The Waiting Room is established as a very popular best-kept secret, it remains a beautifully relaxed environment, with tremendous warmth having grown organically as a neighbourhood-eating place from the days when friends and neighbours would pop along as the original customers.
The Waiting Room is still family-run, and our food is still essentially created through good home-cooking methods and the slow development of simple, rustic recipes. The Waiting Room has attracted many kind words and accolades, including in the past few years inclusion in The Observer’s top 40 of all UK restaurants, and the “Best Independent Restaurant in the UK” award from The Vegetarian Society. Since 2003 the restaurant has been run by Luke Harding, together with the very talented Mark Ruddick, Anna Rouse and Carol Devey.
In addition to the restaurant’s food and unique atmosphere The Waiting Room is also famous for hosting incredible live music and arts events on Sunday evenings.