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Banyan On The Thames, London,

Banyan On The Thames

3.9
3.9
1180 Reviews
£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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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    French / Indian, Beer Garden, Thai
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 07:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 07:00–01:00
  • 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, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Kosher, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,180 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

1,244 Reviews
  1. Jane

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not great. I would not recommend. Customer service was great though

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  2. RaeRay

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very poor, lacked freshness and flavour. Starters were much better

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  3. Tara

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table for my mother’s birthday and it was reserved and dressed nicely. There was always someone there to take your order which was great. My mother was also surprised with a birthday cheesecake which made her day even more special. I will definitely visit again as the food and service are always brilliant.

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  4. Sheila

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always delicious. Amazing view. Very comfortable and relaxing

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  5. mpat

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Main course quite pricey but its London. Starter and dessert delicious. Service goid, ambience nice. Great location especially in the summertime by the river and watching the helicopters fly by.

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  6. CharlieB

    Oklahoma City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous setting on the river and food and service was delicious.

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  7. RochelleW

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My experience at Banyan On The Thames was lacklustre. Although the food was amazing, the service was very poor. We were sat in the outdoor dining section and forgotten. We were left to our own devices for most of the meal, having to enter the restaurant twice in order to seek out staff. It took a while to order drinks initially, and even longer to order food, at one point I went directly to the bar and placed a drinks order as there were no waiting staff in sight. The food was great, but for the price paid I really expected a better experience. It was my partners birthday meal and this really put a dampener on the evening.

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  8. AntheaW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal ,lovely location, would definitely visit again

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  9. RebekahP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The bartend was the highlight of my night ! But the food was lovely the drinks were perfect and the view off the river sitting in the garden was lovely !

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the second time I have visited in a year and the quality of the food has dropped significantly. The service is excellent though.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was closed and no one called us ahead to let us know.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience,I had the best time ever,food was delicious and fantastic service was excellent and the atmosphere was marvelous.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience,I had the best time ever,food was delicious and fantastic service was excellent and the atmosphere was marvelous.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience,I had the best time ever,food was delicious and fantastic service was excellent and the atmosphere was marvelous.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the location is great! Only let down is the service - slow and not very attentive.

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  16. CharmB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really nice atmosphere with nice view of the river. The food was really nice best tempura prawns I've had and would really recommend the steak and salmon. The staff was really nice and friendly and always checked if everything was OK. Our waiter was really nice and was able to be discreet when checking if I was ready for a surprise anniversary cake to come out which made it extra special. I would definitely come back again

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  17. SuperMario

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were really disappointed with everything. Like the attached hotel, the restaurant has aged quite badly. We were hoping for a nice view on the Thames but that was not the case as the restaurant is on the ground floor. The decor with abundant plastic flowers and plant was quite cheap as was the green carpet of the outdoor patio. The food was simy bad. We had fried cheese sticks and prawns for starter and they were just ok. The cheese sticks not melted ebough and missing much flavour. Worst was the main. We had the honey salmon which was way overcooked, dry and tastless. The honey making it excessively sweet. Rosted side potatos were way too soft. We cannot say much better about the service. Food arrived quickly but the waiter's behavior did not seem very professional. It is a pity as the location right on the bank of the Thames could be much better exploited especially when considering that there are no other restaurants anywhere nearby on the river. Despite its affiliation with the 5 starts Rafayel Hotel we could not feel any luxury or high end enjoyment during out visit. We will not come back

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  18. london211

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was understaffed this Saturday very sad as I used to come to Bayan every month. Music was not very well thought out, smoking guests in conservatory was the last straw. Food was over cooked over spiced. Decor is very nice impressive and worth talking about, coupled with the helicopter’s landing in front of you makes it a great destination…for a drink or lunch bits. We decided to leave after starters as it just was not vibing. I hope this improves its such a shame.

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  19. Pauline

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service in a quiet atmosphere overlooking the Thames.

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  20. Lauren

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice quick lunch with family

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  21. StunningHotRoxx

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  22. MichaelaF

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  23. anakat

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  24. TheJman

    London

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  25. Tyrone

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    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 :(

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  26. Sheila

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with 6 people. Everyone enjoyed their food and would definitely go back there again. We had a lovely evening

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  27. Precious

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in South London

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  28. DavidA

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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?

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  29. sergior

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  30. Roch

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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

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  31. IanH

    London

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

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  32. MamaDeesDiary

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service and amazing food. They really cater to families which is lovely.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view ,great staff and great food . We really recommend this place.

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  34. AngelaG

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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...

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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!!

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  36. SarahD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fab meal. Really attentive service, ordered steak which was cooked perfectly, will be definitely going back to try the rest of the menu!

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  37. RahealA

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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 .

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  38. RichardM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for One2One as of romance. Private and exclusive & impressive

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  39. chad

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch spot!

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  40. Lucie

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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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 3.9 stars by 1180 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 07:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 07:00–01:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Kosher, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, 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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