Sea Containers at Sea Containers London

4.4
2019 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Inspired by the Golden Age of transatlantic travel and designed under the creative direction of visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers at Sea Containers London offers a modern yet casual dining experience in an informal setting alongside the River Thames.

The menu celebrates seasonality and ingredient-led cooking, offering a selection of small and large plates designed to be shared. Taking from Mediterranean influence, we use carefully and locally sourced produce to create a menu suitable for any occasion.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and offering a bottomless Bloody Mary or Prosecco brunch on the weekend, a variety of small plates, sharing dishes and classic comfort food is available as well as more formal feasting options.

*Kids eat free every weekend between 12- 4pm when dining off the kids menu*

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2019 people are saying
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DanD
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great “last supper” before lockdown. The riverside set menu was converted into a tasting menu (quite novel) and having had 3 dishes for each course - we left stuffed! Service was great and likewise the wine. Highly recommended.

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PMB1
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The reservations team were excellent. But the whole dining experience was poor. The service appalling. Food not great. Pity as it’s a fantastic fit out and disappointed that the food is not as good as the nice decor. Stick to the cocktails in Lyaness. Dine elsewhere.

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Flower
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the river, excellent service and amazing food. The decor is different and impressive. Ideal for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Rather disappointing service (dismissed when I alerted the waiter to bones in the pasta), otherwise a nice venue and good is good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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vipKarolynp
Newcastle
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Not the worst, not the best. I’d say nondescript. Food was ok, drinks were ok. Just ok.

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foodiepri
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely attentive service. Great food and drinks

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Harry
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Venue was lovely but I was very disappointed with the menu as it was a brunch menu even at 2:30pm! I understand that places are running with restricted menus but on the flip side having not gone out to eat for months I was expecting a lot more.

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GorselB
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A bit disappointed with the table we’ve been offered , which was towards the back of the place, looking at the rear end. Surely the reason I’ve booked this restaurant was because of Thames view not the kitchen view . We asked somewhere with a bit more outside view but we’ve been told not possible . However some of these tables out at the front were empty during the whole time we were there .

Food was great , service was good.

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AlistairL
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Weekend Brunch booking - Great service, friendly staff and food was on par, great value. I’ll be back!

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Overs
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb BH afternoon. Great service and lovely food!

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vipChrisB
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great bet for brunch/lunch on the terrace. Good service and friendly attentive staff. The overhead heaters made for a cozy ambience even though it was apparently the coldest August Bank Holiday on record. Will return (again) for sure

JH
vipJHLondon
London
133 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice lunch after a visit to the Tate.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good, currently just the brunch menu available but lots to choose from. The staff were excellent and everyone had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and the food was really nice, as usual.

TC
TravellingChef
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- every dish was tasty and well seasoned the salmon starter and rabbit pappardelle were particularly outstanding. Good selection of wines and some very well made cocktails. We will be back soon.

SH
vipSimonH
London
29 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and excellent service

MB
MandyB
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The theatre menu was interesting and tasty. Some combinations were a little curious but each individually lovely. Extra touch for my husband's birthday was a treat. Thank you. We will eat here again most definitely.

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London24
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good for a business lunch or dinner outing. Great interiors

MR
MicheleR
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service, would prefer music to be less intrusive but I’m probably unusual in that respect!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great meat dishes, steak and burger were excellent and nicely presented. low ambient noise levels considering it was quite busy, could easily hold a conversation. River view is nice, service could have been snappier but wasn’t bad considering it was valentines night. overall would recommend and price is about right

JB
JonathanB
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Valentine’s Day date- the ambience was decent. The food was good and the service was friendly and efficient. Perhaps not a top tier option but good nonetheless.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Expected more from this venue. It was beautiful. It was just OK.

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SarahS
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Pre Theatre Menu, such good value for what else is around and did the wine pairings too! Amazing menu, food was delicious and fabulous service. Would 100 percent recommend!

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YasminB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great brunch with my friend on Sunday! Fantastic service and recommendations of the menu from Ettore & Pietro. I will most definitely be dining here again

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vipgoodfood
London
164 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for dinner by the Thames. Flatbreads are delicious and so is the ceviche and beetroot. The cote de boeuf was delicious and filling. Will definitely return if they do the special offer again as otherwise think their price points are a little too high for what it is.

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IlariaP
London
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great but the food and location wasn’t impressive. Being right next to lyaness I assumed it would have the same amazing views but it wasn’t the case. I’m not sure I’d go back.

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MatthewT
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good starters and mains but was let down by the Black Forest log dessert which was disappointing. Perhaps just a bad choice and other desserts are better?

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was below average, food was ok, but nothing spectacular. I’m we have been here before and the experience was much better- seems to have taken a dip!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Many menu options, great cocktails, attentive service!

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Tori23
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for bottomless brunch on a Sunday and had a good experience, service was excellent and food was of value with decent portions. Would definitely recommend if your looking for a brunch place with a view of the river

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful early dinner on Christmas Eve! Service and atmosphere delightful, as well as the meal. The short ribs were amazing - And really enough for 2 or 3 to share!

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vipsasha
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous service

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vipsophierose
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waited almost an hour for a starter and then didn’t even manage to get through the pre-theatre dining menu in the 2 hour allotted slot. Excessively slow. Not enough staff, and the staff that were there seemed dismissive because they were really stretched. Disappointing as we were there to celebrate a birthday and it just felt flat.

Lots of potential. We possibly just had a bad night!

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Nikihutch1975
London
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food - especially the flatbreads - and great service. Well worth a visit.

GB
vipGB81
London
54 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was disappointed with Sea Containers. My booking was for a business lunch and as such, I booked the Theatre menu as I felt it would make things quicker if we had a set menu. It is not stated in the Ts&Cs, but they serve the Theatre menu as 'sharing' rather than a dish per person. Not ideal given we had various dietary requirements in the group. The offer also said 2 courses for x amount, 3 courses for y amount, but we were not given a choice and were told we would be getting 3 courses. The food itself was tasty, but would've been much better if served per person, as the set menu implied. It just feels like false advertising! The service was also INCREDIBLY slow... there were 5 of us and we were in there for almost 3 hours...! I understand there were a lot of other large groups in there, but surely the whole point of a set menu is to get people in and out relatively swiftly. Even when we were leaving, we had to wait for the cloak room as the attendant had disappeared. Overall, not a great experience..

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Good food on the expensive side for the portions but very disorganised and slow service. Good location, decoration and atmosphere!

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JSAMP
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious. But service not so forthcoming.
We paid for bottomless brunch and we must have had four glasses in the space of 1 hour - whereas other restaurants are constantly filling up., had to keep reminding waiter/waitresses to top up, which i don’t expect to do when going for bottomless brunch.

Waiters in restaurant can be quite rude - especially when walking back from the rest rooms. They don’t wait for you to pass them when getting to tables - they push you out of the way and don’t apologise.

Apart from the service - the food is superb and I would recommend going to Sea Containers - just based on the food alone.

MR
MissRobertsons
London
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was ok, slightly overpriced for what it was. I’d heard really good things about the restaurant but was a little underwhelmed when I went. Im a big dessert person, and the creme brulee was more posset than brulee :(

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Jothefoodie
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for lunch on a Saturday. Great service and food. It was just incredibly noisy. I suspect the bottomless Prosecco on offer may have had something to do with it! Perhaps not the ideal environment for a date, particularly if you want to be able to hear the other person clearly.

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You can order delivery directly from Sea Containers at Sea Containers London using the Order Online button. Sea Containers at Sea Containers London also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3747 1063.

Sea Containers at Sea Containers London is rated 4.4 stars by 2019 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.