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Banyan On The Thames, London,

Banyan On The Thames

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£25 and under
French / Indian

Banyan has risen up the ladder of success in keeping with the brand name of Hotel Rafayel.
Our stunning riverside location along with the choices of a varied menu of selected Euro-Indo- South East Asian flavours bring Banyan to the forefront.
In the summer months enjoying your meal al fresco adds another gentle element of gracefulness to your day. It is a romantic setting, as well as a great family place where children can watch helicopter landings as they eat from their own tastefully developed children’s menu.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French / Indian, Beer Garden, Thai

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7801 3638

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Peter Beck, consulting chef Paisley NY

  • Private party facilities

    Banyan on the Thames specializes in international cuisine and views of the famous river Thames. The restaurant is situated within Award winning Rafayel on the Left Bank, around 10 minutes’ walk from Clapham Junction station.

  • Private party contact

    Sanya Kaur: 020 7801 3600

  • Area

    Battersea

  • Cross Street

    34 Lombard Road

  • Parking Details

    You can drive in and we will try to accommodate in the courtyard and - we have also underground private parking for £10 pounds please call us on 0207 801 3638

  • Public Transit

    170 bus from Victoria station and Clapham junction to Lombard Road located opposite to the hotel and the restaurant Banyan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Soup

  • Vegetable Soup£6.00

    Japanese style stir fried noodles with crisp vegetables and a savory sauce

    • Chicken Soup£7.00

      Tender chicken breast slices, crunchy vegetables and noodles in a delicious broth

      Starters

      • Banyan Special Onion Bhaji£6.00

        Traditional mild spices and sliced onions combined and fried, Serve with tamarind sauce

        • Delhi Paneer£6.50

          Indian cheese, peppers, scallions, garlic sweet chilli sauce

          • Banyan Tempura Tiger Prawn£8.00

            Crispy tempura batter fried served with sweet chili sauce

            • Banyan Sheekh Kebab£7.00

              Choice of chicken or lamb. Flame grilled sheikh kebabs made with a delicious blend of fresh herbs and spices

              • Butter Chicken£7.00

                Chicken marinated with yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese cardamom and Baked in tandoor oven

                • Mozzarella Stick£6.50

                  Deep fried breaded mozzarella cheese stick served with sweet chili sauce

                  • Garlic Prawns£8.00

                    Pan seared Tiger prawns served with creamy garlic sauce

                    • Duck Spring Rolls£6.50

                      Deep fried duck meat and vegetables wrapped in pastry sheet Served with sweet chilli sauce

                      • Mediterranean Salad£7.00

                        Salad contain roasted peppers, sundried tomatoes, olives and Greek feta cheese with Italian herbs

                        Chef Specials Seafood

                        • Salmon Fillet£16.00

                          Roasted salmon in creamy garlic sauce served with beans and roasted potatoes

                          • Chilean ea Seabass£17.00

                            Tandoori spices seabass served with garlic roasted potato and Pak choi

                            • Tawa Machi£15.00

                              Whole sea bream stuffed with fenugreek, dill, coriander served with, caramelized onion and roasted potato

                              • Honey and Orange Roast Seabass£17.00

                                Whole sea bream honey and orange roast seabass served with black lentils and parsley

                                • Thai Tamarind Coconut Fish£14.00

                                  Cod fish cooked in coconut milk; tamarind toasted spices served with Basmati Rice

                                  Banyan Special Steak

                                  • Emperor Babur Rib Eye Steak£18.00

                                    Marinated in crush Indian spices, turmeric cardamom, black pepper, served with beans and roasted potatoes

                                    • Rib Eye Steak£18.00

                                      Served with garlic butter, tomato, green vegetable and roasted potatoes

                                      • Tuna Steak£22.00

                                        Tuna steak with butter, cream, broth, garlic, mustard, served with lemon Dijon sauce

                                        Featured Item

                                        • Banyan Special Wagyu Beef Burger£16.00

                                          Wagyu beef is the meat from a truly extraordinary breed of cattle, bread from the original wagyu cow from Kobe, Japan

                                          Main Course

                                          • Fish and Chips£14.00

                                            Banyan style haddock fried in beer batter and served with French fries and homemade tartare sauce

                                            • Teppanyaki Chicken£13.00

                                              Japanese style Rice with chicken, vegetables and soy sauce

                                              • Chicken Tikka Masala£13.00

                                                Chicken marinated with yogurt, roasted spices, ginger, and garlic served with Basmati Rice

