Sea Containers at Sea Containers London

3.9
1745 reviews
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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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Sun 5:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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Sea Containers is the very cool-looking restaurant inside the Mondrian Hotel. It’s great for breakfast and lunch meetings, and group dinners.

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MS
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

i loved the food. the service was ok and the ambience is nice but its a bit empty for a big restaurant

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Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent food and good service but the atmosphere spoiled by music which was not suited to relaxed dining and was also too loud.

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok if a bit dry an a bit salty. It was tho expensive compared to the actual quality of food

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G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Really interesting hotel and decor. Service was great.

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New England
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is very nice and trying to bring in a young crowd but it misses just a bit on the food. The food is good but is only about 80% of the way there in what it want to be. Example- hand made pasta-great, fresh veggies-great, drowning in oil-bad. Just needs a bit of work and they will get there.

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TE
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Beautiful restaurant, nice menu, average food, overstretched service.

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R
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ettore served us on Sunday for lunch and really made our visit - very friendly but not obtrusive. Nice burgers and atmosphere - good option for Southbank away from the family-friendly hustle

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Beautiful food, fine wine and good service.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall a good dining experience!
Table with view of Thames and iconic buildings.
Food was nice.
Desserts are the winners here! The cheesecake option was delicious!

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

I would recommend as a brunch, but a quiet sit down meal, maybe not!

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V
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal here. The menu at lunch time was very limited but the dishes we ordered were lovely.
Also the first glass of wine I ordered was corked and they replaced it no problem at all.

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FC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I have to be honest, I came here a couple of years ago when they had seating upstairs and I thought it was great especially with the balcony. But not they had one menu everything was a sharing platter! the service was very slow when it came to making drinks, the food was actually really nice but there were only 4 options on the menu! (they said it was because they were redoing the kitchen) personally, I thought it was much better when they had the upstairs restaurant. And for the price I paid I was very disappointed.

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EV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

It's so unfortunate to visit a restaurant just to find out that half of the items in the menu are not available. This was the case with sea containers. Very basic food and extremely expensive. Will not visit again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Clumsy service, average food, high prices. A food critic's nightmare trifecta. Avoid.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was really poor, we waited so long for the food. We were told by the waiter that the delay is because a private party is going on which is absolutely unacceptable. They served us another round of the same drink that we had for free as an appology. They forgot to bring one of the starters that we ordered, and brought it later with the mains. One of the main dishes wasn’t warm enough and it was quite cold. Overall I don’t recommend it and it’s a shame because the location and atmosphere is nice. It was a Birthday occasion and I felt embarrassed in front of my guest.

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S
London
42 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff. Food served at just the right time spacings to enjoy it and the quality of the food was great. Bit expensive, but I guess that’s the price you pay for eating with a view of the Thames in London.

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D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Food good and good location, but service was painful slow. Ruined the evening

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CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable and extremely professional and friendly.
Food was fresh and came promptly
This is a great place to meet with friends for brunch

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Appalling service to begin with until our service staff changed and then it improved. Great feed and atmosphere for a birthday.

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VS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I am a regular at 12th Knot and Dandelyan and have always enjoyed the experience. I had the same expectations of the restaurant, but sadly I was rather disappointed. The food was good but way overpriced and the place was almost empty even if it was a Wednesday.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Desperate service. An hour’s wait for a few poached eggs.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner with my daughters.

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JW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I think this restaurant charges premium prices for average food because it has a very nice view. I would recommend going for lunch or dinners in the summer, when you can sit outside on the river. The service was a bit suspect, even though the restaurant was not that busy. Overall, it was just very average and for the price I think there are better options.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Was such a lovely meal with great service. Couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you x

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Poor quality food and drinks. Runny, watery Bloody Mary, smoothies provided in the same bottle you buy in a supermarket. Card machines didn’t work.

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RG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The menu at Sea containers in no way reflects the ambience of the location. Choices are limited, the food is a strange selection of dumbed down American staples and fast food. The wine list was very expensive and strikingly out of sync with the food on offer. All in all a disappointment as I had wanted to visit for a long time due to its great location. Service was average.

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, excellent and friendly service, food was superb. Had a wonderful evening. Highly recommended.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Portions too small and overpriced. Lacking choice on menu.

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NS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great setting, food and ambience. Get a table by the window for the views

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NW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A venue enjoyed by my clients for its location and views along the Thames. A wonderfully passionate Italian waiter who enthusiastically presented the menu and options for food and drink. The sharing approach for starters and mains worked well. With an ambience conducive to good conversation. In a nice, contemporary styled dinning room.

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SP
Warwickshire
8 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, very attentive

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

The menu is very poor. If you want one choice of food and your partner wants another there is not much to choose from. The so called sharing menu does not work! Also it would be nice to have a dinner menu in the evening rather than medium quality all day snacks.
I suggest you sack your chef.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed this as a great place to have a quick meal before the theatre. The range of choice on the menu is a little underwhelming, since several dishes are to be shared--such as roast chicken. If nobody else in your party is in the mood to share, this restricts your options! However, the Caesar salad with chicken that I had was perfect and one of the best I've had in awhile. The wines by the glass are a little overpriced, even for a smart London restaurant, but the rosé was also spot on. Service was quick, seamless, and very friendly. What would be an amazing view of the Thames is a little marred by a white picket fence that runs across the terrace at nearly eye-level height. The room itself seemed a bit chilly design-wise (though the temperature was fine), but on the up side there's more than adequate space between tables, and the noise level was low. Overall, I'd definitely visit again for a pleasant place to enjoy a meal on the South Bank.

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PJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

My coat get stained when it was taken to the cloakroom.

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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went on saturday for Brunch with 7 other friends. The service was really quick and the food was tasty. Thought it was quite reasonable for a bottomless brunch with a fab view of the thames!

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Sea Containers Restaurant is a great lunch location on the South Bank. It’s obviously a firm favourite with business people and it’s dark decor has a business vibe about it. The menu is based on sharing plates so if you stick to one plate between two the price isn’t unreasonable- it does creep up however if you want more than one starter for example. The cocktails are excellent and the food was very tasty and well presented. Service is good and there are lovely views if you have a window table. Not the cheapest place but worth a try!

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MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

No - this place drives me mad. Should be brilliant. Amazing building and location...but service always terrible - slow, meandering, clumsy...and the food?? We were in at 10am with a client for brunch...and we really don't want to be helping ourselves to aged scrambled eggs on a buffet. really poor - it's like you've given up. this should be an absolute haven for the business crowd in the area and it's always two thirds empty. Get some help!!!!

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e
London
196 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was very friendly, though it was very empty on our weekday lunch visit. Food has changed several times in the past year or so, with a simpler more pared down menu this time. Overall food was prepared well with an eye on details. The open kitchen seems to have gone though, so question is why this is now the case. Still, it's a stylish dining space...just seems like the soul has gone out a bit from this resto compared with our previous visits in the past.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We were there for bottomless brunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Requested for a birthday candle with the dessert on email, phone and on arrival at the restaurant and it was still forgotten. Had to remind the staff again and very unapologetic attitude. Repeatedly, we had ti remind the staff to top up our drinks. Overall the staff were cold and inattentive.

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LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and generous bottomless brunch, regularly topped up. Lovely service, they bought a surprise cake for my friend's birthday.

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