Caravan Bankside

4.6
582 Reviews
£25 and under
Global, International
HOUSED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF AN OLD METAL BOX FACTORY IN THE EMERGING AREA OF BANKSIDE, WE HAVE LOVINGLY RESTORED MANY OF THE ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY FEATURES AT CARAVAN BANKSIDE TO CREATE A SOFT INDUSTRIAL DINING ROOM, COCKTAIL & COFFEE BAR AND KITCHEN DINING BAR. FEATURING OUR SIGNATURE WELL-TRAVELLED FOOD AND DRINK MENUS, WE HAVE ALSO ADDED HOUSE-MADE CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE TO OUR OFFER ALONG WITH HOUSE-MADE KOMBUCHA, SHRUBS AND SODAS. OUR BESPOKE COFFEE BAR FEATURES A CUSTOM BUILT ESPRESSO MACHINE AND NEW COFFEE BREWING TECHNOLOGY, CREATING DELICIOUS BREWS FOR YOU TO HAVE IN OR TAKEOUT. OPEN ALL DAY FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, BRUNCH & DINNER AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN WE WELCOME YOU FOR COFFEE, COCKTAILS, FOOD AND RELAXED VIBES ANY TIME!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 582 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed setting and delicious, exciting food.

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SeanA
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great to be back again at Caravan!
Next week, no need to brave the gales outside

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked brunch for a Sunday afternoon for me and my boyfriend. All COVID-19 policies were followed and the service was excellent. There was a slight issue with the kitchen when we arrived but our food order was delayed by no longer than 15 minutes, which we didn’t mind as we’d ordered our drinks and were enjoying those. The food was amazing - I had salmon and scrambled eggs on sourdough and it was lovely!! Coffee was great too and I thought the prices were definitely reasonable. Can’t recommend this place enough!

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JosieG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. Loved every second. Super helpful staff and delicious food

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SophieH
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t even notice the restrictions and the rain, as the service, food and drinks were perfect. Staff went above and beyond to sit us earlier than scheduled despite being busy. Currently my favourite place to eat in the neighbourhood!

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IsabelC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved caravan kings cross and was slightly worried this was more of a brunch place however I was extremely impressed by our dinner at caravan bankside last night! Delicious food and cocktails, excellent service, lovely outdoor ambience with fairy lights and blankets and a really cool buzz inside. We particularly loved the cod dumplings starter and chefs margarita!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff! Amazing food! Definitely going back!

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Rb92
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caravan always gets it so right. My first brunch, but will not be my last. Had the pork belly on kimchi pancakes. Absolutely divine. Breakfast cocktails were also fantastic

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MaisyS
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Gorgeous food at Caravan! Was quite cold and windy for alfresco dining and no cover so we were affected by the rain - however this was out of their control! The service was so so, our drinks were forgotten a few times and as we were outside I did get the feeling they didn’t want to keep coming outside to serve.

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Lisa
London
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hard to sit outside when windy. Good food and coffee as always. Nice spot when sunny, not company's fault. Good to have blankets.

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SaraH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Interesting sounding menu but didn’t deliver in person. Lovely service though!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a little early for our table and the staff were so friendly, didn’t turn us away and found us a little corner outside and allowed us to have a drink. We were seated quickly and treated to a wonderful dinner.

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Yummy1
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic, first time there and certainly not the last. The staff were incredible, warm, flexible and very well informed. The food was delightful, everything I saw on tables looked delicious. Good selection of wine and great vibes. I’d totally recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt comfortable and food quality is consistently good. Good range and healthy. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here today with my dad for my birthday. Absolutely delicious meal, great service and good a lovely outdoor seating area. Cocktail on the house too!!!

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Bennett
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere but slightly over priced for quality of the food. I had the pork schnitzel which was like showing leather. Service is great and loved the cocktail menu

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Dawn
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place, great food but had to eat outside and it rained a-lot...but the team there gave us umbrellas!!

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vipCatT
London
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious menu...could’ve eaten it all. The chickpea dhal bowl is one of the nicest things I’ve eaten all year.

