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Restaurants and Bars: What's Open in South Bank

September 9th, 2020 | by Emily Stedman

What's Open in South Bank

To help you find the best food spots around, and the ideal place to grab a delicious cocktail, we've rounded up some of our favourite local bars and restaurants that are now back and open for business. 

You'll find links below to opening dates, all of the hygiene policies the restaurants have in place, and how they're keeping their venues safe and clean for everyone. A number of the venues below are also continuing with Eat Out to Help Out discounts: for further info, please click here

  • Skylon Restaurant & Bar

    Skylon serves up modern British cuisine bringing a seasonal contemporary approach to the kitchen. With stunning views over the river Thames, we especially recommend booking yourself in for one of their weekend brunches. 

    They've also transformed the inside bar into an English Country Garden complete with hanging pink floral chandeliers, champagne cocktails and bursts of bright colours and flowers to truly brighten up your day - there's no better place to sample one of their new signature cocktails. 

    You can find all of the health and safety measures Skylon are putting in place here

    Skylon Restaurant & Bar
  • OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie

    The doors of the OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie are open once again! Drawing in Londoners for over two decades, the restaurant is an iconic landmark on London’s South Bank, comprising of three venues on the eighth floor of the OXO Tower.

    Bookings are now available for parties of up to 6 from July 15th. They've got chilled bubbles, arguably one of the best views in London and a 200ft terrace just for you!

    For further information on their hygiene policies and to book your reservation, please visit here

    OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie
  • Lyaness Bar

    Renowned for their world-famous cocktails, the doors to Lyaness are open once more. Located in the ideal spot next to the river in Sea Containers Hotel, if you’re looking for a chic spot to sip on state-of-the-art cocktails, surrounded by Tom Dixon designed furniture, look no further.   

    Lyaness Bar
  • Gillray's 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. With a selection of over 100 gins, Gillray's serves classic and contemporary cocktails and a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits.

    Bookings are required. To book now, and to also read more about the hygiene practices they're putting in place, please visit here

    Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
  • Mamuska

    Located just off the graffiti clad arches of Leake Street, Polish restaurant Mamuśka serves up traditional, hearty and delicious food daily. While Mamuśka remained open for delivery and take-away throughout staff, and helping to feed the NHS with their pay it forward scheme, from the 4th of July you now you can enjoy their delicious Polish cuisine in house. Treat yourself to some of mama's favourites!

  • Wagamama

    Wagamama's benches are back and open in South Bank! In the spirit of kaizen, Wagamama have embraced positive change and introduced a range of safety measures, including their ingenious new sliding screens that will keep guests socially distant without impacting the guest dining experience. Who knows, it might even enhance it! 

    To read more about all the safety measures they've put in place, please see here

  • Gabriel's Wharf

    If you're wandering round South Bank, there's no better spot to hop into than Gabriel's Wharf. From open local spots like Fitology Kitchen to The Big Melt, we recommend grabbing a delicious bite to eat and relaxing in Bernie Spain Gardens right next door. 

    For more information on the locations open and links to their opening times, please see here

    Gabriel's Wharf
  • Giraffe

    Giraffe is well-known for bringing global classics to a family-friendly and lively atmosphere. Their South Bank branch, which is also their flagship, is open from July 4th, and located ideally right by the river. 

    For further information on their hygiene policies and booking, please see here

  • The Green Room

    Located on the site of the previous green room, this bar and restaurant is breathing life into the neighbourhood by re-using, re-loving and re-imagining this wonderful space.

    This alfresco dining spot serves delicious pizzas and cocktails, with a large open-air neighbourhood garden surrounded by aromatic homegrown herbs for their chefs and bartenders to work with. The menu will be guided by sustainability, making as much as possible in-house.

    The Green Room

Find The Venues

  • 1 - Skylon Restaurant & Bar

    Royal Festival Hall
    Belvedere Road
    London SE1 8XX 

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  • 2 - OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie

     Oxo Tower, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH

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  • 3 - Lyaness Bar

    20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

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  • 4 - Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar

    London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB


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  • 5 - Mamuśka!

    9 Addington Street
    London SE1 7RY

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  • 6 - Wagamama

    Riverside level
    Royal Festival hall
    SE1 8XX

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  • 7 - Gabriel's Wharf

    Gabriel’s Wharf,
    56 Upper Ground,
    South Bank,
    SE1 9PP

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  • 8 - Giraffe

    Southbank Centre Festival Terrace SE1 8XX

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  • 9 - The Green Room

    101 Upper Ground,
    SE1 9PP

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