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The Coal Shed London

4.2
138 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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 138 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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3.8
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great food, great service. A lovely sunday roast beef was had, excellent beef and a good selection of sides. We left full.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We were going to the Bridge Theatre so had the pre-theatre menu which was short - 2-3 choices for each course. This also meant we weren’t troubled by the 2 hour dining rule which they apparently operate. I had Burrata to start which was nicely presented with vine tomatoes. We both had seared bream, new potatoes and a zingy salsa verde. The portions were not large but pre-theatre you don’t want to feel too full, they were just enough to enjoy the flavours and know you’ve had a meal. We accompanied our meal with a vey pleasant glass of dry Viognier from a very extensive and well balanced wine list.
As I had told them it was my birthday I was presented with a plate containing two handmade chocolate truffles, chocolate praline shavings and Happy Birthday written in chocolate sauce- which was a nice touch.
The service was excellent attentive, friendly and courteous without being intrusive.
All in all a very good experience and a good find.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious steaks, great service, friendly and helpful.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was ok and served promptly but not great value for money

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I would highly recommend The Coalshed. The staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The food was outstanding, the fish comes from Brighton and the meat from Scotland. We were able to taste 3 wines before we chose a delicious bottle of Italian wine.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had a couple oysters to start (very good) followed by the mackerel and goats shoulder with a few sides. All delicious. Desert was less impressive but all in all a great night out.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

As a post theatre restaurant after a show at The Bridge, the Coal Shed is a good option. Lovely steak, good wine and great service. And possibly the best dessert!

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Good place to go for a pre-theatre dinner - nice to sit outside

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4.0Dined on 6 June 2018

A comfortable place with good menus and particularly pre theatre, but the booze is pricey which always pushes up the bill!

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4.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Had the pre theatre menu which was good value and very tasty. Nice atmosphere. Good service.

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3.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Mediocre food and service

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Food was amazing, we opted for the Sunday roast. Value for money. Yummy deserts too.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Great spot for a special occassion with friends and family. Skip the individual dishes and plump for a sharing dish (goat, prime rib both highly recommended!)

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Excellent service and food mainly very good. We were aware that other diners had problems with wrong orders and excessive wait time for food.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Attentive service. Excellent asparagus. Best rhubarb soufflé. Ever!

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Fantastic food, excellent and thoughtful staff. One of our party was unable to make it as they were delayed travelling from overseas and they offered us 20% off the bill. Very kind and will definitely visit again!

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Great hidden little gem in London Bridge. Get in there before the masses find out! :-)

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2.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Food and service very good. The staff were absolutely charming.
Whole meal spoiled for me by the noise. Large parties of men all shouting over the music.

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1.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Pre theatre menu was poor in choices
Minute portions
Very bad value for money

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Really nice meal! Serloin Aberdeen Angus to share for Sunday lunch was amazing, as was the Steak Tartare! Excellent service, friendly and approachable! Mojitos were good too!

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2.0Dined on 19 May 2018

I'd attended sister seafood restaurant in Brighton and was very excited to try London branch of the coal shed. The service was very poor- waiter required X4 clarification of a simple order of the tables sides, brought sparkling water when asked for still water and required prompting for a fresh glass. Did not take drink orders when food was ordered- had to ask to order drinks after. Small portion of very average chips. Ceviche starter very dry and not as citrusy as it should be. Chocolate bar dessert and red wine was very good. Sauces for steaks also good. Chateau Briand not worth the money. Overall not value for money or good sercice.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Very good service from the friendly and knowledgeable staff

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

We loved the Coal Shed. Interesting menu, well designed interior, really good service, and pleasingly good value.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Had a lovely spur-of-the-moment Sunday lunch. Delicious rib of beef, cooked to perfection. The biggest Yorkshire puds I’ve ever seen! And yummy roasties and veg .
Apple and rhubarb crumble was delicious too.
Wine is a bit on the pricey side. We just had a Bloody Mary each and tap water; lunch for two and a shared pud. Came to under £80 with service. Bargain given what we had!!
Service is really friendly and timed to perfection.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

The roast was excellent, however the cost of alcohol is quite expensive.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Excellent meal together with excellent service. Had a lovely evening. Would recommend the goat dish to share.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Second time I’ve visited. Really lovely place - especially for steak lovers!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Our first visit to The Coal Shed and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent, especially our waitress Kiitti. The food was delicious, we both had the beef fillet which was cooked beautifully. Its not cheap and with our wine the bill came to £160 for 2 but worth it for special occasion.

