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Dickens Inn The Grill
Dickens Inn The Grill

Dickens Inn The Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dickensinn.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 488 2208
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 14.30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 17.00 - 21.30pm
    All Day Dining: Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 22.00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Steak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Underground: District, Circle line and DLR to Tower Hill.


    By Boat: St Katharines Pier is a 5 minute walk.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street metered parking on St Katharines Way.
    NCP just located 5 minutes walk on St Thomas More Square (Credit card only).
A word from Dickens Inn The Grill
The Grill embraces the natural beauty of the nearby docks creating a timbered indoor oasis in which to enjoy a sublime range of dishes. With antique furniture and nautical relics The Grill offers a genuinely unique environment.


Our dishes, all of which are freshly prepared and made on the premises by the restaurant"s chefs, range from our speciality steaks and Sunday roasts to delicious fresh fish ensuring there is something to tempt everyone, whilst the wines and beers provide the perfect accompaniment to your meal.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSunday Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I was shocked by the state of the glasses which I sent back. Food was miserable and lacks quality. Ordered rib-eye steak mid-rear, but got a pathetic piece of meat shocking food for the overall price paid. Some staff members need regular customer service input as very much uninterested and frowning at customers who dare ask for decent services. The glasses are dreadful and cloudy."
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "I was dissapointed with the Dickens Inn, having not been here for a while I found the food and service not to have been as good as in the past."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "A really good lunch in the Grill with excellent Fish & Chips, Fisherman's Pie and Sausage & Mash on the menu for us as a family. A great location too with the Queen's Royal barge in St Catherine's Dock and friendly service to boot."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "I chose the Dickens for a special occasion lunch. The Grill is a super location. It has lovely, good value food. The excellent, attentive staff really went the extra mile to make the day memorable. Highly recommended."
    dined on 03/08/2014
  • "Fantastic view , beautiful building , food was lovely but abit expensive for what it was"
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "We had a great Saturday lunch here. The food was really good and they served all 16 of us together. The service was really good - very polite, made sure we had everything we wanted but left us alone to enjoy ourselves. The venue is also great - good location, beautiful building and lots of character. Highly recommend for a enjoyable meal out."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "On arrival we had a glass of wine in the downstairs bar and it was busy, but the atmosphere was great and the view over St Katherine's Dock was spectacular. The building itself is probably an old warehouse built with traditional wooden beams, which are well preserved and add to the buildings charming character. The Grill is on the top floor of the three story building and we were given a balcony table on request with no problem at all. Beautiful evening, beautiful view, excellent service and the food was absolutely superb. I eat the pork belly, which was served perfectly cooked. very tender and a lovely crispy crackling. My wife had a burger, which was extremely tasty and came with lovely, crispy fries. Absolutely recommended."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "My boyfriend came to London for a little visit as I'm working there for the summer. After our visits, I decided to go to the Dickens Inn for our first romantic dinner out in London. The setting is beautiful - in st Katharine's docks, near the boats and with a view on Tower bridge. We loved that it was all in wood and with numerous flowers and our fish&chips was delicious !! We appreciated that the waiters were fast but perhaps a bit too much (in a hurry to take our order, not really smiling) A very good evening and meal, we recommend this restaurant !!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "This is a very good option when you want to have a good lunch in a sunny day. Tables in the balcony are really delightfull while you enjoy a good steak looking at boats in the dock."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "As part of a full day out in London, this dinner at the end of the day was an anti-climax. Despite there being very few people in the restaurant, we were offered a table in the middle (I'd specifically requested a window table). The table was dirty and smeared and there was food on the floor at our feet. The meals were lack-lustre. For such an iconic venue, I expected better."
