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Skylon

#678 of 17,702 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Southbank
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Belvedere Road | Belvedere Road, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, England
+44 20 7654 7800
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked for lunch with only 24 hrs notice. Told them that my dining companion was a vegetarian and requested a window seat if possible and warned that we were going to the National Theatre so had limited time. The Skylon dealt with the booking brilliantly, we had a window table and the waitress had been briefed that one of us... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

wanted to grab a drink and some nibbles after seeing a dance show at winter wonderland. I thought of Skylon as it has a great view and nice atmosphere. Although we entered at 10pm and there were empty tables we were told the tables were only for diners so my friend said he would eat so we could get a... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The meal was beautiful and very enjoyable. However, the volume of the talk is loud and not suppressed in any way. If you want a quiet meal this is not the place to go. There decore is limited from a noise suppression point of view. It was very difficult to hear any conversation even with some one sat next to... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From Embankment a pleasant walk over the footbridge to Southbank and The Royal Festival Hall where "Skylon" can be found on one of the middle floors overlooking The Thames and North bank! Spacious, light, airy and inviting, a warm pleasant greeting on arrival - and "may I take your coats ..." shown straight to a lovely table by the picture... More 

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Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this review

Dear Speakasyoufind8, Thank you very much for your review of Skylon. I am delighted you enjoyed your Saturday Brunch with us and glad our location was inviting as we are fortunate be in such an iconic building as the Royal Festival Hall. We are flattered that you describe your visit in such a thoughtful way, as we strive to deliver... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I arrived with all my husbands family visiting from Rome and booked this restaurant because of the good reviews but I felt the service was not great for what I expected and the price wasn't cheap! Half way through the meal we saw a mouse/rat run across the floor! When we told the waiter he said it was normal in... More 

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Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this review

Dear Daisy B, Thank you for your review of Skylon. I would be grateful if you would contact me on the email address below direct to discuss your experience further. ludovic@danddlondon.com Best, Ludovic More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son took us here for a pre theatre dinner on my birthday and we had a delicious meal,in lovely surrounding with impeccable and friendly service

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1 Thank Vivien C
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this review

Dear Vivien C, Thank you for choosing Skylon for your pre theatre dinner and also to celebrate your birthday. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us from the food to the service as we aim to provide high quality of dishes with attentive service. I have passed your lovely comments to our team and our Executive... More 

Epsom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here just before Xmas with 3 friends and we were lucky enough to get a table by the window with a great view over the river. The food and wine were really nice but what made the evening special was the service from the staff. Even though it was just before Xmas and they were very busy, they... More 

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Thank GordonMcKellar
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this review

Dear GordonMcKellar, On behalf of Skylon, thank you for choosing to dine with us. I am delighted to hear your experience with us was made special by Noelia with her personal touch with her recommendations, she will be very happy to hear you mentioned her. Skylon aims to provide unforgettable experiences and we are glad this was delivered to you.... More 

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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous location in the Royal Festival Hall overlooking the Thames - not one of the new high rise views but very good all the same. The food was excellent from the A la carte menu but there is also a pre performance menu for those on a tight timescale or budget. Wine list had some good options and the cocktail... More 

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Thank Stephen S
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this review

Dear Stephen S, On behalf of Skylon, thank you for your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us along with the iconic views been situated on the Southbank. I have passed your lovely feedback to our Executive Head Chef Tom, he will be happy to know you enjoyed the selection of dishes. As you mentioned... More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an early dinner at Skylon after the theatre. The view and ambient was great, but the food and service were disappointing. We ordered the 'suckling pig', which was 3/4 of pure fat. The service was slow.

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Thank mfg25
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this review

Dear mfg25, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Skylon. After reading your comments in regards to the food and service, we apologise for the inconvenience caused. I have passed your feedback with the highest of importance to our Executive Head Chef who will look into the dishes you had and revaluate. I wish this does... More 

Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyable experience after we managed to find a torch to read the menu! The receptionist and the waiting staff were very helpful and very attentive . The food was excellent as was the wine.

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Thank fogarty22
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this review

Dear fogarty22, Thank you for your review on your recent visit at Skylon. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us along with the food and service as we aim to provide high quality dishes with attentive service. I have personally taken on board you comment in regards to the lighting which we will look into. Once... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Belvedere Road | Belvedere Road, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7654 7800
Description
Skylon takes its name from the original, iconic structure that was built for the 1951 Festival of Britain and the restaurant's design echoes the style of the Royal Festival Hall during the same period. Situated on the third floor of the Southbank Centre, Skylon boasts outstanding views over the River Thames from its huge floor-to-ceiling windows. The main Restaurant features modern British cuisine, while the Grill offers more informal cooking and a relaxed atmosphere. The two dining areas are separated by a stunning centrepiece, raised bar which is renowned across London for its fabulous cocktails. Executive Head Chef Tom Cook brings a wealth of experience to the kitchen, following time at sister restaurant Pont de la Tour. Look out for regularly changing menus with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients combined simply and imaginatively. Visit the Skylon website for sample menus and further information.

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Staying in Southbank

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Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
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