                                                • Chicken Kiev£13.00

                                                  Chicken filed rolled around garlic butter coated with eggs-breadcrumbs, served with French beans roasted potatoes and honey mustard tamarind sauce

                                                  • Pattaya Chicken£13.00

                                                    Diced Chicken cooked in coconut milk, tamarind toasted spices and served with Basmati Rice

                                                    • Mongolian Warrior Lamb£14.00

                                                      Slowly cooked lamb in coconut milk, tamarind with mild spicy served with Basmati Rice

                                                      • Banyan Biryani

                                                        Authentic style Biryani with raita yogurt comes with choice of Vegetable, Chicken and Prawn

                                                        • Vegetable£13.00
                                                        • Chicken£14.00
                                                        • Prawn£15.00
                                                      • Banyan Sweet Chili

                                                        With choice of Chicken or Prawns prepared with peppers, spring onion, tomato and served with Basmati Rice

                                                        • Chicken£13.00
                                                        • Prawn£15.00
                                                      • Pasta

                                                        Penny pasta cooked in tomato sauce and other ingredient in choice of Vegetable / chicken / prawn. Available for lunch only

                                                        • Vegetable£8.00
                                                        • Chicken£11.00
                                                        • Prawn£14.00
                                                      • Banyan Club Sandwich£10.00

                                                        Double-decker toasted sandwich with chicken, bacon, cheese and salad served with French Fries

                                                        • Banyan Beef Burger£12.00

                                                          Beef burger with cheese and salad Served with French Fries

                                                          • Chicken Burger£11.00

                                                            With Cheese and salad served with French Fries

                                                            • Pizza£9.00

                                                              12" pizza with choice of cheese / pepperoni / chicken

                                                              • Pizza Pocket, Pepperoni£6.00

                                                                Sides

                                                                • Saag Paneer£6.50

                                                                  • Chana Masala£6.50

                                                                    • Daal Makhani£6.50

                                                                      • French Fries£4.00

                                                                        • Roasted Potatoes£4.00

                                                                          • Basmati Rice£4.00

                                                                            • Indian Bread£4.00

                                                                              plain, cheese or garlic

                                                                              Desserts

                                                                              • New York Cheesecake£6.00

                                                                                Served with chocolate and blueberry sauce

                                                                                • Apple Tart Tatin£6.00

                                                                                  A rich apple tart Tatin served with honeycomb ice cream and salt caramel sauce

                                                                                  • Ice Creams

                                                                                    Honeycomb, Strawberry, Vanilla, Milk Chocolate

                                                                                    • each scoop£3.00
                                                                                  • Sorbet - Lychee, Mango

                                                                                    Last updated: 3 February 2022

                                                                                    What 1,302 people are saying

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                                                                                    • 4Ambience
                                                                                    • 4.2Value

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                                                                                      Pauline

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 4 April 2022

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      Excellent food and service in a quiet atmosphere overlooking the Thames.

                                                                                    2. L

                                                                                      Lauren

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                                                      overall5food3service3ambience4

                                                                                      Nice quick lunch with family

                                                                                    3. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 21 February 2022

                                                                                      overall3food5service4ambience5

                                                                                      Great Resturant, good location, friendly staff. Would have given them a 5 star but their communication is not the best at all. Considering you need to communication to run any business. They never wait for you to finish your sentences or ask “if there’s anything else you would like help with” before hanging up the phone, so they miss information necessary for bookings. It’s not just the restaurant the whole hotel staff so you have to call back to make sure they haven’t missed anything. Other than that it’s a great vibe nice atmosphere good food great prices.

                                                                                    4. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                                                      overall1food2service2ambience3

                                                                                      Service was poor took about 45 minutes to even get a drink and about an hour to get a starter. Forgot to bring us drinks we had ordered on a few occasions in the end we just told them to leave them.

                                                                                    5. a

                                                                                      anakat

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 29 January 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We were a large group of 7 (4 adults, 3 children) and we were so well looked after by all of the staff, nothing was too much trouble! The food was lovely, and the riverside location was beautiful. We last came to this restaurant 9y ago and it was wonderful to come back!

                                                                                    6. TJ

                                                                                      TheJman

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 31 December 2021

                                                                                      overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                      The food was decent, but you most likely come here for the riverside ambience. But if they persist on operating a sheesha bar in the patio/conservatory area, that's not going to be very pleasant for people who want to sit facing the river, don't like the smell of the sheesha. Also, the wait staff leave a LOT to be desired. There were sullen faces, grumbling and squabbles amongst them, and a basic "not my section or job" mentality. The worst thing about this place is the bar - a simple glass of Malbec (the most expensive wine by the glass, although not that dear by market standards) was simply not a Malbec. If you're going to order a cobra and a curry, might as well go someplace where it doesn't cost you £60! Also, the restaurant is attached to a hotel (Rafael), which means you can expect unattended children running about the place.

