Northbank Restaurant & Bar

4.1
2155 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
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.

Private Dining

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

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Special Offers

Friday Special: £20

Get a 200g Ribeye, Chips or Salad, Glass of Prosecco, wine or a beer
Please mention the Steak Offer when booking. Drink includes a glass of Prosecco, a glass of red or white wine, or a beer. Offer available Fridays only, for lunch and dinner. You can book for up
to eight diners. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to availability.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 April 2019

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Fri 12:00-14:45 18:00-22:00

April set menu: 2/3 courses £24.50/£29.50

From a set menu Advance booking required. Offer available for lunch and dinner. You can book for up to eight diners. Not redeemable against any other offer. Menu subject to change.

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 April 2019

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:45 18:00-22:00

What 2155 People Are Saying
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AM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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

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b
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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DO
London
45 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Service was sparse but food was great

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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G
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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NR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Booked a table for the New Year Eve. Had reservation but still needed to wait for 20 mins to be seated, another 10 mins to get served.

Nice decoration with balloons and some colourful papers on the table and chairs.

Starting with Cornish Crab Doughnuts, they were delicious until I ate some bites of crabs shells, which completely shocked me out, I might get hurt. I asked one of the waitress, she didn’t say anything and not even apologize, simply took another one for me and then gone.

Main courses: Slow cooked beef was completely over cooked. Pan fried turbot was nice, but small portions.

Desserts: Bakewell soufflé was okay, but the raspberry jam was awfully sour. Same as the passion fruit and mango panacotta, sour sour sour....

We completely understand it’s a busy night. But this definitely ruined our night with the attitude and the overpriced food. If the restaurant can not handle a large number of guests at the same time, then please don’t. This simply lowers your restaurant quality. Sad experience in the last day of 2018.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to celebrate with friends, the arrival of the new year. The service was impeccable and the food absolutely delicious.

Thank you to the team.

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M
London
32 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely riverside setting with food that was truly delicious.

The only reason is the service doesn't get a 5 star rating is that at the beginning of the meal, our waitress knocked a full glass of wine over on our table.

Whilst she was very nice and extremely apologetic (we were also moved tables), nothing was done to recompense us for what was an expensive bottle of wine - either a reduction from the bill nor additional offer of replacement wine.
It is not a big deal but at a restaurant of North Bank's quality I would expect something more to be done.

Otherwise, a brilliant restaurant that is well worth a visit.

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Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old 4 friends meeting from across-the-ocean after 35 years))
Very cosy, wonderful food and wine. Careful service.
Advice: go for the lounge - on the left side, “like-home-yet-in-the-reasonably posh restaurant” feeling.
Tipped £10 the waitress despite “Service charge included” (£33 against a £290 bill) - service deserved it. Nice view on the river bank and across (where Shard is).
Recommend for being nicely treated with good choice of food and wine!👍🏻

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JE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly as expected. Most enjoyable.

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r
London
53 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Well positioned venue with good views across to Tate Modern and South Bank noisy bar scene but the dining booths cut a lot of the noise. Starter rather disappointing venison and beetroot terrine rather dry and bland. Ox cheek main course and the fish course all very good and well presented. Service was pleasant and efficient.

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K
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Took a client out to lunch, waited over 1.5 hours for food and in the end our client had to leave before the food arrived.

Kept being told it would be with us in a couple of minutes, it later turned out that our server had not put the order through to the kitchen. Obviously very embarrassing for us when our client had to leave without having any lunch.

Staff very apologetic and offered free drinks as well as a 10% discount on the overall bill. Food was decent when it arrived.

Overall a very unfortunate incident, hopefully just a one off error.

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S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a disappointing dinner there this time last year and this was my first time back and I am glad I did. A very good lunch in a very pleasant environment with good company as well.

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. As always, a terrific evening. Great service and super food.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Very good. Wine at £11 a glass was a first!!!! Small portions but lovely food. Strangely presented crab doughnut starter in a jewellery box on inedible black eyed peas! Love it in there, though. No cheesy muzak which was appreciated. Thanks

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NH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Despite being a Saturday and quiet the service was poor almost non existent with no one really in charge. Only warm welcome was at the reception.

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L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great find, set menu was great value for money and very tasty. The service is excellent, attentive without being intrusive. Strudel was delicious , but apparently the choc orange fondant does not taste of orange and was not runny!

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MB
London
46 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is an outstanding restaurant, with consistently excellent service, a great riverside location and a comfortable, unpretentious atmosphere. The food is impressive, with good quality ingredients, imaginatively served.

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food; great service

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EJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant lunch with delicious food at a very reasonable price - set menu for £30

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S
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Great location, set menu is good value, house white very pleasant. The veggie options were rather disappointing though, soup and leek and mushroom wellington which was more like a sausage roll, not great at all. Non veggie options were good.

