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Banyan on the Thames

34 Lombard Road | Rafayel on the Left Bank, London SW11 3RF, England
+44 20 7801 3638
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“filet mignon” (9 reviews)
“hotel rafayel” (17 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
British, International, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 Lombard Road | Rafayel on the Left Bank, London SW11 3RF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I received a voucher for afternoon tea as a gift and had been looking forward to being spoilt. On arrival we were shown to a table, by the window but it all just felt matter of fact. I am vegetarian and had told the hotel...More

Thank Symicat
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The meal was only decent at least - grilled lamb chops and the other Thai curry for the price it was quite expensive. So was the service as no one went to check up on us; but they did our orders fairly without getting irritated...More

Thank Succulentpeaches
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Went for a meal at this very special restaurant and have to say it was fine dining at its best the goats cheese starter was delicious followed by an equally delicious steak x the staff where very attentive especially Trudy who took time to show...More

Thank Marlene B
Malcolm_Bass, Director at Banyan on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Dear Marlene Thank you for leaving such a glowing review regarding your recent evening visit to Banyan on the Thames. It was a pleasure having you here and we do hope we'll have the opportunity of seeing you at the Banyan again in the future....More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I decided to celebrate my 31st Birthday at Banyan On The Thames, having visited the restaurant twice before for dinner. I must say, I was so very impressed by Stephanie's attention to detail & warm welcoming manner during all the planning & preparation for the...More

Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A great menu with some delicious meals. The ingredients used were obviously top-notch, and this fed through into the taste.

Thank MartinABC2017
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and outdoor area! Great views of the river, food and drinks! Staff very friendly!

Thank shannon m
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Went there for a family dinner yesterday. 6 of us in total. The reservation did not go through, but they helped out and we were seated within 5 minutes (on a Saturday night!), which was amazing. We got a really nice table with a great...More

Thank Silvie K
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I am back to Rafayel and to Banyan this time, AMAZING Indian food, affordable and quality food just like I have the habit of eating in Paris. The new terrace is very nice and you can sit outside without getting cold. Best place to chill...More

Thank Fahad R
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I went out for a meal with some friends.This is a lovely restaurant with fantastic views. The food was very good and both the waiter and waitress were great. Highly recommend. Will definitely becoming back.

Thank Chris77224
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Not sure where to start from Team especially Mr Latif , owner was very humble helpful and down to earth man Professional staff , can't be better than this . Lovely food with unique taste Fresh On top of that breath holding river Thames view...More

Thank Irfan R
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19 October 2015|
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Response from SteveHS64 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. I can only report on my recent experience, which is what I did. Personally, I would never eat there again. I know that some people have left positive reviews and the place is still in business after all. However... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Lombard Road | Rafayel on the Left Bank, London SW11 3RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7801 3638
  • E-mail
Set inside London's most exclusive eco-friendly hotel, Rafael on the Left Bank, Banyan on the Thames is a chic restaurant overlooking the river and the London Helipad in Battersea. With so much action right outside its sound-proofed windows, this is a fantastic place to watch the world go by. And super-tanned sun-lovers adore the riverside roof terrace for summertime dining. The Hotel Rafayel is popular with an international, glamorous yet ecologically-sensitive set of travellers, and the Banyan on Thames is open to serve them ��� and you - breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is a melange of European, Asian and Mediterranean flavours, fusion cuisine at its finest. Favourite dishes here include the duck confit in a ginger and lime sweet and sour sauce; the mango and papaya salad with curry chicken; and the Barcelona traditional fish soup. Banyan on the Thames makes the most of the peace and tranquillity of its ideal riverside location.
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