Sea Containers at Sea Containers London

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Inspired by the Golden Age of transatlantic travel and designed under the creative direction of visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers at Sea Containers London offers a modern yet casual dining experience in an informal setting alongside the River Thames.

The menu celebrates seasonality and ingredient-led cooking, offering a selection of small and large plates designed to be shared. Taking from Mediterranean influence, we use carefully and locally sourced produce to create a menu suitable for any occasion.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and offering a bottomless Bloody Mary or Prosecco brunch on the weekend, a variety of small plates, sharing dishes and classic comfort food is available as well as more formal feasting options. Please note that on the weekend only our breakfast buffet is available.

*Kids eat free every weekend between 12- 4pm when dining off the kids menu*
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.0
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4.2
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3.8
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vipSimonH
London
29 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and excellent service

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MandyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The theatre menu was interesting and tasty. Some combinations were a little curious but each individually lovely. Extra touch for my husband's birthday was a treat. Thank you. We will eat here again most definitely.

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London24
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good for a business lunch or dinner outing. Great interiors

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MicheleR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service, would prefer music to be less intrusive but I’m probably unusual in that respect!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great meat dishes, steak and burger were excellent and nicely presented. low ambient noise levels considering it was quite busy, could easily hold a conversation. River view is nice, service could have been snappier but wasn’t bad considering it was valentines night. overall would recommend and price is about right

JB
JonathanB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Valentine’s Day date- the ambience was decent. The food was good and the service was friendly and efficient. Perhaps not a top tier option but good nonetheless.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Expected more from this venue. It was beautiful. It was just OK.

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SarahS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Pre Theatre Menu, such good value for what else is around and did the wine pairings too! Amazing menu, food was delicious and fabulous service. Would 100 percent recommend!

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YasminB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great brunch with my friend on Sunday! Fantastic service and recommendations of the menu from Ettore & Pietro. I will most definitely be dining here again

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vipgoodfood
London
160 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for dinner by the Thames. Flatbreads are delicious and so is the ceviche and beetroot. The cote de boeuf was delicious and filling. Will definitely return if they do the special offer again as otherwise think their price points are a little too high for what it is.

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IlariaP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great but the food and location wasn’t impressive. Being right next to lyaness I assumed it would have the same amazing views but it wasn’t the case. I’m not sure I’d go back.

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MatthewT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good starters and mains but was let down by the Black Forest log dessert which was disappointing. Perhaps just a bad choice and other desserts are better?

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KellyS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was below average, food was ok, but nothing spectacular. I’m we have been here before and the experience was much better- seems to have taken a dip!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Many menu options, great cocktails, attentive service!

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Tori23
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for bottomless brunch on a Sunday and had a good experience, service was excellent and food was of value with decent portions. Would definitely recommend if your looking for a brunch place with a view of the river

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful early dinner on Christmas Eve! Service and atmosphere delightful, as well as the meal. The short ribs were amazing - And really enough for 2 or 3 to share!

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vipsasha
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous service

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vipsophierose
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waited almost an hour for a starter and then didn’t even manage to get through the pre-theatre dining menu in the 2 hour allotted slot. Excessively slow. Not enough staff, and the staff that were there seemed dismissive because they were really stretched. Disappointing as we were there to celebrate a birthday and it just felt flat.

Lots of potential. We possibly just had a bad night!

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Nikihutch1975
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food - especially the flatbreads - and great service. Well worth a visit.

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vipGB81
London
52 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was disappointed with Sea Containers. My booking was for a business lunch and as such, I booked the Theatre menu as I felt it would make things quicker if we had a set menu. It is not stated in the Ts&Cs, but they serve the Theatre menu as 'sharing' rather than a dish per person. Not ideal given we had various dietary requirements in the group. The offer also said 2 courses for x amount, 3 courses for y amount, but we were not given a choice and were told we would be getting 3 courses. The food itself was tasty, but would've been much better if served per person, as the set menu implied. It just feels like false advertising! The service was also INCREDIBLY slow... there were 5 of us and we were in there for almost 3 hours...! I understand there were a lot of other large groups in there, but surely the whole point of a set menu is to get people in and out relatively swiftly. Even when we were leaving, we had to wait for the cloak room as the attendant had disappeared. Overall, not a great experience..

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Good food on the expensive side for the portions but very disorganised and slow service. Good location, decoration and atmosphere!

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JSAMP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious. But service not so forthcoming.
We paid for bottomless brunch and we must have had four glasses in the space of 1 hour - whereas other restaurants are constantly filling up., had to keep reminding waiter/waitresses to top up, which i don’t expect to do when going for bottomless brunch.

