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Banyan on the Thames

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Falcon Wharf 34 Lombard Road | Rafayel on the Left Bank - Hotel & Spa, London SW11 3RF, England
+44 20 7801 3638
06:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ambience, lovely jazz music, perfect decor, personalised service, delicious food and most importantly it's by the river and the location is just perfect for a romantic valentine evening or a date. 💞❤️ Me and my husband loved this place and we will definitely visit again.

Thank SoniaArfan
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I liked the setting of the restaurant . However the table clothes smelt very damp which was off putting. The food wasn't fresh which disappointed me. Everything tasted off key so i was highly unimpressed. The only good thing was the cocktail . I won't be going back for the food anytime soon but most likely just a drink

Thank Zoe R
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a Wowcher. You are only allowed certain dishes of the menu otherwise you pay extra if you have food from the premium menu!! The Food we both chose we enjoyed, it was nice and also hot. My disappointment was that not one of the waiters came to ask if our food was ok... another waiter... More 

Thank Jackie M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Scallop starter was fine, Crab starter was not enjoyable. Jerk Chicken Main was dry, Champagne cocktails were satisfactory. Although staff were very helpful and polite.

Thank Wendy M
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This was a wowcher for £49 (value up to £128 supposedly) for a 3 course meal and a glass of champagne. What a dishonest piece of advertising. All the food is 50% off and printed as such on the menu so no one pays full price anyway. The champagne was Prosecco so I asked for what we had paid for.... More 

Thank deborah23
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for dinner on a thursday evening! I bought previously a voucher which was included 3 courses meal and a glasses of bubbly each. First, the receptionist sent us to the bar where were a reception but noone was there. We were waiting noone came there and informed us. After my partner went to check with the... More 

Thank Dora P
Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I frequently visit Banyan on the Thames restaurant and wanted to write a review to show gratitude for this splendid dining venue. What amazes me about Banyan as the name hints is the superb tranquail location overlooking the River Thames. I love to escape here from the hussle and bussle stress free life and relax . Food is prepared with... More 

Thank hotelcritic045
London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We were too lazy to go to the restaurant after a day of relaxing in the spa & having treatments so we ordered room service to the room instead. The menu didn't have many options but the options did change depending on the time of day you order. When the food arrived it was lovely, we waited approx 20 minutes... More 

Thank LouBellz
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

When your Girlfriend tells you that she's bought a voucher to a 5* restaurant to treat you to a new job, you straight away think.. "Brilliant Gesture, But a 5 star restaurant wouldn't need to flog itself on Wowcher, so straight away I'm thinking emerging 4* - especially when it's cost her £50 without drinks." When you go out for... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Malden, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great views of the Thames and next to the Helicopter launch pad, very James Bond but don't sit outside if you don't like watching helicopters landing and taking off. Personally it added to the evening. Interior really nice and service was good. All the food was delicious .

Thank JacquiJ484

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
European, British, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Falcon Wharf 34 Lombard Road | Rafayel on the Left Bank - Hotel & Spa, London SW11 3RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7801 3638
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?