OXBO Bankside

4.2
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63 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Showcasing the area’s historic influences and our upscale vibe, OXBO Bankside serves mouth-watering dishes featuring fresh British ingredients including regionally sourced artisan meats, fish, herbs and vegetables. With its vibrant atmosphere, this is the perfect place for a hearty breakfast, nutritious light bite, unforgettable lunch or dinner with friends or colleagues. The open kitchen concept allowing chefs to cook in front of dining guests will enhance the personalized guest experience and adds to the theatre of the restaurant.
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.1
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4.1
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JG
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a little confused by the small plate option to start with but before ordering we asked our server to explain it to us and now we know that they are portions that are sized between a starter and main course. We were a table of 7, with a mixture of ages and dietary requirements. The food was delicious, everyone had something different, the pork belly and the foxy chips were my favorite.

The server was attentive and the food arrived quickly. It was an early Sunday evening, so the restaurant was very quiet but was starting to fill up as we were leaving.

We also had drinks in the bar whilst waiting for our table and that was lovely. Comfortable arm chairs, great staff and table service.

I would definitely go back again and recommend.

S
London
19 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food at excellent value with the pre- theater menu.
Service was absolutely charming. Thank you to the lovely young man from Munich!

OT
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dinner experience, loved the food.

KB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Brunch I've been to, I've been twice already and will definitely be going again. Everything is great. I highly recommend it.

TM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for breakfast with 2 friends. Both were very grateful to be introduced to the establishment. I was also proud to have chosen OXBo for the bottomless brunch, because it delivered exactly what was expected and above.

L
London
16 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waiter was not great at understanding English but overall the food and ambiance was wonderful

L
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good staff attending to our needs - food was tapas based which I wasn't expecting but still reasonable. Soft drinks are a little too expensive though. However staff v courteous and great at sorting out a cheese board and birthday plate for us.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today’s experience at Oxbo Bankside was unforgettable. There was a slight mix up with our table reservation, however management were swift and professional in ensuring we remaining stress-free and seated us without delay!

We had the choice of 3 or 5 dishes on the menu and was pleasantly impressed by the flavours of food, elaborate presentation and not to mention the delightful waiter. We were fortunate to be waited on by Kamal Kamal who pleasantly greeted us upon arrival, his execution was fabulous and stayed attuned to our needs throughout our time dining!

We would definitely recommend Oxbo Bankside, however do ensure you book at least 3 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. Reservations are booked promptly

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Asked for booking at half 5, I then received a phone call saying they had pushed my meal back to 6 due to overcrowding. It wasn’t due to overcrowding it was so that they could charge 105 per head for a buffet instead of a regular meal. Extremely disappointed as this is not what I wanted or would even consider paying for a buffet, took over 2 hours to find another restaurant. Ruined the evening, would not recommend.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday amazing food and attentive staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kamal was extra helpful and very informative throughout the meal. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the food on offer was delicious! Will be back very soon!

c
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food (and lots of it) and service. Really loud tho!

HL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for Sunday Brunch. Starters, open kitchen menu and desserts were amazing and wide selections. Minor point no sauce provided for the Yorkshire pudding, after asked they only have beef jus. It’s too noisy with the busy crowd and live music, unable to chat without shouting. Overall very good food and value for money. Ambience could be better.

R
London
43 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Far, far, far too noisy with the unpleasant live music.

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Absolutely lovely restaurant. Service was fantastic and the food was great quality and value for money. The decor was very interesting and made a great setting for a romantic night out.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice steaks!! Lovely venue but a little empty so not so much atmosphere as I might of liked, but it was Jan!

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We booked the dinner for new year eve, but very disappointed by the food....
Food is really just average, the steak was super dry... and it’s way too over price for the poor quality of the food.

F
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had the fizzy Friday menu which is a la carte menu with free flowing prosecco for 90 minutes. We had to keep calling the waitress to top our glass up on most occasions she was nowhere to be seen. It was quite busy as there were a few Christmas parties going on. The food was good although the menu was pretty limited with a £12 supplement for steak and £5 for squid starter!
This was my 3rd time at OXBO Bankside and will definitely be back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was extremely slow

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday dinner with 6 friends and was very well looked after by the attentive staff. Great selection of cocktails and lovely food in a nice ambience where you can hear each other talk. Been here twice since and will continue to come back!

b
London
20 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happily surprised by the set menu. Food option were very tasty!