Caravan Bankside
Responded 6 days ago

Hello CatT, thank you for taking time to write such a fantastic review about us! We are so glad you loved our Chickpea Dhal Bowl. We can't wait for you to come back and try more dishes. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes! Bruno Assistant General Manager

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Emma
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of nice space outside and beautiful inside, tasty toast and sausage!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

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SandraS
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not praise Caravan enough, their staff went above and beyond to accomodate me and my party, I felt really welcomed and the atmosphere and food was lovely, they have definitely gained a loyal customer in me. Thank you!

Caravan Bankside
Responded 6 days ago

Hi SandraS, thank you for such an incredible review! So glad you and your baby had a good time. It's always lovely to get good feedback and hear when we're doing things right. I will pass your comments to the Team. See you again soon! Best wishes, Bruno Assistant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Straight to the top of my favourite brunches. Just amazing!!!

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DanielleF
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We went to the Caravan in Exmouth Market a few weekends prior with friends and it was infinitely better in every way than the bankside one was this time. We ordered the same meals because they were so good at Exmouth Market and they were totally different! Seemed v rushed, much smaller portions, totally different style of potatoes, no chorizo to be seen, eggs were very undercooked so the whites were running everywhere.. not nice. It rained and they handed out umbrellas but forgot us. I would not recommend this branch - go to Exmouth Market!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasant surprise. Liked the outside dining in the sun. Good vibe.

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MartaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet side street close to Tate Modern. Helpful staff

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SophieH
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The waiters and waitresses were so lovely and accommodating, and the food was delicious. Such a Bankside gem!

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AnnaS
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff, ok food, nice cocktails, a bit pricey for what it offers but nice to be out again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with excellent service and delicious food! Would definitely go again!!

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KomalPatel
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and amazing tasting food. Lovely cocktails

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Mikoyum
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good food, nice area and atmosphere. Brunch options are excellent, and so were the cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I was disappointed to be asked to leave after 1 hour 10. The food came before the drinks order which is not ideal. They did move us to a different area to finish our drinks but with it only being a 90 min table I was disappointed to being pushed to leave after just over an hour!

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EmmaH
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food is good but overpriced. £4 for an orange juice.

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vipAnita
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went to Caravan for my birthday dinner last Friday and dined outside due to lockdown restrictions. The atmosphere was good considering it was 9 pm and a bit chilly as the staff had put in effort to string lights up and set up tables with music playing in the background. Luckily for us, it didn’t rain as the umbrella provided only covered a corner of the table. We had to be careful sitting down as the beaches are perched across two planters but we managed. The food as always, was good. We had an issue with one of our dishes but Bruno spoke with us, throughly apologised and gave us another dish and desserts were on the house. Great service from my favourite restaurant and proof of why I keep coming back here.

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Emma
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is not undercover, but they handed out umbrellas when it started raining - and then it stopped, luckily! Some of the outside eating area has tables and chairs balanced rather precariously on uneven pavement. However, service and food as good as ever from Caravan!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night out. Delicious food and the staff were amazing. Thank goodness normal life is resuming

Caravan Bankside
Responded on May 1, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are delighted you found our food delicious, we'll pass on your comments to our chefs!! We can't wait for you to come back and try more dishes. Yes normal life is back!! Yupiii!!! Best wishes Bruno Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so friendly and the food was excellent! Really nice ambience for a brunch, would return

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Jess
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was nice but not very hot (I know sitting outside this is an issue). Tables were a bit cramped together. Staff were mixed - some really friendly others you felt a bit rushed through. Overall fine, but I think there are better places in the area.

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caravan
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, came really quickly. Provided blankets to stay warm with. Thanks very much

Caravan Bankside
Responded on May 1, 2021

Hello Caravan, Thank you for taking time to write such a fantastic review about us! We are so glad you loved our food. We can't wait for you to come back and try more dishes. Best Wishes Bruno Restaurant Manager

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Mark
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Ordered some starters and a main and everything was brought out together at the same time. Given we are all eating outside at the moment it was a bit disappointing as most of the food gets cold before you can eat it all.

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Jeeves
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The team were excellent in providing the best service possible in the circumstances, it was the first colder/ rainy day since outdoor hospitality opened but they did everything they could to make it as nice as possible, warming the cups and saucer for me tea was a brilliant touch! Food was great too. thank you.

FAQs

Caravan Bankside does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Caravan Bankside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7101 1190.

Caravan Bankside is rated 4.6 stars by 582 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.