Northbank Restaurant & Bar

4.3
2168 reviews
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  • Waterfront
  • 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.

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

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JF
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and superb table outside on a sunny day!

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

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n
London
35 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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GP
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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TE
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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t
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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R
London
158 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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...

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IS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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AM
London
7 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
14 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
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly as expected. Most enjoyable.

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r
London
54 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
13 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
47 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
16 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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