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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

Super service, excellent food, fantastic Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon! fabulous views. Would definitely go again.

Peter Heaney 17 November 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

4.0 ((((* (based on 40 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (27)
  • dinner (22)
  • lunch (21)
  • romantic (19)
  • business (15)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • luxury (9)
  • value (8)
  • trendy (5)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • ((((* by from London

    Our lunch was lovely, we were sat on a table by the window, looking over the Thames. The lunch was great, the ham hock soup was lovely and the plaice was great. A real treat and great value.

  • ((((( by from Effingham

    From the Monet we stepped into the restaurant we were very well looked after. The waiter was most attentive. We asked for a window table at short notice. Despite the restaurant being full we were delighted to sit in the window watching the activities on the Thames and embankment.
    If we were bored with the view, there was a great selection of weekend newspapers offered.
    Add to that the food being good value and flavoursome. All in all top class and we will definitely return.
    David & Diana

  • ((((( by from London

    Super service, excellent food, fantastic Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon! fabulous views. Would definitely go again.

  • ((((* by from Brighton

    Relaxed atmosphere, efficient service, fantastic view, brilliant food

  • ((((* by from Woodstock

    Excellent! I booked on-line for a Pre-Concert meal and arranged to meet my niece and husband at 6.0pm. We were very impressed with the atmosphere, friendly, very efficient service and delicious food. AND we got to our seats for the wonderful concert in time. As two 'oldies' we have seen many changes on the Festival Theatre site and both went to the Festival of Britain and were amazed by the Skylon!

  • ((((* by from London

    great atmosphere and view. The food and service are fine, if not special, and offers good value.

  • ((((( by from Lymington

    Best restaurant features are the superb location, the incomparable vistas of the river and the fabulous interior design. Favourite dish salmon and good old fish and chips. Booking service and follow-up perfect. Staff are always wonderful, despite the inevitable changes over time. We miss our favourites but discover new ones and up to now there has never been a dip in standards. Your staff fully match your incomparable standards.

  • ((((( by from London

    The atmosphere is great and buzzy, overlooking the river Thames. Cocktails are amazing and we took advantage of the meal deal and the food was excellent.

  • ((*** by from London

    We recently had a meal in the Skylon restaurant and all four of us were completely satisfied with the experience. Two of us decided to try the grill again this time -- we hadn't been there in over a year -- and we were disappointed. We were both disappointed with the first course. The haddock turned out to be fish cakes -- not described on the menu. The baked squash starter would have been fine if the squash had been cooked. It was mostly impenetrable and I sent it back. My husband's main was fine, mine -- the place -- was overly salty. The bread, the wine, and the rose bud tea and espresso were all fine. The gluten free rolls are fantastic but they were warm on the top and cold on the bottom. Favourite dishes? Mashed potatoes. Service was OK. The staff seemed overworked and the serving tables were not cleared in time for the next tray. It all looked stressed, except for the bar staff.
    The views of the South Bank are always a delight and I will enjoy them from the restaurant rather than the grill in future. It is awkward to get to if you don't happen to know where the direct Skylon lift is.

  • ((((* by from London Borough of Sutton

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

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