                                                                                    7. T

                                                                                      Tyrone

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 19 November 2021

                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience1

                                                                                      I’ve been going to Banyan since 2012. It was one of my best restaurants. Since then things have changed. The decor looks tacky now (the cream chairs have to go, who’s idea was that) the level of service is below par. The food was okay but comparing it to 2012 levels it can only be reviewed as substandard. Come guys you had something good. We’ve been there every year for our anniversary and we’ve been in denial about the food, decor and service but I think the last time was the nail in the coffin. Rest in peace Banyan :(

                                                                                    8. S

                                                                                      Sheila

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 28 October 2021

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Went with 6 people. Everyone enjoyed their food and would definitely go back there again. We had a lovely evening

                                                                                    9. P

                                                                                      Precious

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 12 June 2021

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Best restaurant in South London

                                                                                    10. DA

                                                                                      DavidA

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 5 June 2021

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Definitely the best place riverside!!! Summer or winter, sun or rain, you are protected of weather conditions, the river view is amazing, food with an excellent quality and prices very affordable. What else can I ask for?

                                                                                    11. s

                                                                                      sergior

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 4 June 2021

                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      This place would have received full 5 stars if it wasn’t for the loud disco music , which the waiter kindly turned down upon our arrival , then a gentleman, who I assume was the owner , turned right up full blast. Food is exceptional and very fresh , service is really good and food arrived very promptly, we will go back

                                                                                    12. R

                                                                                      Roch

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 29 May 2021

                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      We got caught in traffic as the football was on and had the last table booking unfortunately ended up being 30 minutes late for our reservation. Did call the restaurant to let them know they did inform us the kitchen had closed but to still come. Upon arrival the staff kindly had informed the kitchen we were running late and allowed us to put our order through. Food was not rushed but came out in good time and was delicious! Definitely will be back

                                                                                    13. IH

                                                                                      IanH

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 17 April 2021

                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                      Under no circumstances come to this restaurant, if indeed that is the right description. Think final scene of Scarface , with a load of “Yoof” wannabe Tony Montanas lounging around the tables. Shouting at one another. Terrible food, dirty , utterly wasted evening and I will never come back here. In fact , I hear Pete Docherty’s kitchen would be cleaner !! If there was a negative star rating I’d give it that for every score.

                                                                                    14. MD

                                                                                      MamaDeesDiary

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 24 October 2020

                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                      Brilliant service and amazing food. They really cater to families which is lovely.

                                                                                    15. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 10 October 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great view ,great staff and great food . We really recommend this place.

                                                                                    16. AG

                                                                                      AngelaG

                                                                                      Essex

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 9 October 2020

                                                                                      overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                      I have been on several occasions this year to celebrate my birthday and Anniversary, this visit was a friends special friendship, the food not to my standard, it use to be a lot better, good size portions, the pudding wasn't fresh so not up to my standard, maybe go back next year if improved...

                                                                                    17. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 16 March 2020

                                                                                      overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                                                      The worst experience, i have never experienced such arrogant and unprofessional staff, no smile no welcome, they left us standing there while ignoring us, the food it self is not bad, nothing fancy but good quality, the staff though are terribly rude!!

                                                                                    18. SD

                                                                                      SarahD

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 9 March 2020

                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Fab meal. Really attentive service, ordered steak which was cooked perfectly, will be definitely going back to try the rest of the menu!

                                                                                    19. RA

                                                                                      RahealA

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 8 March 2020

                                                                                      overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                      Overall it wasnt bad, but there was a limit on the sandwiches. 1 for each person which in thought was a little stingy.. and one cake each .. having to pay for the robes to rent that were not full length either wasnt good, should have been included. The spa area was nice but ould have been bigger as there was quite a few ppl there .

                                                                                    20. RM

                                                                                      RichardM

                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 6 March 2020

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      Great place for One2One as of romance. Private and exclusive & impressive

                                                                                    21. c

                                                                                      chad

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 5 March 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great lunch spot!

