Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX +44 2077686249
- Main course: £17
- Food spend: £34
- Opening hours
- Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 16:00 & 17:00 - 23:00 Saturday: 11:30 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 23:00 Sunday: 11:30 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 22:30.
Food was very good, great service and fantastic views.
24 June 2017
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.
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
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Customer reviews for Skylon Grill
((((( 24 June 2017 by Enrique Bellatin from London
Food was very good, great service and fantastic views.
((((* 22 May 2017 by Denis Gibbard from Hartley
The restaurant is in a wonderful location
The brunch menu gave an excellent choice
The service was slow it took a long time for us to receive the menu
((((( 16 May 2017 by Niccie Willis from London
Very good dining experience, friendly staff, delicious food .. I had the mussels .. and super view, highly recommend
((((* 30 April 2017 by Karen Mcgorry from Burgess Hill
Came for 1 hr pre theatre-good fast service was needed and delivered. friend with special dietary requirements accommodated
((((( 24 April 2017 by James Lister from London
Cocktails, Sunday lunch (roast), excellent, and such great service - smiles all round. Perfect setting, and good for a Festival Hall pre concert meal. Very reasonable price, and will return.
((((* 19 April 2017 by Sharon from London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Booked Lunch Deal menu at Skylon for my Mum's 70th birthday treat. We were seated by the windows with excellent views overlooking the Thames. Wonderful service by the two gentlemen that served me and my Mum. Food was delicious. We spent nearly 4 hours there chatting and the atmosphere was relaxed. Would return. Just needs signposting from the river walk entrance as there is building work around and the entrance is not clear if you have never been before. It is in the Royal Festival Hall building.
(((** 23 December 2016 by Alexander Anson from London Borough of Ealing
This was a pre-Christmas treat for myself and my two sons as we approached the first anniversary of my wife's passing away. One son works in a Corbin & King restaurant, the other did a spell at The Savoy and my late wife worked in sports hospitality, so we know about the industry and how to pitch our expectations. The venue was excellent for our purpose. Our table was not by the window (they cannot be pre-booked) but we still had a great view of the river at night. We had booked for 8.30 and were seated by 8.35.
Two of the three cocktails were very good, which in my experience is not a bad ratio when choosing from ones one has not tried before - Muddle Waters from the current specials list was the best. All the food (from the very limited menu) was good, exceeding our expectations, with the partial exception of the cheese which lacked something a bit out of the ordinary. We had shared the smoked fish platter and squid as starters and then had duck, game pie and steak, followed by the chocolate marquise, crème Catalan and cheese.
I followed the sommelier's advice on the choice of white and red wines. The advice was correct in terms of matching a low to mid-priced wine with our choice of food but the quality was only just acceptable, i.e. I suspect you need to venture into the top half of the price range to find wines which match the quality of the food.
But at the end we all felt a bit down – the whole had not matched up to the sum of the parts. We put that down to the service, which – the sommelier apart – was very poor. There was no engagement, no empathy, poor delivery, no sense that someone was keeping an eye to judge the timing, or available for you to catch their eye if needed.
I recommend entering via the RFH not via the dedicated terrace-level entrance at the corner nearest the bridge. The latter is tatty and takes you to a landing which seems a cul-de-sac until you push on the unmarked blacked out door which looks as though the place is closed.
((((( 29 November 2016 by Marion Rybnikar from Belfast
Fantastic in every way
((((( 26 October 2016 by Jane Johnston from POOLE
We all really enjoyed our lunch...the game pie was gorgeous
((((* 26 September 2016 by Lyn Mann from South London
From the warm, smiling welcome from your reception staff to the relaxed atmosphere the entire lunch was really lovely. Good choice of dishes on the set menu. We had the Game Pie was succulent and the Chicken which was beautifully cooked with a lovely sauce. The deserts were generous and decadent. The grill is light and airy and we will certainly return and all the staff worked hard to make our lunch a lovely experience all round.
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