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Unfortunately the service was very poor and we had to wait in excess of 20 minutes for our drinks that only came when we asked again.This was when the restaurant was very empty which meant there can be no excuse.
The £20 option is not a good deal.We paid extra for the steak as you do in many restaurants but it was small
The restaurant may be overall better value if you have the more expensive meats
I can get a similar meal at Cote chain( although the chips are better at Coal shed) for £11.95

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Went for lunch on a Saturday with 5 friends. Although the food is lovely, it is expensive for what you get as the portions are very small and you have to order your side dishes separately. Also, beware that if you order a G&T, you'll get a double which is fine but they cost £11-£12 depending on which gin you have.

After a few G&Ts each and 2 courses, our bill for 6 people came to £275 without service charge and then they slapped on the usual 12.5% which we declined to pay as we think nearly £35 is an extortionate amount given that a large proportion of our bill was due to the G&Ts and not food. We also did not appreciate that our server came over to announce that our payment was short because we hadn't paid the 12.5% service charge and when we said we'd included our tip (albeit not as much as £35) he said very loudly "oh, you don't want to pay the tip?". Not cool.

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Good food served well, cooked fresh, have the goat !

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

We had read good reviews about The Coal Shed so had high hopes - we weren’t disappointed. From arrival to leaving staff were friendly and attentive without being fussy. Food was excellent, recommend the porterhouse steak to share & the rhubarb soufflé was divine. Our waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu explaining the specials and answered any questions we had. Will definitely be back and highly recommend to others.

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Great service and a varied selection of food from the grill - could have chosen several dishes from the menu and been happy.

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Great place, lovely location. Superb food made with great ingredients. Not a massive menu but what was on the menu was very interesting and inviting -(I don’t like big menus more likely to be frozen or mass produced). The hot seafood platter was absolutely delicious and the aged Ribeye steak just perfect. Great selection of wines not the normal predictable options. Cocktails were lovely especially the coffee desert ones on the pudding menu - these were a perfect end to a great dining evening. Finally, the staff were just lovely really friendly very helpful and obviously enjoyed being there.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Great service by all who came by our table. Fabulous tasting lamb dish, with extra Ragu (and sweetbreads), and two friends who had the fillet steak (1 rare and 1 medium rare) said it was one of the best pieces of steak they had ever had. We are foodies, and our friends are more serious and passionate gastronomers. They LOVE this place, and -now- so do we!

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

We had dinner at The Coal Shed before going to the Bridge Theatre. It has a lovely atmosphere with very friendly staff--possibly too friendly, but that isn't a complaint. I had the asparagus with egg and parmesan to start which was delicious, followed by a really excellent rib eye steak which was perfectly cooked. The coal chocolate at the end was perfect. I will definitely be back as the service was nice and quick for a pre-theatre dinner.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Great Sunday roast and excellent value for money!

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

I had an excellent lunch at the Brighton restaurant, earlier this year and I had been looking forward to trying Tower Bridge. A little "flashier", perhaps, and not necessarily better for that, but the table we got (for 2), at quite short notice, was really good (on a window, but not much of a view). Service (thank you, James) was excellent; really very good. Food and cooking outstanding (a scallop starter amazing tastes and textures, and the coconut dessert unlike anything else we have tried - I'm not such a dessert person). So....; in Brighton, there was no opportunity to sample the much-vaunted steaks in anything but large portions. In London... the same thing. We really wanted Chateaubriand, but 600g between us is too much steak. Why the chef wouldn't just take a knife to it, I don't know. We took half home, and I bet it will be a lovely dinner tonight, but still.... Moving on, I left the choices of wine - a carafe of white and a carafe of red - to James and he didn't let us down. It's not the cheapest place to eat out, but certainly good value nonetheless. I'll be back soon, I hope. Thanks all, David

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

We had a really good lunch. The food was brilliant and the meal was excellent value.

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

I don’t normally write reviews but felt compelled to as this is the best restaurant I’ve found in the london bridge area for a while. Food is amazing (the rib starter a must!) and the service has been exceptional the two times I have been. Fantastic if you are a meat or fish lover. Thoroughly recommend the goat and surfboard (not together and you’ll probably not be able to finish the goat!)

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