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Northbank Restaurant & Bar

4.2
4.2
2188 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

Northbank is located on the Thames Path next to the Millennium Bridge with spectacular views of the Tate Modern and Globe Theatre. Enjoy a Modern British menu, Cornish gins, local beers and a diverse wine and cocktail list. Together with the terrace, riverside views, friendly service and all round relaxed atmosphere, Northbank is a great lunch or dinner getaway. Group bookings and private hire also available.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, English

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:45
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 18:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 7329 9299

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Harrison

  • Catering

    All events are tailor made. Let us know if you want to see some examples of packages and prices.

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private area available for 10 to 20 guests seated.

  • Private party contact

    Angelo Lupinetti: 020 3478 6661

  • Area

    St Paul's

  • Cross Street

    Vehicular Access on High Timber Street.

  • Parking Details

    Free meter parking after 18.30.

  • Public Transit

    Mansion House, Blackfriars, St. Paul's

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Snacks

  • Warm Sourdough & Bacon Butter£1.75

    • Warm Cornish Brie£5.50

      Sourdough & truffle

      • Chilli Beef Fritters£4.00

        Spicy mayo

        • Crab Doughnuts£4.00

          Lime mayo

          • Cornish Rock Oysters

            Red wine & shallot vinaigrette

            • each£3.00

          Sharing/Charcuterie Plates

          • Seafood Platter£16.00

            Smoked halibut, mackerel, salmon, scampi, whitebait, plaice goujons, tartar sauce & lemon

            • Charcuterie Plate£16.00

              Selection of British cured meat

              Northbank Seasonal Classics

              • Pan-Fried Scallops£10.00

                Crispy coppa, pickled celeriac & black pudding

                • Individual Truffled Beef Wellington£24.00

                  Truffle jus

                  • Cornish Crab Linguine£19.00

                    Fennel & chilli

                    • Market Catch of the Day

                      Burnt lemon & tartar sauce

                      • Market Price

                    Braised

                    • 6-Hour Pig Cheeks£8.00

                      Braised puy lentils

                      • OX Cheek Bourguignon£18.00

                        Horseradish mash

                        • Lamb Shoulder£17.00

                          Pearl barley, anchovy dressing & crispy onions

                          Starters

                          • Poached Duck Egg£8.00

                            Portobello mushrooms, cauliflower, truffle & herb crumbs

                            • Cornish Crab Salad£10.00

                              Fennel & pickled beetroot

                              • Gin-Cured Salmon£8.00

                                Smoked crème fraîche potato salad & rye crumb

                                • Smoked Duck Breast£9.00

                                  Burnt orange, endive & granola

                                  Mains

                                  • Roasted Venison Haunch£19.00

                                    Beetroot & blackberries

                                    • Pan-Fried Turbot£22.00

                                      Brown shrimp butter & braised leeks

                                      • Pan-Fried Cod£19.50

                                        Parma ham, cabbage heart, crispy wonton & leek vinaigrette

                                        • Wild Mushroom & Butternut Squash Tart£15.50

                                          Cornish blue cheese & basil

                                          Grill

                                          • 28-Day-Aged Rib-Eye

                                            • 250g£25.00
                                          • Lamb Rump£19.00

                                            • Whole Cornish Seabass for Two

                                              • 600g£36.00
                                            • Fillet of Beef

                                              • 250g£28.00
                                              • 500g£56.00

                                            Sauces

                                            £2 each

                                            • Peppercorn

                                              • Béarnaise

                                                • Chimichurri

                                                  • Truffle Sauce

                                                    Side Dishes

                                                    • Truffle Chips£5.50

                                                      • Crushed New Potatoes£4.00

                                                        • Savoy Cabbage & Caraway Butter£4.00

                                                          • Charred Broccoli & Chilli£4.00

                                                            • Carrots with Honey & Thyme£4.00

                                                              • Mixed Leaf Salad£3.00

                                                                Desserts

                                                                • Vanilla Crème Brulee£7.00

                                                                  Shortbread

                                                                  • Sticky Toffee Pudding£7.00

                                                                    Toffee sauce & vanilla ice cream

                                                                    • Chocolate Tart£7.00

                                                                      Candied hazelnuts & coffee ice cream

                                                                      • Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookie£7.00

                                                                        Salted caramel ice cream

                                                                        • West Country Cheese Plate£12.00

                                                                          Water cracker & chutney

                                                                          For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                                                          What 2,188 people are saying

