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Vicinity

3.8
3.8
10 Reviews
£25 and under
British

A true London destination. Here at Vicinity you can look at London and chill, meet, relax, eat or dance at your leisure. We are the best the city has to offer. We welcome all, from around the world or around the corner – a melting pot of people from near and far. We welcome you in and let you look out, at the city, at London.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea, Global, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7206 7562

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    A MELTING POT OF TASTE We’ve got a simple but delightful menu, which takes the best creativity from the streets of London and all over the world, can make any taste bud sing and has a range of dishes to suit any appetite. Whatever your appetite or time frame we have small snacks to feasts for the very hungry, so don't hesitate to give us a visit.

  • Area

    Tower Hill

  • Cross Street

    St Katherine's Way, London E1W 1LD

  • Public Transit

    Tower Hill tube station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 10 people are saying

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3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Even though it was a Friday evening the restaurant was barely a third full yet upon entry we were offered a table next to the automatic doors on a wet and windy November night. Remember, this restaurant is next to the River Thames! Politely asking to be seated at one of the many empty tables in a more convivial part of the restaurant may have had a negative impact on the service offered thereafter. The surly staff offered no real greeting. It took what seemed like an age for anyone to take a drinks order and then a similarly long period for the drinks to arrive. In the meantime no table water was offered. Perhaps I should have been more direct but catching the staffs eye seemed difficult. Perhaps it was because their attention was focused on the group of 6 ordering large quantities of expensive drinks on a table in the other half of the restaurant? Food orders eventually taken, our drinks finally arrived. No banter, not even a smile. Drinks delivered and waiter disappeared. Fine, mood set. Even we see the waiters head towards our table with 3 plates of food but they do not come to our table rather to the table of 5 next to us (three plates remember). The plates were obviously similar to those which we had ordered but it was only when the people asked about the other two plates and the fact that one of the dishes was clearly wrong that the staff realised that this was not there order. The waiters picked up the plates and took them back to the kitchen on the other side of the room. One minute later the same plates were carried back out and presented to us as if nothing had happened. No explanation, no apology!! In our shock, none of us thought to consider at the time whether anyone had considered whether their behaviour contravened any Covid guidelines. Of course by the time our food arrived our first round of drinks were almost finished. No one asked whether we wanted another drink or even checked afterwards whether our food was ok. The forgotten three!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and friendly staff

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    very good for everything.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Très belle vue et la terrasse chauffée idéal pour un verre avant ou après le repas

  5. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    We had booked but the restaurant didn't offer us a sensible table and we had to insist on a decent table. There was no cloakroom and the restaurant seemed puzzled that we didn't want to put our coats on the back of our chairs. The service otherwise was fine but the food was below par. Overall, disappointing. Paul

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Afternoon tea - a lovely selection of well presented, delicious sandwiches, scones & cakes. We enjoyed every bite, but couldn’t finish it all!

  7. CL

    ChrisLondon

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Not good Limited tea selection - just regular supermarket tea in in tea bags, only one scone each, sandiches got stale very quickly Zero atmosphere, did not feel like a luxurious place Not worth the price Staff were very good though

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Disappointed. We had multiple waitress taking our order and waited 25 minutes for our drinks. The apps came out before the drinks. Then waited again for a while to put in our mains which came out incorrectly. It was just very disorganized and bit chaotic.

  9. t

    tinak

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Ordered drinks first and then ordered our food about 20 mins later, the drinks arrived after our starter did. Not great, we asked for tap water and a ash tray as we were sat outside and neither arrived we had to ask again. The food was presented nicely and tasted flavorful but the view of the tower bridge and sitting outside was the best bit

  10. DR

    DanR28

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    The service we experienced at Vicinty was terrible all round - being a sunny friday evening the outside areas were very busy, with people having drinks. When we arrived we waited outside to be seated as (was noted on a sign at the entrance). We were stood there for a good 10mins trying to catch the attention of staff, before we were told dinner reservations should go inside to be served. Once inside we requested to be sat near the open French doors, which we were told was not a problem. We sat down burger was a bit disappointing - a tad dry, not enough sauce which was in fact the best part of the burger. Fries were good. My girlfriend has the salmon Bao buns and the rocket & parmesan salad - she rated the bao buns highly, however the salad was quite watery at the bottom. Drinks were good & there seemed to be a good variety of drinks & cocktails. All in all, a very disappointing experience which led to us nearly missing a reservation we had booked following the meal. The restaurant was not busy at all & the food failed to make up for the lack of service.

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Vicinity is rated 3.8 stars by 10 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

December 2021
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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Vicinity

ST KATHERINE'S WAY London, E1W 1LD

  • Cross Street

    St Katherine's Way, London E1W 1LD

  • Area

    Tower Hill

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Public Transit

    Tower Hill tube station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7206 7562

  • Catering

    A MELTING POT OF TASTE We’ve got a simple but delightful menu, which takes the best creativity from the streets of London and all over the world, can make any taste bud sing and has a range of dishes to suit any appetite. Whatever your appetite or time frame we have small snacks to feasts for the very hungry, so don't hesitate to give us a visit.

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