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£78
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2
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2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An airy, light-filled space, with vast picture windows overlooking the Thames – this large dining room (once known as The People’s Palace) showcases the 1950s Brutalist architecture of the South Bank arts centre at its best, and that inherent appeal keeps business ticking over at this D&D London venue. Too many reporters, however, say the food is merely “decent” or “not too bad”, which makes the whole enterprise feel like a “missed opportunity”.

Summary

£73
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still one of the best views in London” – this vast chamber was built, back in this South Bank arts centre’s, 1950s, Festival-of-Britain prime, as ‘The People’s Palace’ and it remains “a great-looking venue with an enviable location overlooking the Thames” through gigantic picture windows. All reporters would agree that it’s a “brilliant spot for watching the world and river go by, and the cocktails are great”, but too many find the cooking either “expensive” or “disappointing”, or both. Top Tip – “worth visiting for the ‘Saxy Saturday Brunch’ featuring a nice but limited set menu but also bottomless Prosecco which helps draw in a crowd”.

Summary

£73
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still one of the best views in London” – this vast chamber was built, back in this South Bank arts centre’s, 1950s, Festival-of-Britain prime, as ‘The People’s Palace’ and it remains “a great-looking venue with an enviable location overlooking the Thames” through gigantic picture windows. All reporters would agree that it’s a “brilliant spot for watching the world and river go by, and the cocktails are great”, but too many find the cooking either “expensive” or “disappointing”, or both. Top Tip – “worth visiting for the ‘Saxy Saturday Brunch’ featuring a nice but limited set menu but also bottomless Prosecco which helps draw in a crowd”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fabulous view of the Thames through huge glass windows is so romantic after a stroll along the river” in the signature dining room at the Southbank Centre. Its cooking (mostly) avoided criticism this year, but even some fans acknowledge that while “the food’s fine, but it’s the setting that makes the place”. (See also Skylon Grill.)

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Reviews of Skylon, South Bank Centre Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Skylon, South Bank Centre restaurant.
Max H
Diabolical service - 30 minutes before an o...
Reviewed 1 months, 29 days ago

"Diabolical service - 30 minutes before an order taken and in 90 minutes only one course eaten and yet booked for a pre-concert dinner - never again. It ruined our evening."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £27.00  
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 70.00 Always available 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£14.00 £45.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑3:30 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑5 pm

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