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Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar

County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Entrance via Marriott Hotel or Queens Walk, London, SE1 7PB +44 2035512096

((((* British
Main course: £22
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 06:30 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 22:30. Saturday & Sunday: 07:00 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 22:30.

Good combination of a hot/cold buffet plus a la carte. Friendly service.

Richard Oblath 08 October 2016
from London

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Winner of 2 AA Rosettes, Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall showcases classic English dishes and mouth-watering 35-day aged steaks from O’Sheas Butchers. Cutting-edge cocktails (featuring a stock of over 120 different gins) offer the latest in mixology trends, while bespoke furniture turns the South Bank restaurant into a contemporary haven. Dedicated to James Gillray, with caricatures and his artwork on display, Gillray's in London boasts stunning views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

The speciality at Gillray’s restaurant is undoubtedly steak. A huge selection of cuts is offered both on and off the bone, with an assortment of sauces to include red wine and bone marrow, or tarragon butter. For fish lovers, south coast lemon sole is served with creamy parsley butter. Home-cured pastrami sandwich is another favourite, served in a brioche bun. Sides and extras include truffle and Old Winchester chips, Heritage carrots in Fennel honey, creamed spinach, or the delicious Gillray’s house summer salad.

On the desserts side, Gillray’s award-winning cheese table features the finest artisan cheeses sourced from across England. Finish with the flourless chocolate cake, seasonal meringue pie, or the signature traditional sherry trifle.

Waterloo Train Station is a 7-minute walk from Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar on the South Bank. Gillray's can be accessed via the main entrance to the London Marriott Hotel on Westminster Bridge Road. Alternatively, enter via the South Bank (Queen's Walk), above Shrek's Adventure. Valet parking is also available on site.

Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar

County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Entrance via Marriott Hotel or Queens Walk, London, SE1 7PB

Contact +44 2079028000
Reservations +44 2035512096

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Customer reviews for Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar

4.1 ((((* (based on 319 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (225)
  • views (205)
  • lunch (134)
  • romantic (102)
  • luxury (88)
  • business (82)
  • private dining (66)
  • value (66)
  • afternoon tea (54)
  • large parties (48)
  • trendy (42)
  • child friendly (22)
  • breakfast (19)
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  • al fresco (6)
  • ((((* by from London Borough of Lambeth

    The market menu is a great option. It gives you a full meal and also drinks for a good deal.
    Delightful experience!

  • ((((* by from London

    Lovely experience. Food very good

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    The food was delicious, the service very attentive. Everything was perfect! I was given a 50th birthday desert which was very thoughtful and kind. Many thanks

  • ((((( by from London

    Good combination of a hot/cold buffet plus a la carte. Friendly service.

  • ((((* by from Westminster Bridge Road

    Nice restaurant with a nice view.

  • ((((( by from Hove

    Great find! Experience was good from beginning to end. All the staff were attentive and friendly. At our request we were moved to a table overlooking the Thames. We chose the set menu which is excellent value. The food was beautifully served. The steak was delicious. Highly recommended .

  • ((*** by from City of Westminster

    Trip advisor review:

    Setting is lovely, overlooking the Thames. We get a window seat away from the throng with a vista back toward the city.

    Service is poor. We're presented with menus as soon as we're seated, and immediately asked if we are ready to order. Settle petal. The room is stuffy and very warm, with no aircon or outside breeze. Beads of perspiration abound, with sticky vinyl seats just to make things worse. The place is uncomfortable. We ask the waiter whether it's possible to open a window, so he literally mounts the back of the bench seats with a pole to tilt the high window, stepping next to our heads and grinning like a fool down at us. It'd be comical if we weren't ready to expire from the heat. And still no aircon.

    We order a cocktail while we review the simple menu. As it arrives with a large spherical ice cube, the ice cube belly flops into the glass, splashing wife and child with liquor. No apology. No towel. Nothing. Judges score at the olympics diving would give it a zero for execution. Getting awkward now.

    We're given very dry, tasteless lumps of what turns out to be Yorkshire puddings, with a dish of bizarre horseradish cream. Whatever happened to warm bread rolls and fresh butter. This is weird. Don't eat this rubbish.

    We order an entree of pea soup, which is presented well with a tiny saucepan of soup poured over chards of feta at the table.

    Then the eye fillet arrives, perfectly seared and cooked medium rare. The peppercorn sauce was however terrible. Thin, watery, tasteless - it flooded the whole plate. It soon became apparent that the thrice cooked chips were so named because they were served on Saturday. They were terrible - cold, hard but soggy, what you would expect if you stole a leftover chip from your kid's plate at the end of the night. Yuck.

    The onion rings sides were however delish. The green beans and toasted almonds were cut into tiny lengths, soggy and overcooked, whilst the heritage carrots were strange small chunks,

  • ((((( by from Wiltshire

    I booked this due to meeting up with family and knew it was near the London Eye.
    Amazing experience.
    We had a special offer menu which was delicious and included 1/2 a bottle of wine per person.
    We had a window table and could see the Eye and the Thames.
    Service was very efficient and we were not rushed between courses. I would highly recommend this and will definitely be returning.

  • ((((( by from Worthing

    Excellent dinner, excellent friendly service, and the location overlooking the Thames wonderful

  • (((** by from London

    Staff were friendly but service was extremely slow. Market menu was good value and food was well presented (thus, the four stars), but the children's meal selection was bland and expensive (£10 for two sausages and salty chips, no drink or dessert, would give it one star). Note that drinks such as bottled water, juice and coffee are over-the-top expensive compared with most other restaurants in this range.

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