    dined on 29/06/2014
  • "We booked at 22:00, arrived on the dot and surprisingly we were pressured on ordering in a hurry because the kitchen was closing, that for 2 times, standing in the entrance and just sitting at the table with not very good manners. Apart from this, the quality of Grill meal was quite normal, nothing special... in the end we had to rush because the waiters began to clear up everythng. We didn`t leave by the time we arrived in order to be polite, although we felt like....really a pity for being our first dinner in London."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "The Dickens grill is located in st Katherine's dock and the views are lovely. Food is ok, service is much better in the restaurant than the bar. My friend had to wait a long time to be served in the bar as the staff couldn't work out who was first and there wasn't even many people in there. When I went up and ordered for our group the bar man told me off for making changes to the order (to be fair a few people changed their mind between guiness and the dickens brew), I found this quite comical and asked him if he was going to tell me off again, which some other customers who witnessed it found funny but the bar man didn't. Put me off going back to be honest. That said the restaurant staff upstairs were extremely polite and helpful."
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • " A good place for drinks, I would say skip the food, theres plenty of other places to eat around there. It let itself down for the following reasons; No childs menu, despite seeing a childs menu on the bar menu. I even asked if there was a childs menu at the bar and told no. Either they lied or didn't know. No check back. I appreciate it may occasionally get overlooked if its mega busy but on this occasion there were more staff than customers, so much so that waitresses were sitting down reading the paper. My glass was empty, waitress saw this but just walked off. If I want another drink I shouldn't have to hunt down a waitress. Plates remained on table for a while. Kitchen staff removed them in the end. Had to hunt a waitress for bill."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "We came here on a bank holiday hoping to have a lovely pub lunch. We booked the upstairs Grill restaurant but the food was so poor it should have been served on the bottom floor of the pub. They were not serving the roasts because it was technically not a Sunday and we both struggled to find anything we wanted to order. My meal was awful - steak with fat chips, onion rings and a barely cooked tomato. We should have left before we ordered. We were the only people in the restaurant and now I know why!"
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "Having finished a business meeting, we wanted an informal place to relax. The Dickens Inn I found when working for the Paralympics in 2012. and along with the whole of the St Katherine's Dock area, it is a little gem ! It is worth walking along the Thames passing Tower Bridge, to arrive at St Katherine's, as you enjoy the views of London from the Thames, and then enjoy the sight of the Yachts in the Dock as you approach The Dickens. Fortunate for us the Royal Barge, was moored there on our visit. The whole area is a "Buzz" and many restaurants to choose from, and 3 different levels within the Dickens Inn. We chose the Grill at the top having secured a window seat with a great view. The meal was very good, good value and perfect service. "
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Found this restaurant on the web , lovely setting and a nicely laid out restaurant / pub . Very good portion sizes and delicious food , couldn't fault any of it. The gentleman who served was very attentive and pleasant . Nice quick service too . Very happy. "
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "Instead of the Pizza below (good!) I opted for the Grill this time, on the top floor but.... boy, was I wrong! The restaurant was empty (!), our table on the terrace with the cheap vinyl tablecloth was not adequately clean, the menu was very limited indeed, my "signature" burger was neither gourmet nor done to my liking (I was not asked, anyway) and at £15 rather greatly overpriced, as for the waitress, she could not work out what a side order of broccoli is and when she finally did, she served us carrots instead (mixed with very hard green beans) as there was no broccoli to begin with! Yes, the views are lovely but we would rather enjoy them from Starbucks in the future before we stroll down to Shad Thames to have a really delicious meal!"
    dined on 06/05/2014
  • "Food was good when it came, however had to wait 45 minutes between the starters and the main because the restaurant was so busy, and there were only four of us."
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "Excellent food,good choice of drinks in a really nice location and atmosphere "
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "Went for a sunday lunch once and the food was amazing and the service very good too. However, went for diner this time and ordered a burger; I wasn't asked how I would like the meat cooked but ok. The waitress was not friendly at all although the other waiters were really nice."
    dined on 15/04/2014
  • "I went her with a group of about 12 for my birthday and it was a nice place. Mixed grill and steaks were lovelly as were the pate and Camembert starters. That said, the service wasn't great; veering between indifference and OCD levels of attentiveness. I'd go back though. The location on a summer evening is amazing and it's nice and central.."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "We had a pre-booked arrangement, for 22 teachers. The surroundings where quite amazing, passing Tower of London on our way to this lunch. Friendly servants met us,and we imediatley felt welcome."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "Excellent ambience, the groupe enjoyed the food, very friendly and accurate service !! Thanks, we come back !"
