The Coal Shed London

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£26 to £40
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The Coal Shed Restaurant London is located at One Tower Bridge on the banks of the River Thames. The Coal Shed was born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire.

Open seven days a week, the restaurant uses the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. Try the 35-day aged sharing steaks or the South Coast sharing fish for a dining experience to remember.

The Coal Shed London, occupies two floors and a bar for pre and post dinner drinks and cocktails expertly crafted. If you want to host your own event, there is a private dining room on the mezzanine or the restaurant can be exclusively hired for any type of occasion.
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.0
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service! I would 100% come again.

LS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in London, can't fault it for food or service. Love the Brighton restaurant too.

K
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at the coal shed. Food was great and there was a lovely ambiance and feel to the place. Catered well for our 2 girls too! We will be returning!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Venue a little noisy

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AN
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

From when we sat down we found the service very lacking, it appeared that our waiter had far too many to many tables to look after, whilst the table of 2 next to us appeared to have their own manager looking after them. My order was totally wrong and I had to wait a good 10 mins before someone would approach our table, they asked my partner if his was ok and he mentioned that he would have liked to be asked at the start if he would like and sauce etc as he likes mustard with his steak, this was finally brought as he took his last mouthful. I was given a totally freshly cooked steak which was fine, but it would have been nice if we could have actually eaten together!

VV
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service, can't fault the staff but the food was average,

NN
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Noise level made it impossible to talk comfortably around the table. Hard surfaces + loud music + some very noisy customers meant DB level was up in yellow most of the meal.
Would only return for the good food if there was a quiet area for oldies!

M
Berlin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all guests enjoyed - Menu was apart from normal - this was very appreciative

SO
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic birthday lunch with excellent food and service. I would recommend all day.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sunday roast. It was ok. If you really LIKE a roast search carefully as nobody seems to do it very well now. If you want more general a la carte stuff or steak it’s more their thing.

JG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic place for a family or group of friends to go for Sunday lunch.
The sharing roast beef platters were incredible.

GK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was actually horrendous, not just my portion but also my partners. In terms of the place itself and the service, it is good. But when it comes to eating, over priced and does not match what you are paying for. Couldn’t even finish half of my food. Drinks were alright.

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day and had a fantastic time. Food was exceptional

SS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening at the Coal Shed. Outstanding service from the lovely staff and the steaks were certainly the best we’d ever had!! Highly recommend!!

f
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really attentive but not intrusive staff. Delicious food. Be prepared for a bit of a dent in your wallet though! Sharing steak was lovely.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service in here on Sunday was absolutely shocking. We asked 4 times for horseradish (baring in mind this was for a roast dinner - I’m sure they have been asked plenty times before), the waitress was instead busy laughing with her colleague and we were totally ignored. Really disappointing after our experience in Brighton Coal - which was fantastic in every way.

GD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Sharing roasts - very tasty, well cooked, generous portions and hearty and warming! If you love beef (the only criticism would be that they only offer beef) then this is the perfect sharing roast. It's a relaxed, but upmarket vibe as well so not your typical pub but still very hearty! Also lovely dessert selection - we'd wholeheartedly recommend the cookie dessert, and they gave my boyfriend a lovely dessert plate (I took him here for his birthday!)

JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The basics were great - fantastic steak and good wine.

We felt the starters and sides let down the quality of the other ingredients. The broccoli and hispi cabbage sides were not of the same quality as the steak.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

To me this restaurant was sold on quality and cooking of the steak and seafood plus chips. I have to say that the steak was a disappointment, no grid lines, smell or flavour of having been cooked over the “coals”. The turbot was slightly under and thus not great and the chips dry lacking any beef dripping taste.
Service good but overall a disappointment!

LH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & the service was exceptional. Would highly recommend. Onion rings are to die for!!!! Love it

SC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food with a lovely chilled vibe and attention to detail service. Recommend this restaurant to anyone.

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing about the day was special
If I could eat here every day I would
Love it

TM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were amazing. Starters and sides are on the small size but that means we could order more.
Outstanding service.

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

So boring when a steak restaurant can't cook a steak. Medium rare fillet came well done. Sent it back and took 20 mins for new one. Restaurant too expensive for errors like this. Go to the hawksmoor instead for similar money. Service slow and forgettable.

g
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not great at all. Very disappointing!!!

HS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The staff need more training as they could have paid a little more attention to the experience.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for a pre theatre dinner. The food was amazing, the staff were professional and the ambience was really relaxing. This is the second time I have been and I will definitely be back again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ambience- too loud. Only the two of us but we had to shout to be heard.

EA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute 5 star experience.
Would definitely recommend and the steak was totally amazing.
Staff go above and beyond.

GD
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre theatre meal and service before going to The Bridge Theatre. Excellent value for London and good food delivered in a timely fashion without rushing us.

JD
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast! Loved the beef and all the trimings

G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with great food and wine. The service was spot on and the staff were warm and attentive. I will definitely recommend it and will visit here again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Average pub-style food.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only fault was ,there’s not enough break between meals being served, soon as we’ve finished the starter,the main course was on the table .
Apart from that ,very good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The whole experience was pretty average. The orders for the starters weren’t correct, they forgot a main and gave us butter knives to cut the rib eye steak. Food was OK but we won’t be rushing back

G
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

pleasant surroundings, freshly cooked excellent food

JP
London
36 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friday night date with husband after busy week at work. I would go back with friends but I wouldn’t say this is a ‘special occasions’ place

RE
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was disappointing as the fish was very over cooked and the potatoes were luke warm. We did mention this to the staff.

JC
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant amazing food and fantastic service - first time there it came highly recommended - I will definitely return

KC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable supper - great location and a lovely buzz. We had an early table but it seemed that later diners were left waiting - I’d book again for an early table.