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Skylon

Belvedere Road | Belvedere Road, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, England
+44 20 7654 7800
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“duck” (60 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Belvedere Road | Belvedere Road, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, England
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1 - 10 of 2,151 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Skylon recently and was created very nicely by the staff and seen to our table. Decided on the 3 course meal and Enjoyed it very much also though price was very reasonable. Sat at the bar after our meals and had some amazing cocktails!...More

Thank Lucia D
Reviewed yesterday

We went with 'Sky high' expectations. We were not disappointed. A weekday evening at 6pm and it was already buzzing. The 8 of us were asked if we wanted to go to the bar first and so we went and stood at the raised bar...More

Thank Rod1311
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Skylon Grill on a Friday evening in June & overall it was a fairly disappointing experience. One of the key aspects of this restaurant is the view, however we were seated nowhere near the windows, so our view of the skyline was...More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been coming to Skylon on and off for a number of years. I love the location and the view over the Thames. We had dinner in the grill and while the food was good, the service left a lot to be desired for....More

Thank annie_bee14
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not a usual frequenter of the South bank I relied on some good reviews to select a suitable restaurant to take some work visitors to show off London. Unfortunately it was a pretty poor experience. It was very hot outside and the restaurant appeared to...More

Thank sarahmac1983
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having enjoyed a wonderful show, ( matinee) American in Paris we had booked a table for 6pm after the show. The special choice for post or pre show special , £30 for two courses, in that location was very reasonable. We arrived a little early...More

Thank Carol B
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Carol B, Thank you for your kind review and for choosing Skylon for your post matinee meal. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us and that our pre and post theatre offer was to your satisfaction. To hear your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't like reading or writing negative reviews, they usually sound pompous and ill-informed. There are also honest, hard-working peoples' livelihoods at stake and who is anyone to jeopardise their security? Atmosphere in the place was lacking intimacy, high ceilings and quarter full didn't help....More

3  Thank Hamish B
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Hamish B, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Skylon, It is sad to hear your experience was not that of the high level we aim to achieve, I have taken on board your comments with the highest of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is in a great location, and we were accommodated with a table by the windows with a view over the Thames even after being seated elsewhere initially. The views as the sun set over London were lovely, and my girlfriend, from Paris, was...More

1  Thank MackNick
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear MackNick, Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent visit with us, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience from Skylon’s iconic location with scenic views of the River Thames to the selection of food and drinks. Having you mention Stefania...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely afternoon was spent at the Skylon Grill. The meal was made even more enjoyable by the attentive service provided by Stefanie and Ciro along with their colleagues. They worked well as a team and clearly communicated with each other, serving us our dishes...More

1  Thank June R
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear June R, Thank you for choosing Skylon Grill and for this review, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your afternoon and your experience was made more enjoyable by Stefania and Ciro, they will be delighted to be mentioned in your review. We take...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on Saturday 3rd of June in the Grill as opposed to the restaurant. i actually prefer the food in the grill, wider selection. Had the most fantastic Rack of lamb. Atmosphere and view fab, attentive and friendly service courtesy of Francesco and Stefania....More

Thank Simon_Rossi_SE6
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Simon_Rossi_SE6, Thank you for your wonderful review, We are delighting to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us from the buzzy atmosphere and iconic view over the Southbank to the attentive service and selection of dishes for which we strive to achieve, I...More

Nearby
Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a
thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National
Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the
reasons that Southbank is such a collectively
cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly
activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized
river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo
Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and
...More
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Stuart M
What is the dress code for the skylon revolving restaurante ?
4 January 2017|
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Response from davandnel | Reviewed this property |
Pretty wide! I went in workwear but went was an unexpected visit the gents I was with were smart casual in jeans. Dressed up would not look out of place though!
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Teri_Po
Hi guys, never been to London, is this place with in walking distance or taxi distance of the London eye? If so how far is it and what's the best way to get there? Otherwise could anyone recommend somewhere near London eye? It's my girlfriends birthday so needs to be nice? Thanks so much :) Tjx
29 November 2016|
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Response from Alec M | Reviewed this property |
This is very close to the London Eye. An easy walk. Ask for a table by the window overlooking the Embankment when you get there.
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RobinC93
Hi I would be a mature woman dining by myself at the Skylon. Any issues to worry about? Also, how ear are you from the Hilton Waterloo Hotel? Thank you
11 November 2016|
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Response from Maddy D | Reviewed this property |
You will be totally comfortable dining solo!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Belvedere Road | Belvedere Road, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7654 7800
  • E-mail
Description
Skylon takes its name from the original, iconic structure that was built for the 1951 Festival of Britain and the restaurant's design echoes the style of the Royal Festival Hall during the same period. Situated on the third floor of the Southbank Centre, Skylon boasts outstanding views over the River Thames from its huge floor-to-ceiling windows. The main Restaurant features modern British cuisine, while the Grill offers more informal cooking and a relaxed atmosphere. The two dining areas are separated by a stunning centrepiece, raised bar which is renowned across London for its fabulous cocktails. Executive Head Chef Tom Cook brings a wealth of experience to the kitchen, following time at sister restaurant Pont de la Tour. Look out for regularly changing menus with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients combined simply and imaginatively. Visit the Skylon website for sample menus and further information.
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