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“Useful alternative to Waterloo station restaurants”
Review of Auberge - Waterloo

Auberge - Waterloo
Ranked #6,768 of 22,692 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$20 - US$28
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Auberge Waterloo is ideally located opposite Waterloo StationIf it’s a traditional French gastro you’re looking for, Auberge Waterloo is the one. Directly opposite Waterloo tube station, this rustic venue promises to charm your guests from the moment they enter. Serving top quality, freshly prepared, French inspired food from midday until late seven days a week, Auberge Waterloo is conveniently located within a short walk of the South Bank and it's attractions including the London Eye, and Royal Festival Hall. The ground floor recalls a Belgian beer hall with assorted dark wood seating and twisted iron fixtures, perfect for gathering the troops after work. Meanwhile, upstairs in the candle lit restaurant, diners can expect attentive service and an extensive menu of classic French dishes.
Portsmouth
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Useful alternative to Waterloo station restaurants”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

We needed a quick supper before getting the train from Waterloo. Auberge is down a side street just beyond Waterloo station close to the Waterloo East station - one can hear and feel the rumble of trains. There's a bar on the ground floor and the restaurant is on the first floor. We booked for early evening and the reservation had been noted by the staff. Decor is in the style of a French brasserie with red banquettes against the wall. Musak was standard; I wonder if they ever play French chanson? Clean loos (ground floor).
Service was swift and friendly (example of cosmopolitan London - we had a Hungarian waitress serving French food in England!) although if the restaurant had been busy I'm not sure how fast the service would have been. We shared olives and bread then from the express menu had steak frites and tartiflette - both appetising and freshly cooked albeit not gourmet standard. With a large glass of wine each and 12.5% service the bill was £46.
For central London it was good: swift service, decent food, affordable prices

P.S. Originally I tried to book at Carluccio's at Waterloo station but trying to book online the previous evening no reservations were possible - strange as when we walked past there were several tables available.

  • Visited January 2014
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karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Auberge - Waterloo, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Reviewer

thank you for taking the time to post a review on trip advisor and thank you for the comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Ashtead, null, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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“New years eve dinner”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

They were very accommodating as we had not booked. House wine was nice and a good price. I had the chicken salad and it was big with just the right amount of everything. Parmesan wafers were super. Husband had moules and frites which he enjoyed. The other 4 of our party decided on the chicken tangaitelli unfortunately only 2 got chicken in theirs ! But to be fair when we pointed this out they came with mitre than enough extra chicken. The service was quick and friendly.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Tracy P
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karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Auberge - Waterloo, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Reviewer

thank you for your comments - I am please the slight problem was dealt with to your satisfaction at the time.
We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Mellow and welcoming”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Waterloo Station and its surrounds can be a bit hectic, but this bistro-style bar/restaurant just down a side street, manages to provide an elegant but relaxed alternative to to hubbub of venues on the main road. I have been coming here on and off for years, at different times of day and days of the week. It is open on Sundays too, which not every Waterloo venue is.

There are candles on every table, and you can just have a drink, a snack, or a full meal. There is an upstairs restaurant, but I tend to eat in the bar. It is usually nicely buzzy but rarely full the bursting. I have always found a table here without booking.

What can I say, other than every visit has been nothing but good, Staff are friendly. The wine list is short but good value. And their steak frites is just one of their very reliable dishes, which is a favourite of mine. This is niit haute cuisine, but you can can go away after less than an hour well satisfied (oh and you can use their free wifi - as I did to write this review).

A gem!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank John S
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karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Auberge - Waterloo, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear Reviewer

thank you for your very kind and motivating comments which the manager and team would like to thank you for posting - welcome back again really soon!

Kindest regards

karen
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Bracknell
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“Very convenient location”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Was meeting my sister in law at Waterloo to exchange families presents, so chose this restaurant as it seemed to be close to the station.
Have been into a couple of restaurants within the station complex before, but they can be very noisy and wanted a pleasant leisurely lunch.
This restaurant is just over the road, so not far to walk.
I had asked for a table upstairs, as a reviewer had recommended this and had asked for enough space for our two wheely cases and this was exactly what I got.
The waitress was pleasant and friendly and the salmon starter, mussels and chips and creme brûlée very nice.
We were not rushed and spent an hour and a half chatting and drinking our wine and are planning on doing the same thing next Xmas, if not before.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Margaret J
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karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Auberge - Waterloo, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear Customer

We are delighted that you were satisfied with the food and service and enjoyed your time when dining with us - please return again really soon

Kindest regards

Karen
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“Was happy”
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

Went her with my partner. The king prawn starters were great and so was the rest. I liked the interior design although a little different to the norm.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Robbiej4syth
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karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Auberge - Waterloo, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Dear Customer

Many thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again really soon.

Kind Regards

Karen
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