A Taste of Europe in Waterloo

A Taste of Europe in Waterloo



Business Spotlights

2024 marks 50 years since ABBA’s epic victory, winning Eurovision with their iconic track, ‘Waterloo’. NATURALLY, we’re taking this opportunity to show off the very best of our area’s European offerings. And that’s not all – we’re excited to announce a competition with a £50 voucher prize! But first, let’s explore some of the must-visit European spots:

  • La Barca: Authentic Italian flavours and traditional recipes.

For nearly 50 years, La Barca has been a staple of Waterloo. Originally inspired by Tuscany, it now boasts a diverse menu representing various regions of Italy. With a curated wine list and convenient location near theaters, it’s perfect for any occasion.

Location: 80-81 Lower Marsh, SE1 7AB

Established in 1987, Mesón Don Felipe is a lively hub for classic tapas and flavourful paellas. Renowned for their vibrant dishes and authentic Spanish wine selection, this bustling restaurant promises a true taste of Spain.

Location: 53 The Cut, SE1 8LF

  • Auberge: French inspired cuisine and craft beers

Immerse yourself in the flavours of France with Auberge’s menu, featuring a variety of craft beers on tap and exquisite cocktails. Whether you’re sharing plates with friends or opting for their à la carte options, the menu is designed to cater to everyone, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available.

Location: 1 Sandell St,  SE1 8UH

Nestled beneath Waterloo Station, Mamuśka’s spacious venue blends classic Polish charm with a modern twist. Indulge in hearty traditional dishes and unbeatable deals, complemented by diverse selection of drinks.

Location: 9 Addington St, SE1 7RY

Step into this traditional Irish pub bursting with character for a welcoming atmosphere, great drinks, and a fantastic menu featuring both Thai and English cuisine. Whether you’re watching live sports or enjoying the beer garden, this hidden gem has something for everyone.

Location: 133-135 Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1 7HR


Also be sure to check out Lower Marsh Market, a revolving door for European cuisine. This bustling lunchtime market offers a diverse range of street food options, perfect for a quick bite or leisurely lunch.

Competition Alert: Snap, Share, and Win a £50 Voucher!

How to Enter:

  1. Spot one of our ABBA lyric banners proudly displaying the lyrics of ‘Waterloo’. (Hint: you can find these all around Waterloo, but there’s several on Waterloo Road by the station!)
  2. Snap a photo underneath the banner
  3. Share your photo on Instagram or TikTok, tagging us @wearewaterloouk and using the hashtag #WaterlooEurovision.

That’s it! You’re now in the running to win a £50 voucher redeemable ANY of the fantastic restaurants listed above.

Competition Details:

  • Entry Deadline: May 11th, 2024 (Eurovision Final)
  • Winner Announcement: Stay tuned on our social media channels for the exciting reveal!
  • Prize: One lucky winner will receive a £50 voucher to indulge in delectable dishes at La Barca, Meson Don Felipe, Auberge, Mamuśka, or Crown and Cushion.

For updates on the competition, Eurovision festivities, and more, be sure to follow us on:

Instagram: @wearewaterloouk

TikTok: @wearewaterloo


Good luck!


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New Business: Chocolate Dino Company


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