Caravan Bankside

4.6
715 reviews
£25 and under
Global, International
HOUSED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF AN OLD METAL BOX FACTORY IN THE EMERGING AREA OF BANKSIDE, WE HAVE LOVINGLY RESTORED MANY OF THE ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY FEATURES AT CARAVAN BANKSIDE TO CREATE A SOFT INDUSTRIAL DINING ROOM, COCKTAIL & COFFEE BAR AND KITCHEN DINING BAR. FEATURING OUR SIGNATURE WELL-TRAVELLED FOOD AND DRINK MENUS, WE HAVE ALSO ADDED HOUSE-MADE CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE TO OUR OFFER ALONG WITH HOUSE-MADE KOMBUCHA, SHRUBS AND SODAS. OUR BESPOKE COFFEE BAR FEATURES A CUSTOM BUILT ESPRESSO MACHINE AND NEW COFFEE BREWING TECHNOLOGY, CREATING DELICIOUS BREWS FOR YOU TO HAVE IN OR TAKEOUT. OPEN ALL DAY FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, BRUNCH & DINNER AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN WE WELCOME YOU FOR COFFEE, COCKTAILS, FOOD AND RELAXED VIBES ANY TIME! PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ALLOW DOGS INSIDE OUR RESTAURANT.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 715 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobB
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were really friendly and helpful. Great food. Really enjoyable evening

Caravan Bankside
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi RobB - great to hear you enjoyed your evening! We hope to catch you again soon!

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DaveRock
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, really enjoyed the vegetarian meal we had!

Caravan Bankside
Responded 19 hours ago

Thanks DaveRock! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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HenryG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was a delight, I would recommend spending an evening here

Caravan Bankside
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi HenryG - was our pleasure! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Dawn
London
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food and friendly staff - highly recommend it!

Caravan Bankside
Responded 19 hours ago

Thanks Dawn! We hope to see you again soon!

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ScottI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always. Still the best coffee in London and the range of healthy food options is really good - the type of stuff that you wouldn’t necessarily make for yourself at home (my usual measure of a restaurant menu - can I make the food better myself?!).

Caravan Bankside
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi Scottl - thanks for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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NicS
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, and the staff there. Caravan is STILL one my go to restaurants.

Caravan Bankside
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi NicS - and we love having you here! Catch you again soon!

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GiuliaZ
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and restaurant, will deffo recommend it!

Caravan Bankside
Responded 19 hours ago

Thanks GiuliaZ! We hope to see you again soon!

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burd
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We recieved a call at 7 in the morning to change our reservation. Random.

Food was good. The outside tables were super close to eachother, but overall nice

Caravan Bankside
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi Burd - thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really nice vibe, but food was pricey for the quality. Croquettes were amazing. The cod wasn’t bad, but not worth the premium price. It sounded really interesting on the menu but the flavours fell a bit flat. Waitress was lovely.

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ClaireF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Although we booked, we had to wait for our table. One of our guests dropped out last minute and three of us were put in a tiny table for two.

I was disappointed with the ‘brunch’ menu at 3pm. Having already had brunch at home earlier in the day.
I didn’t really fancy pancakes or an egg dish at 3pm, there was a Dahl available but it was boiling hot outside and did t want a sloppy curry and sour dough pizzas were available but they aren’t an option when you’re gluten free.
Service was really slow.
We were also sat outside next to some kind of generator.

Overall an average visit, and I have no desire to rush back.

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PenelopeAlice
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Unfortunately we waited over 50 mins for food & when it finally arrived, out of three dishes, one was incorrect and one was cold. Service thereafter was initially confusing with different staff advising to different things. The bill came and it was incorrect and then spent ample time sorting it out. Not ideal.

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Andy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was awful - had a booking a 2, joined a queue at 1:55, were not seated until 2:15; had the table for 1.5hrs and got moved on to sit on a blanket on the floor at 3:15… and pushed to pay the bill

Food was nice enough, although I had to help the waitress find our table after trying to serve our food to 3 other tables. Oh, and they took 20 mins to bring our drinks, and 2 of the 3 drinks were the wrong ones. Credit to them they didn’t charge us for the drinks

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Soniads
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was very pleasant, the food was great timing was good as well. Will definitely return

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EllenaL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and brilliant food as always. Always so impressed

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TEHL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Plenty of outdoor space. Perfect for this time of year and current covid conditions. Staff attentive despite being outside. Great food and selections.

