- In the 1920s Oxo Tower Wharf was rebuilt by the Liebig meat company who were the manufacturers of the OXO cube. To avoid a ban on skyline advertising, the architect built the OXO Tower with four sets of three vertically aligned windows, each of which coincidentally happened to be in the shapes of a circle, a cross and a circle – O X O
OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie
Oxo Tower, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH
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Beautifully-styled 180-seat restaurant and bar.
Leake Street Arches
A celebration of urban art, dining and entertainment live from Waterloo.
Florentine Restaurant & Bar
Florentine is the new restaurant and bar in London's buzzing South Bank, just minutes from Waterloo station
at Park Plaza Waterloo
Florentine is an all-day dining restaurant and bar minutes from London South Bank’s trendy Lower Marsh and Waterloo, opposite Lambeth North tube station.
Florentine serves a Brasserie-style menu and a bar featuring the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails, with DJ sessions throughout the evenings and weekends for a refreshing, relaxed vibe.
Florentine’s menu is simple and eclectic, with a range of freshly-made dishes including flatbreads baked in our feature oven, a tantalising Ostrich egg dish to share and all-day classics from Eggs Florentine to our mouthwatering Tomahawk steak. We serve British bubbles by the bottle, such as Chapel Down and Camel Valley, craft beers by Brewdog and Portobello Brewing Co. and cocktails using our own homemade syrups and infusions.
A stylish dining destination at the National Theatre, serving contemporary classics.
Where better to enjoy a pre-theatre meal than the stunning surrounding of National Theatre's fine-dining restaurant, House.
The dining destination serves up a stylish menu of contemporary dishes - think elegant combinations such as blood orange with sea bass and smoked duck breast with poached figs.
Alternatively theatre lovers can indulge in the themed afternoon teas, inspired by previous productions - perfect gift for the budding thespian.
National Theatre has been a world-leading performance venue from it's opening night in 1963 - producing over 800 plays since. Did you know the company was based at The Old Vic while its new home was being built in South Bank? Denis Lasdun's concrete structure would go on to become a world-famous icon of Brutalist architecture.
Sea Containers Restaurant
Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with views across the Thames as your backdrop.
at Sea Containers London
Sea Containers Restaurant brings together the best of British and American cuisine in sleek and modern surroundings, boasting breath-taking views across the river Thames.
Located on the ground floor of Sea Containers London, the restaurant has a light and spacious feel thanks to floor to ceiling windows, right on London’s South Bank. Inspired by the Golden Age of transatlantic travel, expect subtle nautical design, including the famed giant, copper clad wall inspired by the hull of a ship,
Sea Containers Restaurant offers a modern yet casual dining experience overlooking the River Thames. Taking influence from the Mediterranean, the menu celebrates seasonality and ingredient-led cooking, offering a selection of small and large plates designed to be shared.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and offers a bottomless Bloody Mary or Prosecco brunch on the weekend, with menus reflecting the best locally sourced produce. A variety of small plates, sharing dishes and classic comfort food is also available as well as more formal feasting options.
A relaxed all-day café and late night bar located in the basement of The Old Vic.
at the old vic
The Old Vic has undergone a bit of a transformation as of late, the most noticeable of which is it’s shiny new bar, Penny!
Inspiration for the name comes from The Penny Lectures: a series of talks hosted in the halls of The Old Vic in 1882, designed to encourage new thinking and ideas amongst the people of London. What was once The Pit Bar is now a stylish, relaxed all-day café and late night bar, serving local food, proper coffee and great wines.
Imagined by the people behind M1lk and Fields Café, Penny will serve creative and wholesome food and drink, using fresh, local produce with simplicity and provenance at the heart of the offering. Coffee connoisseurs can also rejoice, as speciality coffee from Workshop Coffee, Clerkenwell will be served alongside the all day menu.
Stylish and unpretentious, this is an ideal spot to grab a drink or a bite to eat pre/post performance – and because The Old Vic has always been a theatre that reaches out to other parts of the community, the theatre will be donating a penny for each item sold to a charity inspired by the themes of the show on the main stage at the time.
A stylish bar open from 5pm until late 7 days a week hosting live music every night.
At Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
Raise your glass to London’s local entertainers at Primo Bar
With free live music on the main stage every night of the week, handcrafted cocktails and stunning views of Big Ben from the VIP area, Primo Bar is the place to be any day of the week.
Reservations and private hire
Make an online reservation via the Primo Bar website. Primo Bar London is available for private hire or part hire for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events and product launches. Please see the private hire brochure for a range of available options, and contact the bar for further information.