                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                          4.2
                                                                          4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                          • 4.1Food
                                                                          • 4.2Service
                                                                          • 4.1Ambience
                                                                          • 3.9Value

                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                          1. ML

                                                                            MichaelL

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 7 March 2020

                                                                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                            Service was understaffed so had to wait a long time to get served. Toilet lacked toilet paper. Food wise, was okay but nothing to shout about. Very loud group of people next to us wasn’t ideal. The draft by the window made it cold as well.

                                                                          2. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            London

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 26 February 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Lunch was fab! Everything about our visit was lovely

                                                                          3. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            London

                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 13 February 2020

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Nice ambience, right by the Thames river. Food menu is nice, lunch special 2/£14 or 3/£18 is an excellent deal, even though the choices were very limited (1 starter/ main/ dessert to choose from). Service was attentive and excellent. Recommended

                                                                          4. FI

                                                                            FredInLondon

                                                                            London

                                                                            87 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            87 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 30 January 2020

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            We booked a friendly business lunch. The views by the river are awesome. The service was brilliant, very friendly yet efficient. The food was interesting, but I thought in some aspects a bit too complicated. The quality of the ingredients was great. Overall this was a very good value lunch, and I do recommend Northbank restaurant.

                                                                            Northbank Restaurant & BarResponded on 11 February 2020

                                                                            Thank you for your review – we are delighted you enjoyed your lunch and the service you received. While there are some complex dishes on the menu, we do endeavour to balance that out with some 'uncomplicated' dishes, too. We hope to see you again at Northbank and feel free to ask for a recommendation of one of the simpler dishes. We are glad you noticed the quality of the produce we use as we are proud of the suppliers we use. Many thanks

                                                                          5. f

                                                                            fleetso

                                                                            London

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 25 January 2020

                                                                            overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                            Overall very good. Bar service very slow and didn’t even seem to realise there was a Happy Hour on!! Certainly no explanation of which drinks qualified.

                                                                            Northbank Restaurant & BarResponded on 11 February 2020

                                                                            Please accept our apologies for the member of staff serving you not knowing about the Happy Hour - we will make sure all the staff are aware of the deal from now on. Thanks for your review.

                                                                          6. CM

                                                                            ChrisM

                                                                            Kent

                                                                            32 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            32 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 23 January 2020

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            Enjoyed a great lunch food and service were excellent

                                                                          7. BT

                                                                            BebiT

                                                                            London

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 18 January 2020

                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                            Serice was not great, the restaurant wasn't busy but yet we were left waiting for quite some time for our order to be taken, food to be served and bill to arrive.

                                                                          8. RJ

                                                                            RichardJ

                                                                            London

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 16 January 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Went on the 50% off the a la carte January offer - nice place and really good food!

                                                                          9. BJ

                                                                            BradJ

                                                                            London

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 16 January 2020

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Accommodating staff, good food and excellent value with the 50% deal.

                                                                          10. PR

                                                                            PRADIERF

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 31 December 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            good food , good personal but the themperature was cold in the dining room

                                                                          11. PB

                                                                            PeterB

                                                                            London

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 11 December 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                            Great views of the Thames, nice buzzy atmosphere, good food once you’ve navigated through the slightly chaotic menu. We all really enjoyed it and it is a good venue for either a special occasion or a business lunch - I know because I’ve used it for both.

                                                                          12. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            London

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 2 December 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Lunchtime menu was a little ‘dinner’ like. Could expand to wider range of salads and lunchtime style foods.

                                                                          13. a

                                                                            annon123

                                                                            London

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            3.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 27 November 2019

                                                                            overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Really good food, lovely view of the river/tate modern. We were disappointed the express lunch menu had no choice at all - but fortunately liked what was on offer.

