OXO Tower Restaurant

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128 reviews
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Drawing in Londoners for over two decades, OXO Tower Restaurant is an iconic landmark on London’s South Bank, sharing the eighth floor of the OXO Tower with a trendy Bar and a dynamic Brasserie. Guests can take in the unparalleled views of St Paul’s and the city’s skyline while enjoying lunch, afternoon tea or dinner at the times listed below.

With an expansive garden terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, OXO Tower Restaurant is an ideal place to enjoy a seasonal British menu created by Executive Head Chef Jeremy Bloor. With a focus on flavour, provenance and high-quality produce and a wine list of over 800 wines, it offers an elegant dining experience to celebrate an array of occasions.

OXO Tower Restaurant in London is just an eight minute walk from Southwark and Waterloo stations and a ten minute walk from Blackfriars station. Located in London’s cultural district, visitors can easily walk to the National Theatre, Big Ben, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square and more.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The view is fantastic at the restaurant

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service with great views Not cheap but perfect for a special get together

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London
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First thing to say is that the staff were incredible. They couldn't have been any more accommodating and the knowledge of the menu and further wines was seriously impressive.

The food was really tasty but just not 5* as it's not the best I've ever had but still very good.
Price not 5* for the same reason as above. It was pretty expensive and not the absolute best I've had, although I would point out that the £35 lunch menu is very reasonable.

I would recommend and would go back for another visit.

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d
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place for a celebratory lunch with a lovely view of Central London. The food, wine and service was first class .

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Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful views of the city, especially on balcony in good weather. Great high tea

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SG
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice and definitely a 5 star location. Staff were attentive and thorough but not that friendly. The food was of good portions, very tasty but overpriced for what we received.
We came here many years ago where I believed it was one of the best restaurants in London and it seems they have slipped since we were last here. There are plenty of fantastic high class restaurants so need to be careful they are not too complacent. I would still recommend this restaurant mainly because of the amazing location.

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AL
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great views from the patio, if you can seat outside do it, that's the way to go. Food and service was great, I loved their poached salmon, very tasty.

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c
Kent
105 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always nice and great view with excellent food
still good to see the harvey nichs influence

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LS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful panoramic view of London from the south bank. The staff was very accommodating and prepared a wonderful vegan selection.

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely time and the food was delicious. We will definitely be going back

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p
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and service was amazing combined with the view from the outside tables it was a fantastic experience

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S
London
40 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good location / view. Food is good and service. Unfortunately rained during our visit but rapidly relocated inside.

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l
London
17 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overall it just wasn’t up to the quality it should have been for the price paid. £450 for 3.

Had mojitos to start, these were bitter and not sweet at all.

I had to ask for both the wine list and tasting menus. We decided to go for the tasting menu. The food was dry, it was like it had been sitting under a lamp for ages or reheated from night before, flavours didn’t compliment each other, smallest scallops I have ever seen, croutons in soup where very hard. The view is not worth the low quality of food.

Ambience just okay, service just okay.

Dessert however was delicious.

I had been waiting to go to this restaurant for years, so disappointing, I would not recommend. So many better restaurants in London for a more reasonable price.

I was having a client diner and OXO just didn't impress.

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SH
Hertfordshire
61 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Oxo Tower was very good. Very friendly service... especially from the Sommelier. But other service was a little chaotic. Especially at the Reception desk where she got distracted which resulted (I believe) in us falling through the gaps and missing our original table. A little irritating, being honest, not knowing if we were 'in the system' or could have been waiting at the bar forever having been missed. We asked which resulted in getting noticed. Rest of the evening and food was good. Lovely venue with great views. Our table was not great. But overall pleasant evening.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very nice, beautiful views pleasant people, decent food +++

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CP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely from start to finish, great food great service

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W
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, great views and cool background music. The only slight complaint we had was the cold air coming through the vents beside our table.

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c
London
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and great food, a bit on the pricey side but views were worth it.

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely setting enjoyed the food service from one waiter was not what we expected - he was sarcastic and not very attentive . Other waiters who served us were good.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a perfect place to finish off our trip to London! Loved the wonderful sunset view looking out over the Thames River and city. Everyone’s dinner was delicious too!

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SD
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice restaurant. Great views, great service, great food.

