OXO Tower Restaurant

4.5
212 reviews
£41 and over
British
Drawing in Londoners for over two decades, OXO Tower Restaurant is an iconic landmark on London’s South Bank, sharing the eighth floor of the OXO Tower with a trendy Bar and a lively Brasserie. Guests can take in the amazing views of St Paul’s and the city’s skyline while enjoying lunch, afternoon tea or dinner at the times listed below.

With an expansive garden terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, OXO Tower Restaurant is an ideal place to enjoy a seasonal British menu created by Executive Head Chef Jeremy Bloor. With a focus on flavour, provenance and high-quality produce and a wine list of over 800 wines, it offers an elegant dining experience to celebrate an array of occasions.

OXO Tower Restaurant in London is just an eight minute walk from Southwark and Waterloo stations and a ten minute walk from Blackfriars station. Located in London’s cultural district, visitors can easily walk to the National Theatre, Big Ben, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 212 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last meal out with my sons before lockdown

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GemmaM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Booked for my dads 60th birthday.
Amazing views, gorgeous food and great service.
Would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was nice to be back in central London, and I do understand that Covid has taken a huge toll on the industry, and this seemed more obvious at the Oxo Tower than in other restaurants I have eaten at during the later part of 2020. Servers were polite but not as efficient as I would have expected for the amount of service charge that we paid. Starters were fabulous, but the main courses were unfortunately not to the standard that we expected. Difficult to see the business so quiet, and more than happy to help support, but I do feel other places are doing more to make themselves competitive and more welcoming to guests.

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vipLynn
London
15 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Given current circumstances the team did an excellent job of making us feel welcome and to try and provide a wonderful experience. We ate from the festival menu which was great value and delicious.

One minor criticism was that the restaurant was cold which made the food go cold too quickly.

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RitaL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great location... would recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and delicious food

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Thuy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Lovely place and quiet and beautiful view, very long to find the place.

The food wasn’t what I expected as starter was ok.

And the main was good cant go wrong with sea bass.

Well I did get meal deal course 3.

Over all the ok.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tentative and polite staff, excellent table service and the food was excellent. Can’t say anything even remotely negative about our experience

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Craig
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for a wedding anniversary celebratory meal - the restaurant is taking a lot of very sensible Covid precautions but still maintaining a great ambience. Food was phenomenal, wine was ideal and the evening overall was a memory for my wife and I to treasure.

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Judy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gorgeous venue with fantastic food.
Live music was perfect
Staff couldn’t have been better.

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vipMogs
Wales
40 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We wanted to try this restaurant for a long time. The food was good however we felt rushed by our server.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Saturday lunch

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vipFrankieR
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely meal. Top quality food with brilliant service. Nice views from tables by the window.

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vipLaurent
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Prices have dramatically increased since Covid. It is now overpriced for what you get. The 13.5% service charge is borderline abusive.
Children’s menu is not as good as it used to be with more basic choices of dishes.
We used to come regularly to Oxo for Sunday lunch. We may need to reconsider our choice.
The extra cost of the congestion charge at weekends is not helping.

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Vintageexpert
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gorgeous setting was matched by dinner, which was beautifully presented and perfectly conceived. Service was considerate, informative (for both our food and wine choice) and swift. If I had a criticism it would be that our dinner timing meant we couldn’t select from the chef’s Summer Menu. Eating a la Carte did spiral our costs, which slightly dented the overall feel. Perhaps you could think about adjusting things for dinners moving forwards? Overall, lovely to be back.

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vipGarethW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wowza. Simply exceptional

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Couldn’t find our reservation, then sat us at the back and told us to wait for another table. Took 20 minutes to even give us a drink while we waited. Then after speaking to the staff they told us that it would be another 30-40 minutes before we could get another table.

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DavidS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was excellent, the atmosphere was a little flat but not the restaurants fault more the covid situation. I would certainly recommend it and go again!

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rolven
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic meal in a great location. Staff were superb as we needed to be reseated after a glass broke. Minimum of fuss and maximum of put you at ease.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really good and tasty afternoon tea!
Service was nice.

RZ
RolandZ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place/restaurant to go to for a special occasion

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Honestly, the visit didn’t meet my expectations and the food wasn’t very good value for money. I was incredibly underwhelmed.

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steveh
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Not busy at all which may have been a blessing as tables are quite close together

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice Christmas lunch and drinks with family and friends, the staff were most attentive and welcoming a great location.

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vipfood4ever
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the meal very tasty. Service was great

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ErgonDragonrider
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yes but prefer the restaurant enforced the dress code. Some customers dressed below par

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Elliot12
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Probably the worst experiences I have had to endure and extortionate

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Squareboy
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A steak had to be sent back to the kitchen to be cooked properly. The starters were a little meagre. The wine was significantly overpriced.

Nevertheless, it was a lovely evening, the service was good and the view and ambiance was great.

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Jeev121
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and lively venue with a fantastic view of London from the Southbank. Food was excellent as is the wine selection and the atmosphere. Service was attentive and prompt as one would expect from a high quality restaurant. Not cheap but well worth a visit if your budget allows.

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Latte
London
25 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommended. Great view, really friendly staff and wonderful cooking! What else can you ask as a perfect dining experience?

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vipThomasT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent long lunch at the Oxo Tower restaurant. Food and wine was superb with an amazing view! Highly recommend it

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit Monday lunchtime for birthday celebration.
Surprised by how few diners there were but that suited us well. Slightly faded/tatty feel especially on looking at the outside seating area. Would go again. Warm welcome,

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good setting
Slightly cold room
Very quick later service with polite and kind servers
Good came slow initially and then quick when second course began
Good wine list although not extensive...which is good.

Slightly overpriced for what isn’t fine dining

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Becky
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal, Wood Pigeon Soup was the outstanding dish of the meal. Service was second to none, would definitively recommend.

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Happyeater
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated sister's birthday, service, food and setting perfect. Would certainly book again and recommend.

TG
TerryG
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service would recommend. Best restaurant by far and will be returning

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vipAnon
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting with great views of London across the Thames. Very good food.

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NicolaD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the view outstanding. Food could have been better - not exceptional.

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muddyone
Hertfordshire
14 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch in beautiful surroundings. Service was attentive and the food very tasty. I would certainly recommend.

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SLiy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the special fixed menu at a fixed price. Thought it would be spartan or the ‘poor mans’ equivalent to the a la carte, but no! The food was wonderful and the ambience of the OXO tower is still superb :)

FAQs

OXO Tower Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.