Caravan Bankside

4.5
502 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 502 people are saying
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Jaclink
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great food, nice coffee, comfortable place. One staff member friendly, one very taciturn, which was a bit off-putting.

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Olivia
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for a relaxed dinner and staff were very friendly. Interesting menu with lots of choice

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FranW
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was amazing mainly because of our awesome waitress Anna. Such a friendly person and sorted out menu choices out.

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Fabian
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food in a great atmosphere! Staff are always very kind and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere for brunch

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nikolaos
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Very informative and polite service from Anna. Excellent coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal , the staff went the extra mile
Really excellent evening

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Alexander
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff

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vipIasonC
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

I’ve been toa few of the other Caravan’s however this one was a bit purer. The plates had way less ingredients in them and waitress was extremely slow and rude. Place is very good looking though.

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OliI
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seasonal menu, complimented with equally great cookery

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AlisonD
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and equally great service. Would definitely recommend.
Temperature check on arrival. Felt COVID safe.

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KonstantinO
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slightly overpriced but it’s expected in this area

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Kris
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Caravan Bankside. Felt very nice and well taken care of and during these times social distancing was well managed aswell.

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ChrB
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Long time customer and happy to go in after lockdown. Mexican cornbread was beyond excellent, but avo/eggs was screwed up (no egg!) and it took a long time to correct. Waitress was nice about it, but seemed service was a bit undertrained (maybe new people?)

I'll be back for sure, and hope it will be perfect next time.

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DaniellaO
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Good brunch menu, nice ambiance. Service was below par, there was a wedding party that unfortunately took up most staff. We had to wave multiple times to get more orders in, we received our food before the drinks. Also we ordered a white wine, got a red - wine delivers apparently delivered the wrong wine. Not impressed with the service.

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Natasha
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Anna for a fab evening. Amazing service & great food

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ClancyC
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu that has something for everyone. The jalapeno cornbread is a must-have. Excellent and friendly service.

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Catarina
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at Caravan. The food was fantastic - I would recommend the sweet potato/charred broccoli/black bean dish, as well as the ice-cream espresso salted caramel icecream. The cocktails were also really good, especially the Chef's margarita. The staff were friendly and the cleanliness level was excellent - you could tell they really cared for the safety of their customers. I'll be back there after lockdown!

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vipTanny
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow, food was filling and full of flavour!! We got a pizza and a salad which we shared!! Would go again!!

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PALESAM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I ordered the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and it was horrible. The tinned salmon was stale and the restaurant was hot with little air circulation - I think air conditioning is essential, especially now while we are in an pandemic.

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SouthwarkB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very polite service. Average food. Price ok. Coffee could be better.

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nickp
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food/service will be back after lockdown

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Taralluccio
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good food but presentation was poor and not food value for money. The brunch menu is not as good as the every day menu. I had high expectations but was a bit disappointed

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ZoeL
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big fans of Caravan. Usual excellent standard of food and service. Both had the chorizo hash. The Margarita with a twist was a perfect accompaniment. Shared the orange cake with salted caramel sauce and mascarpone which was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing staff and amazing ambience!

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RowlandB
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates for sharing with a good value bottle of wine. I would highly recommend this venue

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Maia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a weekday for breakfast. Had been to the branch in Kings Cross but definitely prefer this one!
Service was excellent! Food was lovely. One of the best looking interiors I’ve seen in a long time.


The brunette lady at the floor and door was lovely and super polite! We will be back!

One improvement could be that the lattes could be served in a bigger cup that’s all!

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Mmk94
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely, great for work on weekdays
Excellent coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing food. But served lukewarm. Staff and servers were late to take orders yet seemed busy with tasks beyond a half empty restaurant. Still, irregardless of when served lukewarm or hot, this place is a gem.

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vipTony
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Some waiting staff assumed wearing a mask with nose exposed was best Covid practice. Food itself was overpriced for what was on offer. Coffee has definitely gone down hill since the early days

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CalumR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Sadly it was quiet on Friday night because of Tier 2 restrictions, but still a bit of atmosphere. V comfy seating, good drinks menu.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is 10/10, such good options for veggie’s!

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Lisa
London
42 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always consistent and delicious brunch. My favourite is cornbread. Great coffee. Good COVID measures

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Lucia
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok, although I was a bit disappointed as the dish I order wasn't as the delicious one I had in King´s Cross Caravan. I didn't come with yoghurt either.

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Megan
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Caravan, the food was great as well as the atmosphere!

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Anjali
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were lovely and friendly!

Love the lamb meatball!

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Casinha
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, food is always outstanding! Service is good. Highly recommend.

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Monty
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and Great place to meet friends. Also feeling very spacious and safe during lockdown.

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SallyL
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was an unexpected treat. We were looking for somewhere with a bit of atmosphere for lunch after a visit to Tate Modern and this fitted the bill perfectly. I was worried it would be too quiet on a grey Wednesday afternoon but there were definitely enough people to give it a bit of buzz. The service was great, Covid measures were all in place and the food was very good - the Jalapeno Cornbread was a particular highlight. We were really happy with our visit.

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GB07
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A really enjoyable lunch. Tough for restaurants to create they're usual environment with Covid restrictions playing their part, especially when it comes to atmosphere and interaction with staff. That said, Caravan have done a good job - will be back.

FAQs

Caravan Bankside does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Caravan Bankside is rated 4.5 stars by 502 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.