Northbank Restaurant & Bar

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£26 to £40
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Northbank is located on the Thames Path next to the Millennium Bridge with spectacular views of the Tate Modern and Globe Theatre. Enjoy a Modern British menu, Cornish gins, local beers and a diverse wine and cocktail list. Together with the terrace, riverside views, friendly service and all round relaxed atmosphere, Northbank is a great lunch or dinner getaway. Group bookings and private hire also available.

Specials

Express menu: 2/3 courses £14/£18

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: September 20, 2019

Ends: March 20, 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00PM-7:00PM

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MG
Cornwall
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had arrived 30 minutes earlier than our booking but we’re made especially welcome in the bar and placed under no pressure to move. As we hadn’t seen each other for months it was perfect.

Northbank’s Cornish origins are subtly hidden until you check out the list of Cornish gins, beers, ciders and seafood. We tried them all.

Food was delicious, our party ate Cornish sea bream, Welsh lamb knuckle and Scottish venison haunch. Service was discreet but friendly.

The view across to the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge is excellent.

Northbank is a hidden treasure.

A
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced. Oyster were not great and cod was undercooked. Slow service despite not being very busy

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here with a friend, and we had a fabulous time. The menu was terrific: great and interesting choices. We both had cod for main and thought it exceptional. Loved the wine list, too. Great staff and well looked after. We loved it. And what a great location. Well done to all at Northbank.

ND
London
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A nice room with friendly and appropriately attentive staff. Good and pretty interesting choices on the menu, well-priced. Nice enough wine selection, but again fairly priced. Enjoyable.

DL
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sadly not as good as in the past - it was meant to be a special occasion but they offered a rubbish table to start (to be fair they were very quick and pleasant to set up new table when we asked for something better). At the staggering prices the amuse bouche didn't appear as in the past and they charged for bread - come on ! I wanted to impress the family but felt a little disappointed to be honest.

JF
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The location is prime; right on the River Thames and overlooking Bankside, so a great place to soak up the river life and the sun if you sit on the terrace. However, despite this being a relatively quiet day, the service was dreadfully slow.

We had to remind our waitress of our long-awaited food (straight into mains and it still took 1.25 hours to get it). The food was 'ok' but as this was lunchtime, we had to rush it.

Overall a disappointment and there are plenty of much beter options nearby.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and superb table outside on a sunny day!

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful staff, well priced wine options, good quality wine and food. We had drinks and sharing platters - I look forward to returning for dinner sometime soon.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The description and previous reviews did not really reflect this restaurant. Food was rather disappointing for the prices, service was average at best. I had specifically mentioned this was a birthday celebration but this was not even noted. And a particular bug-bear of mine is waiting staff who keep refilling wine glasses without being asked in order to push more purchases - please stop this rather old-fashioned practice, its not considered good service in the 21st century and is irritating to guests are driving.

n
London
37 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Hadn't been to Northbank before, but needed a place in the area for a business dinner. Ratings on OpenTable prompted me to book at Northbank. Location is good, overlooking the millennium bridge and the Tate modern. Food was fine, but not exceptional. Staff were pleasant and attentive.

GP
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food and good value because we had the Friday Special. Small issue with the service - overly keen to sell us extras - bread, water etc to top up the bill. And when we did get the bill -extra cost had been added for the sauces that accompanied our steaks. After complaining, the head waiter took the extra cost off, but it could have been avoided if our waitress had told us in the 1st place that the sauce was extra.

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always use Northbank as a treat be it for a birthday, anniversary or whatever and the venue never fails to please!

T
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely but portions on small side, esp mains. We ended up having 3 courses and not full.

TE
London
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great value set meal. Will definitely return in the future.

t
Yorkshire
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, gorgeous cocktails, delightful food, awesome service AND good value for money.
We had the best time and would go again in a heartbeat

JG
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Whilst things may be different on other nights (I will need to go back and confirm!), this bar and restaurant was blissfully quiet on a Monday evening in this tucked away place on the Thames Path.

The food is excellent, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the prices are very good value for somewhere close to the City. And the view across the river is outstanding.

R
London
175 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great location and excellent service. A bit disappointed in the tortellini which was rather dry. Out waitress brought some delicious olive oil though and it was fixed. The set menu was very filling and not bad for the price. And those lovely views...

