OXO Tower Restaurant

4.4
234 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.

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival - 25th Birthday menu

    £45.00 per person

    Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2021

    Enjoy a glass of Champagne and three courses for £45 in celebration of the OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie's 25th birthday. With the arrival of October comes beautiful autumnal ingredients creating warm and comforting dishes. Start the occasion with a glass of our very own house Champagne while looking out over the Thames as the city lights twinkle in the background.

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 234 People Are Saying
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AndrewM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great choice for NT and their 25th years/ London food festival deal at £45 was a good choice

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BrennGun
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The OXO is a couple of times in a decade place for us and whilst by any measure the overall experience was good for the cost I felt that it should have been even better. The small bar area at the entrance is underwhelming and the tables could do with a refurb. Our table, away from the glorious view felt squashed and insignificant. The service was good, but again this is about matching the cost with the provision and it should have been friendlier and more engaging. Food was also good although I’ve had tastier filets of beef at lower cost. Mark ups on champagnes in particular are eye watering, a £50 retail bottle Ruinart Blanc de Blancs for £120 is a bit unnecessary. These are though minor grumbles although I probably won’t return, choosing to spend the money at a similar priced establishment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiters were slow and unattentive.

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claireindia
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my partner as a surprise for his birthday and we had the most amazing experience. We choose the Festival £45 menu and the food was outstanding. Views over St Paul’s cathedral were stunning and the service was faultless. Highly recommend and I will definitely return.

C
Casper
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was appaling. First we were rushed to order. When we asked for more time, they totally ignored us for a long time. Then they served us starters which we did not order. When we let them know about the confusion, they took the plates and served them to the next table!!! Not very hygienic nor very professional… This is the second time I was there and not impressed with the service. I did not feel that they earned the service charge!

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Pocko
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There was only one thing stops this being an outstanding evening. One course was not good enough. My wife choose Ice Cream for her pudding and it was not up to scratch. Her comment was that all three flavours had a bitter flavour.

The meal otherwise was outstanding and we both had courses that were above that, if there is such a thing.

She had the turbot which she has not stopped talking about and I had the strawberry burgamot sylabub. I have never tasted anything like it before. Yes we are coming back.

AE
AimeeE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was very plain and not at all what I was expecting, however the view was beautiful and the restaurant had a lovely vibe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good setting excellent food attentive staff and meeting went well

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out talk french waiter was brilliant. Very professionally, funny etc

RH
vipRogerH
London
36 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They do everything right, but somehow the place lacks soul (or maybe someone’s personal touch). The views across London are tremendous.

GB
GillB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and helpful/friendly staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and views amazing. Food looks great but taste wise wasn’t blown away. In my opinion isn’t quite worth the premium price especially after a 13.5% service charge.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday. Very good service and exceptional food. Really enjoyed their cocktails, starters, main course and deserts. Memorable dining experience. I would highly recommend.

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vipArfurjob
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding, annoyed we have left it so long. Will be back soon

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Steve
London
17 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

A mix-up over whether we'd booked afternoon tea or lunch, despite selecting 'afternoon tea' as part of our OpenTable booking. The staff could have easily handled this better from the outset, especially as we'd advised upon arrival, not just one member of staff, but two. It wasn't until the third waitress that we were told Oxo had us booked in for lunch booking. Aside from that, we stayed for lunch, which was very tasty, but for the money paid, the level of service wasn't very good and the chairs/furniture looked like more like a chain restaurant than something a bit more upmarket.

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Hungryboy
London
42 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place

AC
AlessandroC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Amazing view nothing to say there. But wine overpriced (I knew the labels) and food was, past the great choice and quality of starters, nothing mind-blowing. You'd expect more for the price. But then, it's Harvey Nichols...

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PaigeP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great view from the terrace. The crab starter was incredible.

AM
vipAMLondon
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was good. Slightly disappointing but a nice evening. We opted for the taster menu with wine pairings, delivered so well by the excellent waiting staff team. It wasn’t the greatest but it wasn’t bad. Just rather average and not worth 135£ per head. No amuse bouche and no coffee / mint tea included as a gesture as has been the case with other taster menus. I wouldn’t repeat the experience. It was a good evening, food wise, but sadly no greater than that.

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sarahr
London
2 reviews
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic location, good food, excellent ambiance.

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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
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience1

Originally we had planned on going to the restaurant, but we changed our booking to the brasserie due to the menu at the restaurant! As some of the guests joining us, didn’t like options avaliable on the menu! I had lamb for main & we shared some king prawns to start. I was impressed with the views, however the brasserie had a cafe’ like feel. The chairs were very “school canteen” a long with the tables. The food was very good, the service was slow and it was expensive for what it was. It didn’t have the luxurious feel we expected!

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

Fantastic service and delicious food

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Thuy
London
4 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
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

M
vipMogs
South 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
3 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
10 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
5 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.

GW
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
4 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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viprolven
London
13 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.

FAQs

OXO Tower Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 234 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.