Northbank Restaurant & Bar
Northbank Restaurant & Bar

Northbank Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.northbankrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 020 7329 9299
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00PM - 3:00PM;Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00PM - 10:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: English, British
  • Executive Chef: Jason Marchant
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: All events are tailor made. Let us know if you want to see some examples of packages and prices.
  • Special Events: Anything we can do, we will!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vehicular Access on High Timber Street.
  • Public Transit: Mansion House, Blackfriars, St. Paul's
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free meter parking after 18.30.
A word from Northbank Restaurant & Bar
Northbank is located next to the Millennium Bridge with spectacular views of the Tate Modern and Globe Theatre. Head Chef Jason Marchant is passionate about sourcing local produce for his Modern British menu with a Cornish influence. Enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea or indulge in the eclectic wine and cocktail list. Together with the terrace, riverside views, friendly service and all round relaxed atmosphere, Northbank is a great lunch or dinner getaway. Group bookings, private hire also available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Eating
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBritish
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Northbank Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
336 reviews since 23 November 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.5
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (182)special occasions (149)fit for foodies (124)romance (114)outdoor eating (81)group bookings (68)pre/post theatre (35)sunday lunch (28)brunch (27)good vegetarian options (24)outstanding value (23)disabled access (11)afternoon tea (9)child friendly (3)Show More
  • Not great
    danfrompurley
    Dined on 12/11/2014
    I booked under the special offer and I'm certainly glad I wasn't paying full price. Went here for dinner as the location was convenient, however the experience was a let down. The food is ok, nothing special, but the place is really let down by the service. Although the staff were all friendly and helpful, they were unprofessional and poorly organised. It took an age to get served (partly because the room is absurdly dark - they probably couldn't see us!), and the service was then haphazard throughout the meal. There was a dish of butter on the table, presumably for bread, but none appeared. They brought the wrong wine, service was very slow all night, and they messed up the bill. I would not go back!
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  • Disappointing
    Bloom104
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Booked for as a 'special' lunch, I had high hopes for the food after reading the menu online and a few reviews. Slightly dissapointed in the quality of the food, particularly given the total bill price.
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  • Fantastic night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    We went for my boyfriends birthday and loved it here. Great food - the steak was superb! The staff were friendly, kind and after dinner Kevin the barman kept us entertained and served up fab cocktails which was a perfect end to a lovely evening. Thank you Northbank Restaurant! :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambience
    Mook
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    Lovely ambience, great food and views of South london
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really delicious dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    I was a bit worried we might be treated differently from other paying customers as we were on an open table deal, but the service was brilliant and the staff really friendly. The food was very quick to come and really delicious, and is in a nice location right by the Thames. Would definitely go back.
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  • Fantastic Choice
    Lou7213
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    There are so many wonderful sounding restaurants with varying reviews that we found it hard to pick one, but were so pleased that we went for the North Bank. Great cocktails in the bar, relaxed atmosphere - no rush to get to or off our table. Friendly attentive service and great food well cooked. If you want your service charge to go to the people who serve you I would advise against paying the service charge on the bill though, and giving it to the waitress instead. We asked if the service charge went to the staff and were told that it did not! Would definitely recommend and return.
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  • Lovely view, lovely food
    LallyC
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    With a view like this, you naturally want a window seat. The manager was reluctant to give us a window seat even though it was half empty, but after a bit of persuasion due to my Mum and I not wanting to sit next to a shrieking birthday party, he did relent and we did get a window table which was lovely. Predictably, the people who had supposedly booked window seats didn't turn up... Food on the TT offer was lovely, smoked salmon, duck terrine starters and the main of chicken with herb mash. Service was very friendly, but they tried the same trick mentioned by other diners of giving us the main dessert menu which had more expensive options so we had to ask for the TT one again. Would go back but on a quiet night.
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    pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Very quite
    goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Great food. The beef that I ordered was very soft and tasty. It was very quiet for a Thursday lunchtime which is good for anyone who wants to conduct business over lunch or have a proper catch up with friends. Would go again if they continue to do their lunch specials.
