Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar

(825 Reviews)
Westminster Bridge Road Entrance via Marriott London County Hall or Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 7PB
British, Steaks & Grills
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 3 courses & a cocktail £28 per person

Available lunch & dinner Mon-Sun until 30th September 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Average

Main course: £22
Food spend: £40

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 06:30 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 22:30. Saturday & Sunday: 07:00 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

Found in the historic, 5-star London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar is best known for its stunning panoramic views, as well as its delicious Aberdeen Angus steaks, aged for 35 days from O’Sheas Butchers. With its prime location on the Southbank, diners can tuck into their steak while taking in views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye.

The Gillray’s menu begins with the like of hand-chopped steak tartare, followed by an array of steak cuts for mains. Bone-in fillet, prime rib or t-bone are joined by bones options of fillet, sirloin or ribeye, as well as special butcher’s cuts of skirt and rump steak.

Gillray’s London also offer a range of sides and steak toppers, including-triple cooked chips, Lyburn dauphinoise, tenderstem broccoli, toasted almonds and chilli. Sauces include red wine, Oxford blue, peppercorn and béarnaise.

Waterloo Train Station is a 7-minute walk from Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar on the South Bank. Gillray's can be accessed via the main entrance to the London Marriott Hotel on Westminster Bridge Road. Alternatively, enter via the South Bank (Queen's Walk), above Shrek's Adventure. Valet parking is also available on site.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
4.2
(based on 825 reviews)

88%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • afternoon tea (130)
  • al fresco (13)
  • breakfast (40)
  • business (191)
  • child friendly (56)
  • dinner (564)
  • entertainment (35)
  • large parties (108)
  • lunch (382)
  • luxury (226)
  • private dining (146)
  • romantic (243)
  • trendy (91)
  • value (197)
  • views (512)
  • By Graham F from London
    30 May 2019

    This restaurant is set within the Marriott hotel in County Hall on the South Bank. We started with some drinks in the bar, where the service, surroundings and drinks were superb. Moving into the restaurant, the surroundings were very comfortable and the atmosphere friendly and relaxed. We were eating from the Bookatable special offer menu and chose Veal & Smoked Streaky Bacon Skewers and Crispy Fried Squid. Both of which were well cooked and presented. For the main course, my wife chose the Sticky Tiptree BBQ Sauce Belly of Pork and I had the Rib Eye steak. This for me, was the major disappointment of the evening. I asked for the steak to be medium but what I received I would classify as well done. It was dry and chewy and only saved by the Béarnaise sauce I ordered with it. The sides that were served with it were fine, but considering that this restaurant describes itself as a steakhouse the quality of the steak left a lot to be desired. I didn't complain at the time as this would have disrupted the evening waiting for another steak to be cooked. For dessert I had the Sticky Toffee Pudding and my wife had Raspberry and Tarragon Pavlova, both of which were fine but nothing special. Overall we both felt that the quality of the food on the whole really didn't meet the quality you would expect from a restaurant set in a 5 star hotel. However the service in both the bar and restaurant was exemplary and befitting of what you would expect.

  • By Alison W from Carshalton
    15 May 2019

    We've eaten here several times over the years and it's now pretty pricey. This time, however, we had a good deal to celebrate our daughter's birthday (there were ten of us), but the service was very slow and it was difficult to catch a waiter's eye. Eventually, we spoke to the manager, who said they had a problem with the gas in the kitchen. We were given extra glasses of bubbly while we were waiting. When the food eventually came (although not all at once, and my daughter was kept waiting for ages), some meals were cold and had to be sent back. They took them of the bill. By the end of the evening, we were weary and wanting the experience to be over. I will not dine there again.

  • By Rishabh A from london
    11 May 2019

    Great food, good service, good views!

  • By jackie cullen C from ashford
    4 May 2019

    Friendly welcome. Good atmosphere. Food was good.

  • By Maggie G from Essex
    29 April 2019

    We visited Gillrays for lunch to celebrate my husbands birthday. We arrived early and although our table was ready we had a drink in the bar first where the service was very prompt. On being seated the service again was very friendly and prompt. We had booked the set menu and unfortunately the two starters that we wanted were both unavailable. On querying this it was agreed that we could have a risotto starter and the soup that we were told was unavailable was suddenly back on the menu. We all had steak as a main course and all the steaks were correctly cooked. The food was all of excellent quality, very tasty and well presented. The service was slightly slow but I understand that everything is cooked to order and it was certainly worth waiting for. Our waitress was excellent as were the other dinning room staff. Just before we were ready to leave the chef sent up a dessert with Happy birthday on it for my husband. This was a lovely touch and very much appreciated by us all. I would certainly book again at this resturant. I would like to thank the staff for their excellent service and the chef for wonderful food and the birthday surprise.

  • By Christopher B from Milton Keynes
    26 April 2019

    Excellent food and a great lunchtime menu. Attentive and friendly service from staff who know how to look after customers.There is a great ambience in the hotel and there are panoramic views of the river from the restaurant.

  • By Mohamed A from London
    20 April 2019

    Amazing location Friendly staff and great food

  • By Ms Ann Watcyn P from Balham
    16 April 2019

    Fantastic location, tasty food but not great service. Staff gossiped among themselves keeping us waiting for cutlery, lovely waiter but started clearing our table and I was still eating. He apologised but that's not what you expect! G&Ts were crisp and refreshing ..... Too much competition in London to merit a second visit.

  • By Yven M from London
    14 April 2019

    Very good service!

  • By Ruth B from London
    13 April 2019

    We dined on the Taste London set three course menu. A good choice of dishes available. Fair size portions. Quite good service - at the end had to catch a waiters eye for the bill. I had a couple of niggles; 1. My starter choice of squid came with a garlic mayonnaise. Asked if I could have a mayonnaise without garlic. This was not possible and no alternative was available. Fairly small portion of about 5 squid rings. 2. By 8.30pm the restaurant had run out of one of the main course options. With a limited menu this was not ideal.

Restaurant Location Map
Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
Westminster Bridge Road Entrance via Marriott London County Hall or Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 7PB

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 3 courses & a cocktail £28 per person
  • Free Flowing G&T Afternoon Tea £43 per person
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Steak & chips £15 per person
  • Sunday Roast £22 per person
  • Pre & Post Theatre menu - 2 courses & a glass of sparkling wine £23 per person

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