The Coal Shed London

4.3
380 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • 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 20 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
What 380 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a wonderful Dining experience at cold she'd London. We were given a lovely greeting as we entered the resteraunt and was shown to out table. Our waitress was the best polite, funny and was very patient with us as we couldn't decide what to order. 10/10 she really did make the experience that little more special. 10/10 for mamanagment who was very polite and patient with me when I could not get my code app code to come up. I'm glad I chose to bring my partner here for his birthday he throughly enjoyed his food as so did I. He was also treated to a cheeky birthday treat which was lovely by the resteraunt.

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w
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

the service was very slow. we only ordered 1 main course and were there for 90 minutes. The whole sea bream when it fianlly arrived was excellent- moist and succulent and large! Perhaps it is no longer fashionable to offer to bone fish in modern restaurants?
we would not have any time pre show to have either dessert or coffee. the wine list was interesting and not expensive.

However it is no better than the other trendy restaurants in this development in tower bridge- it does not stand out particularly.

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N
Yorkshire
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch at the Coalshed was excellent, well present, tasty food, and great service.

The portion size was more than adequate for two people, the beef was cooked to perfection.
Lovely buzz in the restaurant, and the servers were friendly and professional.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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f
London
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited for Sunday lunch with my husband, having read the reviews of the Brighton Voal Shed. Food was amazing, cooked to perfection, delicious vegetables & crspy toast potatoes. Great help from the French sommelier with the choice of wine. Great quality & good value for money. Will be back again soon.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday roast is a sharer between 2 and a must! Friendly and prompt service.

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AD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambrosia with excellent wine recommendations, great for date night

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ED
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Four of us booked the Coal Shed for a pre theatre lunch. One of us is vegetarian who also eats fish. We were disappointed to be told the only vegetarian option, mushroom risotto, had run out, even though it was early lunchtime and there were only 2 tables seated when we arrived. There were several fish dishes available, however two of these had meat or poultry incorporated. This was a shame as it further limited the choice available. Otherwise the service was friendly, the retaurant very comfortable,and the location was ideal for The Bridge theatre

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WK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great friendly staff.. Look forward to my next visit...

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PB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been on a regular basis and the food is always good - we use the restaurant for business meetings as our office is located in Shad Thames. The area is well served for good restaurants so in a way we are spoilt for choice but we try to rotate to ensure that we support as many of the local restaurants as possible as we don't want to lose any of them!!!

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VN
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Felt hurried and harried to give up our table because a big Christmas party was booked Staff tried to explain but didn’t really care if we were upset or not just wanted table back Stater of smoked salmon was very good Cod main was a bit over cooked and put lentils under spiced Dessert was a failure Good idea poor execution-apples in tart under cooked Would not return

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RM
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

A disappointment -- especially compared to the excellent Brighton original. The location inevitably attracts a shiny expense-account clientele, which may make it a sensible commercial proposition, but loses a lot in terms of atmosphere and fun. We chose salt aged Hereford rib to share -- and found it dry and relatively flavourless. A bottle of Cahors ought to be the ideal robust accompaniment to steak, even if it's bound to cost a bit -- this one was Cahors in price but not in taste. Excellent service, and a nice touch of complimentary truffles to mark an anniversary -- but that's not really enough to come away feeling glad to have been there.

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H
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a good pre- or post-theatre meal if you are seeing anything at The Bridge theatre. Friendly efficient service, excellent food.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely location, amazing food, friendly team.
I will for sure reccomend and coming back!

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best roast I’ve had. Beef was beautifully cooked and a lot of it. And the veg was tasty! I would make this my regular without a doubt

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A friend and I attended this restaurant for the sharing roast and it was incredible. We couldn't fault the food and wine. The service wasn't great, the speed at which the food arrived with good although we had to ask to have our wine next to us as our glasses were empty for 10 minutes before I had to ask for more wine. All in all the food is amazing and location is great - would definitely recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Whilst the food was lovely it was very slow coming out, service was quite abrupt. Placed outside the toilets and had to request to be moved three times ...told the other tables had been reserved.....um....so had we....and we were there.
Probably wouldn’t bother again.

