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- 5pm when dining off the kids menu*

Private Dining

Join us in our stunning Private Dining Room in Sea Containers Restaurant which is situated on the Southbank of the Thames. The room boasts a private terrace and interior deisgned by Tom Dixon. For information and bookings call 0203 747 1063 or email seacontainers@seacontainerslondon.com

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Special Offers

Theatre menu: 2 courses & a glass of Prosecco £25

...from the Theatre menu (three courses £28).

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 26 November 2019

Ends: 1 January 2020

Availability: Sun 17:00-23:00
Mon-Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu-Fri 12:00-18:30

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Sun 5:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

What 1980 People Are Saying
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OT
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!

JS
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.

MR
London
13 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 :(

J
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.

SK
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.

OT
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.

M
London
11 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.

L
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.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AT
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...

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great feel, service was excellent.

K
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.

WS
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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DB
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
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.

OT
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

k
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

m
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Bland food. Unrinsed capers made very very salty salmon.

MJ
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gonzalo made our experience legendary. Thank you mate. A pleasure

L
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The theatre tasting menu was good fun.
Three starters, three mains to share and a dessert each for £30.
The waiter made it exciting and the interior was great.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience had , Amazing food, service and views.

CM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nothing fantastic about the atmosphere or the decoration, but all the dishes were excellent. The place was relatively quiet and the service ok. The waiters tended to be slightly pushy on drinks and wine, and the wine waiter didn’t know which wine was in store. I would recommend having a drink at the restaurant rather than the rooftop bar.

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food as usual, but on this occasion, the services was not as good as it normally is.

c
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and really great food. The sharing plates are really tasty and it's nice to be able to have a selection of flavours to share. The service at Sea Containers is fantastic - really friendly but not in your face! An enjoyable evening and we'll be back.

SD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was excellent, but food very overpriced for what it is!
Also I was expecting stunning views over the Thames, but didn't realise the restaurant was on the ground floor, so just looks out to a pedestrian pavement!

LB
London
76 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

What a lovely spot to catch up. Service was fantastic too

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waiter advised us to take what we want from the buffet in the next 15 minutes, as the kitchen would be changing courses - this was just 5 minutes after we’d tentatively decided in front of him that we would go for the more expensive option of the house breakfast, as opposed to individual dishes. When I told him that this made us feel rushed, and we should have been told before ordering, he became defensive and blamed reception staff for not telling us. No apologies offered, and full price including service was charged. We expected a relaxed brunch, but couldn’t wait to get out of there! Pity, because the food was nice, and so was the decor, and the view of the Thames.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, recommend Shakshuka, and the bottomless Bloody Mary is bloody lovely

AL
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The worst service ever. We waited 45 minutes just to order a drink (we asked several times and were told someone was coming... but they didn’t), our starters hadn’t even arrived and we were told our mains were on their way?! If it wasn’t for our 86 year old Grandma we would have left and went elsewhere.

CA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were very helpful and friendly. Maybe a wider selection of main courses needed.

EE
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely location, great service. I booked Sea Containers as a brunch for my husband's birthday and from start to finish, our experience was fantastic. We had bottomless drinks option and the waiting staff were so incredibly attentive to ensure our glasses were never empty. The food was brilliant (we had the chicken and waffles, truffle mac and cheese, avocado on rye bread, salad and smoked salmon) and beautifully presented. Staff were polite and helpful throughout our visit.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Little bit of a confusion with our brunch order. But there was 8 of us all ordering same meal with different requirements.
Excellent waiter that made us all feel special.
Will be back again soon thank you .

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch in perfect surroundings.

The waiting staff were attentive and friendly.

NH
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our first visit to Sea Containers was beautiful so we were excited to invite some friends there to breakfast. Big disappointment! The service was sub-standard, the waiter ignore us for most of the time and then kept forgetting our request the rest of the time. The food was blah! Lovely spot especially the outside but the service sucked.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very average and very overpriced for what the quality of food was.

MB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was attentive but food was disappointing. Had Sirloin, which had a lot of fat and wasn’t cooked very well - quite chewy. All in all it was an alright experience but the price is much too high for the quality.

p
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Sea containers is in a great location by the river and it looks great but the acoustics are terrible meaning that it is practically impossible to hear each other even at a small table. The food was ok but the Prosecco was terrible meaning that we upgraded to champagne at the bottomless brunch to avoid an awful hangover the next day. All very disappointing really. There are much better brunches available and I wouldn’t rush back

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try and get a window table as the view is amazing!