The rest of the meal was good, but we were disappointed by the response to our complaint.
Service was particularly good, professional and friendly. A soothing preparation for the rehearsal that we we were attending.
Excellent service from all of the waiting staff at the Bar. The food was excellent in comfortable surroundings and with an intimate feel due to the small size of the restaurant. I would highly recommend a meal here before the opera. The only small improvement to be made would be to have all dishes included in the 3 courses for £27 as this meant that vegetarians couldn't have this deal as only meat options were included.
We were encouraged to 'try' the American bar at ENO, having never been before. Very pleasant experience. Food very good, service excellent and a quiet discreet venue.
Tried the restaurant after a dress rehearsal at ENO. Very pleasant experience with good service and general ambiance. Food marked down slightly as herb crust on hake was rather tasteless, I noticed other diners scraping theirs off. Otherwise the food was excellent and we would certainly book again.
Food quality poor. Very disappointed.
Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us. We very rarely have complaint on our food and a constructive feedback would be welcome. You can contact me at email@example.com. Alexandre Harnisch, General Manager
A wonderful start to our evening, the staff were outstanding, service was friendly and efficient.
Menu was real value for money.
Loved the fact that you could return for dessert in the interval as this gave a chance to digest the starter and main meal.
Once again thank you to the lovely smiling, friendly staff.
Food and service very good. Great location for a meal before a show starts in the theatre. Dessert and coffee was ready for us at the same table during the interval.
The food we had was lovely and the staff very friendly and professional.
We booked the restaurant as it was in the theatre where we were seeing a show, mainly for the convenience, but it was a delight, the staff were friendly and attentive, the menu choice was excellent and the food delicious, would certainly go again, well worth the trip and the prices cheaper than normal London prices, more like you would pay outside of London, this place is a hidden gem
We ate at the American Bar as we were seeing a show there. The food was very well presented and tasty and the service was excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending the American Bar.
We booked the American Bar last minute as a surprise for my husband's birthday and emailed ahead to let them know. The staff were amazing, a young Italian gentleman, and a Spanish lady, both of whom were polite, interesting, attentive and a pleasure to be served by!
My husband received a glass of champagne and a birthday card and the food was lovely.
We will be going again!
As usual everything was excellent
The atmosphere is relaxed in this small underground restaurant. My reservation said I needed to show my ticket for the performance to have access to the restaurant but the staff said it was open to anyone. You just have to eat between 5 and 7.30. If you have a ticket for the show you can have your dessert at the interval or just a drink ready for you at your table. This is a much nicer way to have an interval drink than being in the busy foyer.
The food was fantastic: menu inspired by the show. I went to see on your feet the story of Gloria Estefan sk I had Cuban sandwich which was delicious. I also had a Tian of tuna with guacamole but there was a choice of steak and chimichurri sauce as well. Dessert was exotic, remembering Cuba and Florida together. What a fantastic idea and what amazing food. Chefs are brilliant and the waiting staff give you all their attention. The set menu is very reasonably priced and you can choose to have just one dish if you want. The place is quiet and relaxing.
I liked that I could eat at the same place as the theatre and had the Tian of crab with guacamole as starter which was really good. I chose the Tomato carpaccio as main. Not quite what I expected, as I thought I was ordering the cold soup, but it was ok. I would definitely come back
It was our first experience of the national coliseum and we thoroughly enjoyed it.The menu choices were okay but good value for money even when drinks were added. We loved being able to come back and have our desert in the interval. Would definitely recommend to friends.
Really enjoyed our meal. Service was great and very friendly. Perfect to have the dessert during the interval!
My friend and I had the same meal (pork sandwich), however, her's was made fresh because she does not eat cheese. My sandwich arrived with the pork lukewarm and the following day I became very unwell. I question the preparation of the food here. The service was wonderful and otherwise I had a lovely time.
We are sorry to hear that you were unwell this week end. Our food is fresh and made to order. The Cuban sandwich meat is kept in the fridge then warmed with the sandwich when melting the cheese with no further cooking required. Nevertheless, we are taking allegation on our food very seriously and I would appreciate if you could get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to start an investigation. Alexandre Harnisch, General Manager
Great presentation of food and vegan choice for small menu.
The staff were very attentive and friendly.