RestaurantsLondonSouthwarkSE1

survey result

Summary

£113
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The view is incredible, especially in the evening” from the posh section of this South Bank landmark – “anything with a view of St Paul’s wins high marks in the romantic stakes”. But too many of those acknowledging the “wonderful location” feel it “needs a revamp”, or find the experience “very overpriced for the quality of food and service… One can’t help but feel that OXO Tower trades off of its name and outlook rather than the actual virtues of its offering”.

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£107
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Poor
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Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Great view… shame about the restaurant”. This South Bank landmark provides “stunning views over the Thames to the lights of the City of London, bound to impress your date”. But it remains “a pity that such an iconic location serves canteen-standard grub” that’s “waayyyyyyy overpriced” (“the night would have been too expensive if it was free! But as it was we paid a hefty sum for a crushing disappointment”).

Summary

£96
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A bit of a let-down…”, “still not worth it…”, “so disappointing…”, “far too expensive for the view” – few restaurants are as consistent as this South Bank rooftop, which has topped our list of London disappointments for as long as we can remember.

Summary

£100
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Tried it again… still disappointing” – this notorious South Bank rooftop has been our No. 1 top dud for about as long as we can remember. “Yes, the views are fine, but – with its quite insipid cooking and no glamour whatsoever” – the experience here is “just dull and mediocre”. At some level, “you’ve got to congratulate them for still getting patrons for such overpriced rubbish!”

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Barge House St, London, SE1 9PH

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Highchair,Menu
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No dress code
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Phil L
Great view, pleasant staff, disappointing f...
Reviewed 3 months, 16 days ago

"Great view, pleasant staff, disappointing food"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.00 £38.00 £7.00 £11.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £38.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £5.50
Service 12.50%
Barge House St, London, SE1 9PH
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9:30 pm

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