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Skylon Grill

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

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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

Good food and excellent service. Wonderful sorbets!

Pam Wilson 28 January 2016
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 48 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (34)
  • dinner (28)
  • lunch (24)
  • romantic (19)
  • business (16)
  • entertainment (11)
  • large parties (11)
  • luxury (9)
  • value (9)
  • trendy (5)
  • private dining (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • (((** by from London

    It didn't start off great as, on being seated, we were told that we had to vacate the table by 8pm. Given we were sitting down at 6pm and there only 2 of us I didn't really see the point in saying it as we will be finished as long as service wasn't slow. In all honesty service was too fast, by 6:30 I was already way into my main course after having bread and a starter. Thankfully things slowed down after that and we were able to enjoy our meal and wine. Food was okay, we both had fillet steak and it was good as requested but tastes a bit dry. Pudding and starter were good. Atmosphere and views were good, part of the reason why we booked this restaurant. Overall it was okay but for the money it should have been a lot better.

  • ((*** by from London

    Unfortunately it was not my best experience, the food was less than good. The lamb burger was over cooked despite the waiter asking us if we would mind the burgers being cooked medium rare. We were pushed for time so couldn't ask them to do them again. Also was not offered the glass of wine that was in the offer, and the dessert of chocolate mousse was tasteless. Really disappointing and I have eaten here on several occasions and it has always been good. The service was also very slow, so not great.

  • ((((( by from London

    Good food and excellent service. Wonderful sorbets!

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Very good food excellent service from staff, I definitely recommend, a real find

  • ((((* by from Saint Albans

    Set menu - fine.

  • ((((* by from London

    Excellent first time experience of pre-theatre meal deal; great views across the Thames, attentive staff and good options on the fixed menu, for a non meat eater.
    Bread lovely, Jerusalem artichoke veloute with poached egg tasty although not that warm; and pollock - tasty and a good portion.

    Having indicated on the booking form that one of the party was celebrating a birthday, we were presented with a candle lit and decorated desert platter accommpanied by a waiter singing Happy Birthday, a lovely surprise.

  • ((*** by from Oxford

    We found the menu at the Skylon very disappointing, the choice of dishes was very poor. I understand it changed recently, which unfortunately is not for the better. The staff walk around as if they are in a posh restaurant and the Skylon is just about a 3 star category at the best.

  • ((((* by from Stavanger Norway

    Excellent food, service upon arrival quite Nice. Staff was a bit unattendive at first, but this gradually picked up.

  • ((((* 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

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