Black & Blue - Waterloo

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Steak
We’ve been making our own burgers using a unique recipe for more than 30 years…

We believe that to produce the best food, you should work with all your suppliers on a close and personal basis. We acquired our own butchers, Jefferies in Kingston, so that we could control our meat all the way from the abattoir to the table. This helps ensure that our steaks and handmade burgers are of the highest quality.

In 1999, the boys decided that they wanted to bring a high-street, high-quality steak concept to London, Black & Blue and the first modern American steakhouse in the capital, was born.
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3.9
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EP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the Friday night live music really contributed to the evening. Highly recommend the live band and the food was good.

E
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly helpful service when one of our party was late. Lunch and early evening menu is excellent value.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star all round!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely food and great service.

D
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Both food and service were ok but not great.. seemed bit expensive too..
When I mentioned it was a birthday celebration I got a blank look.. not as much as a ‘happy birthday’ let alone a candle in a dessert which we have had at other venues..

BE
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, looking forward to coming back

JM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff was friendly and seating was prompt. Food was not memorable, however very good. Service was good, but also not memorable. May be A but pricey, but some of that likely from location across from
Waterloo Station. Noisy however, under the rail line and coach stop in front of shop makes for difficult conversation. Thought that this was the biggest detractor to restaurant.

CJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service. Outstanding food and the live music was perfect and really set the mood. Can’t wait to go back

CN
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak and burger restaurant right by Waterloo Station. Great cocktails as well.

TB
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Just too noise and I felt exposed in my chair, but everything else was very good.

NL
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time I’ve been here and just as good as the first time. Generous portions, the ribs melt in the mouth and the burger was so tasty. Unfortunately the pave steak was rather tough however the Thai green was delicious. Staff were efficient and polite and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Didn’t feel rushed. Will definitely for back for a third go

A
London
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Evening spoilt by loud drunken table “enjoying “ a birthday shouting and screaming- disappointing as previous visit had been good . Will not return in a hurry!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Because there are no 'soft furnishings' it can sometimes get a bit noisy and then they add music to the mix which means you're straining to hear the person opposite and having to shout.

PH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The steak first not meet the price at all. It was like a Wetherspoons steak with a nice sauce.

AE
London
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Whilst the food was, as usual, very good, the service on this occasion was poor. We were shown to our table and waited 20 minutes to order. Whilst starters came promptly my wife’s was cold but unable to see staff anywhere so it was left. Mains arrived reasonably promptly and were good, but we then sat with empty plates for over half an hour before we were able to spot a staff member to get our bill. - didn’t want to risk ordering a dessert as no idea when we would get it or spot a staff member to then get the bill. By this team our evening felt ruined! On expressing our dissatisfaction the manager deducted the cost of my wife’s starter and the service charge from the bill.

E
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great evening with friends with live music while dining to great food. I felt however that the service could be faster.

JJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very very very very very very very very very ordinary

IL
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good service good ambience good. What more do you want?

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great meal
Staff fantastic
Food perfect
On our way to theatre quick service not rushed
Can’t wait to go back

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under the arches great atmosphere, great service , starters were fresh and very tasty, the steak for main course was the best I have ever had ! Only staying locally for 6days but will return on our last evening for sure. Open Table app worked really well , boomed table and arrived within 1 hour. Our name was on the system and table all ready for us

MH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spot on. Better than Miller & Carter and Steak and Lobster restaurants i have been to. My only slight gripe was half way through the meal this music was turned up a bit loud and being Christmas Eve i didn't want to ask to turn it down.

MK
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great bar scene, pleasant staff, nice pub food. Would definitely come back. Perfect for pre-theatre dinner.

RR
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food quality and service is good. Location is perfect next to Waterloo. Temperature inside the restaurant was rather warm, however that's minor.

P
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, Nice environment, reasonable price for location. Excellent, warm friendly service.

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fantastic meal before concert at festival hall. Vegetation options especially tasty!

M
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is fantastic the services was very good will definitely be back, thank you for a wonderful night

W
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were very friendly and coped well despite the time of the year when it was so busy.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Staff and Service were excellent, made our visit a great one. We will be coming back. Thank you

DW
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good overall. Booked through Opentable earlier in the day, and were shown to our table as soon as we arrived, although we were a bit early. Service was excellent, and our food arrived as ordered in good time. Will definitely go again.

o
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and a really nice place which was very convenient to meet a bunch of friends near Waterloo. I would have given 5 stars, but when I arrived I held the door open for a guy, only to realise he was actually peeing against the (glass) door of the restaurant. A hazard of the location I fear and totally not their fault, but it definitely gave me a bit of a shock. On the upside I saw a willy, which definitely was unexpected for an evening out with my girls!!

DO
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal, service, everything was perfect! We had a reservation and when we entered I asked not to be sat in the middle of the restaurant (yrs ago in a barbecue place I had a platter of food hit me) I’m more relaxed against the wall and out of the flow of traffic. While it was a busy night the staff where able to sit the two of us at a four top which we very much appreciated. They could not have been more gracious and welcoming. Everything after took the same course, the service was attentive, the food delicious and the price was very reasonable.

For our appetizers, my partner had the leek and potato soup and I had the asparagus with hollandaise, we ended up sharing because they were both delicious. For our mains my partner had the steak and frites and I had the grilled jumbo prawns that came with frites and salad, we both enjoyed our mains, but the grilled jumbo prawns won out! And finally dessert, we both enjoyed the vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso, a perfect end to a great meal.

We’re both thinking we want to go back just to have dinner even on a regular night, no point in waiting for a date night!

o
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always a reliable place to go .
4th time this year

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Convenience from Waterloo and good food make this a great place to eat before after a trip to London. Ribs very good as was the chicken skewers

E
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food is good. Most of the staff are friendly. But when asked if one item on the menu for sharing is enough for two ppl , our waitress didn’t offer any helpful advice, just impatiently repeated what’s said on the menu. Overall a nice place to have a casual dinner, depends on which waitress/waiter you get.

WM
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was quite basically cooked and presented for the price. Nothing special about it compared to other similarly priced steak restaurants.
‘well done’ steak still very pink in the middle.
Ambiance and temperature was a bit cold next to a large glass window on a chilly evening.
Those hosting/serving us were all-round excellent though.

LF
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food and very reasonable value for that part of London I think. Smiley happy staff who were a bit rushed off their feet but certainly did their best to accommodate. Would definitely visit again.

PL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place we dropped in to for lunch
Music was particularly to my wife's liking
Food was simple and tasty
Would recommend

DE
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very average food. Bland salads and frozen chips. Overpriced. £31 for the tiniest filet steak I’ve ever been served.

a
London
114 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A good bet for pre-theatre in this area. The food was well presented, staff were very friendly and everything was to a good standard.

o
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great night