OXO Tower Restaurant

4.4
114 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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 dynamic Brasserie. Guests can take in the unparalleled 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.
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M
London
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very nice, beautiful views pleasant people, decent food +++

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CP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely from start to finish, great food great service

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W
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, great views and cool background music. The only slight complaint we had was the cold air coming through the vents beside our table.

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and great food, a bit on the pricey side but views were worth it.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely setting enjoyed the food service from one waiter was not what we expected - he was sarcastic and not very attentive . Other waiters who served us were good.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a perfect place to finish off our trip to London! Loved the wonderful sunset view looking out over the Thames River and city. Everyone’s dinner was delicious too!

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SD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice restaurant. Great views, great service, great food.

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H
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the loveliest spaces in London, and it also has particularly delightful cuisine. The service is charming and capable. I particularly loved the take on falafel, and the rhubarb/apple crumble, but all the food is marvelously presented and intelligently executed. Dining while overlooking St. Paul's and the river traffic, not to mention the skies that look like a Constable painting is as great a pleasure, as the sophisticated but unpretentious cuisine. Eating here will make you happy!

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EK
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Ive had smaller bills at 2 Michelin star restaurants and the food is worlds apart. Oxo is an OK venue, the staff are friendly enough, wine pairings just OK. for 135 per head I recommend you go to core by Claire smith rather than here. Really disappointed.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Très bon dommage que le menu ne soit pas traduit en français

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great experience but service could be better arranged

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N
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though I made a mistake in my time booking hoping for afternoon tea. (times could be clearer on website) we had a fabulous meal off the set menu and apart from the expensive bottle of water (I'm a tight northern) I can not fault the restaurant for service, taste and overall experience.

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Staff were very pleasant and accommodating

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Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great thanks - we have been a number of times and love everything about this restaurant

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SF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We felt that the food didn't really justify the price. The environment kind of made up for it except we were probably given the worst possible table of the lot, in the middle surrounded by lots of other people/tables.

When we were leaving, the reception / cloakroom guy saw me, but proceeded to let 2 groups cut in line, which was slightly annoying - didn't really mind though coz I was waiting for girlfriend anyway.

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Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We have enjoyed the food and views from the Brasserie side of OXO. The restaurant has equally spectacular views with a smaller quieter ambience. Our food was exceptional. We ordered three courses that were large so sharing would be recommended for many with average or small appetites. We are in our sixties and enjoyed a last formal afternoon dinner with our daughter and partner before flying home to Canada. Highly recommend

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The service was very good and the waiting on staff are attentive.
The food however was poor and over priced, I feel you pay for the view which is restrictive anyway.
I wouldn’t be going back again, just put it down to a poor experience

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thursday night out with the other half for a romantic and nice meal. Great wine selection advice. Each dish was very tasty. The view is world class. Pleasantly surprised at the professionalism and definitely will return soon.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I selected OXO Tower Restaurant because like many restaurants in London they offered a special “Veganuary” menu for the month of January. We booked Vegan Afternoon Tea in hopes of catching the sunset and we were not disappointed. Our waiter Adam was very friendly albeit very soft spoken. Another gentleman, possibly another waiter even allowed me to go out onto the balcony to snap a few photos.
Our meal was fantastic! We started with a selection of finger sandwiches and a refreshing mini avocado smoothie. I had the chocolate ginger tea which was delightful. My daughter ordered the peppermint tea which she enjoyed as well. After the savory portion of the meal we enjoyed miniature lemon meringue tarts, pineapple coconut cakes, a filling apple mousse and of course scones and jam served with coconut clotted cream. The food was wonderful. The tea was wonderful. Our server was wonderful. If I had to say anything negative at all it was that our water glasses were not refilled even after I requested more. It’s hardly worth mentioning as everything else was so enjoyable. I will definitely return during my next trip to London.

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h
Berkshire
14 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to the Oxo Tower before so we already had high expectations. This was our niece's 21st birthday and the team absolutely delivered. Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Nuff said!!

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service. A bit pricey though

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a very good experience, great views over the Thames, very attentive service, and they kindly fulfilled a request upon booking for a window table which was amazing. The food was very good, however given the price I was hoping for something extra special in terms of quality, but I’d still recommend visiting.

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MI
Hampshire
26 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It's been some time since I've been in the Oxo Tower and enjoyed this experience very much. The service was excellent although the waiter taking care of our drinks, was a little over exuberant, filling up water and wine every few minutes. Our food waiter was attentive without being at our table continuously.
Restaurant was busy but not too noisy. The food was quite varied with a good selection of wines.

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JS
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant lunch. Good food. Helpful but not intrusive waiting staff. Great view!

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GW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Spectacular views of London and river Thames. Service was very good. Food presentation also good. Quality of food was good but no more than that, though my Lamb dish seemed more like high quality canteen food. Two main courses and three drinks with service charge came to £116.00. Only come to this venue if a very special occasion or you want to impress and you also have the money to burn.

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Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with friends from abroad. Didn't disappoint. Great food, great service.

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The Oxo was booked as I had heard good things about it!
Our visit was very disappointing.
The main issue centres around the very poor service we received.
There was no warm & courteous welcome by the reception staff, merely a request for your name and point towards the restaurant.
Thereafter, the service provided continued to be poor.
Issues we encountered;
Excessive time to order drinks, meals, clear plates away.
Having to ask someone to bring bread to the table.
I reported the poor service to a member of staff in the hope the second half of the meal would improve. Unfortunately it did not.
Again at the end of the meal, I spoke to a manager who came to take payment, about the poor service we had received. He apologised and said he would remove the service charge. I declined this as paying for the service is not an issue but would hope that the service we received is not the norm.
The food was nice and the views from the restaurant are spectacular.
If the service was improved I would recommend the Oxo. As it stands, I would not recommend.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic afternoon tea, lovely setting, views, service and food

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a table as a surprise for my Daughter's birthday as this is a restaurant she has always wanted to visit. From the moment we arrived to the end of the meal the service for fantastic. Would highly recommend the tasting menu, as you will sample every aspect of the Chef's skills and creativity.

Thank you so much OXO for a fantastic evening and a very happy birthday girl!

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GT
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and great location for a view of St Pauls

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s
London
123 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to the oxo tower for dinner and drinks. We enjoyed all of our starters and mains. We chose a light red wine which was superb.

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j
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

beautiful view from most dinner tables, tasty food, and friendly service

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IZ
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service excellent atmosphere suitable for oeiloke to meet and talk not noisy nice bar with music life .

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really good food,slow cooked pork belly

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LC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Couldn’t fault it at all. The chateaubriand was just sensational

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OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue, excellent service and great food with the views to match. An experience that is a must and if lucky enough to get window table, even better

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CS
London
15 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were giving our two daughters a special family dinner before they start at their respective universities. Wonderful evening. Great food, amazing view, splendid and charming service and a lovely informal feel to a smart restaurant.

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JM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Very disappointed in the service and food.
The only nice thing about this restaurant is the view. Will not be going back.

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RP
Edinburgh
39 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the terrace for an early dinner before going to see a play. It was a sunny evening and our view of the river was great. The food was good and the service very attentive. A little expensive but the view and atmosphere was worth it.

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