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The Coal Shed London, London,

The Coal Shed London

4.1
4.1
1037 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
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.

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 (it's not possible to stay at the bar at the moment due to the pandemic but if we have an available table, we will be delighted to seat you until we need it back). 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 (following all Government Guidelines for numbers and social distancing).

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00–17:45 Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–15:45 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:00–21:45
  • Phone number
    020 3384 7272
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Lawrence McCarthy
  • Private party facilities
    We have a beautiful private dining room located on the 1st floor for events of up to 20 guestsNext to this is the mezzanine for 30 guestsFirst floor hire is available for 50 guests, or full exclusive hire of the restaurant for 95
  • Private party contact
    towerbridge@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk: 020 3384 7272
  • Area
    London Bridge
  • Parking Details
    Q Car Park, Gainsford Street 46-50, London SE1 2NE.
  • Public Transit
    London Bridge: National Rail, Northern Line, Jubilee Line (5 minute walk from Tooley Street Exit), <br /><br />Tower Hill; District Line, Circle Line (10 minute walk from Tower Bridge exit).<br /><br />Nearest Pier: MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus London Bridge City Pier, just a 10 minute walk away.<br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • LUNCH & EARLY EVENING MENU- 2 COURSES FOR £26

    Multiple dates available
    LUNCH & EARLY EVENING MENU Available Lunch 12 - 3 pm & Early Evening 5 - 6.30 pm Not available on Sundays & Bank Holidays
    LUNCH & EARLY EVENING MENU- 2 COURSES FOR £26 photo

What 1,037 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

1,037 Reviews
  1. Llkoolj

    London

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service .. food was v good ordered from pre theatre

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  2. AliThomson33

    Surrey

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not overtly impressed. There are other restaurants with better quality food. Although the chips were amazing. Wine was way over priced. Would not go again. Toilets needed a clean

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  3. Rachel999

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to The Coal Shed for dinner early Saturday evening. The food was delicious, service quick and good price. Would definitely return,

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  4. Lenny

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff had no reference of the booking made, so not the best start. Sirloin steak was overcooked, compared with my order and veg was undercooked for my taste. My partner ordered the fish, which was fine.

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  5. DebbieT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very enjoyable experience, fun friendly staff and very tasty food, we will return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place , food was good and service great Location is fabulous for meeting friends and family for a good place to catch up and talk

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  7. Maxwell

    London

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Does not deliver what Giles Coren praised it to be! Mediocre at best for the three pre-theatre dishes ordered delivered! Hamburger ok, rare steak medium and ordinary, fish dryish but despite that position outdoors and view snd service great! I’ve been once before and had same experience then so shall remind myself to leave well alone !!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful good and staff were kind and gentle. I particularly loved the lamb main dish and king prawn starter.

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  9. RobertW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The steaks were tough and very expensive. You have to pay extra for the sauce. Bottom line, I would never go back

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  10. Anon

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very large portions. Ok food. Good for client meetings

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  11. Mason

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. Pretty restaurant, with great quality food and a nice ambience.

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  12. Dazza

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was incredibly poor despite the fact that the restaurant was half empty. Almost impossible to get the waiter's attention and even when we did he didn't follow through on the requests multiple times. Food was meh. The steak slightly over cooked but utterly tasteless - it seemed like the chef forgot to use any seasoning to make a crust. I cook much better steak at home. The drinks from the bar were awful.

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  13. LittleP

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the pre theatre meal- 2 courses £26 pp I would have preferred starter and main but it is main and desert. This is a good price although there are extra costs for certain courses and sides. However its the wine that was what cost us. I know its London prices but if you are thinking of keeping to a smaller budget you need to consider drinks carefully. Staff really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful!

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  14. STWCK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steak (to share), very good spinach, okay potatoes. Oddly, at 5:30pm they were out of bread. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Chose this restaurant mainly because it was around the corner from a theater, but would go again even without that.

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  15. SteveRaz

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great meal with excellent food and awesome wine selection.

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  16. PhilipC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food, a bit noisy, service ok, well worth a visit

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  17. Lexie

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location and great food. We came pre theatre but ate off the regular evening menu. The food was delicious

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Why was there no record of the booking when I arrived at the restaurant?

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Great location. Good service. Definitely will be going back. Pre theatre dinner good value.

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  20. HungryHorse

    London

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Chips weren’t great. Neither was the steak as mine was charred. Good location. Had to keep reminding the waiters for things and the restaurant wasn’t that busy. Looked like a good offering but wasn’t the experience we were looking for.

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  21. kats2000

    London

    46 reviews

    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    It seemed to be rather dull and sluggish. food - average.

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  22. melly

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time we have eaten here, but the staff were extremely welcoming, very friendly and gave great service with a smile and humour. Food was excellent too. We would recommend it.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perhaps I’m used to great steaks in the US for places of this caliber and assumed that the coal shed would somewhat match that level of quality. Boy was I wrong. To be fair the steak I ordered was prepared exactly how I like it, medium rare. The problem was the quality of the meat. It was dry and “fibery”, like there was not a single bite that didn’t end up in a ball of unchewable matter. Also I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a salad with more salt ever. It felt like every leaf of lettuce was coated with salt on both sides. There were some other issues I won’t get into but in short very disappointing. The place itself is nice and no complaints about the service.

