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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 Friday: 11:30 - 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Such a great place to eat, by that wonderful view. Excellent service, and no sense that we were 'cheapskates' for having the meal deal and drinking tap water! A perfect place to meet up.

Pippa Marriott 06 April 2016
from Shepperton

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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

3.9 ((((* (based on 63 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (44)
  • dinner (35)
  • lunch (29)
  • romantic (23)
  • business (17)
  • value (14)
  • large parties (12)
  • entertainment (11)
  • luxury (10)
  • trendy (9)
  • private dining (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • (**** by from London

    We arrived for our 3pm reservation to be told we were booked for 3:30. I showed my booking details and they apologised they had looked at wrong name. We were showed to our table which was lovely by the window. We then waited for around 20 mins before a waiter came to see us, that was only because I asked. We were given the menus and I asked for the unlimited bubbles as this was what I had booked. I was then told this had finished, again I had to retrieve my booking from the phone to show the details, the waiter then went off and came back to say yes it was ok we could order the unlimited bubbles. The wine arrived and we ordered the food. The first course was lovely. I ordered the burger for main. I wasn't asked how I would like it cooked, so assumed this wasn't an option. I would have requested medium rare. The burger was very rare, cold and uncooked in the middle. The waiter was elusive as was the unlimited bubbles. 2 hrs of unlimited bubbles was closer to 1 hour. When we had been served the main, our waiter disappeared. We were the left, no menu for sweet no more wine! We finally had to go up to the reception area and ask for a bill. We refused to pay the service charge. Very little of an apology. Poor service, poor food

  • (**** by from Brussels

    A disappointment. Expensive for what is offered

  • ((((( by from Wickford

    Had a lovely lunch on our Anniverasary at Skylon , food great as usual staff very attentive , will return as soon as we are back in town

  • (((** by from London

    Great service and ambience but the food let it down. Had the theatre menu. Starter and dessert were alright but the shepherd's pie I had for main was far too salty.

  • ((((( by from Verona

    The view is incredibile. Excellent food and a list of wine that can satisfy anyone

  • ((((( by from chicago

    Great place with an spectacular view and atmosphere to dine for my birthday. Outstanding service, good food, great prices (loved the 3 course meal for 22 pounds) and I even received a free dessert with a candle for my birthday. Loved the place.

  • ((((* by from Shepperton

    Such a great place to eat, by that wonderful view. Excellent service, and no sense that we were 'cheapskates' for having the meal deal and drinking tap water! A perfect place to meet up.

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent service. Set menu is great value but food wise you get what you pay for - the full menu food looked in a different league from set menu but of course it would be. They treat you just as well regardless. Excellent staff, great location. Going to loo only prob as you have to go to Festival Hall loo and of course as it is a theatre there were massive queues!

  • ((((( by from Royal Festival Hall

    The venue was amazing and the service was very professional and friendly. The food itself was really impressive, I ordered the Sirloin Steak (im not a huge meat eater by a long shot) but it was so tender and flavorsome that I was ready to order seconds! I highly recommend this restaurant, plus, the view is amazing from there! Oh and last thing, this was by far the easiest place to book, so no spending too much time trying to do it!

  • (((** by from London

    I booked the Skylon Grill for a pre-theatre dinner (having dined at the Skylon Restaurant a few times previously and having a great experience).
    On entering, we were ignored by at least 3 or 4 members of staff, and so had to wander around until someone actually greeted us, took our coats and showed us to our table.
    I had requested a window table, which I did get, but we were shoved right in the corner, just a few centimetres in front of the waiter station.
    (At least this would mean we'd get very attentive service, I thought. Wrong!)
    It took ages to give our order (we had to prompt one of the waiters to take it), then the starters arrived before any drinks, when I asked where our wine was there was no apology, and they then brought the wrong one, we ignored this and drank what they brought..
    Mains came with no hassle - but then once again we kept having to try and make eye contact with any waiter to give our dessert orders.
    Pretty disappointing... Will not return to the grill, but the restaurant is great - stick with that I'd say.
    The food - good, but not fabulous, over reduced jus affected my chicken dish a little... But apparently the chips were great and our dessert was lovely - creme caramel.

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