OXO Tower Restaurant

4.4
86 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Mon – Sat 1200 – 1430
Sunday 1200 – 1500


Afternoon Tea
Mon – Fri 1500 – 1630
Saturday 1500 – 1600
Sunday 1545 – 1645


Dinner
Mon – Fri 1800 – 2300
Saturday 1730 – 2300
Sunday 1830 – 2200
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Phone number
020 7803 3888
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jeremy Bloor
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Public Transit
The nearest Tube stations are Southwark, Waterloo and Blackfriars, which are all a short walk away.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 86 People Are Saying
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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
112 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
48 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
13 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
34 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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TJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The view from the top of the Chard in London and the food were both excellent. However, the service was severely lacking. The restaurant wasn’t overly busy, yet simple requests for water or for a dessert menu went unaddressed for twenty minutes at a time; though the server and host walked by the table several times after the request. I’d recommend the restaurant not resting on the laurels of the breathtaking view...0

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B
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The view was nice, the Service was good, the Quality of Food poor (Price-value )

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PS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would fully recommend the OXO Tower. great food, good wine list and very friendly, polite and attentive staff. Great ambience too.

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NP
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

The oxo is an iconic building and this place is still good even after being here for many years... well worth a visit.

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EB
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my Mum’s 84th birthday.
Delicious lunch menu and wine. Memorable setting and dining experience

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful afternoon celebrating my birthday. Superb food, excellent wine and great service at a fantastic location.

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A
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Gran vista pero el servicio no es muy bueno. La comida es buena pero nada extraordinario.

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NW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice to dine al fresco with views over the Thames and London. Good food and service made for a good business meal with client.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

2nd time I’ve been here and still one of my favourite restaurant to go to...

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely place, great staff. Really nice touch bringing a cake for my sisters birthday!

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PB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Extremely expensive (£290 for three people), but on balance, just about worth it! The food was divine, nicely presented and very tasty. I had the Wild Strawberry Souffle of my life - huge and absolutely delicious! The best souffle I've ever had. The duck was also excellent as was the pork belly starter. It's a nice setting and a good time was had by all!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lacking a wow factor unless you have a window table. Service at bar area poor - particularly for the prices you are paying. In the restaurant itself, the table layout looked messy. Food though was lovely!

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff. try to get a table outside - but be aware of cold wind. jacket would be important to have with you. food is quite well... all in all i expected a bit more tho... but it's not a place i would go to again. i guess the evenings and nights have to be really warm in order to enjoy this place. but it's not bad, really not.

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f
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Oxo tower for our first wedsing anniversary. They really looked after us, staff were friendly and polite, the food was delicious, and the view was beautiful! Would definitely recommend.

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RF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had booked a table for 5:30pm. Was the first to be seen to but had to wait for a vacant table as I had arrived 3 minutes earlier.

Two other couples who had been booked for the same time arrived after myself. Unfortunately for me the Manager did not prioritise the order of the guests based on arrival.

Rather than select based on arrival he decided to select randomly any couple to be seated which is not good. Instead of apologising for the mistake the Manager was rude and just suggested I would be seated next.

I’ve been to Oxo Tower a few times and certain staff do behave differently to others. This ruins the experience as the same Manager could apply the same attitude to other guests which is not fair.

Apart from that the other staff serving the drinks and food were excellent. Very attentive and ensured we were looked after during our time.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Arrived a half hour prior to our reservation, were finally sat a half hour after our reservation. Nothing was offered to compensate, no one seemed overly accommodating.
The location, decor, food, and views were phenomenal; despite the small portions.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy with everything, efficient and very polite ! High recommend

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views and nice food. Worth every penny

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FO
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service and food. The staff were very good with my 1 year old daughter and gave us a table where there was plenty of space for her to walk around without disturbing the other customers.

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SB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday treat for my partner. Good service , nice food but bill was a little high for what it was. Had lovely table on the terrace overlooking the river.

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OT
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding. My partner is allergic to cream they have made him a special pudding with diary alternative. We will be back thank you so much

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RP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent and very warm
We were there to celebrate my birthday and we had our 2.5 yr old as well
The staff was very friendly to her and helped with food recommendations.
👍🏼

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S
London
20 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live locally and haven’t visited the OXO for a while but I must say, it never fails to impress. I’m not sure if there is a new chef but the food really was truly spectacular, the service exemplary and friendly and overall a lovely afternoon. I will be back again - very soon !

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JM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely leisurely lunch. We were not chased and we enjoyed the food. Attentive but not over present staff. Thank you

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BC
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, starters and mains was cooked to perfection, only to be let down by a desert that was average to say the least.
Biggest grip was the cost of a bottle of wine. Appreciate that, as a business it is there to make money but charging 3 times the amount for a bottle of red that is for sale on the harvey nics Web site for £25, is, in my eyes, just plain greedy.

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HP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!

I have food allergies and they were well catered for!

Would definitely come back!!

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MC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked the Oxo Tower for a double birthday celebration - we had a wonderful time. It is pricey but for a special occasion it is completely worth it - especially with the views! The only negative I would say is that whilst they are very good at advising on allergy requirements there were not many alternatives for my friend who has a severe dairy allergy.

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k
London
36 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Decided to try the OXO Tower as I'd heard of some good reviews. The Restaurant and Brasserie are on the same floor level but have slightly different prices. We liked the look of the menu in the restaurant a little more and so selected this as our choice. The food was good and the service excellent. Only slight disappointment even with an early booking (made well in advance) was that we were sat three tables back from the great view of the Thames. In saying that the glazing area out over the Thames is huge so we had glimpses between people.

It's a nice restaurant with super service but I guess for the price I was expecting maybe more flavor. Had a lovely evening and they did provide a nice touch with a scoop of ice cream and a Happy Birthday message (which is what we were celebrating). Thanks.

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