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Skylon Grill

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

((((* European
Average
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

Four of us ate at Skylon last night pre concert. Very buzzy great atmosphere. Friendly helpful staff. Good value menu. We had 2 courses for £20. Good wine list.

Rosina Kelly 01 May 2016
from Southbank 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

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Customer reviews for Skylon Grill

3.9 ((((* (based on 69 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (31)
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  • child friendly (3)
  • ((((* by from Finland

    Food was good, not excellent but we were satisfied. Perfect driks , sparkling and red wine.

  • ((((( by from London

    Food was quick and delicious best thing about this restaurant was the staff and the amazing view I would recommend this restaurant to anyone it's amazing

  • ((((( by from London

    We visited London with a friend who is a wheelchair user. We stayed at the premier inn nearby to see the sights so the skylon was a good choice as our last night meal. It was fabulous.
    We called earlier in the day to check out wheelchair access and a young lady serving went out of her way to show us how to access the skylon using 2 lifts.
    On arriving at the restaurant we were escorted to a table which could accommodate a wheelchair easily. We were served very attentively by Shahed who couldn't do enough to ensure we had a great experience. Other staff were also very attentive and friendly. The setting was lovely, right by the Thames and the decor was very grand. As for the quality of the food it was delicious. I had a monkfish and prawn curry which was mild and full f flavour. Just the right amount and as for the chocolate fondant it was exquisite. Others had a sirloin steak which was gorgeous with 3 peppercorn sauce and fish and chips, the batter was perfect.
    Tiny little criticism was the creme brûlée which had a hint of lime which my partner didn't enjoy.
    As for drinks, the elderflower and mint cocktail was so refreshing and tasty. We also had a bottle of Austrian, (not Australian) Rose which was very enjoyable.
    What a fab meal, one to remember.
    Thanks Shahed.

  • ((((* by from Aylesbury

    Lovely intimate atmosphere and fabulous views over the Thames. Attentive service if just a tad slow at taking our order when we'd booked a 10pm table. Food absolutely delightful. Warm olive bread and what tasted like a walnut sourdough. Ham hock sublime but the piccalilli certainly packs a punch. My husband had the haddock chowder which he thoroughly enjoyed and it smelt devine. Pork belly was melt in the mouth and ordering the tarragon carrots was a good decision. Other half had the shepherds pie which again he loved and the portion was huge. At 11.10pm we were looking to order desserts, there was a very slight quibble over a la carte vs the set menu, we were ordering from the post-theatre set menu at £25 per head but as it was now after 11pm it seemed the set menu was no longer offered, but it was quickly and politely resolved. My husband's passion fruit curd tart was a wonderfully refreshing and sweet end to an amazing meal. I had however made the only menu selection mistake of the evening by going for the chocolate brownie, salted caramel ice cream and popcorn description. Unfortunately the dish was a very gelatinous (I want to call it chocolate custard) mousse like substance over a thin biscuit base, accompanied by toffee popcorn that would take anyone's fillings/teeth out and lovely ice cream. My galant husband swapped dishes with me which is why I get to rave about the passion fruit! We'd gone for a South African Viognier which we can highly recommend (although can't remember the vineyard) and it was kept at the perfect temperature by the waiters throughout the meal. Definitely a special occasion choice and we will be returning!

  • ((*** by from London

    Great food but timing terrible - meant we had to run to theatre and gobble desert - sadly bad experience overall

  • ((((* by from Southbank London

    Four of us ate at Skylon last night pre concert. Very buzzy great atmosphere. Friendly helpful staff. Good value menu. We had 2 courses for £20. Good wine list.

  • (**** 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.

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