London Restaurant Festival: Afternoon Tea £78
From a set menu.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 1 October 2019
Ends: 31 October 2019
Availability: Sun-Fri 14:00-17:00
Afternoon Tea at Skylon | £26.50 per person
Selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones for £26.50 per person. Upgrade to £39 per person including a Summer Champagne Cocktail or glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes tax, excludes service. Vegetarian option available, please leave a note when booking. For group bookings of over 10 diners, please call Skylon on 020 7654 7800.
Valid For: 2 - 10 people
Starts: 9 July 2019
Ends: 24 December 2019
Availability: Sun-Fri 14:30-17:15
Pre/ Post Theatre Offer 2 courses £25, 3 courses £30
Pre/ Post- theatre Offer 2 courses £25, 3 courses £30, from a set menu
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 8 people
Starts: 13 February 2019
Ends: 31 December 2019
Availability: Daily 17:00-18:30 21:00-23:00
Food and service was good. We did have to wait quite a bit of time though between our starter and main course. Also, was disappointed we couldn’t have the lamb rack cooked 50% well done for the pregnant guest and 50% medium rare. If the chef could have accommodated that, I would have been much happier. Loved the lime cheesecake. Absolutely the highlight of the meal.
Service was very slow, we had to ask for a menu and drinks. Food was average. Didn’t like the fact you had to use the toilets in the Festival Hall.
The three of us dinning all felt slightly unwell in the evening and the next day.
Decent but not outstanding good food pleasant service
Both of us did not finish even half of the main course. The pork was so tough it was not easy to cut, the fish was not tasty and dry. The waiter noticed and asked but did not offer a replacement. The bill was mistaken by almost double. The waiter brought a new bill, saying something not clear about mixing up.
Poor service and the food (seabass for 2) was underwhelming and expensive. Much better places to dine in the immediate vicinity
Restaurant has a nice buzz - lovely views of the river - good range of choices on the menu
Very crowded and seats bunched too close together so a lot of people jostling by you and waiters leaning over you.
Food was average, service was extremely slow.
Attentive service and great food looking over the Thames. What more could one ask for!
All year round favourite - great menu, reasonable and good wines very high quality ingredients and good presentation , appreciate their interesting pre-theatre menu often with really great offers, if anything, over attentive service though still make sure bill is requested in good time.
Special mentions: views are really terrific so long as not in really hot sunshine (early evening) as blinds may need to be lowered prior to summer sun sets, even late afternoon in indian summers/autumn, as faces NNWest Who cares though as the ambience is also vibrant with surprisingly good “table acoustics” despite generally very busy from 6pm.
We met friends for drinks at the bar, which was lovely although service was slow. Dinner was fairly average. We had the ES menu which was ok for value but I wouldn’t have paid more. The food was only ok, some dishes were on the bland side. Service varied from very good to heavy-handed. Because we had drinks at the bar before dinner, we had the full whack of service charge on the bill, which I wasn’t delighted about as it was so slow.
Good views across river and to activities on south bank. Food was excellent and good sized portions as well.
Drink selection is very good and the wine list extensive.
Highly recommended for special nights, events etc
The food was good and the service attentive however your wines are very expensive and not worth it. You also only had 2 Rose wines on your wine list which is very limiting.
We ordered beef wellington at 19:30 and were told that was already sold out - That early on a Saturday night !
We were brought a birthday pudding with a candle on then as soon as we had blown out the candle the waiter asked for the candle back to use on the next table !
Asked for bill at the end ..waited 15 minutes and nothing ...had to ask another waiter to get it.
Food was very average and over priced. Service is friendly but you feel rushed ...all in all disappointing and I will not be returning.
Small portions but elegant food and friendly professional service
We had the evening standard menu. Amazing value and very tasty. Also had my 7yr old son and they provided an adequate children’s menu with some activities to entertain him!
At least we got the offer! Bad service - we had to ask for water 3 times and got ignored regularly. Bad food - my friend’s meal was cold which we complained about only to be told it was meant to be (!) and then told they were going to make up for it only for nothing to happen. It felt like there was no manager on service and we were served by about 4 different waiters. Had to find someone to get the bill. What a shame as it’s such a beautiful place.
Very poor steak but otherwise the meals were generally good for large group including children and the brunch deal including wine is good value
What a fantastic restaurant my sister and I were lucky to have been seated at the window...fabulous. We had a fix price menu of £30 per person with a glass of fizz which was extremely good value; however we both felt just one more main menu choice would have been nice.
Host was a bit up himself this Tuesday. Servers were properly professional and gracious. Lunch pre fixe was fine enough with an adequate selection. Calm elegant atmosphere. Despite the location, the FOH should not be turning off patrons at first impression of a young host—cheers.
