The Rosarium is a modern British restaurant in Waterloo, found in The Sidings development at Waterloo Station. It brings a classic, time-honoured style of cooking to the area, along with a touch of magic; The Rosarium is connected to the Olivier Award-nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground immersive theatre show, so you can expect some Lewis Carroll-inspired surrealism too.
That streak of mystery shows itself in the dining room - a bright, airy space where woven lampshades, turquoise uplights and Alice in Wonderland-esque paintings create an air of whimsy and wonder. A series of wiry pendant lights hang from the ceiling like electric blue jellyfish, adding to the mysterious feel of the space.
The menu is built around classic British flavours and ingredients, but with innovative little twists and touches. Among the starters you’ll find dishes such as aged steak tartare with beef dripping croutons, and potted Portland crab with hot buttered crumpets, but there are also broader international flavours like salmon sashimi, and tandoori chicken salad with raita and poppadoms.
Mains take a similar track, with lots of quintessential British cooking coming to the fore. There’s cider-braised pork belly with apple miso and celeriac puree, and roast lamb fillet with pearl barley, broad bean, feta and mint salad. There are also some larger roasts to share, including a large roast cote de boeuf with chips, and a roast Scottish hake with butter beans, chorizo and aioli.
Indulgent puddings round out proceedings, and include more classic British flavours - Champagne trifle with raspberry and elderflower, lemon and poppy seed arctic roll, and an artisanal British cheese selection.
Whether you’re heading by for a pre theatre set meal, full a la carte or a post dinner treat, The Rosarium offers something truly unique for you and your guests to enjoy.