                                                                          14. f

                                                                            foodie

                                                                            London

                                                                            48 reviews

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            48 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 21 November 2019

                                                                            overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                            Cold day outside and chilly in there too. Staff ok but in need of some training. For example, main course done - waiter checked our wine which was finished and asked whether we wanted more, which we didn’t. That was removed but our empty plates remained for us to look at for at least 5 more minutes. Macarons which came with the bill were as cold as the weather outside and so weren’t nice. Disappointed.

                                                                          15. MG

                                                                            McGinlayduzitagain

                                                                            Devon

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 22 October 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            We had arrived 30 minutes earlier than our booking but we’re made especially welcome in the bar and placed under no pressure to move. As we hadn’t seen each other for months it was perfect. Northbank’s Cornish origins are subtly hidden until you check out the list of Cornish gins, beers, ciders and seafood. We tried them all. Food was delicious, our party ate Cornish sea bream, Welsh lamb knuckle and Scottish venison haunch. Service was discreet but friendly. The view across to the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge is excellent. Northbank is a hidden treasure.

                                                                          16. A

                                                                            Antoniod

                                                                            London

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 24 September 2019

                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                            Overpriced. Oyster were not great and cod was undercooked. Slow service despite not being very busy

                                                                          17. K

                                                                            Kevin

                                                                            London

                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 19 September 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            I was here with a friend, and we had a fabulous time. The menu was terrific: great and interesting choices. We both had cod for main and thought it exceptional. Loved the wine list, too. Great staff and well looked after. We loved it. And what a great location. Well done to all at Northbank.

                                                                          18. ND

                                                                            NickD

                                                                            London

                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 10 September 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                            A nice room with friendly and appropriately attentive staff. Good and pretty interesting choices on the menu, well-priced. Nice enough wine selection, but again fairly priced. Enjoyable.

                                                                          19. DL

                                                                            DavidL

                                                                            London

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 25 July 2019

                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                            Sadly not as good as in the past - it was meant to be a special occasion but they offered a rubbish table to start (to be fair they were very quick and pleasant to set up new table when we asked for something better). At the staggering prices the amuse bouche didn't appear as in the past and they charged for bread - come on ! I wanted to impress the family but felt a little disappointed to be honest.

                                                                          20. JF

                                                                            JimF

                                                                            Surrey

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 3 July 2019

                                                                            overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                            The location is prime; right on the River Thames and overlooking Bankside, so a great place to soak up the river life and the sun if you sit on the terrace. However, despite this being a relatively quiet day, the service was dreadfully slow. We had to remind our waitress of our long-awaited food (straight into mains and it still took 1.25 hours to get it). The food was 'ok' but as this was lunchtime, we had to rush it. Overall a disappointment and there are plenty of much beter options nearby.

                                                                          21. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            London

                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 28 June 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great food and superb table outside on a sunny day!

                                                                          22. R

                                                                            Rhian

                                                                            London

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 27 June 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Very helpful staff, well priced wine options, good quality wine and food. We had drinks and sharing platters - I look forward to returning for dinner sometime soon.

                                                                          23. MH

                                                                            MargaretH

                                                                            London

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 15 June 2019

                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                            The description and previous reviews did not really reflect this restaurant. Food was rather disappointing for the prices, service was average at best. I had specifically mentioned this was a birthday celebration but this was not even noted. And a particular bug-bear of mine is waiting staff who keep refilling wine glasses without being asked in order to push more purchases - please stop this rather old-fashioned practice, its not considered good service in the 21st century and is irritating to guests are driving.

                                                                          24. n

                                                                            northernfoodie

                                                                            London

                                                                            44 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            44 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 11 June 2019

                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                            Hadn't been to Northbank before, but needed a place in the area for a business dinner. Ratings on OpenTable prompted me to book at Northbank. Location is good, overlooking the millennium bridge and the Tate modern. Food was fine, but not exceptional. Staff were pleasant and attentive.

                                                                          25. GP

                                                                            GavinP

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 7 June 2019

                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                            Good food and good value because we had the Friday Special. Small issue with the service - overly keen to sell us extras - bread, water etc to top up the bill. And when we did get the bill -extra cost had been added for the sauces that accompanied our steaks. After complaining, the head waiter took the extra cost off, but it could have been avoided if our waitress had told us in the 1st place that the sauce was extra.

