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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX +44 2077686248

(((() Modern European
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:30 - 12:00 & 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:30.

lovely view, great food, perfect service

Andrea Pagani 07 January 2017
from London

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An elegant and sophisticated restaurant, Skylon features sleek, retro style and a chic cocktail bar. Housed on the 3rd floor of the Royal Festival Hall, this British brasserie boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the spectacular London skyline.

Executive Head Chef Tom Cook brings a wealth of experience to the kitchen, following time at sister restaurant Pont de la Tour. Look out for regularly changing menus with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients combined simply and imaginatively to produce modern British cuisine.

A stylish bar and bistro, Skylon’s plush furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows create a seductive and contemporary atmosphere. This sleek and simply decorated restaurant is chic and relaxed, whilst exuding sophistication.

With its delectable cuisine, contemporary ambience and dramatic views of London, Skylon in Waterloo is an exclusive destination for London drinking and fine dining. On the Southbank, Skylon is just a 5-minute walk from Waterloo Rail Station.


Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Contact +44 2076547800
Reservations +44 2077686248

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4.4 (((() (based on 133 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (92)
  • dinner (91)
  • lunch (80)
  • romantic (61)
  • luxury (50)
  • business (42)
  • value (28)
  • trendy (23)
  • entertainment (19)
  • large parties (17)
  • afternoon tea (11)
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  • breakfast (8)
  • child friendly (5)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((( 7 January 2017 by Andrea Pagani from London

    lovely view, great food, perfect service

  • ((((( 5 January 2017 by Charles from London

    Excellent service. The staff were attentive, polite and efficient. I would definitely visit this restaurant again.

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Amanda Butler from London

    Lovely waiter Marcel. Great ambience. Attentive kept promise of bottomless mimosas.

  • ((((( 16 December 2016 by John Burford from London

    Came here for my birthday dinner & wanted somewhere a bit special with a nice view. The view was fantastic & so was the food, although the portions may look small the quality is excellent & we did not leave feeling unsatisfied. The staff were fantastic & very knowledgeable about the dishes. They were attentive but not too over bearing.

  • (((** 6 December 2016 by Michelle Francis from London

    Unfortunate the sour dour toast was burnt to a crisp and part of the mushrooms were dropped on my friends lap. The waiting staff were not able to get the orders right. The potatoes were hard and when complained was told that they were meant to be that way.

  • ((((* 15 November 2016 by Julie Biddle from London Borough of Lambeth

    I love the Skylon - but sadly the few times I have been the food is not as good as it should be !

    I recently went to Home in the National and the food was outstanding and amazing value -- !
    I think the skylon needs to up it's food as the view is the best seller and the staff !

  • ((((* 22 October 2016 by Sheila Leatherdale from London

    Wonderful restaurant, fod and service excellent. However on Friday evening it very noisy.

  • ((((( 22 October 2016 by Catherine from Holt

    We have been eating at Skylon for over a decade and the lunch we had the other day was one of the best. The set menu provided 3 courses of delight to both the palate and the eye. The Quinta Portuguese red went perfectly with both savoury courses and the view of the Thames was great. Thank you for making it such a pleasurable experience.

  • ((((* 10 October 2016 by Polly from Canterbury

    We had the set menu on a Saturday. I'd booked the restaurant because of its riverside location and wasn't disappointed. The very high ceiling and full length windows towards the river meant that it was a lovely light space to spend time in while watching the hustle and bustle of the South Bank. The service was timely, attentive and friendly without being intrusive. There were 4 choices for each course. We chose rabbit and black pudding terrine and mackerel tartar to start followed by duck breast and sea bass. All were well presented and good but not amazing. We enjoyed our desserts (chocolate and pecan brownie and berry compote and white chocolate mousse) with coffee and beautifully presented petit fours. We felt that we'd had a fair value meal in a lovely location. We'd recommend a visit for the views for nice but not outstanding food.

  • ((((( 12 September 2016 by Helen Saunders from London

    A lovely dining experience. Excellent location, and beautiful service. Food was presented in a really nice manner

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