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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G
London
8 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
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 a day ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Average pub-style food.

JP
London
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

J
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Beautiful location nice staff and lovely feel about the place
My steak was delicious and not to long to wait for each course.
Lovely evening x

JD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent express lunch bowl with smoked aubergine. Really good value, healthy and very filling.

S
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service absolutely enjoyed our meal. Value for money exceeded all my expectations

DJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal sharing roast! Flavours were amazing, meat was perfection, we loved it!

G
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent pre theatre supper with friendly and efficient service which made a great start to the evening

MB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal with friends. Superb food, and wonderful service. Would recommend it to anyone.

JL
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Since two of us were coming here after work and then had theatre tix nearby, we needed somewhere to eat that was quick and near the theatre. Luckily, we took advantage of the pre-theatre two course menu and were done in about 45 minutes. The menu is really a lovely value. The fish and gammon steak were cooked nicely. My only complaint is that my starter of roasted cauliflower was just a bit too big of portion. I would dine here again when in the area.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service throughout our visit. The portions are very generous and perhaps we didn’t need the extra sides of chips and hispi cabbage, but both were very good. We shared some bread and short rib croquettes to start and followed with cod and pork cutlet mains, both cooked on the wood fire. Every thing was very good. Too full to try dessert! Very long wine list with prices a bit on the high side with little choice much below £40 a bottle, but that seems to be the norm in London restaurants now. The Italian white we had was perfect. Great location near The Bridge theatre and I noticed that they have a very reasonable 3 course pre theatre menu at £24, about the price of some mains on the a la carte menu. Recommended.

AM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended the restaurant by some friends and we were not disappointed. Attentive staff throughout and the most amazing food.

KW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Extremely disappointed . Booked back in may to surprise my boys for New Year’s Eve and there was no fillet steak left which was what we all wanted and then we had to wait well over an hour for our food after I had to tell a waiter, god only knows when we would have eaten if I hadn’t. Our food arrived around10.40pm to which we had waited far to long and had lost our appetite. This was supposed to be an amazing experience for my family as I booked it as it was on Masterchef which we all love. All in all, not a good experience.

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Visited 3 times - never any oysters. May as well take off the menu. Had the sea bass - wasn’t fresh & it smelled. Couldn’t eat all of it. Won’t be going back again

HS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was not worth the money at all - needed way more seasoning and flavour. The pork was dry and over cooked. Lovely ambience, great drinks, and a great location, however.

S
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The ordered peppercorn sauce arrived half way through the meal. We had to remind the waiter that it was missing and he came back from the kitchen and told us that the sauce had run out but we would not be charged for it. We complained and then he bought 3 cold sauces and said we would not be charged for them. We complained and then the peppercorn sauce arrived. The rating is low because our meal was ruined by very poor service.

BH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went on Christmas Eve and the food was excellent. However we were rather rushed as the staff wanted to leave and go home for the night. Understandably given it was Christmas Eve nevertheless if they had accepted the dinner booking they should provide us with enough time to thoroughly enjoy our meal.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good but did not arrive for 45 mins after we ordered it & the staff knew we were booked for the matinee at the Bridge Theatre. Not good enough.

FH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant but v loud (maybe as just before xmas?). Food good but roast potatoes were undercooked and not crisp. We requested extra gravy twice as the jugs provided are very small - it did not arrive and we were charged for it on the bill. We did not quibble for £1 as it was otherwise a good lunch but maybe use bigger gravy jugs? Thanks

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food and great cocktails! Nice atmosphere too.

JA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and brilliant staff. Will definitely be coming back.

T
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, the staff were so friendly & very attentive, great atmosphere! Loved it!

PH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

This was my second visit to the Coalshed and far more disappointing than my first. The service was quite slow and the menu quite misleading. I expect that when I order scallops that I would at least receive a minimum of least 3 and not be charged £8 for ONE scallop.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It said on their website they had a pre-theatre deal. When we got there (at 5.45 pm) they told us it didn’t operate on Fridays. It is unnecessarily expensive. 2 of the starters were off menu so we didn’t have a starter. My main was good but my friend’s was pretty awful for £24. I only went there because were going to the theatre. I was highly disappointed.

OT
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Will venture back

ES
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely place and lovely food, great views! However when first entering we was not greeted but ignored. Upon the 3rd member of staff that we flagged down she was able to assist and sit us after around 5mins. In total we waited around 12 mins to be seated. Not a huge deal, but it’s the little things that matter.

SW
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from all staff, amazing food, will definitely be back! Thank you

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, service and wine, we had a great time. The meat selection was good too.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Waiter had little experience, no knowledge of allergies and forgot to follow up with dessert.

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service, what’s not to like

LB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food; wonderful service! The Sunday roast is probably one of the best I've had.

JJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a lovely surprise, we booked the Coal Shed quite late and to be honest we chose it because it was available and in the right location but, it was great!

The staff were super friendly and very obliging, their service was just the right pace. The food was excellent - I had anticipated it to be rather standard pub grub but it was much more interesting than that. Being a fairly ardent carnivore I was really surprised how much I enjoyed their vegetarian starters, especially the salt baked celeriac and the Cauliflower with raisins, very good. Everyone in my party really enjoyed it.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I’m afraid we had a poor experience at the Coal Shed recently. I have used it a lot for work lunches and know the quality varies but for the price this wasn’t good enough. Food and service were both lacklustre and we won’t rush back which is a shame as we have always enjoyed the Brighton restaurant - it feels as if London hasn’t quite clicked yet.

NS
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with fantastic food. Would 100% recommend 😍

LG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very loud and noisy but tasty food and good drinks selection! Good gluten-free options and a lovely complimentary birthday dessert. Will be returning but not with kids!

HS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Nice enough place, very average food. Tasteless steak

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little hard to find but well worth it. All in all a great evening and food was pleasantly surprising. Will be back!