(167 Reviews)
Southbank Centre Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Modern British, European
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Pre/Post Theatre Menu

Maximum of 10 diners. Includes tax, excludes service. Vegetarian option available, please leave a note when booking. For group bookings of over 10 diners, please call Skylon on 020 7654 7800.


Main course: £17
Food spend: £34

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 11:30 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:30 - 16:00.

Restaurant description

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.

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 restaurant, 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 and the London Eye, 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.

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

Customer reviews for Skylon
(based on 167 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (14)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (10)
  • business (51)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (108)
  • entertainment (24)
  • large parties (25)
  • lunch (101)
  • luxury (65)
  • private dining (14)
  • romantic (71)
  • trendy (32)
  • value (31)
  • views (110)
  • By Jonathan B from London
    5 March 2017

    Stunning location on the Thames. Superb views from window table. Wide brunch menu and bottomless drinks deal was great value. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. A great venue for lunch before a concert at the Festival Hall.

  • By Lara L from Essex
    18 February 2017

    Amazing night of fine dining and fabulous views

  • By Christine I from Bedfordshire
    17 February 2017

    Lovely environment and super food. Views over the river were delightful, especially as it became dark. We had the Evening Standard two courses menu and it was delicious. We ordered some extra veg and potatoes but portions were fine for those with a normal appetite! The young staff here were amazingly friendly and accommodating. They were extremely efficient but warm, none of this stuffy precocious service you sometimes find in London venues. They were a credit to the place. Great bar with super drinks made with attention to detail. Lovely!

  • By Neil W from London
    5 February 2017

    We had a lovely lunch here. Delicious food, attentive and friendly service and of course the excellent view!

  • By Andrea P from London
    6 January 2017

    lovely view, great food, perfect service

  • By Charles W from London
    30 December 2016

    Excellent service. The staff were attentive, polite and efficient. I would definitely visit this restaurant again.

  • By Amanda B from London
    17 December 2016

    Lovely waiter Marcel. Great ambience. Attentive kept promise of bottomless mimosas.

  • By John B from London
    15 December 2016

    Came here for my birthday dinner & wanted somewhere a bit special with a nice view. The view was fantastic & so was the food, although the portions may look small the quality is excellent & we did not leave feeling unsatisfied. The staff were fantastic & very knowledgeable about the dishes. They were attentive but not too over bearing.

  • By Michelle F from London
    3 December 2016

    Unfortunate the sour dour toast was burnt to a crisp and part of the mushrooms were dropped on my friends lap. The waiting staff were not able to get the orders right. The potatoes were hard and when complained was told that they were meant to be that way.

  • By Julie B from London Borough of Lambeth
    13 November 2016

    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 !

Restaurant Location Map
Southbank Centre Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Available offers

  • Pre/Post Theatre Menu
  • Set Lunch Menu 2/3 courses £29/£34
  • Weekend Brunch | 2/3 courses £29/£34 with optional bottomless upgrade for £19 pp
  • Afternoon Tea at Skylon £29.50 pp / £39 pp with a drink included

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