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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.

Additional information

  • 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

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

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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

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 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 2020Thank 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

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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 2020Please 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

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 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

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 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

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 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

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 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

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 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

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 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

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and superb table outside on a sunny day!
  22. R

    Rhian

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 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

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 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

    183 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    183 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

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 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

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 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.

Additional information

  • 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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