Archduke @ Southbank

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Situated right in between Waterloo station and the hustle of the Southbank is Archduke cocktail, steak and Jazz restaurant. From the outside it seems like any other steakhouse but inside it feels a lot more upmarket and plusher than the average burger joint.

We went to the Archduke on a weekend afternoon and got a table for three with no reservation, it was fairly busy upstairs where we sat but still plenty of empty tables throughout the three floors.

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The seating is really comfy and the walls are adorned with Jazz prints, The exposed brickwork and high ceilings add a contemporary touch but it still feels cosy.

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The menu included a good range of dishes including, salads, steaks and a chargrilled section. We went for the double classic burger, chicken breast in a brioche bun and the roast chicken with fries and salad. I didn’t notice any child section on the menu but then I didn’t notice any other children except my own 12 year old and he eats bigger portions than me!

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The food had a good portion size but I was a bit disappointed that my brioche bun seemed to be a normal burger bun and although my burger was pretty tasty, Mr OPC said his was very bland, which may explain why he covered it in English mustard and tomato ketchup.

Although the restaurant seems to be popular for its cocktails I stuck with a coke but the Mr went for an espresso martini which looked delicious.

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We decided not to order dessert as the Southbank street food market was just outside and we thought we would have a mooch and pick up something sweet from there.

The bill came to Β£65 for the three of us which is pricy for burger and chips but I think you’re definitely paying for the setting and atmosphere as well as the food and it’s nice to experience somewhere different for a change, although not sure I would go back for that price.

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