The Coal Shed London

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4.2
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590 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • 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.
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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C
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely Sunday sharing roast for Fathers Day. Beautiful steak and great sides. They were very accommodating of our baby boy and had made sure there was plenty of room for his pram.

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KB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The staff was friendly, unfortunately 2 steaks came out cold had to be sent back and came out cold again. Myslef and my partner both had the chicken, which horrifically turned both out stomachs within 45mins. A real let down.

The Coal Shed London
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We are very disappointed to hear of your experience We are sorry to hear that you experience it wasn’t at the level we want to work. I assure you we take these comments very seriously and I will pass these comments to my team and make sure this is not happening again. I would really appreciate if you give me the chance to recover this situation. Please contact me in my personal email address Gojart@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk to arrange this. General Manager

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LH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing but what really made the over all experience amazing was Martin who was looking after us, his service was super professional but informal and relaxed at the same time, excellent knowledge of the menu, really nice guy

The Coal Shed London
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Lucy It is lovely to read about your experience with us. I will pass the message to Martin. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards Gojart

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KF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view and amazing service. Would highly recommend

The Coal Shed London
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Kim F I would like to thank you for the great description of our venue. I will pass the message to my team. I would love to see you again soon. Kind regards Gojart

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AS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service and drinks were exceptional. Our waiter was friendly and attentive despite a busy restaurant. We had a steak, the lamb and the bream and all were beautifully cooked, highly recommend!

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MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Second visit to this More London located restaurant. As a Monday night it was busier than expected. The overall experience was on a par with our first visit, which was a Sunday lunchtime, the food was marginally better, but unfortunately the wait staff left a little bit to be desired. They brought out the wrong starter, and then the main to the wrong table. That saying the food was good. Will be going back again I should imagine.

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LQ
London
194 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to The Coal Shed for dinner before going to The Bridge Theatre. We had the pre-theatre menu which was good value, served quickly and was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for a lovely meal.

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RI
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Slightly disappointed that they'd run out of 3 dishes from the A la carte menu which I was eyeing up, but the roast was pretty good all round.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing,
Both my partner and I visited the restaurant at the weekend and shared a 900g prime rib. Amazing food and service, very relaxed and friendly staff. We enjoyed it so much we revisited on Sunday for lunch sharing a 600g sirloin with vegetables and Yorkshire Pudding. Will definitely revisit and highly recommend.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our sharing Sunday Roast after a stroll from The Globe to Tower Bridge. Excellent service and quality of food compensated for initial disappointment that oysters and chicken were not available. It was late on Sunday, however, and understandable that some items had run out. Will definitely visit again.

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G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great pre theatre meal. Good food, good value. Great grilled cabbage!

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MB
Norfolk
16 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great spot for a nice pre-theatre dinner. Always have some good fish on their specials board. Starters and desserts are the best.

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VH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been more helpful. My niece with disabilities was with us for a day out in London to celebrate her 21st birthday. The staff were amazing. Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Cool atmosphere. Good size tables and space. Service was mediocre, but the food came out fairly quick.

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F
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food - beef croquettes and whole sea bass - and friendly staff.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This used to be a good restaurant with an interesting and delicious menu, and knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. No more. The menu is now very limited, the food uninspiring and overpriced, the atmosphere chaotic, and the service uninformed. I will not be returning.

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 7 June 2019

Dear anonymous Thank you for the feedback. Please accept my apologies for failing on delivering the experience you were expecting from us. I hope you can reach out on my personal email address Gojart@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk to discuss about this further. I can assure you we take this matter with serious consideration and your input is vital for us. Gojart Reci General manager

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Took half an hour to serve us despite telling them we had a show to see (recommended by Bridge Theatre) all three steaks - cold and overcooked - didn't eat until 50mins after being seated - food bland and overpriced. Literally had to get up and leave to get thier attention to pay the cheque as they ignored us. Do not eat here

The Coal Shed London
Responded on 7 June 2019

Dear Dinnerf Thank you for the feedback. We are very disappointed to hear of your experience. This does not come anywhere near our standards of service. I want to sincerely apologize for not having delivered what you were expecting when you choose to dine with us. I would really appreciate if you give me the chance to recover this situation. Please contact me in my personal email address Gojart@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk to discuss about the details. Gojart Reci General manager

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice food. Very polite and helpful staff

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MJ
London
35 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went for the sharing roast option, would like more than one yorkshire pudding each as they aren't huge.

