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Skylon Grill

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX +44 2077686249

((((* European
Main course: £17
Food spend: £34
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30

The staff were attentive and prompt, but not overbearing. the food was lovely and the drinks even lovelier! a little loud in the restaurant, but perhaps that's just me showing my age!

Fiona Cooper 09 September 2015
from London

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Skylon Grill London boasts incredible views of the London skyline from its location on the 3rd floor of the Royal Festival Hall. The Skylon Grill’s chic interior, with plush seating and cocktail bar, exudes sophistication and retro-style design.

Bringing a wealth of experience to the kitchen, executive head chef Tom Cook crafts regularly changing menus which focus on seasonal ingredients. The informal cooking and relaxed atmosphere of the Grill is separated from the main restaurant by a stunning centrepiece raised bar.

A sleek brasserie restaurant found on Southbank, the bar at Skylon Grill has a superb reputation for producing outstanding cocktails. There is also an exquisite selection of wine from around the world.

Close to the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, Skylon is just a 4-minute walk from The National Theatre. Skylon Grill in Waterloo draws in a cultured celebrity crowd with breathtaking views from Westminster to St Pauls through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Skylon Grill

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Contact +44 2076547800
Reservations +44 2077686249

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Customer reviews for Skylon Grill

4 ((((* (based on 31 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (16)
  • romantic (15)
  • business (12)
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  • luxury (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • trendy (3)
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  • child friendly (2)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((* by from London Borough of Sutton

    The food was lovely - I would recommend the Game pie. Waiting staff were very attentive and efficient.

  • ((((* by from london

    lovely food and service though quite noisy and if you are ok with that you would have a great evening

  • ((((* by from London

    The staff were attentive and prompt, but not overbearing. the food was lovely and the drinks even lovelier! a little loud in the restaurant, but perhaps that's just me showing my age!

  • ((((( by from Bristol

    We arrived early but were immediately welcomed and taken to a window table (which we'd requested). The waiters (several) were very attentive but left us alone when we were engaged in conversation. The food was well prepared and served. Prices are as expected for this part of London. The Skylon is a very large restaurant and it was full at lunchtime, but noise levels were quite OK. We felt well looked after despite the volume of guests. Overall the ambience was bright and warm, the decor pleasant and the whole experience first rate.

  • ((((( by from London

    Great atmos. Lively. Good selection of quality wine by the glass. Two good steaks. We will return

  • (**** by from London

    A very shocking experience which has left my partner and I pretty shaken up.

    We booked a table for 2. Our waiter was friendly & all was fine until the wine waitress appeared. She poured our wine but poured only a tiny amount into my girlfriend’s glass. This continued throughout the evening until eventually, my girlfriend called her back & said “please top up my wine properly, this is the fourth time now”. The waitress replied “drop your attitude with me”.

    My partner is black. Clearly the wine waitress felt that my girlfriend, as a black woman, did not merit the same courtesy and levels of service as me, a white woman and told her as much. My partner asked the wine waitress to repeat what she just said. The waitress refused.

    We asked for the manager. He came over and started to giggle while apologizing. Ten minutes later, he reappeared with 2 free martinis. We did our best to finish our meal, when the manager appeared to ask why I hadn’t drunk my free drink.

    I said to him that a free drink is no way to deal with the matter and instead of addressing me, as the white person, he should perhaps address my partner, who was the injured party. My partner asked for the bill as by now we both wanted to leave.

    The bill arrived with another manager, who again tried to talk to me as the white person rather than my girlfriend. She said to him, “its fine, we just want to pay and leave”. The manager said, “but you are in my house”, insisting my partner listen to him so he could explain the bill to her! She paid in full and we left.

    It was shocking behavior by the wine waitress and the management had no idea how to deal with it, which leads me to believe that there is a culture of endemic racism at Skylon.

    So the moral of the story is; go along to Skylon and enjoy a great view and reasonable food, but just don’t be black or from a visible minority and expect to be treated with the same consideration as a white person.

  • ((((( by from St Neots

    I requested a table by the window when I made my booking on-line for a friend and I to end our very enjoyable day in London. We arrived earlier than anticipated but that was no problem and our window table was waiting for us. The pre-theatre menu was excellent value and the waiting staff were very attentive to our every need. Thank you all for a lovely dining experience.

  • ((((( by from Milford on Sea

    We enjoyed our lunch at the Skylon Restaurant. Of course the location is outstanding and again we were lucky enough to have a table by the window overlooking the river. But,as usual the staff are were outstanding. Our waiter yesterday,as has always been our experience, was charming,polite and left us in peace,but was always there when we needed him.The young lady at the reception was also excellent. The food, (especially the chips,according to my husband), was very good. We selected from both the set and the main menu.

  • ((((* by from Orpington

    We were very satisfied with the food and service for our lunch at Skylon Grill, the service was good with friendly courteous staff and excellent food that was nicely presented and hot as appropriate.
    We had a very pleasant table with views of the South Bank.

  • ((((* by from lon

    The atmosphere was great, food was good, would be great if smoke salmon starter had come with a slice a lemon at least.

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