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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JG
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day and had a fantastic time. Food was exceptional

f
London
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really attentive but not intrusive staff. Delicious food. Be prepared for a bit of a dent in your wallet though! Sharing steak was lovely.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service in here on Sunday was absolutely shocking. We asked 4 times for horseradish (baring in mind this was for a roast dinner - I’m sure they have been asked plenty times before), the waitress was instead busy laughing with her colleague and we were totally ignored. Really disappointing after our experience in Brighton Coal - which was fantastic in every way.

GD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Sharing roasts - very tasty, well cooked, generous portions and hearty and warming! If you love beef (the only criticism would be that they only offer beef) then this is the perfect sharing roast. It's a relaxed, but upmarket vibe as well so not your typical pub but still very hearty! Also lovely dessert selection - we'd wholeheartedly recommend the cookie dessert, and they gave my boyfriend a lovely dessert plate (I took him here for his birthday!)

JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The basics were great - fantastic steak and good wine.

We felt the starters and sides let down the quality of the other ingredients. The broccoli and hispi cabbage sides were not of the same quality as the steak.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

To me this restaurant was sold on quality and cooking of the steak and seafood plus chips. I have to say that the steak was a disappointment, no grid lines, smell or flavour of having been cooked over the “coals”. The turbot was slightly under and thus not great and the chips dry lacking any beef dripping taste.
Service good but overall a disappointment!

LH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & the service was exceptional. Would highly recommend. Onion rings are to die for!!!! Love it

SC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food with a lovely chilled vibe and attention to detail service. Recommend this restaurant to anyone.

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing about the day was special
If I could eat here every day I would
Love it

TM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were amazing. Starters and sides are on the small size but that means we could order more.
Outstanding service.

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

So boring when a steak restaurant can't cook a steak. Medium rare fillet came well done. Sent it back and took 20 mins for new one. Restaurant too expensive for errors like this. Go to the hawksmoor instead for similar money. Service slow and forgettable.

g
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not great at all. Very disappointing!!!

HS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The staff need more training as they could have paid a little more attention to the experience.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for a pre theatre dinner. The food was amazing, the staff were professional and the ambience was really relaxing. This is the second time I have been and I will definitely be back again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ambience- too loud. Only the two of us but we had to shout to be heard.

EA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute 5 star experience.
Would definitely recommend and the steak was totally amazing.
Staff go above and beyond.

GD
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre theatre meal and service before going to The Bridge Theatre. Excellent value for London and good food delivered in a timely fashion without rushing us.

JD
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast! Loved the beef and all the trimings

G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
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 on 25 January 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Average pub-style food.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only fault was ,there’s not enough break between meals being served, soon as we’ve finished the starter,the main course was on the table .
Apart from that ,very good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The whole experience was pretty average. The orders for the starters weren’t correct, they forgot a main and gave us butter knives to cut the rib eye steak. Food was OK but we won’t be rushing back

G
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

pleasant surroundings, freshly cooked excellent food

JP
London
36 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
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 on 24 January 2020
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 on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
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
10 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.