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About Northbank Restaurant & Bar

Northbank is located next to the Millennium Bridge with spectacular views of the Tate Modern and Globe Theatre. Enjoy a Modern British menu with a Cornish influence, 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, private hire also available.

1 Paul's Walk
London, EC4V 3QH
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, English

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00PM - 3:00PM;Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00PM - 10:30PM

Cross Street:
Vehicular Access on High Timber Street.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7329 9299

Website:
http://www.northbankrestaurant.com/

Catering:
All events are tailor made. Let us know if you want to see some examples of packages and prices.

Parking Details:
Free meter parking after 18.30.

Public Transit:
Mansion House, Blackfriars, St. Paul's

Executive Chef:
Jason Marchant

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Anything we can do, we will!

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Details
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Northbank Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (72)
Scenic View (64)
Good for a Date (43)
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Quiet Conversation (42)
Special Occasion (42)
Business Meals (38)
Great for Lunch (32)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Romantic (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Groups (19)
Seasonal (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Casual (10)
Cozy (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Bar Seating (9)
People Watching (8)
Great Beer (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

It simply works!

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was decent, but nothing to write home about. The service was efficient, but not outstanding. Overall, very average

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·Dined 6 days ago

good food, pity the bread is not fresh but frozen
friendly staff, not always fully helpful on the dishes description

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a nice lunch, food better than last time. Service still needs to be worked on but won't put me off returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, People Watching, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always worth a visit - good food, mostly from Cornwall, fresh and well presented, their special menus are very good value. There are not too many good restaurants in London with both a river view and good food that are affordable - this is one of them.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I took my team to Northbank to mark a significant professional milestone (35 years in the Insurance Industry), and none of us were disappointed. The menu is creative and excellent and the food and wine very good, the service was prompt, professional and pleasant, and the ambience perfect for the occasion with a nice view of the Thames from our booth.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience, and am looking forward to visiting in Summer when the open-ait terrace becomes a more attractive option!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very pleasant evening with lovely views over the Thames. Good menu and wine selection

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I visited Northbank on a Saturday night for dinner. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The decor was great and I loved the interesting wallpaper is you took a closer look! The view across the river was beautiful at night time too. My friend had a Taste Card so we were able to get 50% off food from the A la Carte menu which was great. I shared the Cote de Boeuf with my husband which we both thought was delicious and my friend had the pork. My only negative was that the side dishes were £4 each and the amount of chips we got was pretty stingy. The service was friendly and attentive without being too intrusive.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Helpful and gracious staff. Great view. The set meal with cava was delicious-cauliflower cheese side was the best ever. All accompanied by little extras which were thrown in. Very clean convenient for Tate Modern.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service, nice and relaxed atmosphere but special enough for a birthday. Great views on a sunny or gloomy day. Set menu was delicious and good value, wine very reasonable too. Only small issue - no baby changing facilities.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We've dined at Northbank several times before with friends. The staff are always pleasant and helpful. We arrived half an hour early than our booking and were told this wasn't a problem and that we could have a drink at the bar or go straight to our table. We were offered bottled or tap water which is always a nice touch. We booked in for the £20 steak deal (200g ribeye steak, chips and a glass of prosecco or beer) which we hadn't tried before. The bread roll was served with bacon butter and we were presented with an amuse bouche in a little chest - crab bite on a bed of stones to keep it warm. The 200g ribeye was beautifully cooked and my truffle sauce was to die for. (I've actually never had a steak sauce I've enjoyed so much in my life and it's the main reason I keep going back) I had cauliflower cheese as a side as I'd enjoyed that the last time we came. We had had a late lunch so didn't have a starter or dessert but they always have a good selection of both and I was sorely tempted. I usually opt for the cheese board, not many places you find stinking bishop on the menu!
I almost forgot to mention the decor! The menus and wallpaper are 'subtle' images of modern London society by Timorous Beasties. At first glance the images look like a vignette from a children's story book but are darker on close inspection! The facilities were clean and fresh but were downstairs. I'm afraid I didnt check for disabled access toilets so please check before you book if you require.
I hope you enjoy your visit as much as I always do. :)

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We visit this restaurant fairly frequently and up to now the overall experience has been good. The latest visit was very different. The starters of crispy pigs' cheeks were cold and pretty much inedible (dry shredded meat) as was the cannelloni where the cheese inside was cold. Main courses were very average. The main irritation was a very intrusive waitress who interrupted conversations on a number of occasions and constantly intervened to remove any glass that remained empty on the table. In the end, one of my guests had to say "please leave the glass where it is". A memorable visit for the wrong reasons!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lovely venue, great food with and good service. The views of the Thames and the London Landscape are also great to see from here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Good choice on set menu, tasty food, fantastic view, friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Good food, good location and good service. I am always disappointed when a main requires sides as standard. I usually always opt for sides but I don't think you can call a main if it isn't a full meal. Other than that, the food was good and I particularly recommend the Rib eye with marrow.

