Caravan Bankside

4.4
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427 reviews
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£25 and under
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Global, International

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Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
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.
What 427 People Are Saying
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KateB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Love caravan, have been to the Kings cross one lots and backside a couple of time. Service was terrible though! The waiter acted like he hated us. Not sure what we did to upset him, maybe it’s because we had a baby with us but she was really well behaved?!

Half way through the staff member service us changed and she was much more friendly!

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vipLac2626
London
35 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed dinner for 4 with work friends and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Lovely ambiance, laid back vibe, great food options, food delicious - overall - a joy, I'll definitely be back! Recommend :)

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LeighY
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service not amazing but a very busy time so all ok

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Sabi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with welcoming staff. Delicious drinks with a range of tasty food options. Polite, non-intrusive and speedy service. Fantastic brunch all round! Thank you.

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JaneW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This is my first experience at caravan when not everything was fantastic.
For several years it has been consistently good but now seems to have slipped in overall quality.
Out waitress was very brusque, sometimes to the point of rudeness. The food was good but not superb as I have often experienced. The cornbread was cold upon serving....for instance.

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DominicB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another great evening at Caravan.

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vipcecart
London
100 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Whilst the food was wholesome, interesting and tasty, the prices are over high. The wine was an astronomical price.

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missb
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

food expensive for the portion size. Was a bit too noisy for the meeting i had too. Hardly any staff around. Was going to go the following day but cancelled it.

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georgeinab
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff. Recommended!

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MichelleN
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food and excellent service. Thank you

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ClareB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Used to love Caravan, unusual food and great service and decor. But I thought the food was less good than of old, fries tasted like cheap frozen chips. Staff were nice but service very slow and intermittent. No explaining unusual combinations or advice about what would work well together. Even affogato tasted stale - as though it had sat in the warm for a while before serving. We were a group of 6 and music far too loud to comfortably chat.

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AP04
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Absolutely delicious and exciting flavours in a cosy spacious environment. The service isn't outstanding, nothing wrong with it, but the staff didn't go the extra mile.

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Henry
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

good--- ambience very nice and buzzy arrived late but accommodated.
Bad-- raw pizza and £36 for a.bottle of cheap prosecco

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Jeandot
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place - the busiest in the area on a cold mid week night.

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JessN
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable brunch. Delicious coffee. Great staff and nice venue. Would highly recommend.

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ArushaH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, lovely atmosphere and delicious food. We visited with children (age 8 and 10) and although there were no other families here, we felt very welcome
and really enjoyed our meals.

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twitcomb
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice location, very busy at lunch time. Service was good-natured but slow.

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AnthonyT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I regularly eat at Caravan. The menu draws on many culinary styles. I personally love the small plates. The Crisp Chilli Salt Tofu is never disappointing. The decor is modern and stylish but also relaxed. The service is always friendly and efficient.

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vipgrazeman
London
47 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We've been to Caravan a few times now and always had a very enjoyable experience whilst the value is excellent. This time we had the sourdough pizza with nduja which had a lovely texture and big (but not too big) hit of heat from the nduja; the bowl of chicken larb with rice and pickles was very tasty, even if it didn't really remind us of the ones we actually had in Laos; and the meatballs were excellent, although the aubergine that accompanied them was even better. We also had the hot smoked salmon and rice bowl, cod dumplings, grilled mackerel and a bunch of starters. Bill came to just over £20 a head including drinks and service.

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Michael
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for a Valantine's breakfast and had a very enjoyable experience at Caravan. The staff who looked after us were friendly, attentive and made some great recommendations from the menu (which they seemed to know backwards).

I had the superb fried jalapeño cornbread; perfect, and the chorizo is a fantastic addition. My guest tried the chorizo and potato hash and, while it was good, it could've done with less potatoes and more flavour. Unfortunately when we received the food, the hash was cold, but the staff were on it straight away and another was ready in about five minutes. They took this off the bill, which was very kind of them.

The location itself is nice and bright and spacious and perfect for a casual weekday breakfast - and quiet enough to have a conversation.

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Beatrice
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to Caravan (Bankside) for my anniversary and the evening was perfect. The food was delicious and the service was great. They made the evening very special and I will definitely return to Caravan soon

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LucieH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, lovely interior and good food! I’ve been here several times now and continue to enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

In general everything was ok. We order 5 different dishes but they only brought 4 dishes. But in my bill I was charged for the chilli tofu. This was pointed by my guest when we left the restaurant. I am planning to come back and complaint about this.

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Lovedit
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Unusual menu but yum! We were a group of 6 and everyone was super impressed with the dishes!
Absolutely recommend if you want to try something different.
I also really liked the low light atmosphere. Gave it a chill whilst sophisticated.

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Sebastian
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great service, nice atmosphere, good cocktails, delicious starters, mediocre vegan mains.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food amazing, serve good at start but just ok later on but in being picky

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BryonyP
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleased with the Waiter's recommendation for food. We had sharing plates and everything was packed with flavour !

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suvonovus
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This menu is both healthy and delicious. I’ve already recommended Caravan to friends.

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ElizabethS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot to work from, to have meetings and to go for a date. Well rounded place definitely recommend

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AnnaW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Really great food but really poor service, and awful house wine

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HowardS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a group of 7 and we received fabulous service and the food was delicious.
It was a shame that two things we wanted had run out but that was the only comment and it didnt affect us as the rest of the food was great.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasantly surprised. First time at Caravan and really enjoyed the experience. Tapas style small plates were delicious with three sharing.

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benoitm
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service! Every dish we had were outstanding

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ChloeW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The salmon rice bowl was pure food joy and the service was very patient with us while we waited for one of our party to arrive.

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EmilyL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for a business breakfast - fast and attentive service and great value for money. Lots of choice on the menu and the staff very friendly.

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, tasty veg, strong coffee, helpful service. Not my first time, it won't be my last. Loved it!

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SamB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful tasty meal here which was very healthy and we loved the ambience with the candlelight. All in all a great experience

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jab123
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Great food, but noise level too loud, spent the meal shouting to each other over the table. Asked if music could be turned down, or if we could be moved both No. food was delicious.

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vipDiner2012
London
41 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A pre Christmas lunch in a busy restaurant. Service was good and attentive. Food was great especially the anchovy pizza! Lots of small plates which are great to share.

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vipConfordpark
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Having been to two of Caravan's restaurants, I can say that the food is delicious and well prepared. This despite a surprisingly long menu. Service was also very efficient. And helpful, as one of our party has a dairy intolerance. But very low lighting and noise do detract from the experience somewhat. We noticed other tables also using their phones to see the menu more clearly. Nevertheless, we still had a very good meal and a rousing political discussion. Do visit.

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