The steak was nice as were the other sides

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Back to its best. Food was absolutely on point. Few minor hiccups on service delivery - sides took an age to arrive however this was (eventually) acknowledged and rectified. Desert took 30 mins to arrive and fortunately was wrong (we ordered two but only one (thank goodness) was delivered). It’s so close to perfect, a visible leader on the floor overseeing service delivery would make it fist class.

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RE
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

After reading the many amazing reviews this place has received I had to come have a meal for myself but was left rather disappointed considering the price you pay. The quality of meat was the best thing , really enjoyed the steak however the experience was let down by poor service and a few fire alarms that went off 2-3 times that ruined the ambience . The Desserts that I was expecting to be amazing , sadly did not live up to my expectation but I will visit again to try the seafood and hopefully will have better luck .

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I had booked a table for 4 on a Saturday evening and when we arrived the Restaurant was empty apart from 2 more tables. Regardless of that we were guided to a table in the back of the Restaurant close to the kitchen and in the walking path of waiters that were coming with food from the Kitchen to tables. The better tables at the front of the Restaurant, overlooking the courtyard remained nearly empty for the rest of the evening. This was my first disappointment.
The second one was the service of our waiter. We were not really allowed to take the time to discuss the menu and upon placing the order we ended up with very small starters and the wrong desserts. I would not recommend the Apple Fritter, far too dry and not much of a taste.
The portions of our mains, Duck and fish were also rather unequal with some being large and others rather small.
Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes I think I would because even though our experience was not the best, a different waiter and better table would have made a big difference.

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a
London
31 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and the service was great!

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SD
Italy
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Decent food, mediocre and inattentive service, loud environment.

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C
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service! It’s the perfect place for an occasion or date night.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The normal delicious Sunday lunch sharing platter failed to impress this week, so much so we’ve cancelled next weeks reservation for 4. One cold Yorkshire pud and one flat unrisen dough ball (how on earth was that served?) were sent back. Replaced, but no apology other than a grunt. Limited to a small pot of gravy and then charged extra for more is a first - all be it there was a reluctance to provide at all given we had to ask three times. The rest of the food was hit and miss too. The meat was on point as ever, but the rest just wasn’t on top form, nor was the service. Overall not the best performance!

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G
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The Sunday Lunch was what was expected although the Spanish waiter could not say if Yorkshire pudding was served.

A large party was in the adjacent room and we were left unattended having to ask for water and horseradish sauce.

We left a 10% tip not 12.5% and was then asked by the waiter for the full discretionary amount. Maybe other people always pay the requested amount without regard to service.

All in all we enjoyed the meal but the staff need more training and more of them on a busy Sunday morning.

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not to easy to find the first time. Service was excellent and the food was very good. The menu was a little limited, but did cater for meat, fish and vegetarian eaters. As always expected, wine was expensive. Beer quality was good, but be aware it’s served in schooner size glasses at pint sized prices. All in all value for money near Tower Bridge and would go again.

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SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It has a good feel about the place and is fresh and roomy.

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Staff very pleasant, will definitely be going back this coming a Friday!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great sharing roast.

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party loved the delicious meat and the starters. My chicken was very tasty. The wine was just right.
Definitely coming back.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely steak and mains. Sides a little pricey and small. Lacking a bit in charm and atmosphere, I think these central London new builds struggle on this front, however decor all very smart and very nice bathrooms. Wines pricey, but it is central London. Service very good and nice friendly staff.

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G
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The ribeye was too aged and wasn’t grilled as good as my previous visit. Therefore I was disappointed. Monk fish and seafood pot was tasty though. Waiters could be a lot more attentive rather than walking pass pretending they never saw you even though you waved right in front of their face!

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DB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food, great steaks! Nice wine list. Will continue to eat here

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G
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I had the onglet wth salad.
The onglet was well cooked. The salad was nice but too acidic for me.
It's a pretty restaurant with friendly staff.

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JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a good atmosphere when inside. A bit concrete city outside.
Service excellent . Definitely recommend this

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch. The salmon Benedict eggs, the crab toast and the French toast nothing special. Maybe it is better for a meat meal.

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N
London
29 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our evening here. In upstairs area which was very nice but wonder if the downstairs dining room is s bit more buzzy.

Food is very good, didn’t have steak but looked like people were really enjoying. We had turbot for 2 which was lovely.

Smoked haddock scotch egg was delicious and Jacobs ladder also.

Apple fritter was lovely- one would be plenty to share

Service was a little patchy as it got busy and there were s couple of mishaps but on the whole a very good vibe and pleasant waiting staff.

We will return!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely afternoon. Great food. Super relaxed and classy atmosphere. Thank you.

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