- Main course: £10
- Food spend: £25
- Opening hours
- Monday to Friday: 09:00 - late
Saturday: 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
23 March 2014
A quirky and contemporary bar and restaurant by the Tate Modern in Southwark, The Refinery offers a wealth of imaginative cocktails alongside a modern international menu. Street level tables and deckchairs offer relaxed, open-air dining and drinking.
Kaleidoscopic offerings at The Refinery ranges from British classic cottage pie, reworked with pancetta and swede mash, to prawn lollipops and katsu fries. Succulent steaks can be upgraded to surf ‘n’ turf with a half Scottish lobster, while a breakfast and brunch menu offers a variety of options from around the world alongside innovative cocktail recipes, like the breakfast martini.
A 30-page drinks list at The Refinery in London provides a spectrum of offerings, from fairy-tale inspired cocktails, like the ‘Prince Charming’ blend of spiced rum, pomegranate & chai-infused syrup, to hearty draught beers. Chunky, factory-style pipes line The Refinery ceiling, soaring above chunky wooden tables and a sleek drinks bar which spans the entire dining space.
The Refinery is just a 5-minute walk from The Globe Theatre, and a 7-minute walk from Southwark Tube Station.
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Drake & Morgan Ltd, t/a The Refinery, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0TF
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Customer reviews for The Refinery
((((* 22 May 2014 by milk from London, United Kingdom
Place was quite empty
Food was OK. Drink was OK
Watch out for their pet mouse. He's fast and obviously saves the cost of cleaning the floor as he can be seen running back to his mouse hole with food for his family
First we named him Mickey but this was not appropriate as he's got big ears. Nah more like Speedy Gozales!
Eventually we were engrossed in a game of spot the mouse. Its the best floor show since the Moulin Rouge
The best place for the show is the booth near the street as Speedy lives in his mouse hole underneath. Our tip for enhancing the floor show experience is to accidentally
drop some juicy treats for Speedy and then wait. Need a little patience but the wait is worth it. Gone in half a second.
The staff seemed quite proud of their pet when we asked if they were aware of him.
Altogether a memorable experience 9/10
((((( 23 March 2014 by Janis Hills from London
(((** 18 March 2014 by Allan from London
The Refinery is a loud and buzzy industrial style bar and eating venue. Service was friendly efficient and helpful. Food OK except for the Malaysian Vegetable curry in which the vegetables were drowning in a sea of oil/ghee rendering it almost inedible.
(**** 21 February 2014 by Caroline Stewart from London Borough of Southwark
Not impressed, service incredibly slow, felt we were forgotten. Ordered olives and had to ask again after almost 30 minutes. Lobster eventually served but had to find a waiter and ask for claw crackers. Food very mediocre. Person on next table asked 3 times for forgotten eggs, they never arrived. Will not be returning.
((((* 14 February 2014 by Fairuzeta Jaafar from London Borough of Southwark, United Kingdom
It was good. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs. Good venue, nicely decorated. Food was okay, but we booked the STAR DEAL £15 for steak, lobster and fizz, so it was a good bargain regardless.
((((( 12 February 2014 by Glenn Scrivens from London
We were running late and called a head to inform. The hostess was friendly and reassuring, and greeted us on arrival with smiles and warmth. The service was attentive without being disruptive. The food came quickly and was delicious. A great experience and I would not hesitate to return