Cottons Vauxhall

4.1
412 Reviews
£25 and under
Caribbean
Cottons latest addition brings the exotic vibes of the Caribbean to this enviable riverside location on the south bank, featuring an indoor restaurant and rum shack bar and additional seating on the sunny river-facing outside terrace.

Typical Cottons dishes include jerk chicken; homemade curried mutton; and Cottons most popular vegetarian dish Chaguanas Dinner Plate - chana dhal curry served with black eyed bean, chick pea and callaloo fritters, and plantain. All jerk meats at Cottons are grilled and smoked over coals and oak wood chips with hickory and pimiento and covered in Cottons homemade jerk sauce.

Cocktails are predominantly rum-based featuring Cottons originals like Sorrell Sling – beefeater gin, homemade sorrel squash, fresh lemon, creme de casssis and soda water; Cottons Punch and Killer Doppi made from four different rums.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 412 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I used to come here and get the jerk platter to share a lot before the pandemic and the meat was really disappointing, it just seemed over cooked and too chargrilled, all black. The Mac and cheese portion is about a quarter of the size it used to be as well!

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MayowaF
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host Emmanuel, was absolutely amazing. Never stopped making us laugh, he made the night extra special. Even told us about the brunch ! It’s another date for me 😍

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SarahN
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Everyone was lovely, servers and everything was nice.

But the food was absolutely awful, we ordered and food came out in two mins, obviously they were just on hold precooked and reheated. This mean to the food was cold and chewy and unappealing. Wouldn’t go back there for food.

Plus side, the cocktails were nice but overall the experience was expensive and disappointing

JS
JasminS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, it’s why I always love coming back. Even tho it was outdoor seating only there is a lovely setting and staff are so friendly. Food is amazing, drinks are amazing. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Really recommend!

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Maria
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food wasn’t nice very flavourless and cocktail was over priced they don’t do happy hour and cocktails was very weak. Wouldn’t recommend here to anyone it’s didnt taste like Caribbean food fried chicken was the worst

MW
MrsWhite
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Need more heaters outside for smaller parties i.e 2/3 people

Music outside - louder

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service. Customer service was fantastic! Extremely happy with everything and the FOOD! Out of this world.

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Leish
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Please bring back your Stew Chicken it was my only favourite dish of yours and was gearing up for it to find it wasn't on your menu.
Cannot stress that enough!
Fruit punch needs more strawberry syrup!!!But lovely presentation just a bit too much ice.
Saltfish fritters amazing!!!!
Jerk chicken absolutely perfect.
Also the cinnamon doughnuts were amazing keep these forever I will be back!
Please provide soap in ladies toilets there was two empty bottles full of water in them!
Alcohol gel gives me a bad reaction so I rely on soap to clean hands after using the toilet.

KC
KayshaC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Staff could be more friendly especially when being greeted at the entrance. The staff was very abrupt and dis not get a warm welcome.
First impressions count for another.

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esss
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very lovely meal. The flavours and spice were really nice! For the price the portion could have been slightly bigger, and the oxtail could have done with more meat on the bones. The cocktail was really nice too! Great atmosphere, views and accommodating service. Would definitely go again and try something new!

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Tyrone
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Pretty good place. Large portions. They rush you out within 90 mins to max profits.

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TamunoT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food was ok BUT...
1. The food was cold! (We ordered a platter and everything on it was cold)
2. We were issued to sit at a wet & sticky table with a drink spilt below it (We had to request for it to be cleaned)

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michellep
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The prawns starter was not worth the price, it was cold and overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The host was really helpful and understanding

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never any complaints when I go Vauxhall Cottons. Love the improved recipe for the ‘Cottons curried mutton’ as well more authentic now.

TS
TarciaS
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The weather was not niece, eating outside the food got cold really quick and my dish was really burned.

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vipmartinidoc
London
85 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A rainy cold day, but we were well sheltered under the canopies with heaters. Service was very pleasant and prompt. Cocktail a little weak, Merlot OK. Food was reasonable and generous portion sizes, although choice a bit limited.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were friendly and attentive. Our drinks and food came in good time and was all delicious.
We went when it was raining but everywhere is well covered and it was warm. Good social distancing measures in place

CJ
CleopatraJ
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

terrible food service ok but not great didnt have items on menu didnt know what sides came with what main not great plantain as it was hard the cocounut sauce tasted soapy

SB
SanaaB
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This place was really nice. The starters were so delicious but the main chickpea curry was a little bit of a let down afterwards. The jerk salmon however was also delicious.

Plan on heading back to try their bottomless brunch

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Kamikaze
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The manager was rude and also said we had to move table in the middle of our meal for someone else to sit where they seated us

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dlike
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and kind staff. Amazing food and drinks. Would deffo come again

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Corinne
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! Amazing service!!! Lovely restaurant!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food nice servers would defo come back thank you

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Lizzie
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Customer service was poor, food was cold, outside over heating was broken

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flavieb
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service and food, seated on time of booking, thank you

JG
JayG
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good service, staff where attentive. Would recommend & will be revisiting

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Starters are very small prawns were very bland and there we 4 tiny prawns in breadcrumbs for like up to £10.

The jerk chicken is huge but quite dry and salty

SA
ShamyraA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, lovely food!!

LB
LBeak
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great find! Beautiful place to relax with friends after work.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food and good sized portions. Lots of cocktail options

OM
OliviaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was very good, food was nice and staff were attentive, only negative was that we only had the table for an hour and 5 minutes and I hadn’t finished my meal when someone came over and said we had 10 minutes before we had to leave.

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Jooriordan
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food amazing service was slow but overall experience was great

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Marnie
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decided to eat here for my birthday, the host Anthony had very warm welcoming energy & our waitress Tina was lovely, did a very good job considering how busy her section was.
Thanks to you both! Food was lovely & so were our cocktails! We’ll be back soon.

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vipCochyn
London
293 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Another anniversary outing, and another great meal here. Food, drinks and staff were very good, though it's doubtful we'll go back.
The location is lovely, especially in the sunshine; staff are welcoming and very efficient. Our prawn starter was, although on the small side, packed with flavour. Rum punches were excellent. A jerk grill platter was messy, but that did make it more fun - it's NOT for first dates! Flavours were outstanding.
The problem - not only for us, but for all other diners I could see from my position, was the group of three young women, who shrieked and whooped, showed one another clips on their phones, held loud exchanges with others - on speaker phone. Every single diner I saw - 13, plus us - looked over at the group several times. A good manager should have noticed, and been able to have a quiet word. The women's swearing was pretty bad; I was certainly thankful that we hadn't brought my elderly mother, or children. So, that's at least 15 paying customers who had their experience spoiled. I understand it's tricky for staff, but that's where good training comes in.

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Sumayah
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They have a lovely outdoor space. I came here in 19 April for food and drinks. Friendly staff too

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Shante
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shown to our table almost immediately. William provided the most perfect service for our perfectly located table. Cocktails were amazing. Food nice.
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Birthday meal offered no experience
Service was not great not knowledgeable on menu
Food was poorly presented overly salty and not as pictured

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kellyl
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overall good location, the cocktails are really good, food was ok ill give it a 5 out of 10. Quick service. I would rather just go for the drink to be honest.

FAQs

Cottons Vauxhall does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Cottons Vauxhall also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8037 9555.

Cottons Vauxhall is rated 4.1 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

Cottons Vauxhall does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cottons-restaurant.co.uk/.

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.