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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  • nice secluded place with great view
    lovesfoodVIP
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    would rate this restuarant really high and would love to go back. enough choices and food portion a good size for those watching their figures, not too full between each course and room for three courses. the sides are delicious, the broccoli and garlic and the double fried chips.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    kennyboy10
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    1st visit, but definately not last, excellent food, great service, value for money, probably best meal I have had in the City over the last 2 years!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food and wine good... service ranged from wonderful (wine waiter) to completely disengaged
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  • Outstanding food, service, location
    auricle
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Arrived early for our reservation but were seated immediately. The location is wonderful with a great view across the river of the Globe Theater. Each course was delicious and beautifully presented. Rafal, our host, was perfect - polite, friendly, and very helpful. We were there during "cocktail week" and were treated to one of their signature cocktails. Everything was excellent. I will go there again and highly recommend it.
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  • Very average dining experience
    Waterford
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great tasting food..... if a bit mean. Steak on a plate looked a bit lonely, not even a garnish. Much of the menu not available..............it was only 8.30! V average wine list and over priced, even a muscadet was 3-4 times market price. Poor service, sloppy, poured entire bottle of white between 4 in one go..............in red wine glasses. We all agreed that service and the experience in Nandos is far superior. Disappointing for our Saturday night out in London. Restaurants like this are supposed to be a dining experience, something special. This apathy on a plate form a bunch of kids who just don't care . Needless to say the 12.5% service charge was removed from the bill! Overall,Not Recommended. Shame,wanted to support a CornishChef.
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  • lovely setting
    tal27
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    There aren't really any bad tables, as even the booths set back from the window are raised on little platforms so all can share the views. Service was good, our mains were very delayed coming out (the restaurant was not full), but we received an update from the maitre'd on its progress. Wine list is good, with a wide range of prices. We had the TT deal with 2 courses and a glass of prosecco for £22.50 which was good value and they did not skimp on the portion sizes. Recommended.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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  • Amazing views, excellent location
    DonataVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The restaurant is very conveniently located near St. Paul's Tube and boasts an amazing view on the Thames, London Bridge and London Eye. Very nice decor, food of oustanding quality and well served, excellent service and a fair choice of wine.
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  • Wonderful Northbank
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Northbank maintained the high standards of food and service that I have come to expect. Thank you for looking after my guests so well. It was great to recommend a restaurant and not be let down.
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  • Lovely views of Thames
    happyluncher
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Meal was enhanced by being able to eat outside in the October sunshine. Fish special excellent. Starter choice ok. Service very good and attentive.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Awesome Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    This was our second visit to Northbank. For three diners, we had the foie gras starters (divine) and the special starter (venison and chorizo meatballs); a perfectly cooked blue-rare steak, a beautifully cooked skate (on special), and a very satisfying Beef wellington. We had no room for dessert. The wine prices were surprisingly affordable. Overall, it was a very special meal with wonderful service. The restaurant looks out over the Thames with views of Millenium Bridge and the Tate Modern museum. We will defintely go back--gorgeous, high quality food with an outstanding view and without "London" prices!
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  • Amazing views
    RobynrgVIP
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Perfect place to bring overseas visitors. Superb service, great food amazing view.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view at Northbank
    eat2much
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Booked a table for 2 last minute with an open table offer, and had a really nice time. Great views over the Thames, nice cocktails, friendly wait staff, and good food. Try the venison meatballs!
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    business meals, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance
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  • LondondinerVIP
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    Great service with friendly staff. Food was very good value with the opentable offer.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    CharlotteVIP
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    Lovely meal, great setting for a business meal (or a dinner date) and the duck was cooked to perfection.
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  • Nice Riverside Views
    Lagostada
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    For we northeners who are a bit wary of venturing south of the river, the Northbank Restaurant is the ideal venue for a spot of lunch with views of the passing traffic heading up and down stream (especially if you are seated upstairs). Our burgers were juicy and tasty and the service was nice and friendly as well!
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  • wonderful views with good food
    Masterspy
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Unlike most restaurants with a good view (of South bank) this one also provided good food with comfortable seating and pleasant service. The only criticism is the menu is a bit restrictive and a little too fussy but the chef made some small changes and everything was delicious and well presented. The staff were very helpful and efficient. Strongly recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised...
    fatcatVIP
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    The choice of the menu is not that extensive, one of us would like to have lamb but none on the menu. However, all of us (3 in total) enjoyed what we ordered in the end. The trout was cooked perfectly, and even the side dishes are all nice. Would be great to go on a sunny day and get a seat outdoor.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view. Great food.
