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Amphitheatre Restaurant

#4,847 of 17,838 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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Covent Garden | 45 Floral Street, London WC2E 9DD, England
+44 20 7212 9254
10:00 - 20:00
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We still alternate between The Balconies and here. Apart from the location, there is little to choose between the two restaurants and in high summer, you can eat outside pre-performance, though it will is too chilly for the interval

Thank Charles B
London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited the ROH on a number of occasions but never eaten at the two restaurants available. The system is you pre-book the food and you can eat before the production and during the intervals. A good idea albeit quite a long walk from the stalls to the restaurant during the interval. I wasn't expecting much but I was... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten in this Restaurant on a number of previous occasions when attending The Royal Opera House and love it. It makes attending the Opera all the more special. We did not preorder our food as some diners had done but this did not hold the food up at all. The staff work extremely hard to make sure everyone... More 

Thank gilly581
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Three courses of perfectly edible food, but not what I would class as restaurant standard, really bistro at best. Starter of chicory red onion and blue cheese was pleasant but pretty underwhelming (these sorts of salads can easily be fabulous) in terms of taste and presentation. The main of rib eye and spinach was a similarly disappointing, a dollop of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A couple of days after Christmas my family lunched here, including our granddaughter on her first-ever ballet the Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House. We had hors d'oeuvres and main courses before the ballet and came back for pudding and coffee during the interval at the same table which is reserved - a very good arrangement. They offer 2- and... More 

Thank tonys1313
London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you cannot get a reservation at the Paul Hamlyn Balconies restaurant, you should not be tempted here as it is a very poor alternative.The design, effectively a mirror lined dance studio, is very unpleasant and the harsh lighting makes it worse. The staff confused our order which with time constraints was annoying, but we did not complain! The adjacent... More 

Thank tony r
New York City, New York
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229 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I very much enjoy our dinners here. The food is nice, the staff always helpful and friendly, and the environment very upbeat!

Thank stewater
Nijmegen, Netherlands
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49 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

When I got a ticket to La Filles mal gardee I thought I would treat myself and do the full experience, and booked a table for before the ballet. I chose this restaurant as I liked the menu. Me, a planner, also liked that I received an email asking if I would preorder my meal before my stay, so I... More 

Thank IngeK73
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Don't eat here if you are hungry I had fish pie which was dry Apart from that all food was good quality The smallest dessert I've ever seen Probably give it a miss next time Excellent service P

Thank Jacqueline D
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We're not sure why this restaurant has attracted some recent negative reviews. We've been using it each time we visit the Opera House and have never had any complaints. The setting and decor makes it preferable to the more expensive Balcony restaurant and the Crush Room is like dining in a corridor. In our experience the service has always been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$37
International, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Covent Garden | 45 Floral Street, London WC2E 9DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7212 9254

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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