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Great location overlooking St Katherine's dock, (try to get a window table) good food well cooked and good portions, friendly service."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Booked for a group of 10 people for a 18th birthday dinner in the Grill , everything was ready for us and the service was quick and attentive . The food was very good value , lovely quality ,hot and cooked to order . The staff were all friendly and looked after us all night . Not a massive choice but enough to keep everyone happy and the price I paid for the whole evening was very good value .Would book again."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal here - service was great, chatty but not over the top. Amazing space and views, our table could see London bridge! Food was decent - good choice and well cooked.."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "The restaurant is situated in a beautiful area in the docks, however it was almost empty. There was no ambience. The menus were dirty and the food was awful, and it was served to us far too quickly. The staff, however, were lovely."
    dined on 09/01/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant in a beautiful location. Great for group meetings. Staff were attentive and once we finished eating they did not try and get rid of us. We had plenty of time to unwind and just talk which was nice. Food was reasonsbly priced and of a satisfactory standard ."
    dined on 22/12/2013
  • "We had a great time, good service and the price was about right. Would recommend and we will visit again soon"
    dined on 21/12/2013
  • "The good thing about this place is the location and also the service. Food quality is just average."
    dined on 21/12/2013
  • "Excellent setting, easily able to cope with groups of varying size. Service was excellent from start to finish. Portion sizes were ample and good value for money. On this occasion had the pate, cajun salmon, sausage and mash and the cheesecake. All were very good. Definitely intend to go again."
    dined on 21/12/2013
  • "What a fantastic place to go. Great location in the marina, wonderful old building, nice atmos, decent beer . . . sadly service was, how shall we say, idiosyncratic, and the food in the grill was no more than average. No vegetarian main courses as far as I could see, Next time, I'll meet my friends for beer, but will probably eat elsewhere."
    dined on 15/12/2013
  • "The Dickens Inn was as i expected. The food was o.k. nothing special. Service was good. Location is nice, next the the dock & view of Tower Bridge. You can have a drink in the pub first before going upstairs for your meal. This would be an ideal location in the summer"
    dined on 11/12/2013
  • "delicious steak, great atmosphere, river location. The deserts are missable, no imagination and nothing to stimulate the appetite to another course, dire."
    dined on 04/12/2013
  • "I find Dickins Inn as a perfect venue to catch up with friends. It has a number of great options, offers excellent value and I like the rustic 19th century decor. The service is friendly and good too. I would recommend this restaurant!"
    dined on 30/11/2013
  • "I'd been recommended Dickins grill by a friend when I asked if they knew of a good gastro pub in London. Expectations due to the recommendation may have influenced my opinion in the end. I would 't say this was a gastro pub exactly. The food was average - a nice enough burger, ok chips - fries, not homemade chips. My partner had a steak which was fine. I was still hungry afterwards. We'd done a 12 mile walk, it was mid afternoon, and we were ravenous. Maybe we should have gone for pizza or pasta instead. I felt like a dessert but they had a somewhat meagre choice and nothing appealed. Service and surroundings fine. Venue is very nice and cosy but probably best for Saturday afternoon beers."
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "The food and service were fine. The location very nice. That's it."
    dined on 01/11/2013
  • "My friends & I booked the Dickens Inn while visiting London for a friends birthday. The food was amazing & very friendly staff, I would highly recommend & the setting is beautiful."
    dined on 25/10/2013
  • "Steak was of fair quality, presentation ok, speed of service good overall a good experience, kids loved their burgers."
    dined on 20/10/2013
  • "Went to the dickens with my Sister for an evening meal. Nothing wrong with food as far as standard pub food goes. Had sausage and mash, fine but not outstanding. Would never recommend to a foodie"
    dined on 19/10/2013