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Black & Blue - Waterloo

4.4
4.4
720 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

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We came for dinner as we were vacationing in London. Ordered the steak and prawns. Both were delicious. Had the chocolate brownie for dessert. It was so amazing we decided to come back the next night just for the dessert Got there at 9:10. Restaurant was open until 10, and they turned our service away even though we asked if we could just order the dessert. Wish I could say the service was as good as the food.
  2. AC

    AdrianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great new to End the day sightseeing - food was perfect and the service great - be expected to pay a bit more than usual for the food though - will be going back for sure though
  3. JM

    JohnM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This chain, including Archduke, used to be really excellent for a steak and chips and glass of red. The nest is fattier and more gristly now, the salads are unimpressive (grated cheese on my said?) and the garnish of tomato and mushroom gone to be replaced by a leaf. Plus, huge focus on cocktails. Why, other than £? Red wine list awful unless you spend £50 or so. Plus, and I hate this, automatic 12.5% service charge. Gone downhill as a chain.
  4. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Staff were friendly and helpful Unfortunately the burger was tough and certainly cooked well beyond medium rare. I hate to give a poor review but it was disappointing.
  5. SN

    SusanN

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got there before 7:00 so took advantage of the 3 course meal. Delicious food and cocktails were perfect👌
  6. JB

    JasonB

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was very average for the price - standard oven ready prawn 2 types for 2 starters - steaks average (Sirloin and Rib eye - Caesar salad had no/limited Caeser sauce, no chicken anchovies egg and had slices of cheese (Parmesan and cheddar) sliced and grated on the top (£8 extra) though to be fair there was probably £2 of grated cheese on it!
  7. AM

    AileenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stone's throw from Waterloo Stn...great decor...great food, great quality, attentive and friendly staff.. reasonable prices with Set menu option which we had. Definitely recommend
  8. LK

    LadyKay1

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A lovely catch up with friends over a delicious lunch with wine and cocktails. Friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Will return!
  9. J

    Jacquib

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Staff are always friendly and attentive. Food was great but we came here specifically for my husband to have his steak ‘black and blue’ however was pretty disappointing. Will eat here again but may give the steak a miss.
  10. JL

    JohnL

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Good burger restaurant. All standard fair but done well
  11. MA

    MohamedA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and good food. Good wine. Great location.
  12. O

    Otum

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely, 2 got steaks, 1 got the chicken and friends and 1 got the king prawns! There wasn't a single piece of food left over and we especially enjoyed the house salad! Staff were lovely and very attentive and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this to anyone!!
  13. IH

    IanH

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly welcome and well priced options on the 'Lunch' menu which was actually available until 7pm. Food arrived and was well cooked. Somehow nobody thought to offer dessert which was a slight negative for service but a positive for our waistlines! Drinks were expensive but not untypical of London. Recommend this place worth trying if you are traveling from Waterloo.
  14. JC

    JonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time meal at the Back & Blue Restaurant-Waterloo and was very impressed with the great service and the meals were the best tasting for a very long time,can't wait to come again and try something else off the menu.
  15. DM

    DelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We ate here on a Thursday lunchtime, with a party of 6. For a location right next to Waterloo Station, this was an excellent find. The portions sizes were large, and the food was both tasty and cooked perfectly. Service was prompt and attentive but not at all intrusive. The fixed price lunch menu was also excellent value. We would certainly eat here again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Hardly anyone in restaurant. Food was not good for the price at all. Service was terrible. Nobody came and asked if we wanted anymore drinks and was asked if everything ok when they came to take plates away when finished!
  17. AM

    AndreaM

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Artichoke dip was fabulous. Steak & frites - steak disappointing as thread of fat running through it. Frites and bearnaise sauce absolutely lovely. Martinis fabulous and I’d thoroughly recommend! BUT it was unbelievably hot in there. Never sweated so much in my life in a restaurant. Would have had more martinis and possibly a pud but couldn’t bear it any longer! Where’s the air con when you’re tucked in a corner?!
  18. s

    sandfood

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Quite disappointing food. This being a steak restaurant, I went for the sirloin for £32. It was cooked to my liking but it was quite small and tasteless. It was served with a few leaves of lettuce and a small tin of fries. Very small and unimpressive for the price.
  19. LC

