Enjoy some cuisine with your culture at one of the many fab restaurants on the South Bank. Shakespeare’s Globe, The Hayward Gallery, the Royal Festival Hall, and several other national and international cultural landmarks line the Thames in this riverside cultural quarter. When it comes to South Bank restaurants, expect impressive venues, sophisticated cuisine, and breathtaking views across the water. Cuisine styles are eclectic, and diners can choose between modern British, European, Chinese and Indian dishes.
Fans of British food will enjoy Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar, a double AA Rosette venue that offers specialities such as 35-day aged steaks. There’s also a dedicated cocktail bar with passionate mixologists who are up to date with the latest drinks trends. Gillray’s is named after caricaturist James Gillray. His artwork is on proud display throughout the restaurant, against a stunning river-view backdrop.
A further choice for panoramic view-seekers who enjoy the high life, Skylon is a sleek, retro-chic venue on the third floor of the Royal Festival Hall, just 5 minutes from Waterloo Station. Floor-to-ceiling windows only enhance the dramatic views, and the menu is sophisticated to match, featuring treats such as wild Pacific halibut and alphonso mango salad.