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The Archduke

4.4
4.4
3345 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
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Set on the South Bank, moments from world-famous London attractions like the IMAX, London Eye, and Royal Festival Hall, The Archduke restaurant and wine bar is a local landmark in itself, set into the old railway arches surrounding Waterloo Station. The first London restaurant to open in this area, The Archduke has gone through several incarnations since 1979 but is still as fresh as ever with sleek, simple furniture set against the old bare brick walls and contemporary glass frontage. Jazz music gently floats through speakers, performed six nights a week live in the bar, as diners indulge in comforting modern European cuisine including excellent steaks (it’s owned by the steakhouse Black and Blue group) and simple roast chicken served with your choice of sides dishes. The view of the London Eye from the terrace is spectacular and worth lingering over.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    020 7928 1931

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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What 3,345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • South West London

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. VC

    VickiC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We visited as a party of 4, during a business trip. I have to say it was a great choice. Accommodating staff, enjoyable meal, perfect location and lively atmosphere (without being loud) Would recommend.
  2. EG

    EileenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Beautiful food. The three of us all had different dishes and were very pleased, except with the vegan cheese! The actual vegan burgers were delicious.
  3. PH

    PhillipH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We prefer the slightly limited menu offered by the Arch Duke, knowing that the quality will always be superb. We were not disappointed this time. The waiter (a young man from South America) was very courteous and friendly and it was lovely to chat to him. We have not visited the Arch Duke for several years, but were determined to do it on our first visit to London for several years. We were glad we did.
  4. AC

    AlexC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding stakes and very good live music. A perfect place for a first date or a get along with old friends
  5. RP

    RichardP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place. Simple food cooked and presented perfectly. Pleasant efficient service and great jazz music but not intrusive. Very cool place . We will be back
  6. JB

    JamesB

    East Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, highly recommended. So glad it's open again, a must for steaks.
  7. i

    ianh

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, ambience, band were superb! Had the Cote de Boef, really good!
  8. C

    Concertgoer

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As welcoming as ever. It remains an excellent venue for a meal on the South Bank.
  9. MO

    MarkO

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A sensibly short(ish) menu. Good value set lunch/pre-theatre menu. Very well cooked steaks and chips. Friendly, amusing waitress. Fast service.
  10. SD

    SergeyD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Visited for a lunch on a weekday, looking for a quiet place to talk. Very decent combo lunch with good choice of options. Friendly and responsive staff, relaxed atmosphere.
  11. R

    Ross

    Portland

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our visit, allocated a nice table so that we could hear the jazz in the background and enjoy the music while we ate and chatted. The food was varied and delicious with a good choice for all (as one of our friends was Veggie). Really nice place to spend a few hours in.
  12. CW

    ClareW

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the 3rd time we’ve been and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves each time. This time we bought along some friends of which also had a wonderful time, and loved listening to the jazz especially as they are family members of the late Lenny Hastings the 60’s Jazz drummer.
  13. JG

    JazzGeek

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    not a jazz club, the diffusion of the music was poo, couldn't hear the band on the next room, not jazz at all but ballads pop as music. waitress rude and not welcoming. smell of stakes very strong, we ended up stinking of it. Not raccomended if you want to have a nice music night.
  14. LL

    LouLou

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Met a friend for an early drinks and dinner and had a lovely time, the staff were very attentive, the food & wine was lovely and the jazz singer was great. A really relaxed atmosphere with great food, drink, service & jazz. What more can you ask for!!
  15. HS

    HirokoS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The waiter named John was fantastic with his serving us! We had very good time, thank you!
  16. PD

    PeterD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Very good prompt attentive service
  17. r

    rachelr

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Husband had ribeye steak. I had prix fixe steak frites. Starters were absolutely brilliant, I had meze, he had pate. His main was also excellent. Sadly my steak had gristle running right through so had to be sent back. They were very quick to offer a replacement and it came quickly, too. I did have to ask for some more frites, as obviously previous had gone back with the steak, and also for cutlery, which should have been remembered. Otherwise everything was really good, especially the lovely servers.
  18. R

    Russell

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My guest and I enjoyed our lunch. I was disappointed by the chicken dish I chose - the chicken proved to be rather dry and, I’m afraid, tasteless. My friend fared better with his choice of the salmon. On the other hand our starters were excellent. We were looked after very nicely by the staff.
  19. BT