PD
London
57 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food and each course was full of flavours, do not always enjoy Hotel restaurants but this is certainly worth a visit.

m
Hampshire
24 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The deal of 3courses plus a glass of fizz was excellent value for £23 and we enjoyed our evening very much. We shall return.

E
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service; all of the waitstaff were keeping an eye on all the tables so you never were unattended. Food was very good with a decent variety on the menu. Prices were reasonable.

LD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matteo (assistant manager) took very good care us. He was nice and friendly and always ready to help and advise us . Food was very fresh and tasty . The restaurant was not so busy so we took our time and we could enjoy a very relaxed environment .

k
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The brunch is always great value for money. Great choice of starters, main and desserts. Portions are not too big considering it's a buffet brunch. Third visit and will continue to go.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Exceptional staff. Vincent was awesome. The manager was great!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Restaurant marked us as a no-show, even though we gave our name to the hostess. Corn soup was nice, but could have done without the garnishes - popcorn, corn nuts and baby corn cob. Bread was stale, drink order - a bottle of ginger beer - ordered at the beginning didn't arrive until before entree, had to inquire about it a couple of times. A very large portion of pork belly was served, but left nearly 2/3 uneaten because it was overdone and ate more like pork jerky than pork belly. Server was nice enough to comp some of our sparkling water consumption for the inconvenience.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I left this review for a while in order to reflect as I dont like giving bad reviews.
After taking my team here, I was hoping it would be good as they deserved a good meal. Unfortunately it was marred by the service. It was simply awful. It's sad as there were a coupe of people working there that were very friendly and knew what service was, but there were some that just ruined it.
We ordered steaks of different cooked levels (Rare/Medium/Well Done etc.). When they came to serve the steaks, they started putting them down on the table and didn't care about which steak anyone got (as long as it was the right type of meat). I asked which steaks were which and they didn't know. Afterwards another person came and started to serve the same plates again without knowing which ones were which. Again I said that we needed to know how the steaks had been prepared, the response I got was a dirty look and attitude. After more people came they then started to try and work it out. Then someone came who knew which ones were cooked correctly. Unfortunately not all the meals were correct as some medium rares were cooked more than the mediums.
The service was very slow and trying to find someone to take drinks orders during the meal or ask for the missing sauces for the food, was near impossible. In the end I had to get out of my seat and go and chase.
The food itself was fine but with so much choice in London for somewhere to go, thiis place will not be somewhere I will return to. I didn'tt thing I cared about service so much until I was letting my whole team down.
I suppose if you are dining in smaller groups it will be a better experience. That'll be up to you to decide.

G
London
104 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I opted for fried squid and my guest went for the mussels. Both of us had rib eye steak with sides, which was fantastic.

R
London
19 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good restaurant pre Globe theatre in an area that has few comparably good choices. Seasonal specialties and good value for the quality. Excellent filet steak and very good pumpkin soup.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday lunch. Live music that got lost a little as the place filled up. Quite attentive servers.

E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2016
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Another great find near Tate Modern and far enough from Borough Market to not be too touristy.
The food was excellent, first class ingredients cooked really well. The service was friendly but easy to confuse them if you didn't want everything in the right order. Will recommend and look forward to another visist

F
London
24 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

OT
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service nice, food good however a little bit empty.

n
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Previously had not heard of this restaurant and was looking for a venue for lunch on a Sunday near Tate modern, how glad we were to have found this excellent restaurant at only 3 mins walk away. Food was innovative, of high quality and had an excellent wide choice of buffet items suitable for all diets. The staff were highly attentive, friendly and welcoming. There was also a live guitarist who serenaded Happy birthday to my 93 year old mother ! Age group of diners looked mainly in the 20- 50 year age group - but age does not matter ! The dining experience means that you can sit in various kinds of spaces depending on whether you wish to be more private or have a long table as a big group. I would/will definitely return and can't praise the restaurant more highly.

S
London
24 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience2

very quiet.
very nice food
quite expensive
expensive wine, not good.
polite, friendly and prompt service.

C
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, would definitely recommend, great ambiance, service and delicious food 👍🏽

OT
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food from choosing our own starters, main was beautiful the beef was so tender. Pudding though! Well if your like me and have a sweet tooth you will very much appreciate the choices you can have! Great meal and not bad for the price either. Only thing I would say that spoilt it a little was that where we got sat there was a big group of people and it was very noisy.

A
London
37 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice restaurant and good service. Food about average but pleasant.