RestaurantsLondonSouthwarkSE1

survey result

Summary

£100
£££££
1
Poor
1
Poor
1
Poor
* 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!”

Summary

£100
£££££
1
Poor
1
Poor
1
Poor
* 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!”

Summary

£92
 ££££
1
Poor
1
Poor
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Same as usual – fantastic view, but grotty food at the price”. The story remains the same at this South Bank landmark whose dubious achievement is invariably appearing at or near the top of the survey’s lists of both most disappointing and most overpriced restaurants in London.

Summary

£86
 ££££
1
Poor
1
Poor
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A real tourist conveyor belt” on the South Bank, where “prices, relative to the quality of the food, are ridiculous”. “How do they get away with it year after year? The wonderful view!!”

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Menu
Yes
No dress code
200

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.00 £32.00 £6.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%
Barge House St, London, SE1 9PH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm

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