                                                                                    22. L

                                                                                      Lucie

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 5 March 2020

                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Navsteva spa byla super,jen skoda ze pri prichodu vyply hudbu a bylo slyset jak lidi cvici v posilovne. Bylo by vhodne kdyby nabizeli vodu pri vstupu.

                                                                                    23. L

                                                                                      Lele

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 4 March 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      excellent service , food and ambience. ten out of ten

                                                                                    24. c

                                                                                      chad

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 3 March 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Just the best lunch spot!

                                                                                    25. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                      If I could give this restaurant zero stars I would. My experience here ruined what was a 40th birthday gift to my best friend. I booked afternoon tea and specifically asked for a pescatarian and vegan options.I called the restaurant in advance to find out if this would be possible and told that this would be fine. When we're arrived we were told to pick from the menu in lieu of the vegan sandwiches. The limited menu that had no vegan options. We were told that they could adapt the biriani... Which was declined was we'd come for afternoon tea. We settled on a veggie burger sandwich and chips (both tasted mediocre) and were assured that there would be vegan options in the cakes. When the sandwiches, scones, cakes are brought out, we asked which were vegan and the waiter said he'd have to check with the chef. He came back to confirm that none of the scones or cakes were vegan. So there were no vegan options at all. Who would want a sandwich and chips when they have gone out for afternoon tea?!? I booked the booking well in advance and even called the restaurant the day before to double check. They single handed turned a birthday celebration to a horrible experience!

                                                                                    26. c

                                                                                      chad

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 26 February 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great food! Lovely staff

                                                                                    27. MK

                                                                                      MichelleK

                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                      overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                                      It felt a bit rushed and we went for afternoon tea, once seated we got our food immediately and then the waiter/waitress didn’t come over again at all not even to give us the bill. Very bad service and the afternoon tea was very small.

                                                                                    28. RM

                                                                                      RichardM

                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 21 February 2020

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      Good food great atmosphere. Best sight but parking is limited

                                                                                    29. SL

                                                                                      SamanthaL

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 21 February 2020

                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                      I booked this restaurant about 6 weeks ago, knowing that we would be in Battersea for the weekend and looking for somewhere romantic to eat on the Friday night. The moment we arrived I could sense we had made a mistake. A very rowdy group of drunk people were at the bar - shouting, swearing and disturbing the ambiance of the restaurant. The bar man served them another drink despite the fact they'd clearly had enough. We were seated; I told the waitress twice that we'd made an online reservation but on neither occasion did she take my name to confirm our arrival. After about 10 minutes waiting, I made eye contact with the waitress and she said she'd be over shortly to take our order. Another 10 minutes passed and we still hadn't even placed an order for a drink. The other diners seated near us were also looking across at the rowdy drunk party at the bar, as were we. My husband and I said to each other that this was no longer worth the wait and we walked out. The waitress was so busy sorting out her till/computer that she didn't even look up to see us leave. We ended up eating at the restaurant next door in the Battersea Crowne Plaza - a much more organised and pleasant experience. Don't bother booking here - we had good money to spend but the staff here seemingly didn't acknowledge this. Very disappointing, particularly as we regularly come to London for weekend breaks. I have also written this review on Trip Advisor to warn as many people as possible.

                                                                                    30. GD

                                                                                      GeoffD

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 18 February 2020

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      We had an afternoon tea voucher bought as a Christmas present, when we booked the table we input the voucher code but we couldn't print the voucher off, however, we took the confirmation email from Wowcher and showed it on our arrival and everything was fine. We arrived early but it was not a problem and a table was available. The afternoon tea was lovely and the service was really good. Would recommend.

                                                                                    31. EN

                                                                                      EmmaN

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 15 February 2020

                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Staff were helpful and welcoming. The atmosphere and location were great even on a stormy day, will be back in the sunshine! Food was good, te cakes quite small but very sweet so was plenty with the delicious sandwiches and scones.

                                                                                    32. S

                                                                                      Sequoia

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 15 February 2020

                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                      I wouldn't recommend tea but I would recommend Lunch or dinner.

