The Coal Shed London

4.3
208 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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. For those dining before a show at The Bridge Theatre or wanting an express lunch, the restaurant's pre theatre menu is available from 12noon until 6.30pm £20 for two courses or £24 for three.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Sat: 12:00pm -4pm & 5pm- 10:30pm

Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
020 3384 7272
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Dave Mothersill
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Private Party Facilities
The restaurant spread over two floors offers flexible entertaining space for all types of celebrations. The mezzanine level has been designed with events in mind. This space provides flexible dining, an intimate private dining room for 12 or take the full floor for a party size of 50 diners.

We celebrate meat, fire, fish and our menus reflect this with choice of a set menu or a sharing feasts to wow your guests. Our expert bar team is on hand to match the perfect wine or cocktail for your party.
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Private Party Contact
shannon@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk: 020 3384 7272
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Parking Details
Q Car Park, Gainsford Street 46-50, London SE1 2NE.
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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.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Summer Sharing Roast with ½ Bottle of Wine: £30pp

Enjoy your choice of two summer sharing roasts at The Coal Shed London with a ½ bottle of house wine for £30 per person. Choose from the spatchcock chicken with smoked potatoes, seasonal greens, corn on the cob and The Coal Shed hot sauce or 500g Black Aberdeen Angus with beef fat potatoes, summer greens, Yorkshire puddings and smoked gravy. Served as feasting platters to be shared between two people. Located moments away from the iconic Tower Bridge, The Coal Shed London is the ideal location

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 10 June 2018

Ends: 26 August 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00

What 208 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Very well placed for The Bridge Theatre for a pre-theatre menu, for which there is a well-chosen good value 2 or 3 course set menu. The staff are charming and the food is good. I had a creamy burrata to start followed by bream fillet. The service was slick so we had time to squeeze in a shared cheeseboard. The tables are a little crowded but otherwise a fine place.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Good food. Ideal for pre-theatre at The Bridge. Wine somewhat expensive

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

First class meal with great service. One of those in party had Grey Mullet and said it was best fish they have ever had.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very helpful staff and great food -great with kids and as special occasion we were well looked after -service slightly slow but restaurant busy and fun

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Lemon sole excellent & steak tender. Wine expensive

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service, great produce cooked to perfection. Couldn’t fault it from the moment we walked in...

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I went to the coal shed for an anniversary dinner. I have to say it was one of the nicest meals I have had in a long time. I had the beef carpaccio to start and lamb for my main. Each dishes was a taste explosion! The service we received was fantastic....Francesco did a great job, recommending a lovely wine and dishes from the menu. Would definitley return and highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Very friendly service, food was good.

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4.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Good food as always here and attentive service, thanks.

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4.0Dined on 8 August 2018

perfect for pre-theatre (Bridge) but would not otherwise particularly recommend because it is pricey

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4.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Went for the goat. Good friendly service.decent wine list. Food good, pricing reasonable. Worth the visit

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4.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Have recently eaten here 2 nights running whilst staying close by with 2 other different couples. Food was very good and staff friendly and helpful. Recognised us when we came back the second night. Meat was all beautifully cooked and various veg and garnish very appealing. Only downside is the noise level which makes it difficult to converse across the table.

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4.0Dined on 6 August 2018

So close to the tower bridge that you can go for a nice walk after dining. Great atmosphere and great food. They've got amazing steak cuts cooked perfectly. It's a bit pricey for the average dining but great for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Great food, relaxed restaurant and lovely staff. Worth every penny

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4.0Dined on 4 August 2018

The food was delicious and excellent quality, however the music was a bit too loud for an easy conversation over dinner. The waiter serving us was a bit miserable and didn’t follow up on a question regarding the sides that came with a main, so 2 of our party felt they had missed out as they didn’t know until the food arrived. He also didn’t respond particularly well when knocking a glass of water on the floor - we had to ask for a new glass and more water. It was still worth it for the goat shoulder though!

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4.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Three of us had a pre-theatre supper here on Saturday. The staff were absolutely delightful and the food was delicious. I've given it four stars not five because the portions weren't quite big enough, but it was their special pre theatre deal and the quality of the cooking made up for it. Highly recommended and we will be back!

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4.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Great experience
Good menu and very accommodating staff
Would highly recommend

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Really impressed with the service with attentive staff that managed to not be intrusive. Food was lovely and cocktails are fabulous. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Excellent food, staff & service exceptional. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2018

The food was very good, not much on the menu for vegetarians, staff extremely friendly and service top rated

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4.0Dined on 2 August 2018

We were a party of 7 and we were in a rush as we arrived late. The staff were great and served us quickly. The food arrived quickly too and we were able to leave on time. Excellent all round

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

We visited the restaurant for a pre theatre meal as it was close to the Bridge Theatre. We were greeted and seated immediately by friendly staff who forgave our delayed arrival for our reservation. The first course of short rib was excellent, perfectly complemented by the beans. after an appropriate interval our second course of minute streak arrived, again, cooked to perfection. A surprise plate of truffles arrived after this birthday wishes for my wife.
This was undoubtably one of the most pleasant pre theatre meals that I can remember, and I can highly recommend it. We will certainly return!

