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OXBO Bankside

4.2
4.2
67 Reviews
£26 to £40
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.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, International, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Everyday's breakfast: 6.00-11.00 Monday to Friday: Lunch 12.00-17.00 Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 12.00-16.00 Sunday to Wednesday: Dinner 18.00-22.30 Thursday to Saturday: Dinner 18.00-23.00

  • Phone number

    020 7593 3900

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Bankside

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    6 minute walk to Southwark Underground Station6 minutes walk to Blackfriars Underground Station10 minutes walk to Waterloo Underground Station

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

£55 per person. New Years Day Lunch; Unlimited Prosecco, Red or House wine for 1.5hrs

Starters

  • Starters

    Help yourself to unlimited starters from the Chef's Traders Tables

    Mains

    • Roast Sirloin of Beef

      celeriac purée, glazed carrots, Parmentier potatoes

      • Roast Monkfish, Black Truffle & Wild Mushroom Risotto

        crispy kale, red wine jus, olive oil

        • Provençal Vegetable Tarte Fine

          fine leaves, pesto

          Desserts

          • Desserts

            Help yourself to unlimited desserts and cheese from the Chef's Traders Tables

            Last updated: 6 August 2021

            What 67 people are saying

            Overall ratings and reviews

            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

            4.2
            4.2 based on all time ratings
            • 4.1Food
            • 4.1Service
            • 4.1Ambience
            • 3.8Value

            NoiseModerate

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            1. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 14 February 2020

              overall5food4service5ambience5

              Lovely atmosphere and great service

            2. H

              Hels

              London

              7 reviews

              vip
              2.0

              7 reviews

              Dined on 23 January 2020

              overall2food4service1ambience2

              Went here as a group of ten for lunch, the restaurant was virtually empty, yet we were pretty much ignored by the staff. It took well over an hour for our starters to arrive, and then they served our mains about 5 minutes after, while people were still eating their starters. Drink service also extremely slow. Several drinks orders were completely forgotten and other random drinks no one had ordered where served. Considering the price of the meal, this was particularly disappointing.

            3. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              1 review

              1.0

              1 review

              Dined on 10 January 2020

              overall1food2service1ambience2

              Worst service in london

            4. c

              classydiner

              Kent

              16 reviews

              4.0

              16 reviews

              Dined on 22 November 2019

              overall4food4service4ambience3

              An extremely large dining room that had only a few tables filled whilst we were dining leading to a lack of atmosphere. This did mean that service was very good. Food looked appetising and was tasty , although portions were small. My companion had sea bass... no where near large enough to satisfy a hungry man even with the addition of two sides. Desserts were well presented, my creme brûlée had no toasted sugar topping so in my book wasn't a true brûlée; however the Yule log was exceptional especially if you're a bit of a chocolate fiend!

            5. JG

              JulieG

              San Francisco

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              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.

            6. S

              Shaz

              London

              19 reviews

              4.0

              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!

            7. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Frankfurt Area

              14 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              14 reviews

              Dined on 13 July 2019

              overall5food5service5ambience3

              Great dinner experience, loved the food.

            8. KB

              KBizzle

              London

              6 reviews

              5.0

              6 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.

            9. TM

              TashaM

              London

              1 review

              5.0

              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.

            10. L

              Lnh24

              London

              18 reviews

              5.0

              18 reviews

              Dined on 26 April 2019

              overall5food5service4ambience5

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

            11. L

              Ladyc123

              London

              11 reviews

              4.0

              11 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.

            12. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              2 reviews

              5.0

              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

            13. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              1 review

              1.0

              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.

            14. A

              Agnesk

              London

              3 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on 16 December 2018

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Birthday amazing food and attentive staff

            15. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              1 review

              4.0

              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!

            16. c

              craig

              London

              17 reviews

              4.0

              17 reviews

              Dined on 25 November 2018

              overall4food4service4ambience3

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

            17. HL

              HLee

              London

              5 reviews

              4.0

              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.

            18. R

              Russ

              London

              43 reviews

              vip
              3.0

              43 reviews

              Dined on 11 November 2018

              overall3food3service2ambience2

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

            19. T

              Teemachine

              London

              4 reviews

              4.0

              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.

            20. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Yorkshire

              1 review

              4.0

              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!

            21. m

              mikan

              New York Area

              6 reviews

              vip
              2.0

              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.

            22. F

              Foodie

              Demoland (UK)

              6 reviews

              4.0

              6 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

            23. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on 6 December 2017

              overall3food4service1ambience4

              Service was extremely slow

            24. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              10 reviews

              5.0

              10 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!

            25. L

              Lauren

              London

              20 reviews

              5.0

              20 reviews

              Dined on 24 August 2017

              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

            26. PD

              PhilD

              London

              59 reviews

              vip
              4.0

              59 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.

            27. m

              milolly

              Hampshire

              24 reviews

              4.0

              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.

            28. E

              Edward

              New York Area

              17 reviews

              vip
              4.0

              17 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.

            29. LD

              LuisaD

              London

              6 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              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 .

            30. k

              kholland

              London

              10 reviews

              5.0

              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.

            31. JC

              JimC

              Atlanta

              2 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on 11 April 2017

              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

            32. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              New York Area

              9 reviews

              vip
              2.0

              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.

            33. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              12 reviews

              vip
              2.0

              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.

            34. G

              limeGuy

              London

              104 reviews

              vip
              4.0

              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.

            35. R

              Rugbyfan

              London

              19 reviews

              4.0

              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.

            36. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              1 review

              4.0

              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.

            37. E

              Ewan

              London

              3 reviews

              4.0

              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

            38. F

              Foodie31

              London

              25 reviews

              5.0

              25 reviews

              Dined on 18 September 2016

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Fantastic food

            39. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Dusseldorf Area

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 4 September 2016

              overall4food4service4ambience3

              Service nice, food good however a little bit empty.

            40. n

              nicky

              London

              9 reviews

              1.0

              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.

            FAQs

            OXBO Bankside is rated 4.2 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

            Not bookable

            This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

            • Area

              Bankside

            • Hours of Operation

              Everyday's breakfast: 6.00-11.00 Monday to Friday: Lunch 12.00-17.00 Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 12.00-16.00 Sunday to Wednesday: Dinner 18.00-22.30 Thursday to Saturday: Dinner 18.00-23.00

            • Cuisines

              British, International, Modern European

            • Dining style

              Casual Elegant

            • Dress Code

              Smart Casual

            • Parking Details

              Street Parking

            • Public Transit

              6 minute walk to Southwark Underground Station6 minutes walk to Blackfriars Underground Station10 minutes walk to Waterloo Underground Station

            • Payment Options

              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

            • Entertainment

              Live music every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm

            • Additional

              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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