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The Coal Shed London

4.1
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916 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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).

Support The Coal Shed London during COVID-19

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

£10 off when you order a main and a dessert

Oct 1-31, 2020·Tue-Thu 17:00-18:00

Early Dining Rewards: a little treat for those of you who dine early evening with us - to thank you for your support as we continue to adapt to the new legislation - any booking between 5pm - 6pm Tuesday-Thursday will receive £10 off when you order a main and a dessert.

London Restaurant Festival 2 course sharing menu for 2 people £27.50pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Tue-Fri 17:00-20:15

To celebrate our new partnership with Lake District Farmers, The Coal Shed London is offering a Land to Plate 2 course sharing menu showcasing their Lake District Farmer’s rare breed heritage beef, slow smoked over oak chips, and served with garlic fried potatoes, barbequed hispi & Autumn slaw.

What 916 People Are Saying
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4.1
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipIeva
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious Sunday lunch!

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anon
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch

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BradF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

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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
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Sowla
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Extremely slow service, had to ask for another glass of wine from our bottle because they took it away, they had run out of roasts which is what we went for, waited ages to order and waited ages for our food even though the restaurant only had a few people in it

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EdwardH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location by Tower Bridge on the South Bank. Great, attentive service without being annoying. Super food in a great atmosphere and at a good price. Would highly recommend.

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ClemM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was a very lovely Sunday roast. We were an odd number and yet the kitchen kindly allowed us to order a sharing roast for two and for three (they're normally sold as for two). At £22.5 per head this is probably their best value for money menu option on a Sunday. The roast beef was undeniably excellent, and the potatoes roasted in beef fat were utterly delicious. Service was friendly with a sense of humour. Location is pretty cool as well. Near lots of other impressive restaurants and bars.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect service from start to finish and once again excellent food . Thank You

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PINKSR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Was extremely smokey when Arriving at restaurant, think the ventilation in the kitchen may have been faulty or fat or something had been burnt?

Noise level was immense to the point that we could not hear the server talking, or with their review on the wines etc... and was so difficult to carry out general conversation. children shouting did not help!

It simply wasn't the normal relaxed dining experienced as in past, at this venue.

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AnneE
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought our steaks were beautiful, cooked exactly to our liking. Between us we had broccoli, greens and chips which were perfect, I’m going to cook chilli and garlic respectively with the veg at home! The service was very good with the waiter realising that my drink wasn’t as I’d hoped and promptly getting it fixed for me! We’ll definitely recommend and will visit when we are next able.

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rafaelap
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor service,food alright but nothing extraordinary

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Katie
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok but felt it was massively over priced for what it was. My partners starter wasnt very hot. Had to purchase all the sides to go with our steaks, they dont come with anything. Have had better at our local miller and Carter. For over £100.00 for a starter and main for 2 I wouldn't return.

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DElia
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was very good, the food was just ok and the wine nothing to write about. All in all the evening was just ok.

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LizzieS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find. The menu is varied and interesting and the food was truly exquisitely delicious. Staff were attentive, friendly, welcoming and thoughtful. It is situated very near the Thames and is ideal for a pre or post eveining meal if one is going to the Bridge Theatre.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

One of my Local eateries I have enjoyed great Sunday service however Mid-week lunch service - went quite differently.

Ordered medium rare traditional hamburger- it arrived med-well done. Despite lunch menu stating burger comes with shoe string fries - burger arrives with undercooked VERY extra thick cut fries.

When asking the waiter what happened to shoe string fries - waiter response was -shrugged shoulders and it’s chef’s choice?

Asked for individual ketchup so that my guest had their own little pot was met with a sigh.

Inconsistent quality food - disregarding cooking preference (Med-rare) and waiter attitude combined with food arriving not as stated in menu meant that I regretted choosing Coal Shed for this business lunch.

Can only assume it was an off day ! I surly hope so as weekends are always excellent.

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Willy51
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit for Sunday lunch en famille and we were not disappointed. The service was attentive, the food excellent and the ambiance excellent.

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Crossfire
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal, loved every bit of it and the steaks were amazing melt in your mouth

FAQs

The Coal Shed London is rated 4.1 stars by 916 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.