The Coal Shed London

4.2
930 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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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 930 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team went above and beyond to make my partners birthday celebrations pre lockdown extra special. Was overwhelmed with their attention to detail. Can’t thank them enough.

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 7 November 2020

Thank you for your lovely feedback! I'm delighted your partner felt special and you both enjoyed your time with us. I hope you 2 stay well and safe along with your loved ones and we'll be glad to have you back anytime as soon as we can reopen our doors. The Coal Shed Team

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JackR
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

I first visited with my fiance in Spring 2019 and loved it.

We were both due to go to Italy this year for her 30th but due to the covid restrictions we had to stay local and decided to visit The Coal Shed again.

I left a message to let them know about our situation and they made our night great. Food was amazing, as expected, but the service and the staff were exceptional once again and really made the night special.

Thanks again the team at Coal Shed!

J & S

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 7 November 2020

Hey Jack, Thank you for your lovely review, I'm really glad we made your special night memorable and your fiance could celebrate her 30th birthday just on time before the 2nd lockdown Keep Italy for next year, in the meantime, as soon as we can reopen, you will always be welcome! Thank you for the warm support and stay well and safe. The Coal Shed Team

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MaxM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious roast lunch at great value for what it is. Plentiful and delicious trimmings to go with a great piece of meat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

This is my third time coming now, and I have to be honest - the quality of the food and the service has considerably gone down. The roast potatoes weren't roasted at all and I had to actually ask the waiter because they looked boiled, he gave me such a blasé response!! Food was lukewarm too..., definitely the last time I went there for sure. I'll stick to Hawksmoor moving forwards.

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 4 November 2020

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry if the service and food wasn't up to your standards and will make sure this is rectified once we are able to open our doors again after this 2nd lockdown. I would have prefer you ask to speak to a manager so this could have been rectified right away instead of leaving a bitter memory, especially if this was your 3rd visit as you mentioned.. Feel free to contact us on manager.tb@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk Stay safe and well, along with your loved ones.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious.

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Elovie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely dinner and cocktails
Francesco provided great service. Would go again.

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CNNN
London
67 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Elegant surroundings with matching ambience, together with delicious light bite option made the Coal Shed perfect for a business meeting. Service was excellent - attentive and fast. Particularly recommend the smoked cheddar mac and cheese!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The most delicious roast, fantastic service and overall lovely experience, we hadn’t been to the Coal Shed for their roast for a while but will be back soon!

GK
GemK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most fabulous Sunday roast. Amazing customer service. Friendly and relaxed while high quality.

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Daren394
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sunday Lunch at a great value, every part was great the Beef delicious the roasties and yorkie crispy and the veg al dente.
The Service was very good which made for a very pleasant day.

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Mary
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and waiters were very attentive and well informed about the menu. Safety precautions were well adhered too with regards to Covid 19 and steak was delivered excellently !

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MM34
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, nice wine list, attentive service. Midweek (plus COVID) means a bit quiet and lacking any buzz.

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Digby
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again a very pleasant and relaxing experience. Apart from the excellent menu and 'specials' of excellent meat, what makes me return is the friendliness and efficiency of the staff.

Without exception they all seem both interested and knowledgeable the food and drink that they serve - always ready to give advice. As an example our wine server showed his knowledge of the wines origin and the growing conditions that went to produce this fine wine ( a Pinot Noir ). This I'm sure points to good training and an effort to create a pleasant working environment in spite of the difficult times they are experiencing.

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MARK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely incredible food! You must try the Porterhouse steak and the ceviche they were beyond words!!!

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vipIeva
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious Sunday lunch!

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anon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really loved our visit. Good food, drinks. The carrots were insanely good and the dessert was beaaautifuk!

Only criticism being that when we arrived and for the duration of our visit, we were placed very close to another couple. It wasn't very private and a little too close for covid comfort.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch

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BradF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been to the Coal Shed a couple of times, and loved it on both visits. Great good in a good location, plus staff who know their business.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service

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Scottishgal
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best Sunday roast that I have had in forever! Good value and lovely staff. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience, thank you.

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Yari
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our 3rd time in The Coal Shed and it’s always a pleasure.

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Mimzo7
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely steak and side dishes and starters. Good and quick service! I would come back

JA
JulieAnn52
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable even in the very difficult current climate. This was the first time I have felt like I was actually relaxed and was enjoying my meal. Other restaurants could take a leaf out of their book on how to work within the government guidelines but still provide a wonderful experience. Food was delicious.

