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“nice for a special occasion especially in the summer” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie

Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie
Ranked #386 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Southbank
Description: The OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie is located on the eighth floor of the iconic OXO Tower building. It houses three unique areas: the Restaurant, the Bar, and the Brasserie, which all have stunning terrace spaces. OXO Restaurant: Offers guests a relaxed dining and afternoon tea experience with a modern British menu focusing on flavour, provenance and high-quality produce. The acclaimed wine list and stunning views of St Paul's and the City of London make it the perfect place to celebrate, whatever the occasion. OXO Brasserie: Offers diners the opportunity to eat from midday until late with its no-fuss all-day dining menu with British dishes. Stop by in the afternoon to experience the now infamous 'Not Afternoon Tea' - a delicious pairing of cakes and cocktails - or join in the evening to enjoy live jazz music. OXO Bar: Sitting in between the Brasserie and Restaurant, this is the perfect spot for a quick lunch or after-work drinks thanks to its cutting-edge cocktails and inventive bar snacks. Enjoy drinks in the sunshine on the Bar terrace or watch the city sparkle from the comfort of the Bar as the nights draw in. The OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie is owned by the Harvey Nichols group. Opening Hours are as follows: Restaurant: LUNCH Monday - Saturday 12 midday - 3pm Sunday 12 midday - 3.30pm AFTERNOON TEA Monday - Friday 3pm - 4.30pm DINNER Monday - Friday 6pm- 11pm Saturday 5.30pm - 11pm Sunday 6.30pm - 10pm BRASSERIE Monday - Saturday 12 midday - 11pm Sunday 12 midday - 10pm BAR Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm Friday - Saturday 11am - Midnight Sunday 12 midday - 10.30pm
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“nice for a special occasion especially in the summer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Came here during one of the hottest days in August so was very glad to be able to sit outside on the terrace which had this 'grass like' floor to emulate an outside feeling. The views over the Thames were very good. We had the 3 course set lunch menu which was £35 which I think is pretty good especially for London. The drinks were a tad expensive though. The food was very good and my face light up when they came out with my dessert. Overall a very good experience but probably wouldnt come here again as there are so many other restaurants in London that I want to try

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

loved the food really good menu,the cheese board was gorgeous ,the view ,the service and the company .had a great night ,wont forget it .

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“One of the best in London!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Myself and my partner went here for a meal..looking out over the Thames...fantastci food,although small portions.. busy but service was good...really reccomend.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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“Expensive but quite good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We went to the brasserie which was a bit crowded and noisy (especially with the live music) but its comfortable and I get the impression the service is good, it certainly was when we went on a saturday night although since the bar was jam-packed getting a drink took a bit of time.

The food was fine, modern european I guess, nothing too challenging but we all enjoyed it. Helpings were on the small side (I reckoned my soup amounted to about three tablespoons) and prices on the high side (most starters were £11 and ice cream was £7.50). Wine was pricey too, not much under £40, although the house wines were fine.

This is very much a place for people who want to go out to a well-known restaurant rather than be challenged by something different. Would I go back? I don't think so, there are better and more interesting places certainly at these prices.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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“They should go back to making stock cubes”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

They should go back to using the building as a stock cube factory and forget about the restaurant. Servings were tiny and the atmosphere was really dire. If you think that places like the Shard are great, paying £15 to get into St Paul's Cathedral is good value, then this is the restaurant for you.

I am not one of those people as you can probably tell, and was thoroughly underwhelmed by every aspect of my visit. The decor was too modern and stark. To be honest, I'd rather spend an hour collecting seashells on the banks of the Thames, getting bitten by a diseased water rat.
At least that would have felt like a good 'English' experience. I am sure that the food I would be served in the hospital would rival what I was given here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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