Northbank Restaurant & Bar

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2185 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.

Private Dining

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

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Special Offers

Express menu: 2/3 courses £14/£18

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 20 September 2019

Ends: 20 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-19:00

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Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 2:45PM 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Wed 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:15PM - 10:30PM
Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Fri 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:15PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:45PM 6:00PM - 10:30PM

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OT
London
13 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

FI
London
65 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 & Bar
Responded 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

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f
London
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 & Bar
Responded 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.

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CM
Kent
31 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a great lunch food and service were excellent

BT
London
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.

RJ
London
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!

BJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

PR
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

PB
London
1 review
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.

OT
London
3 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.

a
London
8 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.

f
London
44 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.

MG
Cornwall
6 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.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

K
London
3 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.

ND
London
20 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.

DL
London
2 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.

JF
Surrey
2 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.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and superb table outside on a sunny day!

R
London
7 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.

MH
London
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.

n
London
38 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.

GP
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.

S
London
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!

T
London
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.

TE
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

t
Yorkshire
17 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

JG
London
1 review
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.

R
London
179 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...

IS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

AM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

OT
London
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.

b
London
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.

DO
London
48 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Service was sparse but food was great

SM
London
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.

G
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

NR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.