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Belvedere Road | Belvedere Road, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, England
+44 20 7654 7800
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Belvedere Road | Belvedere Road, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly, gracious and attentive service from both waiters: Nicolas (and female colleague), with a good selection on menu, we were spoilt for choice! We liked the seasonality of foods - a delicious corn soup - the choices were tasty and good portions. (When we dined...More

Thank Christene B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We dined from the a la carte here - a great selection of dishes that made it hard to choose! Table was at the front side of the restaurant with a beautiful view over the Thames. Service was absolutely exceptional! Very enjoyable!

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant last Saturday for my Birthday and opted for the three course lunch menu. The menu had a good selection and was excellent value for money. The food was delicious, nicely presented and the service was excellent and nothing was too much...More

1  Thank Linzarella
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skylon is quite a nice restaurant: in a good location with nice view and good food. The treatment was really good especially considering that they were seriously taking into account the allergies and provided my daughter with good gluten free food....the issue was with the...More

1  Thank Vincenzo V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for dinner last night with my two sisters for a birthday celebration. Lovely looking restaurant, nice polite, attentive service. However, menu was very limited. Portion size very small. Food looked very pretty on the plate but everything was bland. I chose the lamb,...More

1  Thank theboo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Skylon for dinner with a friend. Table booked by phone was ready at our arrival, welcome by staff has been professional. My personal opinion that there is not too much space between the tables (or at least in the area where we have been...More

2  Thank A P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have just left the restaurant having given up on ever seeing our main course. Waited three quarters of an hour after starters and just gave up. Poor show for a restaurant that we have always been fond of, but no more. When we asked where...More

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here several times and been very happy but recent bad reviews made us nervous to go again. It surpassed expectations. New management taken over. Food, wine and service all excellent. Our waiter Bruno was very helpful, informative and attentive.More

2  Thank LAL403
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear LAL403, Thank you for your review and for your recent visit, We are delighted Skylon surpassed your expectations as we aim to achieve high quality of food and service. I have passed your lovely comments to the team, I am sure they will be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here last night with my friend as we had taken advantage of the recent Evening Standard deal, 3 courses and a glass of bubbly for £30. The service was attentive, professional and extremely polite. Nice addition of lovely bread with no extra charge....More

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

Dear Suzette L, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit with us, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us along with our summer offer of the Evening Standard menu. Our Executive Head Chef takes great pride in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Skylon. As we were going to a 7pm performance at the National we thought we'd try this restaurant so were eating very early. Before long the whole restaurant was full so obviously others had the same idea. The menu...More

1  Thank 528jean
Ludovic S, General Manager at Skylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 528jean, Thank you for choosing Skylon for your pre theatre dinner. We are happy to offer guests with a relaxing pre theatre dinner as we are aware it can be stressful with the timings, we are glad you didn’t feel rushed and you found...More

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
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Stuart M
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!
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.
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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
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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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