Award-winning cocktail bar located in Sea Containers London.
Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
South Bank's premier steak restaurant and cocktail bar.
Steakhouse & Bar
If you're headed to Gillray's, bring an empty stomach and high expectations. Situated in full view of Parliament, the seat of British democratic administration, Gillray's fine food is as remarkable as its surroundings.
Everything about Gillray's is a seeming nod to British culture and heritage. Their meat is sourced from British farms. Their bar boasts not only fantastic staff but over 100 types of gin. Their service is of the highest quality in the British sense - subtle, yet polished. Even their decor is reflective of the old-world grandeur of the Houses of Parliament. During afternoon tea, a tray is neatly delivered to your table and drinks are filled (or refilled) in a smooth, near unnoticeable ballet of table service.
Their bar is open till midnight and serves a mixture of classic and contemporary cocktails, a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits.
Classic French-influenced bistro dishes with a twist.
French restaurant, Brasserie Joël is located at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London - just minutes from London's South Bank.
Head Chef, Franck Katemesha has sourced only the highest quality, freshest ingredients, to create authentic classic and contemporary brasserie dishes to delight the palate - plates include Baked Saint Marcellin Cheese and a mouthwatering Hot Chocolate Fondant.
The restaurant also offers a host of specials including Bring Your Own Wine on Mondays and Beef and Wine Club on Tuesdays.
Brasserie Joël holds 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence.
Secret bar in the BFI Southbank (behind the bookcase!)
For the more explorative of South Bank frequenters, the Drawing Room at BFI Southbank will make for an interesting and altogether more private experience. To enter, look for the secret door behind a bookcase at BFI Southbank. Find it, and you’ve found the way to the Drawing Room – an intimate cocktail bar (which is also available for private parties).
The Drawing Room is also perfect for hosting a stylish, intimate private party or event.
Kitchen National Theatre
Kitchen is National Theatre's all-day cafe.
Kitchen is the National Theatre's all-day café - it's the perfect pit stop for lunch with friends, tea and cake or a pre-show light bite.
The contemporary cafe serves up a range of freshly cooked meals - with a menu that changes daily, but affordable examples include tuna provencale linguine and steak and ale pie.
Alternatively choose a baked treat from the giant cake table which you can't miss in the centre of the cafe. With it's location directly opposite the river, enjoy the large outdoor eating areas in warmer months.
Steak restaurant and wine bar under Waterloo Station's railway arches with free jazz on Fridays and Saturdays.
Halfway between Waterloo Station and the South Bank riverside, The Archduke was amongst the first restaurant and wine bar to open in South Bank in 1979 and is instantly recognisable by its striking and award-winning architecture. Carved from under the railway arches by Waterloo Station, it has become something of a London institution. In addition to fine food and a well-assorted bar, The Archduke plays host to Jazz performances every evening and Sunday afternoon.
Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger, or 'ready to eat' is a hugely successful UK brand of cafes, renowned for its organic and fresh produce.
Pret creates handmade natural food avoiding the obscure chemical, additives and preservatives common to so much of the 'prepared' and 'fast' food on the market. Pret operates a bit like a restaurant. They build kitchens in (or very near) every shop. They also offer their unsold food to charity at the end of each day rather than keeping it to sell the next day.
Pizza Express Italian restaurants provide exceptional quality food such as pizza and pasta as well as live music, takeaway and table bookings, always in style.
Enviably located just off the Southbank Centre, directly opposite the Royal Festival Hall main entrance, Pizza Express is close to major attractions like the London Eye and the Aquarium. It's extremely spacious but with a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere – making the place ideal for every sort of occasion.
Everyone's favourite fast food burger joint!
Riverside restaurant serving a mixture of French cuisine and European classics as well as coffees and pastries.
Brasserie Blanc is a contemporary French restaurant and cafe. They serve everything from fine cuisine to that first essential coffee of the day, enjoyed with the morning papers, to delicious fresh breakfasts or that mid-morning coffee and pastry.
Gather some friends for a leisurely lunch or pop in for our seasonal, two course set menu complete with a specially priced glass of wine . Many of their restaurants have great little bars where you can stave off the hunger until dinner with a glass of wine and a plate of appetisers.
Finish off your work day with colleagues & fresh cocktail specials or a glass of our bespoke French bubbly, and enjoy their seasonally changing a la carte menu with the best of local, sustainable and seasonal French food.
Skylon Restaurant & Bar
Skylon serves modern British cuisine