Benugo Bar & Kitchen at BFI Southbank

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The distinctive Benugo look comes into its own at this flagship venue housed within the British Film Institute (BFI), a funky space of sharp design & vibrant colour. The chilled-out lounge/restaurant near the entrance offers low-slung couches & cushions of carefully mismatched fabrics (a great perch during the day), while the kitchen deals in good-value set lunches as well as an extensive carte, both tooting the modern British horn: expect the likes of fresh pea & Cashel Blue risotto, smoked haddock with colcannon & poached egg, or rump of lamb with grilled leek & caper sauce, followed by gooseberry fool or lemon meringue pie. Elsewhere, there are steak sandwiches & ‘pints’ of mini sausage rolls for idle nibbling. A bopping venue for cinephiles & South Bank trendies alike.

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Benugo Bar & Kitchen at BFI Southbank
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen at BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road ,London SE1 8XT

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Pre-Theatre Meal

by   (2)

Mar 2015

The best thing about this pre-theatre meal was the friendly staff! the food came quickly but some dishes were underflavoured (the soup) and others over salted (the salmon). I felt that the kitchen must have been in as much of a hurry as those diners going to the theatre as the lamb in the main course was cold whilst the vegetables around it very hot... it was a shame as it was evident that some thought had gone into the combinations of ingredients.

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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Benugo Bar & Kitchen at BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road ,London SE1 8XT

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Lovely restaurant shame about the cheese!

by   (4)

Feb 2014

We go to this lovely restaurant often as we use the BFI a lot. Don't what they have done but last night we had cheese and it was 20g with a few biscuits on a pretty coaster for the exorbitant price of £2.50. I did comment and the catering manager was excellent as he realised we were making constructive criticism. Hope they rethink the cheese plate.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 5

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BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road ,London SE1 8XT

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Pre-concert Location

by   silver reviewer (21)

Oct 2013

A good change from Local caffs or posh eateries. First, the most charming and swift service. Buzzy atmosphere from the adjoining bar, but not too noisy. Comfortable seating and most delightfully, we were offered a choice of tables instead of being pushed onto the most exposed and awkwardly positioned table in the house! And we got to our concert in good time too.

Dorian A.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road ,London SE1 8XT

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Benugo, where are you?

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Jun 2013

Welcome great, service good, food quick, tasty, great value, wines okay, not exceptional, atmosphere pretty cool, a light, attractive place. But finding it? Dreadful. Perhaps Southbank's management's at fault but the signage to Benugo from the pedestrian riverside walk is dreadful – no, it's simply missing. The RFH and BFI etc are a nightmare to negotiate anyway – multi level, messy signs, ads and tatty decorations – but what a pity to add to the bad experience by hiding a nice place like Benugo.

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Jeremy B.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road ,London SE1 8XT

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warm white wine

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May 2013

I like this place, but i think that they should serve white wine at lower than room temperature, especially when a glass is £10 or so. Other than that, good food and perfectly located for a quick bite before the play at the National Theatre

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 6

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BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road ,London SE1 8XT

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Adventurous food.

by   silver reviewer (21)

May 2013

Benugo Bar and KItchen at the British Film Institute was new to us as a pre theatre venue. It isthat ipart of a buzzy bar environment where we had drinks before sitting at our table. Service was excellent and the food good particularly the deep fried stuffed courgette flower. The following duck breast and salad was delicious, if slightly overcooked. A couple of good expressos later and we were off to enjoy our show at the National Theatre.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road ,London SE1 8XT

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Jan 2012

Ordered Ribeye steak chips and a bunch of leaves, over £18 Can't go wrong with Ribeye eh!!! Wrong!!! apart from being very small ( thats fine cos I don't eat much anyway) I can honestly say that I did not swallow one piece of that steak, every mouthful I chewed and chewed, then had to take it out of my mouth it was so full of gristle every single mouthful bar none. I told the waitress, and she said why did i not say before, i said because I was expecting the next bite would improve, she said in...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 1

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by   (1)

Aug 2011

Great Bar, but the restaurant isn't up to much. Found the food overpriced, in fact was over charged for one of the main meals. We ordered pan fried Haddock, which despite looking good lacked any seasoning or flavour.We also order a Caesar salad this was very minimal,bland and £12.The bar is cool thou, so next time it will just be a drink. Which is a bit of a shame as we're BFI members.

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 4

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