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OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A very nice restaurant on the river, nicely decorated with a clean feel. Food and service was great. Reasonable prices.

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MG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Picked this put of nowhere. Looking for a venue near St Paul's. Food, ambience, service and view fantastic.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and nice location. The only problem is if you are vegrmetarian/vegan. The only options in the menu were a pasta starter and a pasta main dish - too much pasta!

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PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The starters and main courses we delicious. Both desserts were most disappointing. Staff were genuinely friendly and efficient. Temperature a little cold when sitting at the window as the central air conditioning unit was close.

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MB
London
285 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Northbank is a real find.
Tucked away by the Millennium bridge on (surprisingly) the North Bank of the Thames.
Not only is the food excellent and varied, with crayfish and scallops from Cornwall, but the service is attentive and friendly.
You can dine on the terrace overlooking the Thames on warm days or enjoy the same vista from the plate glass window clad dining room.
A great wine selection that the manager Angelo will advise you on.
Perfect for a business lunch or dinner or a personal special occasion or celebration.

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MB
London
285 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Northbank is a real find.
Tucked away by the Millennium bridge on (surprisingly) the North Bank of the Thames.
Not only is the food excellent and varied, with crayfish and scallops from Cornwall, but the service is attentive and friendly.
You can dine on the terrace overlooking the Thames on warm days or enjoy the same vista from the plate glass window clad dining room.
A great wine selection that the manager Angelo will advise you on.
Perfect for a business lunch or dinner or a personal special occasion or celebration.

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SB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decide to go impromptu and I’m very pleased we did. The staff were incredibly attentive and informative without being intrusive. We had a very comfortable booth style seating which enabled us to have a private comfortable conversation. The fizz was lovely as was the rose perfectly chilled and not overly expensive. We both chose the hake with brown shrimp which was perfectly cooked and I am pleased to say the shrimp one of my favourite was a leading ingredient instead of and after thought. We will definitely return for a longer meal - but we try to not over indulge week days - but the starters and desserts looked very appetising

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MB
London
285 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Northbank is a real find.
Tucked away by the Millennium bridge on (surprisingly) the North Bank of the Thames.
Not only is the food excellent and varied, with crayfish and scallops from Cornwall, but the service is attentive and friendly.
You can dine on the terrace overlooking the Thames on warm days or enjoy the same vista from the plate glass window clad dining room.
A great wine selection that the manager Angelo will advise you on.
Perfect for a business lunch or dinner or a personal special occasion or celebration.

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CK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Northbank is one of my favourite restaurants and it never disappoints and again it was a fantastic meal

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DG
London
14 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Had the Friday night steak deal - the waiting staff couldn’t be any quicker in taking the order and taking the plates away, in fact one of us was still eating the main course when the plates were taken away. Steak was no more than a minute steak , more suitable for a sandwich, chips were nice as was the prosecco. The real disgrace of it all though is to ask for still water and get a bottle of tap water (the restaurants branded bottle so no way it was authentic mineral water) and be charged for it. Don’t bother coming here for the meal deal..

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e
London
34 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on the Terrace which on a lovely summer lunchtime was delightful. We found out that the Set Lunch Menu was not available during July so the overall cost of our meal was more than we had anticipated but the food we did have was excellent.

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CD
London
26 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The kitchen must have been very busy as there was a very long wait between starter and main arriving.
Food was fine. Quite a nice terrace outside with good views of Millennium Bridge etc.

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f
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was excellent, we had the set menu. However I had requested a table not near to serving stations and yet we were seated right by a swing door going into the kitchen.
The hostess was not very helpful even as she tried to tell me she was, saying there was no note on our booking - I had a printed version showing that we did.
We remained on the same table as we were told no other was available - this spoilt our experience.

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SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We made a 6pm reservation so we could get to a West End show that started at 7:30. We arrived early, told the hostess that we wanted to be seated asap adn had to leave at 7. Bar service was sketchy - we ordered 3 drinks. 2 drinks arrived, and when my drink didnt come, I had to go to the bartender and ask about my Chardonnay. He said they didnt have it by the glass. Odd that I had to go find out myself. Then, a party who arrived after us was seated first and I had to go ask again to be seated. Our food arrived at 6:35, so we didn't have a chance to enjoy or finish. that was disappointing service. Food was very good albeit rushed. Views of Millenium bridge and the south bank were good. a convenient walk from Tate Modern and Globe Theater.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant in a good location by the river with outdoor seating too by the river. Food is consistently very good with local( Cornish) ingredients, the service is quick and friendly and it is quiet and roomy. Overall strongly recommended

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B
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good however waitress was clearly not switched on and missed the order couple of times

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M
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday. The food, service and ambience were all superb.
I can’t recommend highly enough.
We had the set menu, which is very good value, and a lovely bottle of Tempranillo.
This is restaurant not be missed in my opinion.

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