Livebait is a small chain restaurant that has found great popularity and acclaim in recent years. The Waterloo branch is the original restaurant - lending it a sense of history and quality. Livebait is a restaurant specialising in seafood - their policy is what they describe as 'market-driven', meaning that the menu can change on a daily basis depending on what fresh fish looks good at the market. The menu's focus is on the quality of seafood, meaning that the food is kept simple and sophisticated. The style of the restaurant is individual and distinctive - there are tiles black and white floors, butcher style walls and old-school seating. The restaurant tends to draw a cultured crowd who are working in or visiting the nearby theatres.
A seafood dinner can be expensive (oysters are just so tempting!). However, Livebait helps you to combat this with a range of special offers. These offers can vary, so it is best to keep an eye on the official website to find out what deals you could potentially get during your visit. To find out more, check the Official Livebait Website Offers page.
Tube: Waterloo (Black Line / Northern Line and Brown Line / Bakerloo Line and Grey Line / Jubilee Line and Pink Line / City Line)
Livebait sits at the heart of The Cut - where you will find both the Old Vic and the Young Vic. If you have theatre tickets, Livebait is a good idea for a place to eat pre-or post-theatre. The restaurant offer what they call an express menu (see the official website for more details - link above), ensuring that you will not be late for the show.
How to book:
Telephone bookings: You can make a booking on the number above.
Online bookings: You can book online using the Official Livebait online booking form
Walk-in bookings: Livebait is a reasonably small restaurant in a popular part of town. This means that, to avoid disappointment, it is best to book (on the day should be fine during the week and a couple of days in advance for the weekend). However, if you are in the area and do not have a dinner reservation, it is worth popping in (particularly at lunchtime) to check whether there are any spare tables.