Harden's survey result
“It’s the location that’s the ‘icing on the cake’ – with the Thames, Tate Modern, and picture windows so that you can see it all” – at this City bar/café, beside the Wobbly Bridge. Even if it can seem “a bit pricey”, the food – with “a focus on Cornwall and fish” – tries harder than that of many well-situated destinations.
“Food with a view” across the Thames is a “real treat” at this 10-year-old City stalwart beside the Wobbly Bridge, directly opposite Tate Modern. After a wobble in last year’s survey, marks for food have revived under new chef John Harrison.
Views across the river of Tate Modern and the Shard take precedence at this bar-restaurant beside the Wobbly Bridge. But marks are wobbling across the board here – perhaps, as one critic suggests, “they need more staff”.
“Great views of the Shard and Tate Modern” are the star turn at this business-friendly bar-restaurant, by the Wobbly Bridge; the food can still be “lovely”, but it’s looking “a little tired” these days with “haphazard” service – time for a revamp?
Located next to the Millennium Bridge on the north side of the river Northbank was created and opened by Christian Butler (ex-Adam Street and Baltic) in September 2007. Northbank offers a Modern British menu. Fresh fish is delivered daily from day boats off the Cornish coast.
The striking 180 degree view from Northbank's terrace encompasses the Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and the Shard and the restaurant is just a short walk from St Paul's Cathedral. The terrace is open for al fresco dining during the summer months and can be hired for private parties.
Northbank's team are delighted to create bespoke event experiences for guests including corporate lunches/dinners, birthday parties, New Years Eve parties, wine-tastings, press events, summer parties and wedding receptions. Total venue hire is available for up to 175 or book the terrace, restaurant or bar spaces exclusively.
Originally from Preston in Lancashire, John moved to London in 2003 as an apprentice at the National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Restaurant. Two years later he returned home to work at the one Michelin-starred Paul Heathcote at Longridge. He later joined Marco Pierre White’s pub group outside Oxford, working his way up to Sous Chef at The Talkhouse. John took up his first Head Chef role at Newbury Manor Hotel winning their second AA Rosette, followed by The Crab in Chieveley. In 2015 John returned to London where he worked at Ham Yard Hotel and the Zetter Hotel, joining Northbank as Head Chef in October 2016.
John is a classically trained chef and references Marco Pierre White and Pierre Koffman as his culinary inspirations. He considers his style to be Modern British with traditional French influences and his favourite ingredient is crab. Outside of the kitchen, John enjoys spending time with his young family, practices Ju Jitsu and eats out as often as possible, whether it be a BBQ or fine dining.
With river-facing sliding doors and stunning views this is the perfect environment for an intimate breakfast meeting, private lunch or cosy dinner. The area is separated from the restaurant by stylish drapes and seats 10 - 20 guests comfortably.
Northbank Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Pretty average overall. Very quiet for a Friday lunchtime. Lack of breadth in the menu."
One Paul’s Walk, London, EC4V 3QH
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|Monday||12 pm-2:45 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:45 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:45 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:45 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:45 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:45 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|