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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“biryani” (8 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 386 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Exciting Saturday lunch with a group of friends all with the same buzz of meeting with like minded people. This was hosted by the Home-based Travel specialist and the owner of the hotel. The ambience of the venue was superb. Super service from staff. Had...More

1  Thank Nina P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greetings so I'm part of a growing global travel and lifestyle club, as I work a lot and love to travel I don't get to spend as much quality time with my previous friends and family as I would like so I've decided to bring...More

2  Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner and drinks during our stay and all I can say the food was outstanding . I enjoyed the whole experience. Very welcoming and accommodating staff. Would certainly recommend. Very reasonably priced and just delicious. Compliments to the chef the Thai vegetarian curry...More

1  Thank morganscotland_9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at The Rafayel and decided to eat in the restaurant. Expected it to be a delightful treat for myself and my wide but it fell very short of expectations. Main course of Fish 'n Chips was hugely overcooked and tasted oily with very little...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two course meal for two plus two glasses of Prosecco include in our package. Started with cocktails in the bar then seated alongside a window. Menu has limited choice but waitress suggested sharing a starter and dessert. Starter was warm goats cheese on aubergine and...More

1  Thank Orange54
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A surprisingly great restaurant on the river thames with the most beautiful sunsets. Food choice is mainly Asian but mixed in with some favourites like cod & chips and bangers & mash. Great host and lovely atmosphere. Cocktails were good too!

1  Thank Mark N
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I decided to visit this restaurant for a special occasion with my partner cause it seems to offer fine dining and an amazing view. The view was quite good, we sat outside by the river -but nothing special anyway to be honest. Bread was not...More

1  Thank dheboracoconut
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We used to eat here all the time - especially when it first opened. The food and atmosphere used to be exquisite... I came here last night with two friends for a catch up and nice meal - and left knowing I won't come back....More

Thank Sofia S
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal for my partner's birthday. We had an offer with our stay that included a 3 course meal at the Banyan. Lovely food and well presented too.

Thank viva1989
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This bar/restaurant is just amazing, food is spectacular worth every penny! And so delicious. The staff are lovely and so friendly. Such a great vibe, lovely outdoor seating area overlooking the Thames. Would recommend to everyone!

Thank Sophie M
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Good Evening to you. I have booked table for 2 at the Banyan on the Thames. I am taking my husband for his birthday. I read your review and quiet happy with it but few of them are negative. You only visited it recently just wondering do I need to be concern on anything?
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$11 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
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: 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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