Cuisine: A La Carte, British, Fine Dining
Price Point: Mains from £15-£30

With jaw-dropping views over the River Thames and Houses of Parliament as well as fine British cuisine, The Library is the last place you'll bury your head in a book.

The views aren't the only thing that makes this dazzling restaurant stand out. Inside, antique bookcases and ancient busts tower above you whilst the tables play host to pristine, white tablecloths, polished silverware and sparkling glasses. Put simply, Oscar Wilde wouldn't be out of place here.

Get your British on from the word 'go' with their delicate charred mackerel or the moreish sweetbread nuggets. Then sample some of this fare isle's finest produce with a cod fillet that's bejewelled in pistachios and pesto, braised pig cheeks with a reviving apple salad or the colour sensation that is the beetroot dahl.

Add to that a crisp glass of wine and you have yourself a truly picturesque evening. And did we mention the views?

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The Library
London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd
Waterloo, London SE1 7PB

Open Hours:
Mon: 2pm till 6pm
Tue - Fri: 2pm till 8pm
Sat: 12pm till 8pm
Sun: 12pm till 6pm

Phone: 020 7902 8000
Website: www.thelibraryatcountyhall.com

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The Library
Location: Waterloo
Cuisine: A La Carte, British, Fine Dining
Mains: £15-£30

Reviews

Vee Golding-Fletcher

What a unique dining experience! Enjoying a meal in the library of the ex-headquarters London's local government, should be right up there on your to-do list in London. The staff were very accommodating of our somewhat delayed arrival, and were attentive but unintrusive. Some of us opted for the vegetarian tasting menu, and others the normal tasting menu. Both had some exceptional dishes, with the goats cheese and beetroot dahl being absolutely delicious! There was one dish that was a bit confusing (the squash/blue cheese) but overall, this was a fabulous evening, at a really unique and wonderful restaurant. I highly recommend!

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Phenomenal meal at The Library! The food was delicious, a perfect combination of creative ingredients, beautiful presentation, and satisfying portions. We thoroughly enjoyed the multicourse tasting menu and recommend it highly. Service was spot-on -- friendly but not obtrusive. Very elegant yet understated surroundings; the evening ambiance was perfect for looking out the large windows over the Thames and Houses of Parliament. Overall our experience made for a very romantic and enjoyable dinner, which we'd highly recommend to anyone looking for a special night out.

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Vee Golding-Fletcher

What a unique dining experience! Enjoying a meal in the library of the ex-headquarters London's local government, should be right up there on your to-do list in London. The staff were very accommodating of our somewhat delayed arrival, and were attentive but unintrusive. Some of us opted for the vegetarian tasting menu, and others the normal tasting menu. Both had some exceptional dishes, with the goats cheese and beetroot dahl being absolutely delicious! There was one dish that was a bit confusing (the squash/blue cheese) but overall, this was a fabulous evening, at a really unique and wonderful restaurant. I highly recommend!

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Great!

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Phenomenal meal at The Library! The food was delicious, a perfect combination of creative ingredients, beautiful presentation, and satisfying portions. We thoroughly enjoyed the multicourse tasting menu and recommend it highly. Service was spot-on -- friendly but not obtrusive. Very elegant yet understated surroundings; the evening ambiance was perfect for looking out the large windows over the Thames and Houses of Parliament. Overall our experience made for a very romantic and enjoyable dinner, which we'd highly recommend to anyone looking for a special night out.

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Les Temple

A warm reception and attentive service helped us enjoy an exquisite meal at The Library last night. Timely courses with superbly presented and delicious food served in a grand riverside setting. Good value too. We'll be back. Thank you.

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Anne Michelle

Perhaps one of the most beautiful and idealistic spots in London for a date, for a catch up or even for a special occasion! The setting is quite imply beautiful, and the staff could not be friendlier from the moment you enter until the moment you leave. It was the most relaxing and enjoyable dinner in a long time, it's unusual to find a restaurant with great ambience and yet not so loud you have to shout! ..It may be something to do with th fact that you have almost your own private section of 'the library'!

An absolute five star rating all round. A London gem.

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Tom Russell

Great food. Lovely views and attentive staff. Would definitely recommend to friends!

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Had a great time in The Library. A special restaurant worth to go at least once. The food was great from the starter to the desert. Every meal was presented beautifully and tasted heavenly.
Worth to note that the discount is valid only for the tasting menu. The waitress told this to us after spending 10 minutes to choose what to eat, but didn't regret to choose the tasting menu because it was very fulfilling and delicious.
Strongly recommended!

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The library is inside county hall, an incredibly beautiful building, lovely stone exterior and wood panel interior. There are only a few tables all set quite far apart and most with views across the river Thames to the houses of parliament. A very special setting. The service was faultless. Very friendly and attentive staff. We had 2 taster menus, 6 courses each beautifully presented and delicious. This is a special place, enjoy!

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