                                                                                    33. M

                                                                                      Monya

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 5 February 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Had the most wonderful time on my birthday. Everything was lovely. Thank you

                                                                                    34. BN

                                                                                      BerceliaN

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 3 February 2020

                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                      So I booked tea with spa day for my friend and I. On arrival to the hotel it was a bit confusing as we could not find anyone to help or direct us. I was able to park in a small space which was at the side of the entrance. Eventually went into the office where I was told where to go. Was kind of expecting a member of staff to at least escort. Anyway found the spa and was greeted by a pleasant gentleman explaining where things were etc. Spa area was quite small but quiet. Steam room was not working which was disappointing, then after 10 minutes in the sauna, that also stopped working. After 45 minutes decided to change and sit in the relaxation room until it was time for tea. Having to go back outside to another building to find the restaurant, still no one to show us we were pointed to a table where we could take our pick. Now, for such a prestigious hotel and all the reviews I have read I would expect to be shown to my seat. So after sitting there for almost 10 minutes a waiter just turns up with 2 glasses of Prosecco which was quite nice and 2 glasses of water. Then again no engaging with customers or anything. Then another waiter turned up with our sandwiches etc, now this is where I was feeling quite annoyed as we were. To asked if we had any dietary requirements (I’m a pescatarian). The scones were lovely I have to admit, sandwiches were fresh and bread really soft. Did not rate the tiny cakes that had been provided, we had to cut in half to share as they were so random. shortly afterwards the waiter came and asked tea or coffee and again when they delivered it to me I had to ask if they had any soya or almond milk. Please don’t just assume we all drink cows milk!! The waiter did not even apologise just took the pot. After we had finished the waiter came over to ask for my voucher code and off he went. They didn’t even clear the table while we sat and had a chat. I was quite miffed by this stage as my friend and I do teas quite often and could. To help bu

                                                                                    35. SP

                                                                                      SammieP

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 1 February 2020

                                                                                      overall3food2service1ambience2

                                                                                      Visited with friends as part of a spa/afternoon tea combo. Spa was disappointing, but afternoon tea was marginally better. Handful of other guests using the restaurant but no-one at reception to greet us. We had a lovely view of the Thames. Food was average but nicely presented. Warm scones were the highlight, we had to guess the sandwich fillings tho and didn't eat the cake things as no allergy advice provided nor were we asked - looked like nut shaving on some of the cakes. No hot beverages offered Enjoyed the company of my friends but Banyan experience was lacking in customer service.

                                                                                    36. SD

                                                                                      SamanthaD

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 25 January 2020

                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                      I would recommend the Restaurant and food, but definately would not recommend spa much much too small, steam room not working, cowarded to small to the amount of people booked.

                                                                                    37. AB

                                                                                      AprilB

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 20 January 2020

                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                      The groupon deal was great, however the service was slow and we had to flag down the waiter several times for water and tea.

                                                                                    38. GC

                                                                                      GemChap

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 17 January 2020

                                                                                      overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                                                      The afternoon tea was nice but the only thing the waiter said to us was, “tea or coffee”. Checked my voucher and handed it back. No eye contact, no chat, not much of a service at all

                                                                                    39. M

                                                                                      Mari

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 15 January 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      What a great night! The food was delicious, the view was delightful and service was impeccable. To top it off, I got engaged! It's a venue and a night I'll never forget!

                                                                                    40. XF

                                                                                      XFoodX

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 8 January 2020

                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                      good looking restaurant. nothing special, more like a bar/lounge than fine dinning.

                                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                      • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                                      • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                      • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                      • Contactless payment available
                                                                                    • Physical distancing

                                                                                      • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                      • Extra space between tables
                                                                                    • Protective equipment

                                                                                      • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                                                      • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                    • Screening

                                                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                      • Staff temperature check required
                                                                                      • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                    Banyan On The Thames offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7801 3638.

                                                                                    Banyan On The Thames is rated 4 stars by 1302 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                    Google Map for Banyan On The Thames

                                                                                    34 Lombard Road Battersea London, SW11 3RF

                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                    • Cross Street

                                                                                      34 Lombard Road

                                                                                    • Area

                                                                                      Battersea

                                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                                      Daily 11:00–23:00

                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                      French / Indian, Beer Garden, Thai

                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                                      Smart Casual

                                                                                    • Parking Details

                                                                                      You can drive in and we will try to accommodate in the courtyard and - we have also underground private parking for £10 pounds please call us on 0207 801 3638

                                                                                    • Public Transit

                                                                                      170 bus from Victoria station and Clapham junction to Lombard Road located opposite to the hotel and the restaurant Banyan

                                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                    • Executive Chef

                                                                                      Peter Beck, consulting chef Paisley NY

                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                      020 7801 3638

                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                      Banyan on the Thames specializes in international cuisine and views of the famous river Thames. The restaurant is situated within Award winning Rafayel on the Left Bank, around 10 minutes’ walk from Clapham Junction station.

                                                                                    • Private party contact

                                                                                      Sanya Kaur: 020 7801 3600

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