12th Knot at Sea Containers London (formerly Rumpus Room)

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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Join us on the 12th floor of the Sea Containers London and experience a bright and verdant riverside rooftop bar. Expect lush greenery, plush sofas and comfortable lounge spaces, perfect for enjoying the iconic view morning to night-time. While you enjoy the iconic view, try our seasonal and ingredient-led cocktails and food and enjoy live music on Wednesdays featuring some of London’s hottest bands, as well as DJ’s Thursday – Saturday. Grab some friends and join us in our elegant playground that will harness the youth and energy of the South Bank while projecting the glamour of modern London.
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C
London
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Good people. Nice cocktails. Very loud. Great views

ND
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere, friendly staff; lively, great views

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hospitality!

N
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The location and views are terrific, its quite noisy and the service was OK, but it's good fun and well worth a visit.

f
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Loved this as the rumpus rooms , drinks still as pricey , service slow and no nibbles provided .

Y
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the view, music was just right,staff was friendly,food is ok, would be good to keep the outside area a bit longer

MK
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Drinks were good and typical London prices for a roof top bar. Service was very very slow. Tables around us were getting a lot more attention. It felt like we were being ignored because we were younger than others and therefore they thought we couldn’t afford it and consequently didn’t pay us any attention.

NW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

I booked a table reservation for my partners birthday and on first glimpse all was perfect. However, I would only recommend this venue for one drink.

Poor table service! We were made to feel not a priority. Be prepared to wait, found it challenging to grab the servers attention. Instead go to the bar to place your order.

The atmosphere seemed very formal full of office suits, perhaps a better vibe on a weekend. What a shame! I chose this venue for my partners birthday because of the live music and previous reviews of the rooftop view. This service does not compare to the impeccable service at Lyon-ess downstairs.

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Best view in town, especially outside. Service took a bit long.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, beautiful views. Good DJ on a Friday night. Varied selection of cocktails a bit on the expensive side. I would definitely visit again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Table service was terrible. Every time we wanted a drink we had to stop servers as they walked by. Previously they would approach when they could see the drinks were getting low

t
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Pretentious, insufferable staff. HORRIBLE service.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Lovely views the staff were really friendly and the drinks are good

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great views. Service was friendly. Prices on par with other similar bars. Menu limited (we intended to have dinner, but Tuesday there is only a dumpling menu which meant we had to go elsewhere for food)

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful bar with amazing views and great cocktails. Service could have been better.

r
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great lively venue with a fabulous view of St Pauls, the City and the river. The cocktail menu was innovative and fun, the live music (a little loud) but gave the place a fantastic vibe and it was busy, bussling and a lot of fun. Service could be a little slow- but that is because it was so lively. We had the table for two hours (inside) and like most other people we went out to the balcony for the views throughout the evening. Lovely venue.

M
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had good seats/views but that's easy enough to do when you have a rooftop bar. The service was abysmally slow - we sat for at least 20 minutes trying to catch someones attention to order more wine, only to then be told our table turnaround was going to be needed in 10 minutes.
Vegetarian options for food were fine and that's being generous (beware, I think the chips have parmesan on) but my cheese still had plastic wrapped around it.
The songs choices were good from the live band but the actual singing wasn't brilliant.

For the price, I expect better.

R
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good for a pre going on drink. Dim sum is good, cocktails are well made.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a table by the window so had a marvellous view over the Thamesn- amazing even on a dull, wet day. we really enjoyed our visit.

RD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

A very well appointed bar with lots of seating and sofas beautiful views accross the City - however very I mean very loud DJ playing banging sounds which no one was interested in but I had a headache within 30 mins!
A guy playing a piano would have been far better for this type of establishment and I felt it let it down badly

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view. Great service. Wonderful experience.

MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Had a lovely evening with girlfriends, the bar area is stunning, the views are fab, drink selection great. The service, however was not great, the waitresses were very moody and not very attentive. However, the head guy (didnt get his name) was really accomodating and let us have the table for longer than usually allowed. Would definately go back as had a great vibe. Hopefully the staff will smile and be happy by then!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely bar with fantastic live music and an amazing view from the rooftop but high prices to match.

K
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great bar with fantastic views of the City and Thames reached via a hidden lift in the lobby of the Sea Container hotel. The door policy is not the most friendly and when you can actually get the eye of one of the bar staff to order a drink they are pricey but tasty. Beer, wine, spirits inc lots and lots of gins-and cocktails. Hot drinks are not available but you can get one from the hotel and bring it up. Note that you need to get this authorised or you will have trouble getting back in - see my earlier comment on the friendliness of the door staff. In summary, you should come here for the view despite the mixed levels of service you will get.

RP
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a drink. A bit too much noise but wonderful view and nice staff !

SF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for good views, excellent service and comfortable seating arrangements. We went on a Tuesday which is kitchen takeover day, we had Asian dumplings, all very tasty. Thoroughly recommend, bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

K
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

Horrible service we ordered a bottle of champagne took a while for waitress bring it to the table and after he pour it
He left bottle on table ,, I have to call somebody else to ask to put bottle on a bucket “common sense “
Then I asked for a liquor he forgot , he never check on our table , the 2nd bottle I have to called to somebody else .

Beautiful place but the service was the worst

GB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was awful, seemed to be a an effort for the waitress to serve us. You have a table for 2 hours and are swiftly told when you need to leave. Pretentious atmosphere, shame because the views are lovely.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Had a fantastic celebration drinks here, with a great band playing live music on Wednesdays! Cheese board was lovely too. Only let down was the man organising the tables could have been much friendlier, arrived early for our table and he made us feel awkward for staying the total time we had booked (had been booked weeks in advance)! Apart from this I would definitely return.

L
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time I’ve visited in 3 weeks. You have to book but service, atmosphere and views great!

TM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff. Fabulous views. A little noisy due to sitting under overhead speakers but very quickly moved when we mentioned our concerns

L
London
24 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good fun, good ambience, good cocktails drinks.

KK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and great staff

F
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Excellent service on arrivals by Reuben who gave us a fabulous table by the window. Served very prompt by staff. Good vibes with DJ playing (Saturday evening). Would highly recommend for fun and classy night out.

SM
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great place. Good atmosphere, nice music and an amazing view. Would definitely go back !!

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

It was quite disappointing. It was very noisy and the drinks were terrible. It's not the best rooftop bar It was okay.

MQ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Been here many times and this occasion was no exception. Live music at just the right volume with some funky covers, good food, breathtaking view especially as the sun was setting and attentive, well timed service.

JK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They've let this place go significantly. from the rude and flustered employee at the entrance to the general decor and set up. This used to be a great spot to enjoy good cocktails and music. The music and the cocktails are still great, but the staff are overwhelmed and poorly managed. The tables and seats were dirty and the clientele reflected the dropped standards. we left after a single drink.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The layout of this roofbar is amazing. It was a hot day and we were seated just next to the open window which was great. The views are really nice

m
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Excellent interior design, music and friendly customers made a good vibe and somewhat unique atmosphere.

Cocktails were tasty and high quality. The suff seemed to me bit little too casual for a premium venue. As we entered, we were waiting for a few minutes until hostess finished showing pictures to a friend or colleague. Also, before we ordered drinks we were requested to either pay upfront, or open a tab which did not help pleasant experience.
On the other hand, apart of these few details, service was great, we enjoyed our time and I would happily recommend 12th Knot to friends.