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 (London)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Superb location on the north bank of the Thames with great views across the river. I had an elegant dinning experience here during an evening sitting. The smart, contemporary but welcoming ambience set the scene for what was to be a very enjoyable meal. Friendly professional service served up some excellent examples of fine British cuisine, which proved very good value with the set menu. Recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Surrey)·Dined on November 1, 2017

As usual a very nice place to dine, food was excellent. Staff very helpful.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and service quality as always very good. We have bee unlucky with minor quality things but they were exchanged immediately without hesitation. Thanks!

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 (London)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Really enjoyed ourselves here. Food was delicious, the staff were really friendly and attentive and we were given a table with a beautiful view of the river. It was my friends bday and they suprised us with a birthday celebration. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a really nice time and the food was very good. Was a bit surprised to see some of the staff drinking with other people whilst at work, not very professional.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had a special deal which was v good value. Food choice was good and food was lovely.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I found the bar and restaurant to be relaxing with good atmosphere. I liked the way service was not rushed and the staff generally were very attentive. I didn't like the bill including a donation for a Charity I knew nothing of. It's bad enough adding a 12.5% service charge.....what happened to give as you deem reasonable?

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always a good experience, never disappoints!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything OK. Good food. Lights too low. Small portions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Relaxed, efficient but personal and friendly helpful service. No hesitation in returning,

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Service was horrible , was served bacon butter to vegetarian , and no alternative offered we waited to be half of our starter to ask by ourself for our glasses of champagne

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Booked a last minute lunch for a Friday to cheer ourselves up. Took up the offer of "Friday: Steak, chips/salad, & drink: £20" and it was well worth it - lovely steak, nice size portion of chips and a glass of Prosecco each - Friday afternoon sped by after that! Will definitely be going back and recommending this to others.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great special menu meal, good price and tasty. I had the beef, very soft and great mash. The cheeseboard was plentiful. I've tasted better prosecco but on the whole it was a good deal. Always a great place to eat, very tasty.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Nice evening, bar not busy so easy to get drinks served, restaurant got busier later in evening, food was nice if unspectacular, all round decent value for money, decent service, decent venue. Enjoyed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Business lunch - service was speedy, food good with veggie options and a great view across the river to the globe. Ticks all the boxes well

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on September 12, 2017

On the special deal, the dinner was a great value. Curried fish cake as a starter and pulled beef were very tasty. Would definitely go back.

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 (London)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great little place hidden away. Food is nice and reasonable and great cocktails.
Service was very good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We are regulars of Northbank and the food every time we go is outstanding. Tonight was no different. An orchestra of flavours exciting your pallet. We started and finished in the bar where the we always enjoy banter with the staff and their wonderfully crafted cocktails.

As always a great evening.

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 (Shropshire)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very good cocktail bar although would have liked more whisky based options. Staff very pleasant and didn't push, although we were a bit late and lingered in the bar. Food was what attracted us in the first place. Really good quality, varied dishes, well presented, and a nice ambiance in the restaurant. Used our tastecard and got a healthy discount without quibble.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kent)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We started with a pleasant aperitif of the day outside enjoying some historic sites of London and were lucky enough to see dusk settle over the skyline. Service was very relaxed, but attentive. We went fir the friday night steak deal. Steak was cooked lovely and tasted great. We enjoyed our house prosecco and red wine.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The restaurant has a great raised terrace for pre-dinner drinks, looking out onto the river. It's a shame they don't serve food outside as the restaurant is at ground level so the views are not as good. The portion sizes are on the smaller size, but the food served was all incredibly tasty and fresh! It would be good to see more of a mix of diners, as the majority seemed to be colleagues for business meals , which had an impact on the ambience slightly as we had gone for a special birthday dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Really simple, really good Yeah

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Good location by the river a relaxing spot with great views. Very good food and service. Recommend

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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 21, 2017

northbank is a restaurant, with a beautiful bar and great location across the river from the Globe theatre.
it is a quiet place, a bit pricey. the food is very good, and needs to be enjoyed slowly.
I had the scallops, which were just seared and the beef rib, which melted in the mouth. nice selection of unusual tea, although the manuka tea is particularly bitter; interesting to try, but not to be repeated.
My friend had the mackerel, which came on its own with half a lemon on the plate! the quality and freshness of the fish was all needed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Surrey)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Out of the way location bit well worth a visit especially in the Summer months. Good quality food and service: recommend the fish of day!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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