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Skylon

4.2
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2008 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.

Indoor gatherings are limited to members of any 2 households (or support bubbles). Outdoor gatherings are limited to members of any 2 households (or support bubbles), or a group of at most 6 people from any number of households.

Skylon is set in the middle of the vibrant South Bank with its floor-to-ceiling windows looking out across the Thames. With a seasonal British menu offering lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and weekend brunch, the restaurant provides the perfect setting for any occasion.

Support Skylon during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 2 courses £27 or 3 courses £32

Oct 1-31, 2020·Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 17:00-21:00, Sat 17:00-21:00

Enjoy two courses for £27 or three courses for £32 from our Set Menu

Daily Lunch Specials

Jul 21, 2020-Dec 1, 2020·Sun 11:30-17:00, Tue-Fri 12:00-16:00

Enjoy our new Daily Lunch Specials with a different dish on offer from Tuesday to Friday and our roast beef lunch special for £19 on Sundays.

Weekend Brunch: Two courses with free-flowing bubbles for £46 pp

Jul 15, 2020-Feb 28, 2021·Sun 11:30-16:00, Sat 11:30-15:00

Enjoy brunch every Saturday and Sunday at Skylon with a live DJ and saxophonist on Saturdays. Two courses with free-flowing bubbles for £46 per person. Add a dessert for an additional £5 per person.

Saturday Set Menu: 2 courses £27 or 3 courses £32

Sep 2, 2020-Dec 23, 2020·Sat 17:00-21:00

Enjoy two courses for £27 or three courses for £32 from our Set Menu available on Saturday evenings.

Dine Local: 2 courses £25 or 3 courses £30 with a glass of Alsace wine

Jul 15, 2020-Sep 30, 2020·Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 17:00-21:00

Weekday Set Menu: Two courses £25 or three courses £30 including a glass of wine, Pinot Blanc or Pinot Noir by Cave de Turckheim from Alsace (was £35/£40.)

What 2008 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vippjaylondon
London
44 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Given the present restrictions still managed an exceptional dining experience. Fantastic service and top quality food from the return to work menu. Highly recommended.

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vipMattH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Booked Skylon for a business lunch. This place has obviously seen better days and was virtually empty, and I now know why. Prices were sky high (4 prawns for £9...really?!), we waited a LONG time for our simple mains from the terrace menu - roast beef sandwiches. These were covered in Marie Rose sauce - great for a prawn cocktail but a beef sandwich...never! We returned them to the kitchen and eventually got them back with horseradish sauce as intended. With no apology, and no offer of a reduction in the extortionate bill. We will not be returning.

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Maria
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice venue & service but was overpriced for the food served - nice but expect better for the cost

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KeyenceU
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful for the value! The staff made the experience a lot of fun.

LM
vipLaraM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First outing to a restaurant since covid and chose skylon as remembered it to be spacious and airy. Excellent arrival procedure with screens, temperature check etc and staff in appropriate PPE. Food, Drinks and service lovely as always and great value on the set menu. Overall it felt like a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Thanks Skylon team x

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vipWagtail
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Disappointed with food i had to return fish and chips and beef was lackig in flavour
Porr wine choice
Shame because good service and ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thai place is a good find, we used the set menu which is really good and we enjoyed our visit very much.

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CLnPF
London
32 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very good value for EOTHO

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
35 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal with views over the Thames. Great service the staff friendly, and efficient.

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abcd
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with attentive but discreet service. Lovely views and all in all a thoughly enjoyable and leisurely afternoon.

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BenT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We didn't have a great experience at Skylon, the food wasn't great and coupled with slow and delayed service, made the whole experience quite disappointing. We won't be going back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The 3 course deal is actually £30 because of the service charge which I found quite sneaky but the food was great! Waiters were lovely but had a bad habit of not lowering their visors over their face, lore training is definitely needed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good but a bit pricy

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IreneO
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very welcoming when we lived, sanitiser and clean. Service was excellent, rend and efficient. Lovely new and experience.

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RFdiner
London
21 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our evening at Skylon was really lovely and great value for money with the discounts currently on offer. Our waiter was incredibly friendly and and he really made the evening feel special. Our set menu was lovely - the salmon tartare and crispy duck were fantastic as we shared two starters because we couldn't decide which to choose! Cocktails were nice, although the list was a wee bit limited and my Skylon martini seemed a little bit weak or watered down, but was still delicious although very sweet. The only real downside to the evening was the temperature as it was so hot inside with the sun shining through the wall of windows overlooking the Southbank - a bit more air con and the evening would have been five stars. I would still definitely recommend a meal there or drinks at the bar as the staff really made things special.

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Lotta
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Staff were pleasant and efficient and seemed to be geared up for Covid. I was disappointed that they placed diners together when the restaurant is large enough to space people out more and that would have been sensible in terms of Covid. Food was tasty - nothing exceptional but nothing to complain about. Overall it was enjoyable

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vipCanuckville
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We did the Eat out to Help out set menu. It was lovely. Really impressed. So tasty.
Cocktails were great, drinks were great. Lovely ambience.
Closed early...but then that is probably due to the new normal more than anything.

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Dawn
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Restaurant was well managed in three socially distancing times - good value with the government save scheme!

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Rocker
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The artichoke starter was from a tin or jar and the brine overpowered the taste, but there was a very generous amount of pine nuts. The Coq Au Vin was good , but with only a small leg of chicken, not very substantial and little too salty. The mash was quite good.

