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Verdi - Italian Kitchen

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Kensington Gore | Door 12 Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 2AP, England
+44 20 7589 8212
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Kensington Gore | Door 12 Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 2AP, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Verdi - Italian Kitchen
1. Great value and quality
"good value for the venue. Pizza £12-14 and Pasta £14-£16."
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2. Authentic Italian dining
" My Son remarked it was the best pasta he had ever had"
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3. Friendly service
"Friendly staff. Quick service Great atmosphere Great food"
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Booked a table for 6.15pm and 3 of us arrived a little early. Ordered a starter for the table and some drinks and were then rather pestered to order rest before the 4th member of our party had arrived. We enjoyed the food and the...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Party of four of us had a pre-show meal, food and service excellent, Anna our waitress very friendly and attentive. Only grumble is that the drinks are a bit overpriced. Overall a very good experience and will definitely be returning.

Thank FoxyOakley_Bucks
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Having booked evening tickets with the family we needed to eat near to the RAH. There is very little in immediate vicinity with the nearest high streets 20 mins walk away. We were very pleasantly surprised with our dinner. Starters were served quickly and of...More

Thank gsutherl
Reviewed 18 January 2018

My daughter had a starter which was just a bowl of uncooked spinach leaves sprinkled with chickpeas, I think it was called a seasonal salad? Then a couple of us had bruschetta which was not like any bruschetta we have eaten before. It was a...More

Thank Jane1719
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Ordered pizza and pasta - wrong pizza arrived - couple on the next table said the same happened to them. Drinks arrived but not right, water ordered never came. Overall food OK but service disappointing for such a prestigious venue.

Thank RicTilbe
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Pre-show meal. We didn't have overly high expectations and thought we would be going for convenience rather than food quality. However, we were really pleasantly surprised. The staff were fantastic, prices were reasonable and the food was served promptly and was great tasting. Pasta perfectly...More

Thank redseasteve
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I have had several afternoon teas in London over the last few years, and this is one of the best. You are located on the first floor, looking out over the surrounding streets, sadly road works dominated when we were there. Our waitresses, Giusy and...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Pre show lunch. Service was very efficient food quality first class. It is a tad expensive and they do add a service charge but well worth it.

Thank td2traveller
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Booked a table before the ballet at 7pm. Ate from the Christmas menu of Minestrone soup, Braised beef cheek and mash followed by Panettone pudding with ice cream. Excellent service and food. Will visit again.

Thank Zeneca49
Reviewed 2 January 2018

A polite and efficient waiter called Ismael. The food was delicious and a good variety for all in our party.

Thank 2007Sarah
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Questions & Answers
6 August 2017|
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Response from G8773ALJanet | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed ,but do book beforehand ,they are open before the evening performance and you enter by a certain door ,you will need to show your performance tickets..so you can access direct into the hall following your meal... More
Derek B
15 July 2017|
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Response from Tullagirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes we booked our table as we were attending a concert at the Albert Hall
20 February 2017|
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Response from Sara C | Reviewed this property |
Don't worry no dress code is required. It's up to you how you wanna dress for the event you're going to attend.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$36
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kensington Gore | Door 12 Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 2AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 8212
  • E-mail
Verdi - Italian Kitchen is the only one of the Royal Albert Hall's restaurants open to non-ticketholders for lunch, dinner, and live music brunch on the weekends. The menu features delicious stone baked pizzas and Italian classics. Ingredients are sourced from the finest Italian food suppliers who are passionate about the quality, integrity, and flavour of their products. During the hours of 2pm - 4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday, it is the venue for the Hall's charming Afternoon Tea and Afternoon Tea with Opera. On some Fridays, it is also home to Free Friday Music. Due to its relaxed and casual atmosphere, and specially designed children's menu, the restaurant is also suitable for families. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit the Food & Drink section of the Royal Albert Hall's website.
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