Caravan Bankside

4.4
265 reviews
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£25 and under
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Global, International
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  • Brunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch

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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 19 TH CENTURY FEATURES 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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International, International
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast

Monday - Friday: 8am - 11:30am;

Brunch

Saturday, Sunday: 10am - 4pm
No reservations taken except for groups between 12-18 people.
Send your enquiry to:
reservations@caravanrestaurants.co.uk

Lunch

Monday - Friday: 12pm - 5pm

Dinner

Monday - Saturday: 5pm - 10:30pm
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020 7101 1190
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Miles kirby
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Private Party Contact
reservations@caravanrestaurants.co.uk: 020 7101 1190
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy going and professional. Great on all counts.

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VM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Not good food, very bad quality
Ambience is nice, but the food is overpriced and of very poor quality and taste

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only negative thing was the lighting - a bit too dark to the point that it's almost impossible to read the menu.

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DO
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, lots of choice. Great coffee. Staff were attentive. Beautiful decor. Loved the Aesop in the bathroom. Please have coconut bread with lemon & rhubarb on the menu everyday rather than just the weekend!!

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SL
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Being asked to vacate your table with food still in front of you, being moved to the bar and then seeing your table left empty for 1/2 hour, not a great experience!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had booked in advance but they had still put me and my friend on a table squeezed in between two others, despite the restaurant not being full at this time. However, the staff were very accommodating when I requested we move to an end table.

The food was good, the layout of the menu made it a little hard to read at a glance or identify which item is the main ingredient but the food was enjoyable. I loved the potato bread and the braised Oxtail.

All in all a good meal and dining experience

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CS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Eaten here a few times when visiting London and always been impressed with the place, the food and service. Great value, interesting dishes and knowledgeable staff. We if I had a negative comment it would be that it was a bit too dark in the evening - I couldn’t read the menu where I was sat without some illumination from my phone!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

I took my parents - one of which is now 80 years and the lighting was far too low for him to be able to read the menu because the print was also very small. Also, it was very loud with chatter, which you would expect on a Friday evening. However, this was compounded by loud music. The lovely food and good service was ruined by the fact that we couldn’t communicate. I would only recommend visiting here with a group you want to talk to at a quiet time.

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JH
London
89 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting variety of dishes on the menu. Good for vegetarians as well.

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AB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please please don’t ever take the crispy tofu off the menu!

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Alway enjoy Caravan. Their menu is quite good for when you go eating with people with dietary requirements (vegetarian, lacto free, gluten free); it's a big menu with lots of small dishes, so there's bound to be something they can eat.

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h
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! The jalapeño corn bread and oxtail with polenta were my favourites. Drinks were also great. Not cheap as the portions are small so it all adds up, but it's worth it. Vegetarians are also very well catered for. I would come back!

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Went for Sunday brunch, the food was delicious! However the service was very slow, with us having to chase up every drinks order because they had forgotten them. Everything tasted great, just need some more attentive service.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favourite restaurants :) Delicious food with plenty of interesting veggie options, friendly and attentive service, lovely building with great ambience - what's not to like?

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F
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice feel however, service could have been better. Sat at the bar as I was a line diner. Unfortunately I had to flag the servers a number of times to be seen to. Every time I looked over, the main server was having a good old chat and laugh with two diners right at the middle of the bar. This really took away from the experience.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambience of the restaurant was great. Staff were really friendly and helpful, suggesting what was good and what they could do to provide us vegan options. Not a single moment did we feel rushed to order, return our table or leave, great location for a catch-up meal.

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Z
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service. Wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to meet for lunch. Tables are a bit too close together so felt a bit cramp. Food was ok though I really disliked the metal plates covered in scratches with my pizza. A bit like eating with nails off a blackboard. Apart from that, pretty good.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

I've been a regular at Caravan Bankside since it opened, but after the experience on this booking I'll have to seriously reconsider coming for dinners or recommend to visiting friends from overseas. It seems the Friday night dining is more of a raucous pub atmosphere these days. We had the first round table next to the far left side of the bar. I understand that you have patrons sitting at the bar enjoying drinks, and this is fine up to a point. On the night we went the number of bar patrons were hopelessly over capacity and the space between the bar, the staff service point and our first table became blurred with a group of inconsiderate, obviously inebriated bar patrons. If you take dinner bookings for tables close to the bar, please ensure crowd management around the bar so that it doesn't infringe on the dining experience of customers sitting down. The food as always was enjoyable but I spent the whole dinner apologising to my overseas guests.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to enjoy a good meal in a cosy place, this restaurant was really nice!

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Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic lunch spot. Always buzzy in the week whenever I've been. Good, varied menu - small plates, mains and even pizza - never tried the pizza but the all of the small plates were delicious. Love it! Friendly staff too

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E
London
39 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great combination of dishes and tastes. This is a popular local place and always popular whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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FM
London
17 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable - I would visit 100 times and never be bored.

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IG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for dinner, with a great atmosphere and delicious food. Service was smiley and helpful. Will definitely return!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Had the duck confit which was great, the atmosphere was cool as well but the service was rather slow and inattentive

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

So badly lit that a torch was necesssry to read the menu. Some indifferent staff. Careful and unusual menu.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Caravan Bankside
I had dinners with friends here on a Thursday evening. The decoration is tasteful and trendy in old warehouse converted style with a relaxing, chilled vibe. The staff was helpful and friendly. About food, we had a nduja pizza (quite spicy) and 3 small plates: croquet, oxtails, and roasted cauliflowers to share and they were all fairly good. However, the disappointment is the drinks: I ordered a cocktail which turned out to be overpowered with bitter taste (the Pamplemousse ). I could not help but check with the staff if it is the right cocktail I ordered, which they explained that the bitter taste is due to the grapefruit and kindly offered me a replacement. My replacement cocktail (a Toast Too) still tasted strongly bitter, that it almost remained untouched at the end of the meal. We had a nice dinner overall but I thought it could proved much nicer gesture if the staff/ manager have chosen to take the undrinkable cocktail off the bill.

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AJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Really nice food and good atmosphere.
Only criticism is that the restaurant was a little dark and the font on the menu too small to read in the bad lighting. I watched everyone around the restaurant squinting and holding their menu to the nearest light source!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Caravan bankside on numerous occasions for team meals and with friends for cocktails. The food and drinks are great, everything I have eaten here is delicious and the staff are attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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JC
Hertfordshire
67 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, excellent food especially Pizza and very reasonable

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BV
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed my birthday brunch at Caravan, it was something a little bit different and catered very well to the intolerance's of the group (dairy-free & yeast-free). I would recommend this to a friend who wants something a bit different than the run of the mill! And I really liked the Caravan Bankside venue.

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BW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, always some good dishes on the menu out of the ordinary. The staff at Bankside were great, very helpful and happy to tweak dishes for children. Also do a very nice Bloody Mary. Not the cheapest place, but you certainly get what you pay for.

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BL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely dinner with friends here at the Bankside location, with good portion sizes of small plates to share, great pizzas and very innovative desserts. Will recommend!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was okay.. reasonably priced and pleasant enough although not spectacular but the poor service really let the place down... we wouldn’t go back

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C
London
87 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Caravan has a delicious menu, and is a great place for a catchup with friends

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GS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Very nice venue but a bit busy and loud however it was during Xmas so that’s expected. Food was very good, tasty, good quality and nice presentation. Service was too cold and robotic and didn’t warrant a 12.5% service charge. Still a great place though and I would visit again.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious! Hummus and lamb meatballs where exceptional.

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B
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great from start to finish. Fabulous inventive food. Will go back.

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