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#1,711 of 17,476 Restaurants in London
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Southbank
0.4 miles from Millennium Bridge
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Designed by visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers Restaurant champions seasonal, ingredient-led cooking, with a carefully curated selection of small and large plates designed to be shared. Influenced by the Mediterranean’s rich variety, colour and freshness, our all-day menu is uncompromising on the ingredients you see on your plate.
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$98
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to be treated to a meal here on Friday night as a birthday celebration. We had cocktails upstairs first and then went to Sea Containers for a meal. The service was fantastic from start to finish. The meal was just incredible-...we shared starters; The seabass ceviche tacos were a firm favourite- the fish was perfectly flavoured with herbs in a delicious crispy taco shell. The curried goat flat bread was surprisingly delish. The crispy sweetheart cabbage was just a masterpiece- a delicious fusion of flavours. For mains we shared the rib eye wish was a really generous portion; really tender and succulent. The Pork fillet and trout were equally as delicious and cooked to perfection. The wine was lovely, hence why I cant remember much about the deserts but I vaguely remember the crumble being better than grandma's! All in all a fantastic experience, enhanced by the fact we had Ishmael as a server- his energy was contagious, he had just the right mix of efficiency, fun and professionalism. A big shout out to Ryan in the kitchen who is a true master of his craft and to Ishmael who injected an element of fun to the evening.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Filippo E, Floor Manager at Sea Containers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Annaredbourn1, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are really pleased to know you enjoyed your experience, including the location, the food and the wine. I will pass on your comment to Ismael and Ryan,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ishmael took care of us from beginning to end. All my friends were impressed by his amazing customer service. He made sure we were happy with the food, the drinks were always topped up and he made us feel very welcome. The restaurant is beautiful,...the view is lovely, and the food is even better. The portions are big! We'll definitely be coming back. If you are going soon, make sure you ask for Ishmael to serve you :)More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Filippo E, Floor Mn at Sea Containers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 156larisak, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are really pleased to know you enjoyed your experience, including the location and food. I will pass on your comment to Ismael, he will be thrilled to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been staying near Sea Containers for 2 months now, and I have become a regular! It’s my go to place for food and I make sure to visit at least thrice a week. The food is fabulous and so is the service. The...staff are always kind and friendly! It is quite reasonably priced as well for the great food quality. Melissa, Lucy, Denissa and Ade have always been extremely enthusiastic and welcoming! Cieren and Ismael always know exactly what I want and their service is impeccable! If anyone is looking for a good restaurant in southbank with a fantastic vibe then I definitely recommend Sea Containers! PS. The trout and the seabass ceviche is heavenly!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Filippo E, Floor Manager at Sea Containers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear sharanaggawal1, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are really pleased to know you enjoyed your experience, including the location and food. I will pass on your comment to everyone, they will be thrilled to...More

Reviewed 7 April 2022

I brought my Mum for brunch as a Mother's Day treat at 12.30 on Sunday the 3rd and we had the most amazing time. The staff and the service were the best we have ever had the pleasure of! Thank you so much. We will...most certainly be back as soon as we can.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Filippo E, Floor Manager at Sea Containers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2022

Hello MollyE195, We wanted to thank you for your recent visit and for your time reviewing us. We are delighted to read such positive comments on your overall experience. I am happy you had a lovely time enjoying our food and drinks. We are all...More

Reviewed 28 March 2022

Had to ask to order twice and then still took 50 minutes to get drinks, despite several polite reminders to the waiters. No apology offered- Just the bar tender waving his hands at us, saying he had too much to do. Had to become almost...irate before a simple apology was offered. Simply not good enough......ruined a much anticipated evening.More

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Liana.h, Floor Manager at Sea Containers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear DJR250322, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. First of all, I would like to extend my most sincere apologies for the lack of attention and efficiency which is under the level of standards we aim to provide. I do regret...More

Reviewed 21 March 2022

My wife and I went on Friday, with the Time Out 'Taster menu for £25' voucher and had a wonderful time! We dined at 12 and had the place to ourselves and were treated to wonderful food and cocktails, by our excellent host, Cieran. The...view is great too (of London South Bank). Would definitely recommend, particularly if you can get the Timeout voucher!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Filippo E, Floor Manager at Sea Containers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2022

Dear gergio25uk, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are really pleased to know you enjoyed your experience, including the location and food. I will pass on your comment to Cieren, he will be thrilled to...More

Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

We came here for a birthday celebration and had a lovely time. It was a Friday and pretty empty inside, which we didn’t mind. The view of St Pauls is priceless and we managed to get a seat by the window. It was a cold...day but they did have tables outside which would be nice to use on warmer days. Lovely time, great food and good drinks!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Liana.h, Floor Manager at Sea Containers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2022

Hello kanddhanson, We wanted to thank you for your recent visit and for your time reviewing us. We are delighted to read such positive comments on your overall experience. I am happy you had a lovely view while enjoying our food and drinks. We are...More

Reviewed 6 March 2022

Great quality, delicious food beautifully presented. Super attentive, friendly staff all working as a team to give customers a fabulous dining experience. Every single member of the team was brilliant: amiable, professional and prompt. A great atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Liana.h, Floor Manager at Sea Containers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2022

Hello lozzyyw, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your last experience with us. Specifically, the service you were given. I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to the team. We...More

Reviewed 28 February 2022

My husband and I visited this restaurant on a busy Saturday evening. The food took some time to arrive, but it was lovely - especially the steak! Waiting staff was friendly and polite. However, I couldn’t say the same about their hostess. She was extremely...rude, miserable and made us feel unwelcome.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Liana.h, Floor Manager at Sea Containers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2022

Dear H7688UVlisap, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Sea Containers Restaurant. I am very sorry to read about the wait time of your meal, however, I am so pleased to know you enjoyed the food as well as your service. Regarding...More

Reviewed 21 February 2022

Arrived and was warmly welcomed by the girl on front of house. The service throughout our visit was excellent - we were made to feel very special. The bottomless was amazing - for £19 they were extremely generous for the 1.5 hours. My mum who...loves the bubbles exclaimed "when will it end." The food was delicious but obviously on the pricier side of things. The setting was lovely, comfortable and good vibe. Perfect place to take your parents too and when we were finished we popped across the hall for a cocktail. Had a great time!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Filippo E, Floor Manager at Sea Containers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Dear MatthewStolworthy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are really pleased to know you enjoyed your brunch, including the location and food. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again! Kindest regards, Filippo

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Yes, Sea Containers Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Sea Containers Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4