    LaContessa

    London

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    This is a great location if you need to be near Waterloo or the South Bank and the pricing is reasonable. Portion sizes were generous: the food itself was nothing special though. Great staff, attentive and cheerful.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab wee date night people watching at Waterloo. Food was fab and fresh, drinks cool and staff friendly. Will be back!
  21. VM

    VictoriaM

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had an early birthday dinner here and it was lovely.. steak was cooked perfectly and the drinks were great! My only gripe was that I had the garlic prawn starter and there were only 2 prawns! Needed at least 3. I would definitely go back though.
  22. CC

    ChrisC

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Service dreadful took forever Ambience poor Food absolutely banging though
  23. SU

    SUSAN

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The fixed price menu was good value and the steak frites in particular was excellent - one of the best I have had anywhere recently. However, it took ages for us to attract a waiter's attention to order dessert, which was frustrating. The bill appeared quickly when we requested it but was incorrect; when we notified staff of this it was quickly rectified.
  24. JG

    JaneG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food , best steak I have had in a long time which was cooked to perfection !! Lovely , friendly and helpful staff x
  25. JL

    JesseL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was good, waiters were friendly but when we got the bill a vague service charge was charged
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday celebration.
  27. d

    david

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Being American we are probably spoiled on our quality of steaks. The meat here was ok. Friendly service. Cool little restaurant under the train tracks. Not to noisy when train travels above. Right next to waterloo station. Convenient location
  28. MC

    MarcC

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took the family there after my daughter’s graduation ceremony. Perfect for what we wanted. A bit lively. Food that works for everyone (we’re burgers and fries type of people) and reasonable price. They didn’t disappoint. I had the pork ribs. Big enough portion that meant I had to pass on the desserts. Others had burgers and steak, all of which were awarded a 1st class (Hons). Saw a review that said the train noise was intrusive. Well you wouldn’t have heard the trains over our chatter.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service first class. Food excellent.
  30. PI

    PeterI

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good experience overall but quite a pricey place.
  31. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a last minute decision to eat at Black & Blue at Waterloo. Food was good quality, as was the service. Selection was reasonable. Enjoyable meal overall.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great location, food was prompt and good value for money. My only criticism was it was noisy, maybe the acoustics along with large groups and music. On the whole a good experience
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere quick service, food quite nice and good Overall enjoyed it and will be going back :)
  34. P

    Parkle

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great location, good food. Good quiet place for lunch near Waterloo.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food, friendly and very good service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails as always. The French fries here are so yummy - perfect with prawns!
  37. M

    Malc

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    £10 for two prawns (not large as advertised) was overpriced. The prawns themselves were not prepared well, burnt and over cooked (something very easily done with prawns, but expected better attention to detail) Chicken wings were, again, over cocked (dry) but were fortunately still tasty The staff were very attentive and Profecional, well done.
  38. F

    Foodlover

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    I had the steak frits and it was very chewy. Otherwise the fries, sauce and the cocktails were very nice
  39. LM

    LiseM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Booked an early table online for a pre-theatre meal. It wasn't too busy so the service was quick and efficient, and the staff were really friendly. The choice on the set 2/3 course menu was good, the chicken wing starters were delicious! We both had the steak and frites which was tasty although the steak was a little bit chewy. My boyfriend loved the apple and cinnamon pie and I enjoyed two decent glasses of Merlot. All in all a well located (by Waterloo Station) and lively place to eat before a show.
  40. KH

    KatieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time I had been to Black and a Blue. Treated my mum for lunch and cocktails before heading over to Wembley. Food was delicious and the cocktails were perfect! Patrick was superb. Very welcoming, super friendly, and just made it a lovely experience. Thank you!

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Black & Blue - Waterloo is rated 4.4 stars by 720 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 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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