We’re buzzed to announce that We’ve brought the team behind London’s greatest pub, The Marksman, to join us at the National Theatre with a brand new concept – Lasdun Restaurant & Bar.
KERB have been busy curating a world-class food and drink offering at the National Theatre over the past 18 months, and this is one of the final pieces in the culinary puzzle. We’re proud to have brought this exciting partnership together, joining forces with the team from The Marksman, who have transformed the National Theatre’s ‘House’ Restaurant into their newest home. They’ll be bringing seasonal pies, their infamous buns and a central oyster bar, to this iconic venue on the South Bank.
Lasdun pays homage to the landmark building’s eminent architect Denys Lasdun. Taking inspiration from its modernist aesthetic and the rich, diverse culinary history of London, the restaurant aims to reinvent traditional notions of theatre dining and create a world-class destination. Local, national and international audiences will be able to experience the very best of culinary and culture under one roof.
What’s on the menu at Lasdun
Featuring timeless brasserie style dishes, Lasdun’s menu is brought to life through a classic yet contemporary lens, featuring seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and showcasing the very best produce Britain has to offer. From Smoked Eel, Pressed Potato and Cured Ham to Cornish Crab with Salt Lemon and a Saffron Bun as starters. Guests can also choose from the exquisitely designed marble Oyster Bar and Smoked Fish Fridge.
The menu also offers a series of standout Main Dishes and Sharing Plates such as Whole Cornish John Dory and a heart-warming Chicken, Wild Garlic and Leek Pie. Not forgetting desserts including the best-loved Brown Butter and Honey Tart and Vanilla Set Cream to finish.
The space consists of central bar seating, formal table dining and black-leather banquettes. As well as offering pre and post-theatre menus, a full a la carte menu will be available from 5-11pm. Lasdun also offers the ultimate destination for a night-cap along the Thames. Guests can drop by for a drink at the beautiful dark marble bar, with a carefully curated selection of cocktails, wines, shellfish and small-plates of delicious things to choose from.
The restaurant is now open for dinner and drinks Monday – Saturday as well as lunch bookings available in line with matinees starting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.
Private dining room
A sleek private dining room, which includes futuristic lamps by designer Joe Armitage whose grandfather was a friend of Lasdun himself, will also be available for groups up to 12.
[Photo credit: Harriet Clare / Maureen Evans]