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H
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the loveliest spaces in London, and it also has particularly delightful cuisine. The service is charming and capable. I particularly loved the take on falafel, and the rhubarb/apple crumble, but all the food is marvelously presented and intelligently executed. Dining while overlooking St. Paul's and the river traffic, not to mention the skies that look like a Constable painting is as great a pleasure, as the sophisticated but unpretentious cuisine. Eating here will make you happy!

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EK
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Ive had smaller bills at 2 Michelin star restaurants and the food is worlds apart. Oxo is an OK venue, the staff are friendly enough, wine pairings just OK. for 135 per head I recommend you go to core by Claire smith rather than here. Really disappointed.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Très bon dommage que le menu ne soit pas traduit en français

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great experience but service could be better arranged

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N
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though I made a mistake in my time booking hoping for afternoon tea. (times could be clearer on website) we had a fabulous meal off the set menu and apart from the expensive bottle of water (I'm a tight northern) I can not fault the restaurant for service, taste and overall experience.

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Staff were very pleasant and accommodating

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Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great thanks - we have been a number of times and love everything about this restaurant

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SF
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We felt that the food didn't really justify the price. The environment kind of made up for it except we were probably given the worst possible table of the lot, in the middle surrounded by lots of other people/tables.

When we were leaving, the reception / cloakroom guy saw me, but proceeded to let 2 groups cut in line, which was slightly annoying - didn't really mind though coz I was waiting for girlfriend anyway.

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Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We have enjoyed the food and views from the Brasserie side of OXO. The restaurant has equally spectacular views with a smaller quieter ambience. Our food was exceptional. We ordered three courses that were large so sharing would be recommended for many with average or small appetites. We are in our sixties and enjoyed a last formal afternoon dinner with our daughter and partner before flying home to Canada. Highly recommend

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London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch.

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The service was very good and the waiting on staff are attentive.
The food however was poor and over priced, I feel you pay for the view which is restrictive anyway.
I wouldn’t be going back again, just put it down to a poor experience

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1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thursday night out with the other half for a romantic and nice meal. Great wine selection advice. Each dish was very tasty. The view is world class. Pleasantly surprised at the professionalism and definitely will return soon.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I selected OXO Tower Restaurant because like many restaurants in London they offered a special “Veganuary” menu for the month of January. We booked Vegan Afternoon Tea in hopes of catching the sunset and we were not disappointed. Our waiter Adam was very friendly albeit very soft spoken. Another gentleman, possibly another waiter even allowed me to go out onto the balcony to snap a few photos.
Our meal was fantastic! We started with a selection of finger sandwiches and a refreshing mini avocado smoothie. I had the chocolate ginger tea which was delightful. My daughter ordered the peppermint tea which she enjoyed as well. After the savory portion of the meal we enjoyed miniature lemon meringue tarts, pineapple coconut cakes, a filling apple mousse and of course scones and jam served with coconut clotted cream. The food was wonderful. The tea was wonderful. Our server was wonderful. If I had to say anything negative at all it was that our water glasses were not refilled even after I requested more. It’s hardly worth mentioning as everything else was so enjoyable. I will definitely return during my next trip to London.

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h
Berkshire
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to the Oxo Tower before so we already had high expectations. This was our niece's 21st birthday and the team absolutely delivered. Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Nuff said!!

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London
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service. A bit pricey though

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a very good experience, great views over the Thames, very attentive service, and they kindly fulfilled a request upon booking for a window table which was amazing. The food was very good, however given the price I was hoping for something extra special in terms of quality, but I’d still recommend visiting.

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MI
Hampshire
27 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It's been some time since I've been in the Oxo Tower and enjoyed this experience very much. The service was excellent although the waiter taking care of our drinks, was a little over exuberant, filling up water and wine every few minutes. Our food waiter was attentive without being at our table continuously.
Restaurant was busy but not too noisy. The food was quite varied with a good selection of wines.

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JS
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant lunch. Good food. Helpful but not intrusive waiting staff. Great view!

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GW
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Spectacular views of London and river Thames. Service was very good. Food presentation also good. Quality of food was good but no more than that, though my Lamb dish seemed more like high quality canteen food. Two main courses and three drinks with service charge came to £116.00. Only come to this venue if a very special occasion or you want to impress and you also have the money to burn.

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