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  24. Graham

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very impressed by The Coal Shed. We had booked onto the pre theatre menu since we were at the Bridge that night. Everything unexpectedly ran late due to mainline train issues and severe underground line issues. Once we were assembled, the waitresses really worked hard to get our orders into the kitchen and us settled so we could enjoy our evening. They did a great job and the food was excellent. Thank you all.

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  25. DavidP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great pre-theatre dining experience, food was wonderful and service was impeccable

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  26. dinewithjx

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and our waiter was amazing - Jason and Bamban (I think I spelt that wrong). The welcoming that we got from the host was inviting and when we were leaving the staff was so happy upbeat which I loved. We had the Sunday roast which was very filling, they did not hold back on filling the plate which is for two. The cheeseburger cigars were delightful, and I wish I could’ve had more. Will definitely be back. Nice atmosphere for a date, also for family and for a girls meet up. Love love love there and sad I’ve only just discovered it.

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  27. Sarshill

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We visited on a rainy coronation day, for a pre-theatre lunch. The food was fine, a set menu, the mango and meringue was lovely. Great attention from staff ( but it was early and there were only a handful of diners). All good, apart from the pong in the ladies toilets - unpleasant.

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  28. RandiO

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, anbience were all great. They might want to improve the accoustics. as halfway through dinner. it became extremely noisy & hard to converse with our friends. The food prep and presentation were stellar. The food delicious. Great way to spend my 75th birthday in London!

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  29. Nico

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely serving staff, small but fresh menu so no brain ache making choices. Cocktail menu could be broader!

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  30. Bear

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little spot, which very attentive staff. We had the pre theatre set menu, which was excellent, we both had the house burger, which was really good. Wished I'd had the steak, which looked excellent. Next time

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  31. muchomuncho

    Surrey

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely afternoon meal out with friends. Even though the table is only booked for 2hrs, we were never asked to hurry up (think we were there for about 3 hrs). Food very good, alhough the £9 supplement for the steak is a bit much. The 2 course for £25, was available on a Saturday but with sides (you do need them), it's not as cost effective as you first think. Service was very good, and therefore enjoyed the whole afternoon.

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  32. Bonnie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible dining experience at The Coal Shed. Fabulous food, lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff. Never fails to exceed expectations. Jason is a personal, chatty and helpful person who ensured we were very happy with everything and nothing was too much trouble. If you haven’t been…… you simply must! It is the dining experience in London and surpasses many other very well known restaurants of its type.

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  33. ElaineH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and food. We 're very happy that we decided to give them a try instead of going to our usual restaurant round the corner. We were seated next to a very noisy table but it was a Friday evening after work so it was hardly surprising.

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  34. Justyna

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Arrived as a group oF 5 for the early dinner experience at 6:15pm and we were told it is too late. Why would you advertise it on the website and give us the menues with that deal only to say afterwards we can’t have it ? I won’t be coming back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    So the food was absolutely amazing, service was brilliant. However, the reason there is a mix of three stars is because open table were offering a deal that they are no longer offering. So when I booked the 2 courses for £25 pounds I was expecting to get that. And the staff couldn’t do anything about that, however I see it’s still being offered. Had the experience been what was expected would have scored way higher. Plus in the fine print the deal was for a minimum of 4 diners another thing that wasn’t mentioned when booking

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  36. kayp

    Hertfordshire

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice restaurant not far from Tower Bridge Got served delicious fresh food by brilliant waiter Edward, would definitely recommend

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  37. RebeccaM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, service was a little slow which mean we didn't have time for dessert / coffee. Apart from that a lovely meal.

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  38. ColinT

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great steaks, good service and ambience, will certainly return

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  39. RobS

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    booking system did notnwork so they canceled 3 hours before ⚰️⚰️⚰️

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  40. WiltshireCustomer

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very overpriced with everything you would expect to be a part of the main course charged as extra. We would not return. Poor value for money. Food decent but lacking little touches. Eg fish in a sauce served on a cold plate, meaning that by the time it arrived at the table, the sauce was tepid at best, and very shortly cold.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Coal Shed London is rated 4.1 stars by 1037 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Coal Shed London

One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Court, London, SE1 2SE

Additional information

  • Area
    London Bridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00–17:45 Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–15:45 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:00–21:45
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Q Car Park, Gainsford Street 46-50, London SE1 2NE.
  • Public Transit
    London Bridge: National Rail, Northern Line, Jubilee Line (5 minute walk from Tooley Street Exit), Tower Hill; District Line, Circle Line (10 minute walk from Tower Bridge exit).Nearest Pier: MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus London Bridge City Pier, just a 10 minute walk away.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Lawrence McCarthy
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3384 7272
  • Private party facilities
    We have a beautiful private dining room located on the 1st floor for events of up to 20 guestsNext to this is the mezzanine for 30 guestsFirst floor hire is available for 50 guests, or full exclusive hire of the restaurant for 95
  • Private party contact
    towerbridge@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk: 020 3384 7272
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