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sharkey
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. Especially friendly and enthusiastic service.

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Babs
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not impress. Food portion too small. French fries should be replaced with chunky chips

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback. As we have just reopened from a very long 6 months closure due to the pandemic, every feedback is good to take and grow from it. I will pass on your thoughts to our kitchen team. Kind Regards, Gwen

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Jans
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

one of the best roasts I've ever had out! Will be going back for sure!

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AliceH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We didn’t have a very good experience at all, we were a group of 3 and we all wanted the Sunday lunch but were told we could only order 2 or 4 Sunday lunches with no compromise. I decided to have a steak and my two friends had the roast dinner. The Sirloin steak was very chewy and unpleasant, when our waiter asked how the food was I told him it was chewy and not very nice, he responded “oh, ok” and walked away, spending the next 10 minutes walking past our table. After we realised no one was going to help we got his attention and asked whether he was going to do anything and he looked surprised and said “well what do you want me to do, take it off the bill?”. He then offered a replacement steak but my friends had finished their meals, he also eventually offered teas and coffees on the house. I was really surprised that we had to directly ask for anything to be done, it was really poor customer service. Id been to the restaurant last year and we had a lovely time but can’t see that I’d want to return now after a poor experience.

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vipLeeC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Sunday lunch. Big portion for two and very well cooked.

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, wonderful to read you enjoyed everything so much. Can't wait to have you back again. Kind regards, Coalshed London Team

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Yoyo
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their really well made meals. Delicious flavours.

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DarrallR
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

no ambiance, ordered medium got medium rare, sent back to get it seared on the outside with it still blood red on the inside, no price on the special board so a surprise to be hit with a £87 bill for just the meat, complimentary chocolate on a plate with "happy anniversary" pipped on the side, it was my birthday !! plate was chipped on the side, waiter just shrugged it off,£12 for a rum and coke, £20 service charge
Will not return or recommended

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CharlieS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The coal shed had a nice atmosphere but the steak tasted like fish. They couldn't make cocktails and was very over rated.

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 7 October 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm sorry that your experience wasn't up to your expectations. We would really appreciate it if you could email details of your visit to manager.tb@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk; hopefully, then we can look into this further and make it up to you. We look forward to hearing from you again Kind Regards, Gwen

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Stevens
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute gem! This place took me by surprise. The food is incredible and the service and timing is that of a Michelin star restaurant. This will now be a regular spot for me!

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, wonderful to read you enjoyed everything so much. Can't wait to have you back again. Kind regards, Gwen

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SecretSeven
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Attractive place with nice staff and very friendly (French) waiter. Slightly underwhelming food - ‘fat chips’ were standard McDonald’s strings, (and unusually not included in price of the stake) and the sauces arrived 10 minutes after the meat. Not difficult to get right (all pre-prepared) and at these prices they should have done.

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Chas97
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty menu and good beer with a unique wine list. Food is cooked on an open fire so the place is a little smoky, but overall a relaxed and friendly vibe.

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Madeleine
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My food was excellent. I had a sirloin steak cooked just to the medium rare degree, with chips and bearnaise sauce. All good though I think the chips should have been Chunkier. I drank a carafe of Barbera d’asti which accompanied the steak well.
I did not like my cheese platter. No thought had gone into the cheese selection.
The overall cost of £79 for one was high.

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HarryB
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked without realising this was there first day opening after lockdown & were greeted with complimentary bubbles which was a nice touch. All staff very friendly and attentive & obviously happy to be back to work which is nice to see. Great food, my friend had the veggie main which she said was delicious and the fillet was on point too.
Highly recommend the Mac n cheese too

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, wonderful to read you enjoyed everything so much and very glad the vegetarian dish was such a success with your friend. Can't wait to have you back again Harry. Kind regards, Gwen

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LauraS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to dine. Well worth the wait and I will definitely be heading back there. Thanks, Coal Shed Team!

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and for your support in waiting for us to reopen our doors. I'm very glad we were as good as your expectations were and look forward to have you back soon Laura. Kind regards, Gwen

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vipMoistyboy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine

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Rachel
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food and drinks and a great location by the Tower Bridge. However, service was slow at times and the staff were not attentive.

FAQs

The Coal Shed London is rated 4.2 stars by 930 OpenTable diners.

The Coal Shed London does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://coalshed-london.giftpro.co.uk.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.