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Waterloo-bar - Black & Blue - Waterloo, London,

Black & Blue - Waterloo

4.4
4.4
765 Reviews
£25 and under
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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 25 times today

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. A

    Anon

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Convenient for Waterloo and South bank. Relatively pricey for what was on offer. Fixed price menu better value. Nothing special. Tables near entrance particularly cold and draughty as door opened and closed
  2. TP

    TinaP

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Fantastic steak, cooked to perfection. Service was a bit slow as they were very busy. However, they did acknowledge this & kept apologising.
  3. HB

    HayleyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant service and fantastic steaks. Wine reasonably priced. Highly recommend
  4. CM

    ClaireM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waiter was great, got seated immediately and he appeared regularly to check in with drinks/orders. Very helpful on suggestions for my friends milk allergy and options. Toilets were a bit messy which is why I’ve marked down a bit. Would definitely go back.
  5. t

    tekisha

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have frequented this bar for years. The staff have always been nice and attentive. The food is amazing and comes out in an acceptable time. The cocktails are fantastic very worth the money, I would definitely recommend this restaurant whether it’s for a birthday dinner, after work drinks or a date night it’s perfect!
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    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food & service is nice but not value for money. Will not visit a Black and Blue again.
  7. JL

    JulianL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very busy Saturday, pre-theatre booking. Straight to table, drinks orders done, which arrived swiftly, food order done, which came quickly. Food excellent. Staff excellent. For such a busy Saturday, was very impressed.
  8. RN

    RebeccaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booking was so easy online, even to change the dining time as our train was cancelled. The ambience was great, a bit noisy as we were on one of the small tables close to another one, but it didn’t spoil our enjoyment of the meal. Wine and food were all superb, service was prompt and polite. Excellent, would definitely come back.
  9. AH

    AndyH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and service love this place will be back soon
  10. A

    Annie

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, excellent food, buzzy atmosphere, a bit noisy but to be expected due to location. Both our steaks cooked just as requested. One minute walk from Waterloo so great for evening meal prior to commute home. Was quite busy at 6pm and pretty full by 8pm so booking essential. Not cheap but reasonable for a steak house.
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    shirleyw

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This would have been a five for me had my apple pie been hot. Love this restaurant, staff are very helpful and attentive. We had the three course special which includes the steak fritte and it was really well cooked and the fries some of the nicest ever had. The starters are superb. I had the apple pie for dessert with custard and whilst the custard was hot the pie was cold in parts. Didn’t have time to get it changed as had train to catch but will not put me off returning. This was our second visit and despite the cold pie we will definitely return
  12. S

    Simon

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Took advantage of the lunch menu which runs up to 7pm, it was great value and really tasty food. The staff were excellent, it was a really good visit.
  13. KS

    KeithS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a Sunday afternoon so it was quite quiet but with a pleasant ambience, the food was extremely good and the staff were all friendly and very attentive. A most enjoyable experience.
  14. K

    Kermit

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb evening with family an friends. Outstanding quality of meat - Great location!
  15. KC

    KenC

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    First of all, the plus point. The food was very good. I had the sausages and mash, not expecting a great deal. I was however, surprised how good it was. Likewise, my wife had the king prawns and was seriously impressed. The service was good and so was the ambience. And, of course, the convenience for those using Waterloo Station. My only downside was that the menu was exceptionally limited in range. I would have liked to have seen say fish and chips on the menu at the very least. As it was, for me it was sausage & mash, burger or a steak (quite expensive). We’ll go again but it won’t be our first choice.
  16. AW

    AmiW

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant, outstanding food, in a great location and fantastic service. Would definitely recommend. 5* all round! Thank you
  17. JC

    JacquelineC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous. Location . Service . Good . Value for money . Can’t wait to return !
  18. P

    Peterffll

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    A bit busy so service was a bit slow. But they were very friendly. At off the set menu - great value. And a great Bloody Mary!
  19. CW

    CaitlinW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We got served the wrong drinks We got left seated by the stair case Food was amazing Cleanliness and atmosphere were food
  20. J

    Jules

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The wine was very expensive, vegan burger and steak were good
  21. SB

    SomersetBrie

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent customer service. Wikis highly recommend.
  22. S

    Sadlyunderwhelmed

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    A shame. Wouldn’t go back. Staff are really friendly and very helpful, however the food is standard. Nothing special.
  23. A

    Andrea

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food, friendly staff, good service
  24. MS

    MarylaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had set menu,which is very good value for money.Very good starters,mains and desert s.All for £25.00 pp.Very good and attentive service.Very nice place for lunch or dinner.Highly recommended.
  25. TP

    TanjaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice food and atmosphere, liked the salad that came with the french fries
  26. EG

    EleniG

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Steaks were great. Burgers were dry and overdone. A bit too loud and crowded. But it was Friday night. Good service!
  27. KH

    KellyH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing and the team went the extra mile to bring out a celebratory desert for my friends birthday
  28. c

    celinac

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great food and good service but the restaurant was very noisy. Good atmosphere but it was hard to hear some of the other guests at our table.
  29. CD

    CarolineD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great venue and good service. Ordered steak and fries. My only grumble is that although I specified medium rare - medium (preferable more medium than medium rare) the steak came through as undercooked. It was a good steak: didn't have time to send it back because we were on a schedule.
  30. EG

    EmmaG

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails are stunning 🤩 service was quick and attentive Food was hot and delicious. Would definitely recommend
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service here was fantastic. The food came out very quickly and the staff were extremely helpful and efficient. The food tasted very nice but of course that will also depend on what you get. The chicken and friends felt like it needed something else with it. The deserts were extremely nice and made for a lovely evening out. You could hear the trains above every now and again but that’s to be expected as we were underneath them.
  32. MB

    MarcBandemer

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with excellent service in a stylish and comfortable setting in a most convenient location
  33. AM

    AileenM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous venue just across the road from Waterloo Station. Cannot fault anything. Super friendly staff, excellent quality food at very reasonable prices. Decor is really nice..... definitely recommend a visit. My 2nd time there and will be going again in the near future.
  34. D

    Debbie

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening meal. Good variety on both the food and drinks menu. Will definitely visit again next time we catch the train to town.
  35. H

    Hanwelian

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is my second visit to Black and Blue and I really enjoyed it. The food was delicious, nice, relaxed atmosphere with great service.
  36. GL

    GabrielleL

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We opted for the set menu (available till 7pm) - and it was delicious. Prawns in breadcrumbs to start, a great steak and chips for main and cheesecake for dessert. All great quality and value, especially for central London. Very close to Waterloo and the South Bank too. 2 courses £21 and 3 courses £25. Nice buzzy atmosphere and really friendly, professional welcome and service. Would definitely go again.
  37. LV

    LisaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Patrick was amazing - I was meeting clients from Atlanta who were visiting London for the first time and they really loved their lunch and cocktails. Patrick made them feel really special and really took the time with everything so it was just right for us
  38. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Great food , great drink Had a fantastic meal , found this place by chance when passing Would recommend 100% to anyone Can't wait to go back Recommended the steak or the ribs oh And cocktails lol
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seats in the booth were quite small.
  40. AK

    AnnK

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked a table for lunch with my son. good choice of dishes on the menu, we had fillet steak which was cooked perfectly! really tasty chicken skewers to start Excellent and attentive staff too

FAQs

Black & Blue - Waterloo is rated 4.4 stars by 765 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Black & Blue - Waterloo

1 Mephan Street, London, SE1 8RL

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waterloo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Wine

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