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The Refinery

Drake & Morgan Ltd, t/a The Refinery, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0TF +44 8455979187

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - late
Saturday: 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

Great food and service

Margherita Tuvo 15 April 2015
from London

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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.

The Refinery

Drake & Morgan Ltd, t/a The Refinery, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0TF

Contact +44 8454680186
Reservations +44 8455979187

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Customer reviews for The Refinery

3.8 ((((* (based on 12 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (5)
  • trendy (4)
  • dinner (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • value (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( by from London Borough of Southwark

    Very nice place, genuinely friendly waiters and very attentive service as always, good quality food at good prices. The very only thing I would criticise is that there aren't enough vegetarian/vegan options.

  • (((** by from Southwark

    Very friendly staff, even when they were rushed off their feet!
    The majority of the group went for the traditional Christmas meal....really succulent turley!

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

    Food was good. Fish and Chips were excellent

  • ((((( by from London

    Great food and service

  • ((*** by from London

    Staff very friendly and welcoming. Venue fun and attractive. Burger good but Thai red curry was very poor. I would recommend it but would advise careful food choice

  • ((((( by from London Borough of Lambeth

    What a great restaurant!! The interior was really well designed and the way in which the meals were presented was really fun and quirky - I.e small copper pan for the gravy and each vegetable served in its own oven tin.

  • ((((* by 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

  • ((((( by from London

    Perfect night

  • (((** by 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.

  • (**** by 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.

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