Skylon Restaurant

4.1
5872 reviews
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Modern European
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Pre/post Theatre
Skylon Restaurant is set in the middle of the vibrant Southbank with its floor-to-ceiling windows looking out across the Thames. Serving up a menu as magnificent as that view, and we can vouch that the Brunch is something very special indeed.

Private Dining

Skylon Restaurant, on the Southbank and close to Waterloo Station, serves modern European cuisine and offers a spectacular panorama of London's skyline, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Thames from the third floor of the Royal Festival Hall.

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Special Offers

Evening Standard Offer: 2/3 courses for £20/£25 with a glass of wine

From a set menu

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 26 December 2018

Ends: 10 February 2019

Availability: Sun 17:00-22:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:00-22:30
Sat 17:00-22:30

Valentine's Day: Tasting Menu £65 per person, wine pairing £49

Valentine's Day: Tasting Menu £65 per person, wine pairing £49

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 February 2019

Ends: 14 February 2019

Availability: Thu 17:00-23:00

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a
London
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food as always and great view from our table by the window looking out onto the Thames. Set lunch menu with glass of wine had plenty of choice and was good value.

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a
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The pre-theatre menu is good value especially with the wine pairing. The bar cocktails were excellent. Service was very prompt and high quality. Superb views over the Thames at night.

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SC
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Really unhappy with the food, the fish pie wasn’t fresh and was very salty. It didn’t really have any flavour. I wouldn’t return because I was so disappointed in the quality of food

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

very enjoyable meal, nicely served and great view.
Pre/post theatre good place to be on South Bank

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s
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant, only issue is that the kids menu is not that child friendly for younger kids

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend’s mum’s birthday.

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AS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value and attentive service. Menu and food great.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our cocktail order got lost and we had to wait over 40min for a gin and tonic and a peach cobbler. Other than that is was a lovely meal and good service.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

La brutta esperienza inizia all’ingresso con l’odore di pesce marcio. Successivamente, dopo esserci seduto al tavolo si presenta un cameriere scortese e maleducato. I piatti sono semplicemente terribili e ad un prezzo esorbitante sia per la qualità che per la quantità del cibo. Cena conclusa con i peggiori dessert che abbia mai mangiato, una mousse che pareva preparata con i preparati del supermercato. Esperienza orribile

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DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food and friendly staff but service was a little slow.

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place to catch up with friends - food better than I remembered from last time!

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i
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

went for a work Xmas dinner - a special 3 course offer. The food was tasty, service efficient and we were lucky to get a table by the window. A nice setting and good value with the offer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The sommelier was a bit intrusive, that was quite negative but everything else was perfect and the service was brilliant :)

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a
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good brunch - watch the service charge
A good place to go for brunch on a Sunday especially with the bottomless prosecco / burgundy - the portions could be a little larger and I always resent paying 15% when I am sat a bar for someone to pour me a beer !!

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c
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

DUE TO THE POSITION OF THE BAR AND THE GRILL RESTAURANT, THE SKYLON CAN BE VERY NOISY. IT IS ALSO QUITE DARK.

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FV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Restaurant service and food was excellent. Bar service was poor...could do with more smiles and attention although the cocktails were very good.

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AK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always lovely going to Skylon. It is my tenth time there and the view, ambience and the space is excellent. The current manager, Ricardo Mimoso, is doing a great job making the necessary adjustments to keep a restaurant like Skylon continue to shine amidst the newer restaurants around London. Well done and keep up the good work

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A
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal for a Christmas get together. Food was pleasant, but very noisy as two large groups were having Christmas parties in the bar area. We actually had a very good table at the window, so we’re very happy with that. Service was mixed, sommelier and lady who I think may have been maitre’d were excellent with a great wine recommendation but the other waiting staff weren’t as attentive.

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G
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good view, good food and excellent service.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in this place and I really like it! The service was excellent, food was delicious, wine was great ! , a little bit small table and not enough space between other table, but that place it’s just not big enough - shame. For sure will be back. Regards

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b
Surrey
17 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Tricky during party season as it was very noisy and busy. Food was very good although quite a limited menu to be fare. I would go again though.