Waiters in restaurant can be quite rude - especially when walking back from the rest rooms. They don’t wait for you to pass them when getting to tables - they push you out of the way and don’t apologise.

Apart from the service - the food is superb and I would recommend going to Sea Containers - just based on the food alone.

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MissRobertsons
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was ok, slightly overpriced for what it was. I’d heard really good things about the restaurant but was a little underwhelmed when I went. Im a big dessert person, and the creme brulee was more posset than brulee :(

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Jothefoodie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for lunch on a Saturday. Great service and food. It was just incredibly noisy. I suspect the bottomless Prosecco on offer may have had something to do with it! Perhaps not the ideal environment for a date, particularly if you want to be able to hear the other person clearly.

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StacyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came in for the festive menu. It was good. The table next to us did not get to receive as it seems they ran out of turkey. Our server was fantastic. Apple pie was served almost still frozen, not sure it was suppose to be that way.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was slow. Especially drinks. Thanksgiving menu was ok. Nothing special or unique. Good that proceeds from the Thanksgiving dinner went to charity.

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vipMurray
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It could have been OUTSTANDING but the service was suffocating. I think they might not have been as busy as they were expecting because we had a server, his manager and someone in a suit all looking over our table. Two people tried to take drink orders, just after we started eating three different people asked us if everything was okay, two asked if they could take the same plate ("no"), and so on. It's not often that you get this kind of attention in London but it does make it tough to hold a conversation when unoccupied staff stop by the table at least 30 times during two courses.

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Littlebites
London
57 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great location, really nice venue inside. Food (brunch) was OK, but nothing special. The final bill was fairly high, mostly because the drinks (tea, coffee, juice) and french fries were pretty expensive. The meals were well priced though. Overall I would recommend but mostly because of the ambiance and location rather than tastiness and value.

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vipGiovanna
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place ... Amazing location ... Beautiful view and impeccable service ... Food really good ... Highly recommended ... 😍

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AnnaT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food wasn’t great, one of the small plates we had was really tasty but everything else was very average so I wouldn’t say it’s great value either. Also I was so parched after I can only assume loads of salt was used. Service however was very attentive if not a little too much as it seemed like we had 3 servers to our table, but they were all friendly and helpful. Came here as I was looking for a place with a view but probably wouldn’t return as there’s better food elsewhere at a better price and you can admire the views just as well by being outside...

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Brunch was great value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great feel, service was excellent.

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Kimbo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a couple of times now, I’ve tried the bottomless prosecco lunch which was amazing and on Friday Pre theatre tasting menu meal which again was lovely. Highly recommend great location, yummy food always great service.

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WilmaS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My son couldn’t eat his main as the flavour was overpowering so we gave him some of our food. The staff were very apologetic and wanted to get him an alternative but he had had enough. We were not charged for his food even though we hadn’t complained. Fantastic service. Very lively - a bit too noisy for us. Otherwise, lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really relaxed atmosphere, staff were very accommodating and helpful. Really enjoyed our evening here.

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DeborahB23
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food - theatre menu. Very good value. Beautiful restaurant with a river view. Took such good care of us and our 82 year old friend on her birthday.

CR
CarolineR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My colleagues had burgers which looked & apparently tasted delicious. Unfortunately my flatbread was grossly overcooked and like eating cardboard. I should have sent it back but didn't want to cause a scene at a business lunch. Equally I'm surprised they served it looking like that.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I booked the theatre deal advertised on Opentable (£25 for 2 courses and prosecco or £28 for 3 courses) but for whatever reasons, the staff at the entrance refused to give me the theatre menu I booked. The food was good but the bill was double what was advertised on opentable for just 2 courses. I did not want to make a scene as I was with a family member who visited me from abroad, it was late, she was tired and hungry and I did not want to spoil her stay in London but I was very disapointed and shocked by the lack of integrity and lack of ethics from that one restaurant staff member. The waitresses who served us were good but because of the one member of staff who did not give us the menu that was advertised on Opentable, I had to lower the service rating. I felt like I was cheated, it felt like fake advertising the restaurant put on Opentable. One dishonest member of staff can ruin a restaurant by overshadowing all the good work done by everyone else

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kathk
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

standards have slipped since I was last here - service was slow and almost resentful once you got past the door staff. We had to ask for a drink more than once and the portions were small

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michaelac
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Bland food. Unrinsed capers made very very salty salmon.

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Sea Containers at Sea Containers London is rated 4.1 stars by 2004 OpenTable diners.

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