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Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill

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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Skylon takes its name from the original, iconic structure that was built for the 1951 Festival of Britain and the restaurant's design echoes the style of the Royal Festival Hall during the same period. Situated on the third floor of the Southbank Centre, Skylon boasts outstanding views over the River Thames from its huge floor-to-ceiling windows. The main Restaurant features modern British cuisine, while the Grill offers more informal cooking and a relaxed atmosphere. The two dining areas are separated by a stunning centrepiece, raised bar which is renowned across London for its fabulous cocktails. Executive Head Chef Tom Cook brings a wealth of experience to the kitchen, following time at sister
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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We booked for 7.00 for Sat 6th February 2019. When we arrived we were told our table was free but had not yet been cleared and relaid. We had to wait in the bar area for about 30 minutes.Then it took a while for them...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Leonard C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited skylon today for brunch and was not disappointed- great service, fantastic food, good atmosphere (DJ and live band) reasonable prices too! Would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank WilliamsLeanne
Ricardo M, General Manager at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear WilliamsLeanne Thank you for writing a review, and for the lovely comments. We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and that you thought the food and atmosphere were great - I will pass the comments on to the team. We look forward...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was tricky to get through to book and once through I wasn’t sure the lady understood my request but when we arrived it had all been understood and was spot on! Great seat and a little extra for my friends birthday. We had a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Woody151
Ricardo M, General Manager at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Woody151 I would like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback following your recent visit to Skylon. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed the moment you spent with us. Your kind comments will be shared with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear Skylon Management, I had a nice Dinner with a good friend of mine at your Restaurant. Even though we didn't have a booking we were accommodated immediately and the service level was very good. Beside the service the food was also very nice. Really...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank DeryaA9
Ricardo M, General Manager at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear DeryaA9 Thank you for your review. We're so pleased you had a good dinner with us, and we do hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, Ricardo

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for lunch to the Skylon on my own at lunchtime and was given a lovely window table. The set menu at £20 for two courses is excellent value and the food was delicious. They give you lovely bread included in the price. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Jbarb12
Ricardo M, General Manager at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jbarb12 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted with your comments, and I will pass them on to the team and Mark. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Ricardo

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a last minute booking. The staff were very helpful and the bar staff know there Gins. A small menu which is good. Very noisy not for a quiet romantic dinner. We had issues with the food. A portion of cod was small...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Lord-Philip55
Ricardo M, General Manager at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lord-Philip55 I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review following your recent visit to Skylon. I am sorry to read that your experience in terms of service and food was not to your satisfaction despite your kind mentions...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I went here tonight, after not visiting for a couple of years, and dining on an Evening Standard offer of two courses for £20 (including a small glass of wine). We decided to go for a main and dessert. We both had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank natters14
Ricardo M, General Manager at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear natters14 Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback following your visit to Skylon. I am very sorry to read of your disappointment, in particular your mentions on the cuisine and service. I will be sure to discuss your remarks with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant three times after Canteen closed, in an effort to find somewhere to have a nice meal before the concerts. The first time, we went to the Skylon grill. On this occasion the lighting was so low and "intimate" and the menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank bizgen
Ricardo M, General Manager at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear bizgen Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback following your visit to Skylon. I am very sorry to read of your disappointment, in particular your mentions on the cuisine and certain dishes. I will be sure to discuss your remarks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and myself enjoyed a wonderful Evening Standard offer meal, at this stunning Restaurant. The choice on each course was unusual, the portion size on the starter was small, however it was a special offer. The main course - fish pie was excellent. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank pcambridge2016
Ricardo M, General Manager at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear pcambridge2016 Thank you for writing a review, and for the lovely comments. We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and that you thought the food and service were great - I will pass the comments on to the team. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the pre - theatre menu but decided on the full menu as the choice did not appeal. The beetroot and goat's cheese salad looked as though it had been thrown on the plate and the dressing was overpowering vinegar. We told the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jackie H
Ricardo M, General Manager at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jackie H Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback following your visit to Skylon. I am very sorry to read of your disappointment, in particular your mentions on the cuisine. I will be sure to discuss your remarks with our...More

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Jonathan_Philips
24 May 2018|
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Response from Ricardo M | Property representative |
Dear Jonathan I would be very happy to return your query. I am sorry if there is any delay with the reply to you, I will check my inbox just in case I missed any email. My email address is put in the replies so guest are... More
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sarahdL1236AJ
3 February 2018|
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The wines are paired, so are appropriate to the food. How much you enjoy them is obviously dependent on personal taste. The two occasions I have had the pairing they were acceptable. In future I would order my personal... More
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CherryO7
28 January 2018|
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Response from phg570 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a great place for a large party. It would be fun! Enjoy
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