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Southbank Centre, | Belvedere Road, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, England
+44 (0)20 7654 7800
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Ranked #2,871 of 18,163 Restaurants in London
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Situated on the third floor of the Royal Festival Hall, perfect for visitors to Southbank, Skylon combines retro style with unbeatable views of the London skyline from triple-height picture windows to create a stunning dining complex. Situated by the central cocktail bar, the informal Skylon Grill restaurant offers light a la carte meals in a casual ambience. Executive Chef, Adam Gray describes his food as modern British – simple, honest and with a sometimes unusual twist on classic dishes. Renowned for its extensive wine list, the Skylon Bar also stands out for its quality cocktails and stunning view of the Southbank. A destination in its own right, Skylon Bar alone attracts many culture vultures who share the company of magazine editors and members of Parliament.
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Epsom, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

As a newish vegetarian, I found the options on their set lunch very good ones, in that they were healthy. Often, in the past, 'vegetarian' meant only risotto or pasta dishes were available. Here, the starter of creamed cauliflower, with two other finely shaved vegetables, was delicious. The main course was a generous pastry 'hut', housing a very enjoyable filling,... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Booked table for 3 online. Excellent service on arrival, nice area for pre dinner drinks which aren't overpriced and given a window seat as requested so started well. Food however was very dissapointing, skylon salad 4 lettuce leaves and diced butternut squash that had obviously been prepped way in advance, chilled in fridge and had no flavour. Fish cakes overcooked... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Skylon, at the Royal Festival Hall has never been on my radar because it is part of a venue, The Royal Festival Hall, but what a surprise when I was taken there, probably one of the best atmospheres I have experienced in a restaurant recently. It also has a really good and well run bar, offering excellent cocktails, the food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant will make a great impression on your partner or business associates. It's definitely an occasion venue. The decor style is very well preserved elegant 70s. The view of the Thames and riverbank is a real treat. The service is wonderful. We went for a Christmas celebratory meal in the left-hand "posh" restaurant. We ordered the set lunch, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant - my first visit and I know I will definitely go back. We ate from the Evening Standard menu, the food was excellent. Great choice for each course, has to be said exceptional value for money. To cap the experience I have to say Michael Ireland and his colleagues were attentive, engaging and friendly. My main wasn't quite... More 

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Milborne Port, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This meal was one of many treats laid on for my husbands 50th birthday weekend, which I explained when I booked and requested a window table, which they said they couldn't promise but would do all they can, and did. With a wonderful view of the Thames we enjoyed a lovely meal and excellent service. Lovely atmosphere here. One very... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Evening Standard offer of 3 courses and a glass of Champagne for £30 each exceeded expectations. The restaurant overlooks the Thames through floor to ceiling windows from the 3rd floor of the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre. Our table and seating was comfortable and there was adequate distance between ourselves and the next table so that we had... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great restaurant - I've been many times and always enjoy the food, ambiance and incredible view. By why hasn't anyone said anything about the seating - OK a couple of people have mentioned the small tables, but that's not as much an issue as the very low seating. If you're tall, a man, or a bit stiff in the joints... More 

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Chose this resturant out of the D and D group, for a birthday lunch because of the great view of the river. We ate from the offer menu, two courses and a glass of wine for £20. We both had crab cake to start with a spicy mustard dip, then we had the Cumberland sausages with sweet potatoes. Both courses... More 

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've lived in London for over 20 years but never ventured to Skylon before. Decided to give it a go with the Evening Standard 3 courses & champagne for £30 offer on a Friday evening. The restaurant was busy, had quite a nice vibe with tables nicely spaced so you didn't feel bunched up right next to other diners. Staff... More 

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Sam B, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this review

Dear Doug, I am glad to hear that you took advantage of our evening standard promotion to discover Skylon. While I am pleased to see that your arrival and most of your meal was up to your expectations, I am obviously much more frustrated to see that we did not get the dessert right or the final touch of your... More 

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Additional Information about Skylon

Address: Southbank Centre, | Belvedere Road, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7654 7800
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: European

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