Good food, great location and views. They get very busy around 7.30 so was disappointing to hear that they didn't have a table ready at 7.45 when we had booked through OpenTable, and it was pretty tight finishing dinner before getting to our film before it started
We were looking forward to having dinner in the Royal Festival Hall, overlooking the Thames on after a sunny, warm day. Soon after we were seated, the "cabaret" stage opened outside, directly beneath us. It was so loud that we could hardly hold a conversation at dinner, without literally shouting at one another. Perhaps this clouded my opinion of the food? My husband's chicken was dry and the cutlery wasn't up to cutting it, my pasta was bland and I left more than half of it. The waiters were inattentive and rather supercilious.... Perhaps it was because it was Friday? I don't know, but I won't be going to back on another night to find out.
Really gorgeous place. Wonderful views, and great atmosphere and lovely service.
We love Skylon . Is always wonderful to go here . X
Skylon has an excellent location on the Southbank, overlooking the Thames, albeit the view is obstructed by tree foliage in the summer months. It has a pleasant unhurried ambience, which makes a pleasant change from many of the other restaurants nearby.
The meal didn’t start well when we asked for tap water, which came at room temperature; I object to having to pay for water in order to get it chilled! The food we had was tasty and reasonably well presented. Service was attentive to start with but less so as the restaurant got busier, and when we wanted to pay the bill, the staff seemed determined to avoid our expectant gazes. In the end, we went to the counter to pay as we had a show to get to.
The restaurant has a great view and is light and airy. On this occasion the meal was for 2 friends in their 90s meeting for the first time in a few years. We requested a quiet table on booking. When we arrived only half of the restaurant was open but it was busy and very noisy. Gradually some tables on the other, quieter side were occupied. When it came to the time to go to the table the staff were reluctant to let our party sit on the quiet side even though it was obvious that they would have no chance of hearing each other if they were to be placed on the noisy side.
Eventually a quiet table was found and the staff were lovely - but we shouldn’t have had to insist.
Food was pleasant but not special.
They had a lovely time.
Rubbish service dried out food and condiments arrived at end of the meal. Did not like it and won’t be back.
It was nice and comfortable, very good service.
As the value of money, food was good, but it was not amazing.
Best service that we’ve had in years, despite it being in a very central and touristy area: we were served three delicious courses and had received the bill in an hour, which was perfect as we were going to the theatre immediately afterwards
Rather hot in temperature -- some air conditioning would be beneficial.
We had a lovely pre-theatre meal at Skylon. As requested at the time of booking, we were seated at a window table. Fantastic! Too many restaurants seem to ignore such requests. The waiters were attentive and helpful. The food was served promptly and was very good - the salmon ceviche was particularly delicious. Our only gripe was that the wine was a bit pricey, even for central London, but that really was all. Lovely venue and perfect for any occasion.
Food is decent but everything seems to take an age.
Lovely dining room and setting but service is slow and food takes a long time to come out. Price is expensive and it feels like you are paying for the setting rather than the food which is nice but nothing special. I would still recommend for a special occasion if you have lots of time to enjoy a lazy lunch.
We had a very pleasant meal here as we have had before. This restaurant is always good with excellent service. Well done.
Lovely relaxing environment, really interesting and tasty food, very attentive waiting staff.
A great venue - good location and view. Good choice of lovely food and wine.
Food was ok (albeit not the menu which was in Open Table at the time of booking), but it was a Saturday afternoon and the band playing were a little too loud for us to have calm and comfortable conversation. The view is good, primarily thanks to the restaurant accommodating my request to seat us by the window, which was much appreciated.
We were over-charged for the meal, with a bottomless Prosecco charge added for just one glass of Prosecco. When we raised this with the waiter, he was not convinced that we hadn’t had a bottomless Prosecco meal so i found myself having to convince him. Also, a charity donation was added to the bill without consent or explanation.
Further, as we left we were accosted by a waiter who accused us of not paying the bill. I was with my mother and we were mortified. The waiter didn’t believe us when we assured him we had paid, and instead of checking the payment himself, he insisted we produce the receipt as evidence. Not a good way to deal with customers and in combination with the other factors, ruined what was my birthday meal. Would not go back.
I took my friend to Skylon for her birthday. We had the 2 course bottomless Prosecco brunch. It was lovely. Very attentive and friendly staff, delicious food and our glasses were constantly topped up. Beautiful surroundings and wonderful view over the Thames.
Really lovely experience! We booked to have lunch to celebrate a graduation that was held at the Royal Festival Hall which just made the whole expereince so much better. Had requested a window table on OpenTable, which we got (to our surprise). We were given a complimentary glass of bubbly for our celebration, which was much appreciated. The staff were attentive and not over crowding. Food, especially the salmon fillet was delicious. Fab overall!
It was good food and the waiters were very tentative
However it was a hot day and the AC was not on so it felt like a sauna
Other than that would recommend
Very disappointing food. Just very very average. We had heard good things about the restaurant. Indeed the location, view and interior are worthwhile ... the service was good. But we will never go back, the food is just unimaginative and of a quality you’d get in an average pub