IS
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great for a late lunch... Sun just in the right place

AM
London
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner and drinks.
Amazing service from the staff

OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Charged for still water, and an “optional” service charge. Food was fair.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Ideal for a special occasion or date as the restaurant offers a fairly quiet dining experience mid-week. Food was excellent.

b
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Definitely recommend this restaurant. Spent enjoyable Saturday evening - restaurant was not busy. Service prompt, wines chosen by our waiter good. Would go back.

DO
London
47 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Service was sparse but food was great

SM
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first choice. I’ve lost count with how many times I’ve dined at Northbank. Excellent for every occasion and no excuse needed to dine there. Incredible dishes with an ever varied and interesting menu. The quality of the food is second to none and will put a smile on your face every time.
The bar is equally as exceptional with some of the best cocktails and interesting mixes you will have.

G
London
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely place with fantastic views and great food for January offer. Would definitely return.

NR
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian and his team have it spot on as usual! Excellent fish and fresh seasonal vegetables.

SC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Booked a table for the New Year Eve. Had reservation but still needed to wait for 20 mins to be seated, another 10 mins to get served.

Nice decoration with balloons and some colourful papers on the table and chairs.

Starting with Cornish Crab Doughnuts, they were delicious until I ate some bites of crabs shells, which completely shocked me out, I might get hurt. I asked one of the waitress, she didn’t say anything and not even apologize, simply took another one for me and then gone.

Main courses: Slow cooked beef was completely over cooked. Pan fried turbot was nice, but small portions.

Desserts: Bakewell soufflé was okay, but the raspberry jam was awfully sour. Same as the passion fruit and mango panacotta, sour sour sour....

We completely understand it’s a busy night. But this definitely ruined our night with the attitude and the overpriced food. If the restaurant can not handle a large number of guests at the same time, then please don’t. This simply lowers your restaurant quality. Sad experience in the last day of 2018.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate with friends, the arrival of the new year. The service was impeccable and the food absolutely delicious.

Thank you to the team.

M
London
35 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely riverside setting with food that was truly delicious.

The only reason is the service doesn't get a 5 star rating is that at the beginning of the meal, our waitress knocked a full glass of wine over on our table.

Whilst she was very nice and extremely apologetic (we were also moved tables), nothing was done to recompense us for what was an expensive bottle of wine - either a reduction from the bill nor additional offer of replacement wine.
It is not a big deal but at a restaurant of North Bank's quality I would expect something more to be done.

Otherwise, a brilliant restaurant that is well worth a visit.

OT
Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old 4 friends meeting from across-the-ocean after 35 years))
Very cosy, wonderful food and wine. Careful service.
Advice: go for the lounge - on the left side, “like-home-yet-in-the-reasonably posh restaurant” feeling.
Tipped £10 the waitress despite “Service charge included” (£33 against a £290 bill) - service deserved it. Nice view on the river bank and across (where Shard is).
Recommend for being nicely treated with good choice of food and wine!👍🏻

JE
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly as expected. Most enjoyable.

r
London
55 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Well positioned venue with good views across to Tate Modern and South Bank noisy bar scene but the dining booths cut a lot of the noise. Starter rather disappointing venison and beetroot terrine rather dry and bland. Ox cheek main course and the fish course all very good and well presented. Service was pleasant and efficient.

K
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Took a client out to lunch, waited over 1.5 hours for food and in the end our client had to leave before the food arrived.

Kept being told it would be with us in a couple of minutes, it later turned out that our server had not put the order through to the kitchen. Obviously very embarrassing for us when our client had to leave without having any lunch.

Staff very apologetic and offered free drinks as well as a 10% discount on the overall bill. Food was decent when it arrived.

Overall a very unfortunate incident, hopefully just a one off error.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a disappointing dinner there this time last year and this was my first time back and I am glad I did. A very good lunch in a very pleasant environment with good company as well.

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. As always, a terrific evening. Great service and super food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Very good. Wine at £11 a glass was a first!!!! Small portions but lovely food. Strangely presented crab doughnut starter in a jewellery box on inedible black eyed peas! Love it in there, though. No cheesy muzak which was appreciated. Thanks

NH
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Despite being a Saturday and quiet the service was poor almost non existent with no one really in charge. Only warm welcome was at the reception.

L
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great find, set menu was great value for money and very tasty. The service is excellent, attentive without being intrusive. Strudel was delicious , but apparently the choc orange fondant does not taste of orange and was not runny!

MB
London
49 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is an outstanding restaurant, with consistently excellent service, a great riverside location and a comfortable, unpretentious atmosphere. The food is impressive, with good quality ingredients, imaginatively served.

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food; great service