Malibu Kitchen at The Ned

4.3
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550 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Californian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Malibu Kitchen brings Californian food to the City with a healthy menu of superfood salads, cured fish and meat, served from breakfast through to dinner. Expect counter-style seating at our marble-top tables.

Please be advised bookings cannot be made for drinks only. Pets, other than registered guide dogs are not permitted in any public area or restaurant at The Ned. We will try to accommodate pushchairs where possible but please be aware there may not be space at the table. If you would like to request a highchair or for further information please contact the restaurant directly.

Please note The Ned reserves the right to refuse or cancel any reservation either ahead or upon arrival.

Specials

Malibu Kitchen Saturday Brunch: £30/£35

Choose from a selection of healthy salads, flatbreads and Californian favourites, including: chia seed and courgette flat bread with cashew spread, hummus and raw vegetables, gazpacho, deep fried halloumi with spicy yoghurt, pulled jackfruit with coleslaw and tofu mayo, as well as Malibu Kitchen favourite, the young coconut salad. Finish off with a vegetarian dessert selection, including raw chocolate cake with raspberries, turmeric pavlova and coconut and cherry cake.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.£30 per person or £35 per person including a glass of prosecco.



Credit card must be provided at time of the booking.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: October 24, 2019

Ends: March 31, 2020

Availability: Sat 2:00PM-4:00PM

What 550 People Are Saying
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O
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Exactly what we wanted. High quality, interesting food in a buzzy environment.

KL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great and I don’t mind the loud, bustling atmosphere but I’m not a big fan of the cafeteria style seating or perching on an uncomfortable bar stool for an entire meal. I probably wouldn’t return unless I could guarantee a proper table next time to be honest.

LV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful breakfast, polite and helpful staff and nice atmosphere. Also, probably the best coffee I have tried in London!

JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

£16 burger might have been delivered from McDonalds and fries were dry and not tasty. My colleague's food was no better.

CB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

First the positives. The champagne glasses were gorgeous and the venue is stunning. The food was ok. Now the negatives... we wanted champagne but were told we could only have Prosecco. It was horrible. None of us could finish our glasses. The service was very slow. The noise from the rock band was too much. Needing to give the table back after 1.5 hours is a ridiculous policy. I’ve never felt more like a commodity in my life. All in all a very disappointing affair. We’d usually go to The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant at Royal Exchange and we wished we hadn’t changed. Recommendations. Change the 1.5 hour table time allocation, speed up the service, offer champagne if desired (there are enough bars to get some from). Get a jazz ensemble to create an ambience. Look after your diners.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great vegan options and healthy

J
London
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I've been there once before and the service was at least unmemorable - this time we both felt like we'd done something to upset the waitress. She was impatient, huffed and slammed down the plates. I'm assuming she just had a bad day, but she kind of ruined breakfast for us. Besides that, I like that Malibu Kitchen is brighter than the rest of the restaurants in the Ned. The food was nice as well, expensive for ordinary food but that's expected given the place.

a
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is great although I found that sitting on the stools very uncomfortable. The staff kindly moved us into a table once available. Noise level is high but not too bad compared to other restaurants in the hall.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was really average and not up to the usual 'Ned' quality. My fish tacos were really watery because of the papaya slaw and my sweet potato fries were stone cold. My fellow diner had the cheeseburger which looked fairly average though we were both confused as to how it was named a potato burger when it seemed like a regular brioche bun?

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, what’s not to love!

MS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A bit loud and crowded but good energy and good food. Waitstaff was very nice. Their was good healthy food. We really liked the chicken and cod. Good wellness shots in place of dessert.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

SErvice and food was lovely. We were told we only had 1.5 hour but stayed for many many hours which was lovely! We weren't happy with the long shared table and held out for a booth which I would only ever sit in as the long tables are cramped and uncomfortable.

E
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I was disappointed with my visit due to the very poor service. At times there weren’t enough staff but even once lots of the customers had left, the service continued to be poor with the staff chatting away while I tried to get their attention. While the food was nice, it wasn’t as good as normal.

TL
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

GI
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food and good service. Was the only restaurant in The Ned that was quiet which made the ambience a little odd.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food, wide selection of options for raw, vegan, veg, fish and carnivore to all enjoy. Like the space which is to the side of the huge bar area. Casual yet stylish. Very atmospheric.

