The Coal Shed London

4.3
285 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 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

Three Courses and a Cocktail for £30

Enjoy a specially created three course meal at The Coal Shed with an arrival cocktail for only £30.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 11 October 2018

Ends: 25 November 2018

Availability: Sun 17:00-20:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-16:00 17:00-18:00 20:00-21:30

What 285 People Are Saying
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VH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food with finely balanced flavours and attentive helpful service. Good value pre-theatre menu which offered unusual options rather than the standard fare. Very well presented and good size portions. Excellent value and a lovely room - also views of the courtyard were enchanting.

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SE
London
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sharer Sunday roast was beautiful. Great service and relaxed restaurant.

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RC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

food ok and meat quality average/ not particularly special for the price.

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m
London
102 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious, tasty food well prepared. A few slips with the service which we are convinced were exceptional. We'll certainly return!

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GC
Kent
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I am local to Brighton and although have not dined in the original restaurant was happy to trust the reputation and visit this new restaurant.
We both had some or all of the pre-theatre menu and were very impressed with the food and service.
We will return.

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JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The map app linked to Open Table had the address wrong and sent me hundreds of metres in the wrong direction down Tower Bridge road. Not a good start to the evening. The restaurant was aware of this and said loads of people had told them about it, so I don’t know why it hasn’t been sorted.

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CE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We attended for my sisters birthday. We had Absolutely terrible service, below par food which was brought to the table cold. Despite themultiple mistakes with the order which the waiter was aware of, the discretionary service charge was still added to the bill! Also very expensive for such poor quality. Big dissapointment.

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was okay but the only thing that was better than ordinary was the broccoli with miso we ordered as a side, which is not a great story when you are paying £25 for a small steak and the same again for a seafood platter.

The service was abominably slow from start to finish. We were brought a carafe of tap water when we sat down but by the time we were asked if we would like anything else to drink we had already decided everything we would order and indeed grown faint with hunger.

The meal took 2 hours and 20 minutes and we were only served a starter and a main course during that time. It doesn't seem completely compatible with the "2 hour dining policy" stated on the confirmation email, but to be fair to the restaurant they didn't try to kick us off the table as two hours stretched into three.

I was glad my wife opted for a chocolate pot from Pret A Manger on the way home instead of pudding in the restaurant otherwise I fear we might still be there now.

We were seated in the upstairs section. The tables were very close together and there was a large group in the private dining section with all the doors open.

Overall this is a very poor imitation of Hawksmoor and you would be much better off going there.

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife's birthday and she had wanted to try the Coal Shed for sometime. From the moment we walked in the greeting and service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We had a lovely relaxed meal and will most certainly visit again.

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MK
London
24 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family Birthday meal for my husband. Started with cocktails when meeting up and then moved into restaurant. We all chose from the specials board, two shared Porterhouse steak superbly cooked rare, and two shared sea bass with shellfish - superb flavour.
Starters and puddings were good, too. A very nice evening with a birthday plate to finish it off - nice touch.

We didn’t mind, but restaurant is noisy (we were there on a Tuesday evening) and could interfere with quiet conversations.

Restaurant is next door to Bridge Theatre so will try their pre-theatre menu next visit.

Good job!

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great, very filling. The starters were very good and the main was surprisingly more filling than I had expected. I had fish and I would recommend it. The dessert was a bit of a let down. I had ordered blackberry mousse and none of the components on the plate worked well together. Ended up not eating it.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent roast. Best I've had in a long while, which is something coming from me as hugely fussy. Beef cooked to perfection (med-rare) really good quality,
Flavour and quantity of trimmings. Very accommodating of our ten month old daughters as well who also enjoyed themselves. Will be back.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Me and my partner were away for a special occasion in london travelling all the way from Worthing West Sussex, Her steak came out well done instead of medium rare meaning it was sent back to be re-done i then had to eat mine without her. The steak took over 20 minutes to come back out to which i had finished my food a while ago. We were offered her steak for free however, it completely ruined our meal which had been planned a long time as we could not eat together and put quite a downer on the whole expirience and weekend.

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AK
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Inventive menu with impeccable service. Very well placed for views of Tower Bridge and the Thames. Friends enjoyed the goat shoulder and the John Dory fish, and my vegetarian option was limited but delicious.

