Top 1 Forever

3.9
113 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront

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About

Overlooking the Marina and steps from the ExCeL centre, Top 1 Forever serves modern British cuisine to the local neighbourhood each and every day.

Join us for a quick lunch, an indulgent dinner, or just a drink in the sun on our terrace.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British, British, Grill
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 12pm - 11pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 11pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 11pm
Thursday: 12 pm - 11 pm
Friday: 12 pm - 12am
Saturday: 10am - 12am
Sunday: 10am - 11pm
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Phone number
020 7511 8608
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Restaurant and Bar
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Cross Street
Victoria Dock Road
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Public Transit
Royal Victoria DLR station
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Entertainment
Live music on special occasions
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.9
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3.6
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ZA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

As soon as i walked in, i was greeted with a lovely dirty look from a waitress with blonde hair and foreign accent. Not appreciated in the slightest as it was an evening with my colleagues (who also caught site of this). As a result of this the (optional) gratuity was not paid on our bill.
However the food was delightful

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P
London
81 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for a business meeting and had requested a quiet table which (a) they sorted out, behind a curtained area but (b) it's not a manically busy place, or certainly not on a Friday lunchtime. Nice staff, good range of food, would go back.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a lovely restaurant. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars all round is because it was my birthday and when we went in the restaurant was not busy but they place us in a dark area of the restaurant. In the middle by a wall which felt like we we were dumped there by the first young girl that served us.

We asked to move and was asked if we have a booking. I said yes and quickly booked a table. When they checked the system only then did they open the whole back of the restaurant and put us in a decent area where it was more scenic. The restaurant never got busy so I don't understand why we were not initially offered a decent table.

The food and the young lady(different) that served us now is what saved the experience and made it a lovely end to my birthday.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed very much our family Saturday night meal marking brothers 18th birthday 🎁. Table was surprisingly greeted by balloons 🎈,candles and fresh flower 💐 pots ,made extra special feeling for our meal .
Myself with my husband went for stake ,midium rare ,even few days after talked about how yammi that was 😆,absolutely nourish .

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IC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Have already left a review prior to receiving this request ... so, same info.
Such a shame that the fine location and good food was spoiled by the inexcusably poor service. The staff were pleasant enough but there just weren't enough of them, and adding a hefty service charge to the bill just adds insult to injury
Having read through a whole series of reviews, this appears to be a recurring problem at this establishment, which means that the explanation we received on Saturday is probably somewhat questionable.
With so much choice in the vicinity, we wont be back.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food. Good value for money. I did book however for a Friday night it was quiet so not actually necessary.

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BO
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with good food. Wine menu limited but okay. A little expensive for casual dining but such a super location when weather is good so worth it. We went back for cocktails the following afternoon!
This is our go-to restaurant when we are in this area.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We came here in March, and the weather was freezing cold, so thought it would be nice to come back on a sunny day, so we could appreciate the view.
The meal was lovely and the service good. My only complaint is the 12.5% service charge.
I feel that it is upto the customer to leave the tip they want, also I would be interested to know if the staff get 100% of the tip

But overall I would recommend this restaurant

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SC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Good food and service. Staff friendly and attentive.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food very plain and expensive for what it is. Mussels overcooked. Plonk very pricey.

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LG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was very good , we had a lovely time there

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SC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very busy, very loud. Food was good, could have been a little hotter. Service excellent, very quick.

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LV
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great afternoon lunch for a friends Birthday food was great & staff was very friendly , we have booked for new years eve we cant wait to return. Thank you.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A nice restaurant service was a little slow but overall we enjoyed it

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MK
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We arrived here for a special birthday dinner. The service was quick, infact so quick we felt rushed all night.

The food was very very average , in fact my lamb steak came with a garden of peas (alot of peas) and nothing else, did not look appealing and tasted even worse than it looked. Not good value for money in my opinion

staff were friendly, we asked for dessert menu which never came.

ambience was good and the views are excellent.

Go here if you want a very casual meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and a great sea view. Food was great and the drinks complimented everything.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was very average, sirloin steak extremely fatty, very disappointed

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S
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very ordinary experience. Expensive for the amount of food you get. Men were still hungry.
Don’t understand the good reviews.

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R
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked appointment arrived and the staff told us we are closing due to no customers..

Very unprofessional..

Will not visiting restaurant again..