                                                                          26. S

                                                                            Sarks

                                                                            London

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 6 June 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            I always use Northbank as a treat be it for a birthday, anniversary or whatever and the venue never fails to please!

                                                                          27. T

                                                                            Tanya

                                                                            London

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 11 May 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Food was lovely but portions on small side, esp mains. We ended up having 3 courses and not full.

                                                                          28. TE

                                                                            TERESAM

                                                                            London

                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 7 May 2019

                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Great value set meal. Will definitely return in the future.

                                                                          29. t

                                                                            theloop

                                                                            Yorkshire

                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 6 May 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great staff, gorgeous cocktails, delightful food, awesome service AND good value for money. We had the best time and would go again in a heartbeat

                                                                          30. JG

                                                                            JamesG

                                                                            London

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 29 April 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Whilst things may be different on other nights (I will need to go back and confirm!), this bar and restaurant was blissfully quiet on a Monday evening in this tucked away place on the Thames Path. The food is excellent, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the prices are very good value for somewhere close to the City. And the view across the river is outstanding.

                                                                          31. R

                                                                            Rosie

                                                                            London

                                                                            182 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            3.0

                                                                            182 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 24 April 2019

                                                                            overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                            Great location and excellent service. A bit disappointed in the tortellini which was rather dry. Out waitress brought some delicious olive oil though and it was fixed. The set menu was very filling and not bad for the price. And those lovely views...

                                                                          32. IS

                                                                            IanS

                                                                            London

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 19 April 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                            Great for a late lunch... Sun just in the right place

                                                                          33. AM

                                                                            AnnaM

                                                                            London

                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 30 March 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great place for dinner and drinks. Amazing service from the staff

                                                                          34. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            London

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 29 March 2019

                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                            Charged for still water, and an “optional” service charge. Food was fair.

                                                                          35. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            London

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 25 March 2019

                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                            Ideal for a special occasion or date as the restaurant offers a fairly quiet dining experience mid-week. Food was excellent.

                                                                          36. b

                                                                            bart

                                                                            London

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 9 March 2019

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                            Definitely recommend this restaurant. Spent enjoyable Saturday evening - restaurant was not busy. Service prompt, wines chosen by our waiter good. Would go back.

                                                                          37. DO

                                                                            DinerOz

                                                                            London

                                                                            52 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            52 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 24 January 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                            Service was sparse but food was great

                                                                          38. SM

                                                                            SeanMorgan

                                                                            London

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 19 January 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Always first choice. I’ve lost count with how many times I’ve dined at Northbank. Excellent for every occasion and no excuse needed to dine there. Incredible dishes with an ever varied and interesting menu. The quality of the food is second to none and will put a smile on your face every time. The bar is equally as exceptional with some of the best cocktails and interesting mixes you will have.

                                                                          39. G

                                                                            Gina

                                                                            London

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 11 January 2019

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                            Lovely place with fantastic views and great food for January offer. Would definitely return.

                                                                          40. NR

                                                                            NicholasR

                                                                            London

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 10 January 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Christian and his team have it spot on as usual! Excellent fish and fresh seasonal vegetables.

                                                                          FAQs

                                                                          Northbank Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 2188 OpenTable diners.

                                                                          Permanently Closed

                                                                          This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                                          • Cross Street

                                                                            Vehicular Access on High Timber Street.

                                                                          • Area

                                                                            St Paul's

                                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                                            Lunch
                                                                            Mon–Sat 12:00–14:45
                                                                            Dinner
                                                                            Mon–Sat 18:00–22:30

                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                            British, English

                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                                          • Dress Code

                                                                            Smart Casual

                                                                          • Parking Details

                                                                            Free meter parking after 18.30.

                                                                          • Public Transit

                                                                            Mansion House, Blackfriars, St. Paul's

                                                                          • Payment Options

                                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                          • Executive Chef

                                                                            John Harrison

                                                                          • Additional

                                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                            020 7329 9299

                                                                          • Catering

                                                                            All events are tailor made. Let us know if you want to see some examples of packages and prices.

                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                            Semi-private area available for 10 to 20 guests seated.

                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                            Angelo Lupinetti: 020 3478 6661

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