Southbank Centre Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Modern British, European
A la carte menu


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, 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 156 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • breakfast (9)
  • al fresco (2)
  • value (31)
  • entertainment (22)
  • dinner (105)
  • trendy (29)
  • views (107)
  • afternoon tea (13)
  • business (50)
  • child friendly (5)
  • large parties (22)
  • romantic (68)
  • private dining (13)
  • lunch (97)
  • luxury (62)
  • By Veronica F from London
    4 January 2019

    Lovely food and best views

  • By Charlotte R from London
    11 August 2018

    The brunch was really great - food delicious and the service spot-on. We had bottomless prosecco and our glasses were never empty! The restaurant is lovely and bright, and has fantastic views over the Thames.

  • By Sandie F from Bristol
    9 April 2018

    Excellent my guest was delayed but the staff were very accommodating . The food was good and as always the view stunning

  • By Theresa W from Reading
    11 March 2018

    The service is attentive and the decor pleasant. The food is average. Smallish portions. Prettily presented. Not outstandingly flavoursome

  • By Ruti F from London
    10 March 2018

    Booking accepted for 6:30 but moved us to 7:30.. we csmenin to ask for a table at 5:30 and happily received a window table.service was good . Food delicious. Surprised to see the sea bass in a bouillon. Would have been better on a bed of Sandra’s or greens. The ducks starter and steak fantastic.

  • By CT T from London
    16 February 2018

    I met up with members of the family. We were given a window seat which had a great view. The staff were attentive but not so much so that we felt pressured for time. Everybody enjoyed their food and we all thought that the set lunch menu was value for money. The food was beautifully presented and tasted as as good as it looked. The waiting. Staff explained the menu well and the sommelier also explained the choices. This is a restaurant worth eating at if you’re in London for a special occasion. All things considered how expensive it is to eat anywhere in London this wasn’t the most expensive restaurant to eat in for a lunchtime treat!

  • By Antonio R from London
    20 January 2018


  • By Lucy M M from London
    16 December 2017

    Service was haphazard at times and no one offered to take our coats. The food was delightful and served beautifully. However we were not offered bread and it was difficult to get the attention of any servers.

  • By Daniel P from London
    11 November 2017

    Nice food, good busy atmosphere, good wine!

  • By Max T from London
    26 October 2017

    The food was good but pricey. Also, I had asked repeatedly for a window table for our party of 8 only to be given a table at the entrance; that is really unacceptable when the restaurant requires a guarantee for the booking. Also, I found the staff to be uncoordinated. Not impressed.

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