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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.

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

Helen Saunders 12 September 2016
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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Customer reviews for Skylon

4.4 (((() (based on 128 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (89)
  • dinner (87)
  • lunch (77)
  • romantic (59)
  • luxury (48)
  • business (42)
  • value (27)
  • trendy (21)
  • entertainment (18)
  • large parties (16)
  • afternoon tea (11)
  • private dining (10)
  • breakfast (8)
  • child friendly (5)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((* 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

  • ((((* 30 August 2016 by Sandra Brand from NORWICH

    Excellent meal with superb service including a surprise anniversary dessert having just mentioned in passing that it was our wedding anniversary

  • ((*** 24 August 2016 by Kerri Dixon from London

    I found the restaurant ok, the bar was sticky, the doors grimy, and the pre theater and a la carte menu options disappointing. Service was good, and the food we ate was enjoyable, just overall a disappointing evening. Not as good as i was expecting.

  • ((((* 24 August 2016 by Stella Smith from Bristol

    The food and the restaurant was beautiful. Staff were a little bit disjointed. WE weren't sure which member of staff as looking after us, it felt we had one for drinks order, food order (the food came before the drinks!), checking to see if everything was ok,someone else if we wanted a 'top up', but overall very nice and good value (pre-show set menu).

  • ((((* 23 August 2016 by Ascia Benaissa from London

    Very elegant restaurant with great food and service. Fantastic views looking over the Thames.

  • ((((( 16 August 2016 by Nicole Creedon from London

    Dined here for my Mum's birthday. Staff wished her happy birthday on arrival and for desert presented her with a Happy Birthday plate with a candle. Service was second to none, not rushed or pressured. Also extra effort was made for my brother who suffers with a peanut allergy in terms of the food provided. Food was delicious with a great combination of flavours. Will be recommending to friends and family of our experience.

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