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JE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, lovely ambience. Comes up a bit short on the vegetarian options

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We came to have a pre-theatre meal on my husband ‘s birthday. I ordered champagne as we arrived and 2 small glasses of flat, bland champagne were delivered. The pre theatre menu was mean, a tiny amount of smoked salmon as a starter and very unappealing dessert list. The steak, their specialty, was good. The layout of the restaurant means many people are eating elbow to elbow. We escaped that but were seated right next to the waiters’ station. So no ambience and even with a pre-theatre menu the bill comes to over£100 ( one small glass of flat champagne and two glasses of wine each). I have been unable to fill in the stars accurately- I meant to score 2 stars for ambience and value and 2 stars overall

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b
London
93 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, helpful, friendly service. Unusual items like goat on the menu. Lively place and noise levels can be quite high.

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C
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant with a good selection of meat and fish dishes. I loved the fact a number of these were for 2+ people. The wine list is great and the recommendations from the house were spot on. Will be going back again.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

We thought we’d pop in to the coal shed for a pre theatre bite to eat and a drink, the menu had fantastic pre theatre options and was turned around in good time.

In total we were happy with the place and couldn’t fault the food.... then came the bill.

We had ordered a carafe of red to share between us, the logic being didn’t want to grab a bottle and honestly didn’t want to spend that much either, then we look at the bill and see £48 for a carafe of red. No questions this was OUR PROBLEM, and the wine was ok, just really detracted from an otherwise pleasant evening and ensures we will think twice before going back.

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f
London
35 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent all-round experience: service; ambience; and, food and wine. All of us hugely enjoyed every course of the pre-theatre menu. I especially liked my steak which was full of flavour and cooked exactly as ordered: medium-well. It went well with a side of delicious green beans with capers and shallots. I'm very much looking forward to returning.

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NW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing so tasty and rich! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience would definitely recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch with my daughters, the shared roast is always a winner. Why would I even try and cook!

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food came out quickly. We had the sharing Sunday roast and it is one of the best roasts I have ever had and well priced for the amount of food you get. I will be returning and will be recommending to everyone I know.

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I
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Decent roast liked that they include cauliflower cheese. I did note that they didn't ask how we wanted the beef. One was rare and one rare medium luckily that's what we like. Espresso Martinis were really good too.

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RW
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was as superb as my first visit and the service exceptional and friendly.

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KG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely wonderful pre-theatre supper - set us up superbly for the show.

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JG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a superb Friday evening here - the food was delicious, the wine excellent, service very friendly and efficient and a brilliant atmosphere.

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TW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Superb pre-theatre menu, service and food of high standard. Would recommend

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SR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found it on website, near Bridge Theatre. Special treat and food delicious. Perfectly cooked; fillet steak cooked rare and still melt in mouth. Staff superb. Took their advice on white wine. Never tasted better. We even had a pudding and the Bar of Dark chocolate was so much more and full of great flavours. We are looking forward to treating ourselves again. And again.

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P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to this restaurant a few times now - always excellent friendly service and high quality cuisine - great surf and turf cooked well on open grill.

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FT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a group of four people who had booked a table prior to going to the Bridge Theatre. The restaurant was extremely busy, and unfortunately we did not have time to have the final course of the set 3-course menu. The staff were extremely accommodating and permitted us to return after the play to enjoy our final course, which rounded off the evening perfectly.

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p
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had dinner pre theatre from the a la carte menu. The goat was really delicious and we loved all the accompaniments - very inventive. Also a good red Macedonian wine recommended by the waiter as did not want to pay the price of the Primitivo.

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JB
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here and very impressed with everything- will return as soon as we can

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p
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food (desserts and octopus starter outstanding, excellent service even on a very busy night, buzzy atmosphere. All round excellence & even better than our last two visits

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F
London
46 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit - great gin and tonic made at the bar; excellent food. Great for The Bridge Theatre next door. We'll go again and highly recommend.

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JW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, good service, good location. Steak, broccoli and sticky toffee pudding all amazing, good chips and wine.

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f
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Too noisy to hear properly. That’s primarily why didn’t get 5 stars.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved it and can’t wait to return! Best Sunday lunch ever and the waiter was superb!

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