    BrendanT

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Haven’t been to The Archduke for ages and it was as good as I remember. Was a bit worried that the music would be intrusive, but t wasn’t. The food was good. Had steak frites, the steak could have been a tiny bit bigger, but my friend’s chicken was a better choice. Service was spot on.
  20. ML

    MarianneL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good value, large portions, nice seating upstairs in booth. Went with a group of 5 friends , staff were polite and helpful Recommend
  21. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good restaurant with extremely fast service and attentive waiters. Good quality food with a London price tag.
  22. TM

    TonyM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Upstairs was closed off and it was a little bit noisy in the back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Nice atmosphere even though it was a little quiet. Service was slow but overall ok
  24. SH

    SallyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food lovely atmosphere. It was our anniversary and the waitress was so attentive and friendly
  25. D

    Dougananda

    Miami

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some excellent food with a casually designed dining room. Highlights include top notch chips (french fries) and roast chicken with a special green sauce A friendly, convivial atmosphere. The noise can be loud, take note.
  26. G

    Gourmande

    London

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Popped into Archduke on a Friday evening. Lovely live piano and other musicians were getting ready to start up. Set menu was good - shrimp crisp and tasty, served in a flash. Steak frites ok, a tad underseasoned and on the small side, but nice with the bearnaise. Sticky toffee pudding and vanilla ice cream was superb. Cosy and chilled venue, servers very attentive and swift, thumbs up
  27. a

    angelaj

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!! The only reasons i didnt give 5 stars for the food this time was because of the Artichoke dip starter. It was quite bland and a bit too much of it to wade through. I'd also like to see a veggie sausage option with the sausages and mash on the prix fixe menu. Other than that its still my favorite place to eat in London.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husbands birthday - the Archduke finished off an excellent day
  29. JY

    JohnY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked a table for 6 people to celebrate a graduation at 3pm. The service and surroundings were great and the food was prepared and presented really well. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, thick and juicy. Will certainly come back one evening as we would like to hear the live jazz music as well.
  30. JA

    JANEK

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love the Archduke, when we visit London we always try and eat here. We took our daughter and children in July and now, coming up for the Queen’s Lying in State was a good excuse for dinner here. We will return.
  31. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food served by excellent, knowledgeable staff. A lovely evening.
  32. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening which all enjoyed Great ambience and character and enjoyed the music too
  33. C

    Cherry

    Angus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent we really enjoyed it. Good selection of wines and cocktails(although not sampled). Service was very good and the place is also immaculate. Not that much atmosphere as we were early Sunday lunchtime so expected this
  34. CE

    CaseE

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    None of the food was seasoned. Also, they advertise live music but depending on where you’re sat you can’t even see the music and barely hear it.
  35. J

    Jonas

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible atmosphere, delicious steaks and the service and the workers were beyond incredible and helpful! I would HIGHLY recommend this venue!
  36. G

    Gran

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    No complaints, food, service, ambience all good. Piano and violin players in action
  37. FB

    FredaB

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I have been going to The Archduke for 20 years - first time I have been disappointed. Firstly, when I booked a table, I was not told the restaurant was closed and that we had to eat in an annexe with no view. Secondly, though there was only other table occupied, we were put right next to them and had to move. Though there were hardly any other customers, we had to keep asking for drinks, menu, bill. The service was, as my companion said, charmless. Nobody bothered, or made an effort but charged us for service anyway! When the sun came up, we were in full sunshine with no shade offered. Overall, a very disappointing experience and, after 20 years, I shall not be rushing back.
  38. I

    Imogen

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place with great food, polite staff. Fixed price menu good value for money. Booked a table the same day for the evening which was great. Will definitely be returning.
  39. RF

    RexF

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relatively limited menu, but this means that the quality is great. Nice ambiance and in a useful location
  40. NW

    NickW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Meal out with work colleagues. Attentive staff, good food, good atmosphere.

FAQs

The Archduke is rated 4.4 stars by 3345 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 28 times today
Google Map for The Archduke

Concert Hall Approach, South Bank, London, SE1 8XU

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waterloo

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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