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MP
London
33 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Just ok not bad but certainly not one to rush back to

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CM
London
18 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a table by the windows - good friendly service, good menu for brunch/ lunch and great views. Will go back.

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Z
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and views. The food is good in the set menu. A nice evening in this London landmark.

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BJ
London
138 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had the special 3 course menu which had a reasonable choice of options.
Were not keen on the fizzy white wines which are standard with the meal, and when asked they swapped for the house red, which was of acceptable quality. Although the meals are small, after 3 courses we were quite full up .... probably smaller stomachs with old age.
This is an irregular regular visit of ours as basically we have been many times, but we don't come often.
The service was a little bit slow this time, but there were some large groups that had descended for Xmas parties or something, so it was to be expected. Another enjoyable meal at the Skylon.

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CE
London
63 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I've been to Skylon on a number of occasions over the last few years but I felt rather disappointed this time. The portions seem to have got smaller, the food a bit blander and the service a bit more offhand. The apple and berry crumble made up for it though, and it is very convenient if you are attending anything at the Southbank, but I would once have recommended it as a destination its in own right and I'm not sure I would now.

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ER
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so well looked after, we were celebrating my mums birthday and we were given a fabulous table by the window with a special birthday dessert with a candle. A wonderful evening, thank you.

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ET
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A lovely restaurant and dinning experience.
The only slight criticism was that I did not like how I was told that the steak could not be cooked to my liking. Other steak houses and grills both independent and chain would accept my request. All other staff that assisted in serving us were knowledgable and the service was excellent.

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SS
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Skylon and we were suitably impressed with the river views, some excellent food and very pleasant staff.

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M
London
42 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I would only recommend coming here for the set menu and do the pairing for a good value, especially if you're coming from post-theatre at the NT.
The service is just fair, I would say it's quite slow and lacks personality. We came in two evenings in a row but they vaguely remembered us which was quite disappointing. We also were celebrating a birthday but that was never acknowledged even though it was listed on the reservation.
The service is very slow but the food comes out quite quickly. And to be fair, the food is good and can't complain about that portion of the evening.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and great value for money (especially the pre-theatre menu with the cheapest wine pairing I’ve ever known). But we were sat far away from the river view informs of the entrance, and service was a little slow. However, all staff were lovely!

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SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; amazing wines. A real treat.

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M
London
18 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Booking through OpenTable entitled us to a free glass of fizz each when dining from the pre-theatre menu at lunch. Service was efficient; food full of flavour. Staff also noticed and acknowledged a special occasion without being asked which was a fantastic touch.
I've dined at Skylon before and think that lunch may be better than dinner (except maybe in June/early July). In the evening there's too much glare and reflection off the windows to appreciate the view, whereas in daylight you can see clearly and the room is bathed in natural light which does it justice. It's a fantastic space.

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L
London
23 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we had overseas visitors we wanted a table with a view - Skylon did not disappoint. The staff were lovely and attentive, service and food excellent. Thank you

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with wonderful food and service in a trendy, modern atmosphere.

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MK
London
26 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner for four on Saturday. Superb choice on the set menu, easily satisfying our vegetarian guest as well. Very nice wines in the pairings selection. Excellent service. Always a stupendous view. We have found this restaurant to be reliably good. Highly recommend.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

On the website the place looks very elegant, quiet and classy. In real life, it was very contemporary, loud and definitely not for a quiet dinner. Misleading.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Setting was perfect and service excellent but the pre-theatre menu a little disappointing and lacking flavour. Dessert was the best bit!

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LF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were exceptional - special mention to our waiter Nicholas! For such a prime location, the whole experience was one of being a truly valued customer, and the fact that the food was so good just completed a wonderful lunch. Thoroughly recommended

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MT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food ok.
Service appalling, had to ask for everything twice/ thrice.
Desert delayed and we had to leave as had tickets to a show. They did knock price of desert off bill but all in all didn’t make for a relaxing meal.

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