Thanks

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CS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A good restaurant fully booked the first night we tried. After booking on the next night we were shown to our table straight away.
Lots of choice on the menu to suit all dietary requirements. It was unfortunate that my ribs came to the table Luke warm. I like my food hot. The ribs were taken away to be reheated but my fries were left on the table. I ended up eating the fries and coleslaw before my ribs returned. Everyone else said their food was really good and my ribs in the end were very tasty.
All six of us had three enjoyable courses with drinks.
We will definitely be returning. Good value for money.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was fantastic food and excellent service as always. Easy reservation as well.

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A
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Wasn’t as busy as usual and but chilly inside but it was snowing. Other than that it was nice dinner and a great place to chill out

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A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s close to where we live and generally quite busy and with atmosphere. Generally if you are semi regular they acknowledge you which is nice.

Food is good would be nice to have a specials menu if they want to keep regulars coming back as we have nearly gone through the existing menu.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good find. Good value and staff couldn't have been more helpful.

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RT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

the food was decidedly average for an expensive price.. we visited as reviews were good but unfortunately it was very dissapointing.. I was given the wrong steak and the waitress tried to tell me it was the right one, it was changed eventually but wasnt very good and no apology was given.. we will not be returning

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A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was good however it was a little chilly and the night we went was very busy I think due to the fact something was on at the Excel and they run out of the stake we ordered. However they informed us and upgraded us to something better which was good of them.

Service was very good despite them being busy our food and drinks came quickly as well as the subsequent desert we ordered. As we are local we will definately go again as it has a nice calm casual ambience.

They could do with a bit more heating though the brilliant views of the water and surrounds is good but some back up heating would be appreciated on the colder nights.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic restaurant, very accommodating of my special requests for a birthday meal. Service was excellent

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It seemed that the chef could not handle a full house. 5 out of 6 meals were not cooked to order. Medium/rare became medium/well done. Even a tuna steak ordered rare turned out to be completely well done. After complaining we did get a new plate. Also same orders looked completely different. Sauce was coming from the freezer and still a block of ice. Price-quality was not in order.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and drink was quick coming out. Food was a little bit expensive but no complaints. Good for pre o2 visit

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was just ok some portions we had a bit small and to make it into a decent meal you have to pay for side dishes which bumps the price up ! Non alcoholic beer choice is lazy and thoughtless!! Becks blue seriously the worst on the market!! The music is awful and and the staff are nice but need training on their menu !!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved it! Great value for money, delicious food and a beautiful view of the waterfront from our seat - would highly recommend!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Prices were terrible for the portions we got. £3 for a 200ml bottle of coke, £6 for a tiny serving of cheesecake and the coleslaw was nothing more than red cabbage.

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious and a great selection of beers. Very reasonably priced for London. Great service. We went there for a birthday celebration and requested a special message to be written on the dessert plate. Staff were very friendly and accomodating with this request and helped make it a really special evening. Would definitely go again.

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k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I won't say it's a fantastic place, but it's ok. There was nothing which stood out for me to say it had the wow factor.
There is seating outside so lovely when the weather is warm and they supply cosy blankets for when the evening gets a bit chilly. I loved the location which was right beside the Thames.
We only had a main meal which was delicious Three of us had the fish and chips, two of us had the steak which they said tasted as good as Gauchos. My granddaughter had something off of the kids meal which was fish bites which were made from real fish which was not processed like sometimes you get.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Not great experience. Service was not good, waited 1 hour for our mains whilst others who came in after us had already got there's. Steak was undercooked.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, food really lovely, nice window table

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service me and my partner both had the steak which was cooked perfectly my partner is pregnant which meant she had to have the steak well done and waiter came and checked that it was cooked properly he was very observant and made a lot of effort to make sure everything was perfect which was most pleasing. Very nice meal and good setting overlooking the royal dock

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Have used this restaurent a couple of times & the previous occasion was the day before with my daughter, her husband & my 15 month old granddaughter. If I hadn't been before I would have given much lower scores. The main problem was the length of time it took for us to eat & in the end after watching people who had arrived after us, eat & leave....a member of our party got up & told the waiter that waiting 2 hours before being served our main course was enough. In the end we were in the restaurent for almost 3 hours!! We had all had a long day & had anticipated a relaxed meal & then back to our hotels for a relatively early night before another busy day the next day. We were very disappointed!!
On saying this however, I must say that the waiter was very attentive & we felt his embarrassment with the situation.
I don't think that we will book that restaurent for our group dinner next year.

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o
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found the restaurant staff welcoming and attentive. The food was good at reasonable prices.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never eaten here before and it was not a recommendation, however a fantastic choice was made. Food was great atmosphere was great along with the service. I could not fault this place

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