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RuthG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good breakfast, great service and we were given plenty of space and time to enjoy drinks after eating

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RachelS
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and 2 friends had a wonderful evening. We could not fault it. Wonderful staff, friendly, warm and efficient. Excellent listing of GF items meaning we could easily order all GF without having to spend time running through the menu asking about individual dishes. It all tasted clean, healthy and was presented nicely.

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JohnnyO
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food as good as it always is at Caravan, and good space outside. Service was a little slow to start but improved as the evening went on. Recommended as an outside seating option, and the restaurant inside has been done really nicely too.

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luvveg
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food at caravan was delicious. Service was excellent and as the restaurant was not crowded we had a long leisurely lunch in the sunshine. Perfect

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SassyG88
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience here with friends. Service was superb and so was the food - we were nearly all vegetarian and there was so much choice. The fish eater found her Sea Bass ‘delicious’. We were seated outside and the road was quiet and almost traffic free. We will be back!

JB
JuliaB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The buckwheat pancakes weren't terribly nice, we struggled to get anyone's attention to pay the bill and when we arrived we were seated in a noisy, stinky side street. It's really nice inside (where we moved to), but the outdoor area isn't great (though props for actually creating an outdoor area where there wasn't one!)

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Vicky
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

always delivers on great food and love the coffee too

JC
JackieC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue and didn’t disappoint at all! Fabulous attentive service and wonderful food wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it was wonderful

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MarianaM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food quality was ok, nothing like the kings cross one from experience, but the service was absolutely shocking. Staff were rude, we had to wait 30 minutes for our drinks and when it first came to the table the order was completely wrong, and then service charge was still added to the bill

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Peter
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good value for the quality of the ingredients

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice vibe and the staff was superb! Definitely recommend

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Lfz12
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning interior and very tasty food. Will definitely return

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91ddt
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Staff were attentive and friendly. Food was tasty. And the location and place itself is really nice, especially when they open up all the windows in the summer.

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BonnyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very expensive for very little.
Ate outside near bins. No shade and no choice to move inside.
Service wasn't good and was ignored a couple of times. Also over charged with mistakes on the bill.

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Lynne
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would be great to have the table for longer. We were rushed out

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NellyK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious, but as it was a summer’s day, we were sat outside without shade, so not too much opportunity for ambience.

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Stewie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice vibe and great service. The spiced milk drink was delicious but I would have preferred a bit more choice with the food

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vipfarmersto
London
102 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food which arrived extremely quickly! Excellent coffee as always.

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SCOTT
London
25 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and drinks too, had a really nice evening there.

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CalumL
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here, food is incredible and the staff we so attentive and accommodating, 10/10 recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and cocktails were all impeccable. One of the best night sour I’ve had and for a really reasonable price!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was cold (sitting under heaters too long) so gracefully replaced.
At payment there was a good will gesture and compensation for the cold food. However the bill had x3 of said meal and x2 sides - we had only ordered one of each. The manager - not our wonderful server, he was excellent- Apologised and returned with the correct bill - without any goodwill at all.
We didn’t complain or ask for a discount but good grace to receive it. Not so graceful fir her to remove it.
All that said it was a wonderful venue, lovely staff and a great time

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plimmer
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’m a big fan of Caravan, it’s just solid. Took the (fussy) kids this time and they loved it, so now it looks like I’ll get to know even more. First time at Bankside and I liked it a lot, not the most convenient location but once you are there it is in a very quiet street which makes you forget how central you are. Will be going again for sure.

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Anastasia
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Evening bookings are for 2 hour slots however this is not handl

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petera
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is reliably good and interesting. I have eaten here many times.

FAQs

Caravan Bankside does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Caravan Bankside also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7101 1190.

Caravan Bankside is rated 4.6 stars by 715 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.