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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, LONDON, SE1 8XX

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Knock-out Thames-side views and its setting inside the Royal Festival Hall ensure that Skylon rocks. A real looker, the Southbank set up incorporates a hotspot centrepiece bar, swish grill and stellar restaurant. The triple-height space is dominated by a vast wall of windows waterside to offer those show-stopping views. The restaurant turns heads too, with striking chandelier-style lighting, soaring pillars, dramatic flower displays and low-slung contemporary seating, while a soothing colour palette and white linen relaxes the high-energy vibe. The restaurant kitchen speaks with a simple modern-British accent and pinch of panache without cheffy showboating, for example in an opener of melt-in-the-mouth smoked Lincolnshire eel teamed with crispy bacon potato cake and sweet sea kale salad. On the other hand, roasted wild sea bass is pepped up with Swiss chard and a lightly spiced mussel casserole, while a signature cherry cr?me br?l?e tart with basil sorbet and cherry salad is the way to finish. The slick service is sunny natured, while the wine list could grace any top-flight establishment.

Further information

Tel: 020 7654 7800
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Dates closed: 25 Dec
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Adam Gray
Number of seats: 100
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.



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Nearest station: Waterloo Station

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