Strada is a popular chain of Italian restaurants that can be found throughout London. The branch that is located at the Royal Festival Hall is their flagship, and it is a desirable place to head for lunch or dinner for a number of reasons. Firstly, the restaurant is located at the very heart of the Southbank, with views of the Thames and benefitting from the general hustle-bustle of the area. Secondly, the Italian food that is on offer is affordable and of a high standard - you can try out their pizzas, pastas, antipasti and risottos. And also, the style of the restaurant is slick and stylish - there are large glass walls ensuring that the indoor seating still allows you views of the river.
Strada restaurant is located in the Royal Festival Hall - one of the most important cultural centres in London. So it is worth finding out what museums, galleries and attractions the area has to offer. From the restaurant, you will be able to walk easily to places such as the London Eye and the BFI. To find out more, see our Guide to the Southbank in London.
Royal Festival Hall
South Bank Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7401 9126
Website: Official Strada Website
Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30
Tube: Waterloo (Black Line / Northern Line and Brown Line / Bakerloo Line and Grey Line / Jubilee Line and Pink Line / City Line)
How to book:
Telephone bookings: You can book over the phone using the number above.
Online bookings: You can book a table at Strada at the Southbank by using the online booking service:
Email bookings: You cannot book via email at Strada in Waterloo. If you wish to book online you will need to use the online booking service (see above).
Walk-in bookings: Strada Southbank is a popular restaurant with a good location. This means that it can get busy, particularly at weekends. However, the central location of the restaurant means that many of the tables are left open for walk-ins - it is not possible to book a table in their outdoor terrace area. This means that, even if there are no tables free on your arrival, you can join a queue and you should not need to wait more than a maximum of twenty minutes for a table at busiest times. However, if you are coming with a large group, it is worth booking in advance to avoid the inconvenience of having to search for an alternative.
There are Strada restaurants located all over London. Therefore, if you want to try out a Strada, but there are no tables free at the one on the Southbank, you could head to another branch in the area. To find out the locations of the other restaurants, check the Official Strada website.