    Gav1
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    A last minute booking on a weekend visit to London. We actually booked as the restaurant was a stones throw from our hotel. Very pleased we did. Lovely food, friendly efficient service & a lovely view of the south bank. All in all a super restaurant & would highly recommend
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sanctury on the Thames Bank
    Sallyann
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Ideal location for the Globe and other Thames Bank venues. Exceptional quality of food but lacked inclusion of range of vegetables with the main dish. The duck dish only came with potato! The desserts were wonderful. Will book again.
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  • Delivered again
    LRonTTVIP
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    2nd time at Northbank, both times for business purposes. Sat inside (wasn't quite right for the terrace that day.) I was pleased they had seen the note on my booking asking them to make the reservation in my business surname (my OT account is in my married name) - I have often requested via OT but I would say only 50% of restaurants notice/do anything about it, so full marks Northbank. Meal served at just the right pace. Beef Wellington really excellent. Foie gras & chicken liver terrine starter with a lovely bone marrow butter the side was truly excellent and would go back just for that! Only criticism was the tiny sourdough loaf which wasn't nearly big enough to be able to have all of the terrine! But overall a super dining experience.
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  • A table with a view
    Lifesearcher
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We were seated next to the window as requested and it was a lovely spot to eat with great views across the river. The food was good with mains being Calves Liver and Pan Fried Fish of the Day. Both dishes were a little salty but edible otherwise we would have returned them. The puddings were delicious with the Souffle done to perfection. We will return to try the Friday Roast Beef dinner. We used our Tastecard otherwise it would have been pricey.
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  • Wonderful Northbank
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Northbank maintained the high standards of food and service that I have come to expect. Thank you for looking after my guests so well.
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  • Pricey but nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent location overlooking the Millenium bridge with St. Paul's immediately behind th restaurant. Attentive service (but lacking a smile). Good quality food but pricey (overpriced in my opinion but the price takes in to account the location I guess). Very nice for a business lunch/dinner or a special occassion.
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  • Wonderful Northbank
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The Northbank team surpassed themselves again! My guests were well look after and well catered for. We had an excellent table by the window and were made to feel very welcome and special. If the weather suits Northbank have a great little terrace with views over the Thames and the Millennium bridge. A firm favourite.
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  • WooWoo
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    This was my third visit to Northbank and all have been enjoyable. The restaurant is well placed for Tate Modern, The Globe and The Tower of London. A very good place to meet friends in a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Class...
    Eddieboo
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Went here on a Saturday evening for my Birthday and it was excellent! I had scallops followed by rib-eye steak. Both courses were cooked perfectly, as were the meals of my fellow diners. The bartender served the drinks quickly and they had a decent range of spirits. Our waitress was efficient and very attentive. I cannot wait to go back :)
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  • Exceeded expectations
    travelfoodie
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    From the juice of the day right through to dessert, every bite of every course was full of exceptional flavor. I went in expecting a good meal. What I got was an outstanding meal.
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  • Interesting view
    Nikkisevans
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Enjoyed our lovely meal tucked away on the Northbank. Modern atmosphere couples with relaxed fine dining. Attentive service. Falmouth bay crab starter was delicious!
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  • Fantastic views
    finedinerVIP
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    A wonderful terrace right on the Thames next to the Millennium Bridge so perfect spot for sunny days. We went when there was quite a lot of wind as well, I wonder if they provide sunshades/heaters for extremes of weather? Food fresh, fish perfectly cooked, starter of puff pastry spinach and egg tart with bearnaise sauce not completely successful - smaller with less spinach and a stronger taste would have been preferable. Vegetables and chunky chips excellent. Will definitely return when weather conditions are right - a great treat to eat right on the river. Good service, attentive without being intrusive.
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  • We love it here & keep going back
    SamOVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Food is always excellent, with superb fresh ingredients. Fantastic view. A great place to take visitors to London, to show off the city and Best of British cuisine.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Always hits the spot
    EmmaHVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Another good lunch at Northbank. I had delicious chiled leek and potato soup followed by lemon sole. All lovely, although I noticed that my companion's sauce seemed to have a skin on top by the time it reached our table, which was a tad disappointing. It also does annoy me when main meals don't come with sufficient veg (or even any potatoes) so that you have to order side dishes. As ever, though, the sublime view means that I shall keep returning!
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  • Northbank secret
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Northbank is a great little secret set on North Bank of Thames right by the Millennium bridge. The food is always good, the staff friendly and the wine list extensive. Great views over the river as you enjoy some fine wines and excellent food. They also have an outside terrace for those rare sunny days!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.