The wine was of a different year to the one shown on the menu which does show a lack of attention to detail.

Social distancing etc: While our main waiter wore PPE and maintained a distance, asked us to hold out glasses while he poured etc another who repeatedly came to top up our glasses during our meal - from the bottles on the table, wore neither face covering nor gloves, though touched the bottles repeatedly and certainly posed an increased infection risk.

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LizO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and service during easing of lockdown. However some staff members weren’t wearing their masks properly so made it redundant

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vipfour
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Thanks. First meal out after lockdown. All very well organised. Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the evening.

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DK04072020
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor service. Felt like our table was treated differently from the other customers (no complimentary bread, orders coming at different times, etc.). It is way too overrated and not worth the visit! Food is overpriced.

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vipBalhamite
London
30 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience (particularly good lighting), lovely food & professional service. Pity it was so quiet (coronovirus fears...) but meant we got a good table by the window!

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IanW
Kent
34 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect for pre show dinner
Food and service were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A delightful evening as always at the Skylon

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Novastar4
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely, setting was nice. I would only say awkward angular positioning of the table against the window, as waiter had to keep getting in between us and another table on the side. Also, don’t feel they are equipped with handing the pre- theatre, as it was a bit slow with service (although staff were very lovely and provided good service,) just felt we had to ask for things to be a bit speedier as we had to leave a certain time and also don’t give one of us fresh apple juice and concentrate to the other diner! Other than that, will come back for a more relaxed dinner next time.

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vipmarkh
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room and many tables have a Thames view. The menu is classic British and very good, I had scallops and steak. Great wine list and cocktails. The staff were really friendly and helpful. 20% off if you are a member of the South Bank Centre which makes it a bargain!

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vipEmily
London
17 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for a pre theatre meal. Lovely location with view of the river. Good food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful sommelier and host, Brian and Marco were both great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, the food, staff and venue are all superb. Every person you meet from those who welcome you at the door, to the sommelier and waiting staff are really knowledgable and helpful. A wonderful place that always delivers a special experience.

JJ
vipJamesJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Post-concert, rather empty (it was a Monday night!). River view is always great. Only set menu offered which was a bit restricting, but the food was fine, even if the portions were quite small (the guinea fowl ‘coq au vin’ was minuscule). The wine list has always been pricey but the NZ Pinot (Rabbit Island) was excellent (£48). Would certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had to complain when our wine had obviously been poured at another table, initially denied by staff but sommelier topped up our glasses with another wine

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
27 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

Great service, good food. Awesome atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A truly fantastic dining experience!! From the moment we walked through the door, the staff made us feel like we were V.IP’s. Our waiter - Richard was attentive and so patient and kind and really made us feel so welcome. This was a truly remarkable dining experience and I recommend this place for your special occasions.

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vipNicebutdimsum
London
22 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and really great service - really enjoyable.

JB
JonB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal and lovely view

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vipBritkay
London
45 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff couldn’t have been nicer and when we said we had a theatre to get to our food was brought really quickly, was delicious and great value. Highly recommend

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Habanera156
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very stylish restaurant with views over the Thames. Bright and airy but with subtle lighting. We had the pre-theatre menu which represents extremely good value. The food was excellent and service attentive without being intrusive. Wine and food waiters were charming. Definitely a pleasant dining experience though noise volume may bother some who might be looking for a quiet, romantic dinner. Recommended.

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vipFloN
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We came for the valentines tasting menu after donating blood. Restaurant decor is a bit too hotel, business-y to be romantic. I think it would have been better if you were by the window with a view but we were stuck in the corner behind the server station. It would have been nice to have had some of the floral decoration throughout for everyone to enjoy instead of just in the centre section. My partner didn’t even see it until we left. They had speakers in the ceiling but it was quite echoey so gave the effect of being underwater. It sounded like someone was playing music next door rather than there being an atmosphere. The food was absolutely delicious. The lobster ravioli in particular was a revelation. The music was odd. The staff overall were friendly and professional. One waiter poured my tea in really strange way which meant the boiled water ran down the pot and onto my hands and lap. He didn’t notice until I cried out to which he apologised and ran away, leaving me with a sodden tablecloth and lap. In the end I had to mention it to the host as I didn’t think I should pay for the tea that was half poured over me and the table. He took service charge and tea off the bill which was nice but I don’t think I’d really recommend the experience even though the food was amazing.

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Chick
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

We were quite surprised that the afternoon tea was nothing as we had expected. Firstly we arrived to the smell of fish at our table because we were placed in the middle of various tables eating a 3 course valentine's menu and told we were not able to sit by the window because we were not dining which I thought was rude to segregate us. Plus no-one wants to eat sandwich and cake with a fishy smell!! The afternoon tea service felt very rushed.we were not given the option of our drinks either plus they had only English tea and earl grey! No chai tea ..but it's an afternoon tea!? The sandwiches arrived pitched on the end of a very small table and very little to choose from plus we had to wait for scones to arrive after our tea service which was disappointing and the tea was served in a basic tea canter not a tea pot that you could purchase from any canteen! Very disappointing indeed for a total of £100 when it's not worth even £50 with the lack of options. Won't be going again

FAQs

Skylon does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Skylon also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7654 7800.

Skylon is rated 4.2 stars by 2008 OpenTable diners.

Skylon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.