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4.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Excellent and interesting food with an emphasis on meat and fish. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Five of us visited for a birthday. All was excellent. Black Angus steak delicious, cooked perfectly.
My only issue is the wine list. We ended up with a carafe of white and red - the cost was 21.50 each.
I would have preferred a bottle but after looking at the wine list, there was little, including Sauvignon Blanc at under 40. I think all restaurants should have a small selection at between 20-30.
Other than that a lovely evening - and we will be returning (I will check the wine list)

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

I chose this venue for an informal one to one business lunch on a Wednesday and I was offered the choice of outdoor dining and indoor dining facing a beautiful window. I chose to dine indoor as it was quite a hot day. The first thing I like was the location in One Tower Bridge which is a true gem behind the city. The welcoming from the restaurateur was great and it felt like the restaurant was already established due to its link with the Brighton restaurant. The menu was great and it hosted a very interesting lunch of the day on top of a truly delicious a la carte. There was a good choice of both meat and fish dishes. I went for the bream and my guest chose the whole mackerel. we chose a side of spring vegetables and a tomatoes salad. Everything was perfect. the wine list was also satisfactory and we chose Greco di Tufo an italian delicious white wine. The desserts was delicious we had the strawberries with cream served on a biscuit base. price was fair (100 pounds for both including wine). I would highly recommend it. Walking back we crossed over the tower bridge and the walk back to the office took only 10 minutes.

Great place and great venue

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Good food, very cosy, very attentive staff. Good wine selection

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Lovely restaurant. The ambience is great and the service was perfect. They hadn’t got the wine we ordered but our waiter suggested another which turned out to be just right. We chose from the pre Theatre menu and the food was really good. When we visit the Bridge Theatre we will definitely eat here again.

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Don't want to leave a review. Come and see for yourself

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Surfboard main was superb!!!
Asked if the sharing roast could be done for one person and no issue at all. Great meal and great service . Would highly recommend .

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Amazing food was served at the Coal Shed. The flavour on the steaks was sensational and made the meal a fantastic experience. The starters had a great depth of flavour to and were generously sized.
Overall a great experience and it has managed to maintain the high standards of it’s Brighton home.

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2.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Restaurant Okay food was good- steak and chips - Starter of salad was weird! 'lettuce in vinegar' - they couldn't provide a simple green lettuce apparently! Cocktail and wine excellent ! Staff and server not particularly welcoming! We felt were just processed.! Main gripe was that I had specified a table against the wall or in a booth area because this was an Anniversary diner for my husband and I - (to celebrate 44th Wedding Anniversary!) We were give a table for two by the window on one side and a corridor on the other with a till point set in the space immediatley to the right of us it was also a meeting position for staff to pick up glasses an input data into the till and chat - so for the whole dinner our view was of the back and bottoms of the staff at eye level !!! - "Very Romantic (not)!" -I was quite upset since I had specifically requested a nice table ! Pity because we live locally and were able to have a lovely walk down by the river with lovely vistas andthen spent the evening trying not to look at the bottoms of staff at eye level!

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Went for pre-theatre dinner and was very impressed. The service was charming and attentive, the food delicious and it was excellent value. I would definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Food was excellent though we found service a little slow, particularly as the waiters knew we were due at the theatre.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Delightful.
We sat outside on one of the warmest evenings of the year (which probably helps with my positive view) but this place is lush.
The small plates we had beautifully presented and incredibly tasty - especially the burrata and the short rib which was like butter.
Smokey, meaty, sexy butter.
The mains were also excellent - several of my friends having the BBQ lamb which was wonderful, the Tandoori Bream went down very well but it was the sharing dish, the Goat Shoulder, which was the show-stopper.
Out of this world good - complete with a pot of chickpeas, crunchy salty flatbread and 3 little saucepots.

Service was also first rate.

Very highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

A very nice surprise. I booked this because the Ivy was full, but actually, I think in future this will be my default place. The food was delicious, and the service exceptionally good. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed, and that was one of the best steaks I have ever had!

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Lovely, friendly attentive service, without being too obtrusive. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

This was our first visit to the Coal Shed, before our first visit to the Bridge Theatre. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing a revitalised part of London with which we were unfamiliar. The restaurant was nicely furnished, unpretentious and welcoming. Service was attentive, amusing and cheerful; not easy when you are working hard. Our lunch was delicious, imaginative, but uncomplicated, beautifully cooked, and of sensible sized helpings. A lovely experience.
Our only quibble was the noise level. With a lively acoustic we all needed to talk more quietly!
Thank you very much,

John Kay

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2018

We went to the Coal Shed to eat before going to The Bridge Theatre, which is practically next door. We ate really well (the beef short rib was DELICIOUS) and the service was exemplary. Also, they serve a really lovely gin and tonic which, on such a hot night, was exactly what was required. We'll definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Within under 5' walk to the Bridge Theatre. Great pre theatre meal. My fish choices were especially good. And to put us in the best mood, they offer small carafes of wine. Service was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on 23 July 2018

Came here for a pre-theatre dinner but used the a la carte menu. Friendly and efficient waiters, though we did have to ask for ice. Wonderful mussels for starters and an 800gr Chateaubriand to share. Absolutely scrumptious! Nice puddings too. The cocktails were a treat, especially the lavender-infused margarita. An enjoyable and relaxed dinner. Not cheap. But for a treat worth it.

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