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P
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

One of us chose the fixed price pre-theatre menu and the other just had an a la carte starter.
From the menu, the beef carpaccio starter was excellent and the dessert was fine. However the hake for the main course was far too salt. If we had not been going to the theatre and we had had more time we would have sent it back. The bisque surrounding the fish and the broccoli were good.
The over use of the salt pot was a shame because everything else about the meal, wine and service made an enjoyable early evening out.

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f
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and friendly prompt service. Both the steaks and the fish were excellent and nice choice of wine too

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having been to The Salt Room a number of times, we spotted this was near the Bridge Theatre and thought we'd give it a whirl. Food was excellent, with good portion size, innovative and tasty combinations and a good wine list. Will certainly be going again.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Was looking forward to this as was our wedding anniversary. What a let down food wise. Starter of devilled crab no more than cheese on toast for a tenner! 28 quid for a fillet stake average but surely this should include a portion of chips. Staff were attentive and pleasant to be fair. But overall poor value for money. Very dissapointed

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance the food just wasn’t up to par quite disappointing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was amazing

Had a very rude waiter though wasn’t very attentive or chatty ruined the meal

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We regularly come to The Coal Shed for a Sunday roast with friends and family, and it never disappoints! Food and atmosphere is consistently good, plus they are always so accommodating for kids too. Highly recommended, will keep coming back!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not for vegetarians, small portion of cauliflower. Vegetables not included with main dishes so dorks out quite expensive

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, hearty food. Perfectly located next to the Bridge Theatre.

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OB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I arranged a pre-theatre meal for myself and 6 others prior to going to the Bridge Theatre next door.
The staff were friendly and professional throughout. The food was very good. I am reliably informed by one of my company that the carpaccio starter was particularly good.
The 3 course pre-theatre menu was £24/head which was, in my opinion, good value. the total bill for 7 guests including wine and service charge was £351. Which for London is not bad.

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot - good food and service and chilled atmosphere

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C
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. The staff are very attentive and help make the venue what it is. The sharing dessert platter is a must

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HJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We visited the Coal Shed in London as love both the restaurants in Brighton. The evening was fabulous but steak was a little over seasoned, very salty. They could accommodate gluten free however more options for starters would be appreciated and possibly a GF bread option.

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GT
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent location for pre-theatre at the Bridge next door.

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GL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I ordered the flat iron steak, the food was nothing special, I expected more for the price

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FW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I waited my main course for one hour, I don’t think they could ensure the quality of food when they are busy

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, chips were good but not the best.. ordered the streak that came with braised broccoli.. order a side of broccoli without the waiter notifying us, shame. All in all ok restaurant. Cocktails were great but food and service needs to be sorted out before his becomes a must eat

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KJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcome and service friendly, extremely knowledgeable and attentive but not overbearing. Food was outstanding. We had the market fish (seabass that day) for 3 people; served at the table, generous portions and served with mussels, clams and chorizo. Despite the elegant setting, don't be afraid to dip into the sauce left on the platter at the end - the best bit.

Lovely touch with the dessert at the end for the birthday guest. Would recommend for any occasion.

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CO
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First to eat this restaurant. Great location, great food and great service. Very friendly staff

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BT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for dinner here before going to The Bridge Theatre. The service was excellent - the right level of attention e.g. we never had to ask for more water. We chose the pre-theatre menu which was very tasty. Two of us had the salmon starter and all three the minute steak. The steaks were incredibly tasty - the medium-rare not quite medium-rare enough for us but still lovely. The chips were very tasty. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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RR
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had lunch here. The service was friendly and prompt but not hurried. The food was very good. The beer was expensive.

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DM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and good wines, friendly and efficient service

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g
London
124 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rib eye steaks were delicious but unfortunately my one was thinner and more well done than my husband’s which slightly spoilt the experience. Service friendly

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The service was just right, quick, efficient, polite without being over the top. My fish was absolutely delicious and my friend’s even more so.

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p
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A really pleasant interior. Staff attentive. Pre-theatre menu is limited but what is,offered is good quality. The criticism is about differences in what you get, delending on your choice. Celeriac soup was generous, cured salmon not. Likewise a whole was extremely generous whereas the steak (£3supplement) was tiny...very much a minute steak. Our dining experiences were so radically different, it was bizarre.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was made very welcome while I waited for my friend to arrive and I thought that the service was attentive and not overwhelming. A good choice was made.

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