Restaurants near The Poetry Library  

 
 
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, Level 5, South Bank, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh.... More
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly... More
 
 
 
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
If you happen to be with the kids on the South Bank this summer this is a great little eatery in which to recharge their... More
 
 
 
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Ping Pong
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
Ping Pong offers diners its signature range of little parcels of deliciousness with a range of over 40 dim sum dishes, from the finest translucent... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it... More
 
 
 
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Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
Unit 7, Riverside Level, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy... More
 
 
 
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Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
The menu at Canteen reads like a comforting childhood reminiscence with some sophisticated bunting thrown on top. Devilled kidneys on toast, followed by an excellent... More
 
 
 
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Le Pain Quotidien, Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Royal Festival Hall, Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
It all started with a loaf. Not just any loaf. Belgian chef Alain Coumont was intent on creating the perfect mix of water, flour and... More
 
 
 
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The Cube by Electrolux
London > Restaurants
The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
From The Cube by Electrolux on top of the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall diners can enjoy panoromic views and food cooked by changing rosta... More
 
 
 
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Wahaca Southbank
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
Built from eight recycled shipping containers arranged on two overhanging levels, Wahaca Southbank is a funky place to chow down on Mexican food. The most... More
 
 
 
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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Poetry Library
Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic... More
 
 
 
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Feng Sushi - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Unit 9, Festival Terrace, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Poetry Library
Offering freshly-made sushi at affordable prices, Feng Sushi restaurants have established a popular reputation for providing London with classic sushi dishes, prepared with sustainable produce. An... More
 
 
 
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Based at the Festival Terrace of the South Bank complex, Caffe Vergnano 1882 has long been famous for its sublime coffee honed to perfection by... More
 
 
 
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Roti Chai: Chaat Shack and Chai Bar
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Festival Village (underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall), Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Popular W1 Indian Street Kitchen, Roti Chai, pops up underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall from 18th until 21st September as part of the 2014 Darbar Festival... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Blanc
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
9 Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Seasonal French fare from Raymond Blanc's team is on offer at 20 brasseries across the UK, including seven in London. In 1996, Raymond opened his... More
 
 
 
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Dotted with steakhouses, grills, diners and burger joints, London isn't exactly lacking when it comes to options on where to find a good piece of... More
 
 
 
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RSJ
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
13A Coin Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
French cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
County Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of... More
 
 
 
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Gourmet Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Upper Ground, Gabriels Wharf, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Banquette
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
The Savoy Hotel, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
This is Marcus Wareing's take on an American diner. So you don't just get strawberry milkshake on the drinks list here, you'll also find a... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thames Foyer
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Savoy Hotel, The Strand, The Savoy, Fitzrovia, London WC2R | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Dripping with exclusive opulence, this incredibly smart little restaurant in The Savoy hotel, restored in 2010 to a design found in the hotel's... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
39 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh.... More
 
 
 
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Herman Ze German - Villiers Street
London > Restaurants
19 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
For healthy and efficient fast food in a central location try London's inaugural Herman Ze German outlet on Villiers Street between Charing Cross and Embankment.... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults at the RSA
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
RSA, 8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Smith & Wollensky
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
1 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
The Popular American steakhouse Smith & Wollensky has come to London, bringing its USDA Prime beef steaks and signature seafood dishes to a 15,000 square... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
25 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors.... More
 
 
 
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The Admiralty
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
In the evenings, approach this restaurant through the fountained courtyard of Somerset House to get yourself in the mood for a magical meal. The Admiralty... More
 
 
 
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Admiralty Deli at Somerset House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
This cafe can fulfil all your snack requirements while you peruse the exhibits at beautiful 18th century Somerset House.... More
 
 
 
 
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