The Broadcaster

Bars, British, Gastropub·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of The Broadcaster

Bronze Award

Aptly named, The Broadcaster is a gastropub and restaurant nestled in White City at London’s iconic Television Centre.

Our visit, on a sunny evening, was enhanced by dining on the roof terrace, offering expansive views across the city, accompanied by a resident DJ and a vibrant atmosphere. The rooftop ambiance transports you to a summer party destination, while the lower floors provide quieter dining options, perfect for a more intimate dinner and conversation. The menu, self-described as ‘elevated pub cooking,’ evolves continually as the chefs prioritise locally and seasonally sourced ingredients. The drinks menu boasts a selection of wines, craft beers, cocktails, and mocktails, ensuring there is something for everyone.

We began with the St Ives Monkfish Scampi, paired with a robust curry tartare, showcasing a refined twist on traditional pub fare. The batter’s crispiness attested to the freshness of the preparation. For the main course, the pan-seared halibut with chargrilled asparagus and lobster sauce was artfully presented and delicious, a light dish that our server wisely recommended pairing with an additional side. True to its gastropub credentials, The Broadcaster delivers an exemplary steak and chips. The dessert menu, though concise, featured a freshly baked crumble topped with ice cream that was the perfect conclusion to our meal. Despite the evening rush, the service was friendly and attentive, with a keen eye for when our drinks needed refreshing.

For those seeking an intimate dining experience, the rooftop, with its lively DJ and dynamic atmosphere, might not be ideal for quiet conversation. However, for an evening of lively ambiance, excellent food, and superb drinks, The Broadcaster is a fantastic choice. Guests desiring a more tranquil setting may prefer the relaxed ground floor pub area or the first-floor dining room.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Bars, British, Gastropub
Cool, Cosy, Dark and moody, Fun, Lively, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Bottomless brunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Great views, Outside seating, Rooftop, Terrace
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


The Broadcaster is a lively pub, rooftop bar and dining room housed inside the former BBC Television Centre at White City. Whether you’re joining for pints at the bar, food in the dining room or drinks and music on its Rooftop, The Broadcaster is sure to become your new favourite local.

The Broadcaster is every bit the contemporary British pub, offering a great atmosphere, a wide selection of drinks and modern British pub dishes. The menu boasts a selection of fresh, flavourful dishes from salads to sharing British charcuterie. For mains, choose from the large plates like beer battered haddock with chips with crushed peas and homemade tartar, or summer squash risotto. There are other menus available too - The Broadcaster whips up crowd-pleasing rooftop Sessions every Saturday with small plates, tequila fuelled cocktails and live DJs.

Come Sunday there's a cracking roast to had, with options of roast Castlemead chicken, Aged Dexter beef and mushroom and beetroot wellington, all served with Yorkshires, gravy and roast potatoes. On the drinks front, beer fans are well served with a good selection of beers on draught and in bottles, but there's plenty more to choose from.

The wine list focuses on Europe and includes skin contact wine as well as more traditional choices, and there are signature cocktails and spritzes too. As well as all of this, the rooftop is heated, sheltered and dog-friendly, and often hosts events throughout the year.

This venue also offers

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Private Group Dining

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Event Party Venue

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Videos and 360 tours

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89 Wood Lane, White City, London, W12 7FX

020 4549 7420 020 4549 7420


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:00
Tue 12:00-23:00
Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:30
Fri 12:00-23:30
Sat 12:00-23:30
Sun 12:00-21:00


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7 Reviews 

Janice W

02 February 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 1.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3
Smile training needed!

Good was delicious.

 Service was mediocre.

Bigger tips are gained when the waiters/waitresses SMILE or at least feign friendliness.

no need for a 12.5% service charge when only serving two people that had to order and fetch own drinks. That's a sneaky addition.

Carol D

14 October 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 2
Service 3
Atmosphere 2
Value 0.5

Jessica C

17 May 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3.5

Dwayne M

01 January 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 1
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 1.5

The restaurant was very busy and they over booked. The serves were overwhelmed and mixed our meal and took almost an hour to bring us drinks. 

Gail G

26 October 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

The Staff were all polite and very helpful 

siobhan M

14 July 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great Service!

Great Venue, food was amazing, lovely friendly staff. Very relaxing experience. They provided a birthday message on a desert plate. Cant wait to go again. Looking forward to trying out the Sunday lunch menu! 

Lisa C

07 July 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
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