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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.

110 Southwark Street
London, SE1 0TF
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0845 468 0186

Website:
http://www.therefinerybar.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Southwark Tube Station

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Refinery Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Group Bookings (9)
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Fun (5)
Brunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Lunch (3)
Neighbourhood Gem (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
People Watching (1)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romance (1)
Special Occasions (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 4 November 2017

Popped in before theatre trip. Our waitress was absolutely lovely, very friendly & gave excellent service. Food was lovely & it had a great atmosphere. Would def return

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 19 September 2017

Friendly and helpful staff, good food and wine, would definitely go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 15 July 2017

Great place with a short but comprehensive menu. The staff is very friendly and the venue is modern, warm and welcoming

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on 14 May 2017

I had a lovely brunch with friends on Sunday. The waitress was really friendly and lively with our babies. It's a large restaurant so great to come with 3 prams like we did. I can say it's baby friendly.

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·Dined on 11 March 2017

Delicious!!! I really enjoyed the food and our host/server was wonderful

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vip
·Dined on 8 March 2017

Great service, friendly staff, tasty food, well priced drinks and cocktails, great choice of food and drinks, served fast.. what more can you wish for!

The only thing I would comment on is that was hard to find and too hot in the restaurant area...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 2 March 2017

Lovely food and great setting, very friendly service too. Will definitely go again.

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·Dined on 4 February 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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value3

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

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

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·Dined on 31 December 2016

Went for New Year's Eve with my wife and young son and couldn't fault it.Service was excellent and food also.Nice buzzing vibe to it and contemporary surroundings and also very reasonable.Would highly recommend it

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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·Dined on 25 August 2016

We love The Refinery and go there often. The food is delicious, love the interior and staff and the location is within walking distance from Borough Market and London Bridge Tube.

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·Dined on 21 July 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 9 February 2016

My wife's meal was not to her liking bit to creamy (Not the foot of the food) and without asking they took the meal off the bill.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
·Dined on 14 November 2015

We had a gorgeous meal, top-notch service, in a fun and informal environment. I will definitely be back soon.

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service3
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·Dined on 5 April 2015

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...

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 23 July 2014

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.

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·Dined on 10 November 2013

Always a great Sunday lunch, took a couple of friends this time who also loved it. Winner.
We'll all be back soon

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 10 November 2013

Pub food taken to another level, suited for a dynamic, funky audience who likes their food on chopping boards. Nice and relaxed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
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·Dined on 21 October 2013

Great service and atmosphere
Ask for the cake of the day - usually a selection to choose from on top of the dessert menu!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 18 August 2013

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.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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food4
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vip
·Dined on 19 July 2013

We booked a table for a group of 20 with the deal. Excellent venue, food was fantastic with the amazing deal on offer. Service was prompt and overall fantastic time. Highly recommended for group bookings!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on 14 February 2013

Food quality and quantity very good.
Bread before meal a bit pricey in my opinion so be aware!
Wine was superb and reasonaly priced.
Service was fantastic from entering to receiving the bill. Well done!!
Would definitely eat there again, lunch or dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on 11 December 2012

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

We had a great evening. The food was good and the service was extraordinary. My friend is allergic to several ingredients. Despite this and with no previous notice the restaurant managed to produce a delicious and safe meal for her.

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·Dined on 23 July 2017

Good solid food

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vip
·Dined on 21 May 2017

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.

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food4
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value3

 
·Dined on 9 April 2017

Very pleasant Sunday brunch and get-together with friends, excellent location to enjoy the sunshine

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on 11 January 2017

Great place to dine as a big group. Great service from the friendly waiters. Lovely lighting and good burger portions!

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Comfort Food, People Watching, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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·Dined on 31 December 2016

Excellent location heading out for New Year fireworks :-)

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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ambience3
service4
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·Dined on 13 November 2016

My daughter and I were visiting special at Tate Modern. Venue selected for its location. Service fine, food good and not expensive. Will visit again when visiting Tate Modern. Not too busy at Sunday lunchtime. Easy to book on line.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
·Dined on 23 August 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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service5
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·Dined on 25 June 2016

The service was good, the food was lovely, but the music was very loud and it was hard to chat. I wouldn't recommend this place for a date but more for large noisy group bookings!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 11 May 2016

we had a pre theatre set menu which was very good. the food was excellent, a thoroughly enjoyable experience will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
·Dined on 17 February 2016

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.

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·Dined on 28 November 2015

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was great plenty of room not sat on top of each other like in some restaurants. Would definitely recommend!

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·Dined on 22 October 2015

Never thought this place was as good as it was. The cocktails are brilliant, the food very tasty (I had the pumpkin Risotto). What you get for the price, I felt was on point. I'd recommend The Refinery, as well as go again.

The waiting staff very polite.

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service3
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·Dined on 21 June 2015

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food4
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·Dined on 28 April 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 18 January 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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vip
·Dined on 9 January 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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