About The Refinery
the refinery, located in the landmark blue fin building on southwark street, near to tate modern and in the heart of london's bankside, exudes an industrial sophistication and is a great spot any time of the day or night.
fantastic food and drinks are on offer including innovative cocktails, global wines from their cutting edge enomatic system and well-kept draught beers. the chic surroundings are complemented by fantastic food, which evolves throughout the day and well into the evening.
the refinery is the ultimate bar and restaurant with music and a late licence, on thursdays and fridays.
London, SE1 0TF
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Wed: 9:00am -23:00pm
Thur-Fri: 9:00am -00:00am
Sat: 10:00am - 00:00am
Sun: 10:00am - 18:00pm
£25 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
0845 468 0186
Southwark Tube Station
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Refinery Ratings and Reviews
I've now been to the Refinery twice this year and each time, the food is good and the service is exceptional. The wait staff like to have some fun with the customers and it makes for a more enjoyable experience. Great service, recommendations for food and wine and they really look after their customers.
I was happy with the restaurant with the food and the communication beforehand although I did feel that a bit pressurised by the fact I was expected to pay deposit and then reconfirm afterwards exactly what I wanted to order. However it was New Year's Eve so that is perhaps understandable. It was very Convenient for where we were staying and going to see the fireworks, but nothing special as a room in the ground floor of a tower block . The cost was recent expensive by our local standards however I expect that in London on years eve it was probably par for the course I found the waiting staff to be very personable and charming
My visit to The Refinery with my sister Liz and best friend Carol, was a celebration of my birthday, after viewing Georgia O'Keeffe at the Tate Modern in the early afternoon.
We knew that it was going to be a hit as soon as we were greeted by such lovely staff!
Nothing was too much trouble - we did hit the cocktails - and the ambience and food was delightful. At the end of our meal when the waitress found out it was my birthday we were presented with cake and candle - how cool was that?
This really made our day, and we are looking forward to another visit, especially as it is very conveniently situated two mins away from The Tate Modern.
We were very pleased to find a venue open for Easter brunch that was not over priced or a greasy sppon. Both of us were pleased with the food. I had the 'Californian Kickstart' and was glad i ordered a side of spinach as it was a small portion. My friends order was much larger...
I visited with a friend after a late show at the modern. We ordered a Mediterranean platter and two small plates - ceviche and the watermelon feta salad. Food was great, fresh, sufficient quantity to build a good meal. The platter was excellent particularly the aubergine and peppers. Staff were pleasant and attentive. Can't remember which wine we had, was great. The bill was lower than we expected -good result! Really enjoyable meal.
Booked this on the spur of the moment.Kept thinking there must be a catch. Steak, half a lobster, chips and a glass of sparkling wine for £15 plus service charge. That is exactly what was delivered by friendly staff in trendy surroundings and the quality was great.
It's a venue with plenty of activity and a real buzz about it that I have visited about 6 times in 2012 either with friends, colleagues or alone on business. While it is not perhaps somewhere to go for a quiet romantic evening, if you want cheering up and having a good and enjoyable evening out then I think that you can rely on The Refinery to deliver great food, first class and knowledgeable service and a good and interesting wine list. This is all achieved in a nice space with a great atmosphere. Also, if you are eating alone on business there is so much going on around you that you can sit back and enjoy the food and drink while people watching. So, I think that it is well worth visiting.
Always a very pleasant experience on a weekend. Buzzing but not too busy. You still get attention from the staff. This time we are at a lovely round table with plenty of space for the buggy. We spent about 3 hours there and the staff looked after us very well. Food is simple and tasty. The menu has something for everyone.
The staff were outstanding. The burger seemed processed but the chips were good. The squid was a little dry but the portion size was just right. It's busy for afterwork drinks and relaxing for dinner - very close to Tate Modern. Great at making a Birthday feel special.
We had a great dinner at The Refinery - the bar is very busy post-work, although quietens down later. We had dinner in the restaurant and the variety of food available was great and at a reasonable price. The staff were very friendly and attentive - I will definitely go back.
We had a Sunday lunch here and it was excellent. I had the roast, which had one of the most delicious roast gravys I've ever had. The menu is really broad so can cater to anyone. Restaurant is new and clean and modern - staff are lovely. The only downside is the acoustics - it's quite loud so wouldn't bring anyone here in a group that's hard of hearing.
I spent an early Tuesday early evening with a friend before going onto a whisky tasting at Vineopolis which is nearby. The restaurant was very quiet when we arrived as it was early but soon warmed up with plenty of office working have a quick drink in the bar area before going home. The food was excellent and I can recommend the charcuterie especially the venison which was some of the best cold meat I have ever tasted. The main course of Ribeye was good but not excellent as I have tasted more tender Ribeyes although the flavour was good and it was perfectly edible. We ordered the speciality chips which came with parmesan shavings and truffle oil and were outstanding.
The only disappointment was the bread and olives we ordered while we were looking at the menu. The bread was excellent quality and the olives and balsamic/olive oil dip was delicious but at over £5 for the bread and over £3 for the olives it was on the very expensive side.
Overall an excellent mean in pleasant surroundings with good service at a reasonable price, except for the bread and olives.
From the warm welcome with the waiter welcoming me by name through to the coffee and bill at the end we had a great meal. Never normally have the Sunday lunch but would have it again here as it great value and there's plenty of it. This was my 3rd visit and my friends 1st and we will all be coming back. The ideal place to eat before visiting the nearby theater.
The restaurant was very noisy. Music was way too loud for normal conversation so everyone was shouting. However, we (6 of us) enjoyed our meal. We ordered a bottle of bubbly which was not cold enough. This was replaced with a nicely chilled bottle without hesitation. Been there at lunchtimes and always had excellent food, and good service: efficient, friendly and helpful.
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