E
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taco Tuesday was great. Really fab value for money and everything was delicious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always

KD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Arranged to meet my sister for lunch as we work close to each other in London. We were seated along a long bench with very limited space and it was really noisy. I ordered a salad from the main menu and found it to be smaller than most salads starters in other establishments. I ended up grabbing a sandwich from the supermarket on my way back to the office! Over priced, cramped and noisy. We won’t be returning.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We specifically requested a booth table a week in advance as my family . I arrived for the waitress to inform me that someone has been in twenty minutes earlier to request a booth table and that she had given it to them. I said that she should have told them it had already been reserved a week in advance and she said there was nothing she could do - even though the guest had booked a table for later than our reservation. The waitress was extremely unapologetic and rude and gave no reason for giving the table we specifically requested away. We eventually were sat at cecconis but were told we could only be sat there for forty minutes. Terrible service.

DM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Would definitely go back. Well worth it. However £24.95 for two Gin & Tonics for the bar outside the restaurant was a disappointment.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I booked the Malibu Kitchen as my sister in law was visiting from up north and is vegan. My husband and I have been to The Ned a few times and loved it. Unfortunately not the warmest reception when we arrived. I did request a booth when booking as I’m 6 months pregnant but we were sat in the middle section on stools. We went with the taco set menu which was pretty good, the chocolate cake was by far the best part! Our waitress wasn’t the friendliest (maybe having a bad day) but did help with my husbands egg allergy letting him know what he could and couldn’t have. Overall a bit underwhelming although the setting itself in The Ned is fantastic.

R
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tasty food, but overpriced - paying for the venue. Maitre d’ was pinickity about seating - booked a table for two but ended up having a friend join, so we’re moved to the sharing table - told we had a strict 1.5 hours, but it wasn’t busy and didn’t get busy, so didn’t matter in the end.
Lovely server, attentive to us all evening.
A nice place to take someone for an occasion/someone who is visiting London.

OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with exquisite food!

MT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality of food.
Maybe the many could have more options. I felt I was too small

CP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Over priced poor quality food. Terrible staff could not get rid of us quickly enough

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I thought the Tuesday tacos deal was great value for money. The portion sizes were good and there were lots of options catering for all. It has a great ambience too with the live music from the main banking hall. Overall, really enjoyed it.

L
London
72 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The Ned is a beautiful venue, and so is this place, if a little set back from the action. Staff were very keen to remind us that the table was only ours for 1.5 hours which changed the mood a bit. We tried the Taco Tuesday menu which is good value and the food very nice, otherwise would be quite pricey.

R
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I dont like being seated on the central bench opposed to the booths I've historically sat at

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very healthy food. Felt really light when leaving. Which is good.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was the only good part of the experience and even then we had to send one dish back as the salad leaves still had mud on them. Very poor service and as it was quiet no one even bothered to check we were ok. We were celebrating two birthdays and told the server who made no comment. Drinks took forever to come.

AO
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere especially with live music on a Thursday evening. Food and service was great too.

S
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service but maybe the music can’t be lower a bit. It was very difficult to have a proper conversation without shouting across the table.

BB
London
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went on a Thursday night. Incredible building/decor, lovely food and nice service. ..But far too noisy!!!

B
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The cod was very dry and plain with little taste. No interesting garnishing etc. One of our guests got the wrong order of food but we didn't change. Slow service. Very expensive for a dry piece of fish. The Ned has a great atmosphere and I've had good experiences with the other restaurants.

t
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My only issue with eating at The Ned is the difficulty in finding your specific restaurant! A server at the entrance directing would have been useful as we looked round almost every restaurant before finding the Malibu kitchen!

K
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I went for breakfast there and was great but dinner not - small pricey portions and not tasty. Got basically 2 fried fishfingers for £15 and tiny dessert on paper base for £8. My friend didnt like it either. Thats a shame because breakfast is awesome there!

l
London
26 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tasty and healthy food. Best panna cotta in London!

MT
London
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My favourite place in the ned though they have made some tweaks to the menu and I'm not sure its for the better.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything included in the Taco Tuesday deal is delicious! I had the tuna and beef tacos, and shared the sweet potato and guacamole sides, and the chocolate tart for dessert. Great service too.