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

4.4
236 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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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Rumpus Room is a trendy bar in the Mondrian Hotel, but with actual good vibes and drinks. It’s pricey, but worth the cost for the view.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

VH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing!!! I would definitely go back. We reserved a table and the service was amazing. As it was a hot summers day we managed to get the swinging chairs on the balcony too - which was brilliant. Lovely views of the Thames and St. Paul’s. Cocktails were amazing too! Get yourself there!!!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice bar , disappointed that the terrace closes at 2200

g
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The view is very nice,the personnel is very kind and smiling.We had a reservation for 2,and they gave us a table without view,but after 10 minutes or less,they changed our table with one with view,and that happened without asking them. The drinks are not cheap,but you’re not in an ordinary bar,and after all,it’s London,and London is not cheap! Our experience at 12th Knot is was very pleasant.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Really disappointing experience with 12th knot. As soon as we arrived we didn’t feel welcomed at all. We were seated and asked the waitress if we could order drinks and she advised that another waitress would take our order. 15 minutes later still no one came to take out order so we asked another waitress who said that someone would be with us soon. Another table was seated next to us and they’re drinks order was taken. After still waiting and trying to get someone’s attention we gave up and we went up to the bar and ordered our own drinks. The drinks were completely overpriced for the size of the drink. The only enjoyable aspect of our experience was the view. Wouldn’t recommend here! Poor service and completely overpriced.

SN
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service warm
Smiles and waiters with personalities
Didn’t eat food just drinks
Drinks were super expensive but guess that’s London for you
Could have done with some
Cheeky live music especially on a Friday night. Beautiful decor and toilets were very plush. Thanks for having us. Scarlett

HB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible views on the terrace. Amazing service very friendly and considered. Cocktails were tasty. Would highly recommend.

GM
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made reservation for 7.30 pm two days beforehand. Received a confirmation email accordingly and subsequently turned up as per the booking only to be told that there was a private function that evening so we’re turned away at the door leaving it too late to make alternative arrangements. Received an automated email from the venue with no apology when they messaged to ask why I didn’t turn up?!!!..naturally I responded but again received no apology just another automated response..pity

CJ
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. The gentlemen Front of House (apologies, I don’t know his name but good dress sense, glasses) was so accommodating. We were a group of girls eager to see our friend that lived abroad and he could not do enough to accommodate the growing number of girls and champagne bottles and plates of food we kept ordering! They never let the venue get crowded like others keen to cash in on a sunny day in London. My only request is that they keep the terrace open later!

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic view; very nice atmosphere.

KD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I have been wanting to go here for ages and I was actually really disappointed.
The place itself is hard to find and when we asked the reception staff how to get up to 12th Knot they said ‘just get the lift!’ We didn’t know where the lift even was. The place itself is really cool with amazing views. The cocktail menu is so limited with not much choice so we opted for gin and tonics which were very pricey. The service was poor, we sat for 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. Two strangers were told they could sit with us at our table (which I prebooked) without being asked and then they sat listening to our conversation so it was very uncomfortable so we decided to leave. Very disappointed.

KM
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening the service and staff were on top form very polite and helpful would defo recommend this to friends and the and the atmosphere was spot on didn’t really want to leave 😉

SK
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall good value, crowd was upclass and views were amazing. Food options will do good to have more variety, they dont have option to walk up to counter and order and force you to wait for table service but at peak times will need to wait for 20-30 minutes to get attention of a server to order something (especially after your initial order), not sure if it was shortage of servers or because we didnt look westerners.

RH
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good to relax and chill out with friends but as a date I would not recommend. The seating is too spread out for a romantic night.

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