Skylon

4.3
2036 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.
We trust that you are adhering to the governments’ legislation in respect of meeting friends and family outside of your household. We can now only accept people dining outdoors.

Finally, please note that the last seating is at 9.45pm before the restaurant closes at 10pm.

Skylon is set in the middle of the vibrant South Bank with its floor-to-ceiling windows looking out across the Thames. With a seasonal British menu offering lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the restaurant provides the perfect setting for any occasion.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2036 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.1
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4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raks
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good but the menu was different to the online one and there were barely any veggie options. I’s even mentioned in an email a couple of days before that I am vegetarian but that it looked like there would be options and they didn’t say that the menu would be different. It was one salad, one starter (gazpacho off the set menu) and one main (cauliflower risotto off the set menu) and as I didn’t like the sound of the latter it was two cold dishes for me for an 8pm booking outdoors in April! Others enjoyed their food though and the set up with heaters etc was good.

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vipDanielC
Hampshire
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and excellent service.

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vipGareth
London
37 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to visit Skylon and great to see it back in business!

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Yadira
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The view, cocktails food and waiters were amazing, unfortunately it did take nearly 2 hours for our mains to come but the host did come over and apologise that their kitchen was busy.

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GAJJAD
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was wonderful to come back to Skylon,still amazing vibes and good food
slow service but we did not mind as we were soaking the atmosphere on the last day before the second lock down
safe environment and although packed it did feel very safe and social distance was observed
Cant wait to go back

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TraceyE
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you really lovely service and food despite challenging times

DB
vipDavidB
Mobile
78 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I’d dined at Skylon in the past but this time round it lacked atmosphere and was not as exclusive somehow. It felt cavernous as only half the restaurant was open. The food was ok but not extraordinary. Service was ok but again not special.

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JamesL
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, the food was great. Nothing was too much trouble and the restaurant has such a good vibe

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JackI
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food with excellent service. I would highly recommend.

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EmmaC
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Service was great. Food was extremely poor, we paid over £100 for 2 courses each and tap water - some of the food just didn’t taste nice, other parts were over cooked. Such a same because the staff were lovely and location was great. Really wanted to like it but food hugely let it down. Unfortunately we would not go back

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Robinson
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful afternoon brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good brunch

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sunny
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Honestly good food and service , good view at the venue.

MP
MeikeP
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too much salt in the food for my liking

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food served did not match that on the menu - in fact it seemed oven chips were served instead of the intended veg accompaniment to our steaks. Pretty disappointing, especially as we're has ordered a side of mash to have some carbs with our meal and hence ended up with 2x carbs and no vegetables.
Also, only offered "pink" or "well done" for the steak, which felt a little odd

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Issy
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at the Skylon. My mum and I had a lovely evening out. The waiting staff were attentive, but not overly, and the timings between courses long enough to make it a leisurely meal. They have changed the menu since Summer and I can highly recommend the cod. Glasses of wine are pricey but you do get a generous pour. It's not a cheap night out but you are also paying to get the lovely setting and views over the river, book a window seat of possible.

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BreadPitt
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and generous portions, even on the fixed menu. The service is also excellent.

JJ
JatinderJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere great service great views great food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was so fresh and tasty. Highly recommend.

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vipKerryL
London
49 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu options, great service and views. Would recommend for a birthday or overdue catch up.

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vipGareth
London
37 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Happy to be back there! Had the steak which was VERY salty. Would have been 5 out of 5 for that if not.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Decent table. Plexiglass dividers. Good set menu. Disappointing desert but was taken off the bill without asking so good service overall. Busier than expected on a Thursday evening 7pm.

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BubbleBus
London
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Booked a table by the window for wedding anniversary. A bit sparse due to COVID restrictions (no table cloth). Reasonably priced glass of champagne. The Dover Sole shared between two was absolutely superb, and with nice glass of wine. Dessert with "Happy Anniversary" script in chocolate was the final touch.

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Anon
London
42 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely food and service experience.

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Sunhat
London
67 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food. We felt health and safety coronavirus training needed to be improved.
1) Ill-fitting masks constantly falling below noses.
2) water constantly being refilled bringing waiter into close contact with customer
could have left full carafe with us.
3) My card was taken from me by waiter even though it was a contactless payment which didn't need to happen

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Foody
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Big windows, high ceilings and classic deco provides a sense of calm elegance. Great service, lovely food perfect for special occasions or friends catching up.

Good selection on the set menu but the main did arrive only on the warm (rather than hot) side. Simple classic food carefully prepared and well presented.

I will definitely go again

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Shol
West Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Visited for brunch. Food good and service excellent, but it was more lunch with a few breakfast options than brunch, and coffee and orange juice would have been nice. It was also strange that although bottomless Prosecco was on offer, it was not possible to buy a single bottle.

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vippjaylondon
London
44 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Given the present restrictions still managed an exceptional dining experience. Fantastic service and top quality food from the return to work menu. Highly recommended.

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vipMattH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Booked Skylon for a business lunch. This place has obviously seen better days and was virtually empty, and I now know why. Prices were sky high (4 prawns for £9...really?!), we waited a LONG time for our simple mains from the terrace menu - roast beef sandwiches. These were covered in Marie Rose sauce - great for a prawn cocktail but a beef sandwich...never! We returned them to the kitchen and eventually got them back with horseradish sauce as intended. With no apology, and no offer of a reduction in the extortionate bill. We will not be returning.

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Maria
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice venue & service but was overpriced for the food served - nice but expect better for the cost

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12333333
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful for the value! The staff made the experience a lot of fun.

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vipLaraM
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First outing to a restaurant since covid and chose skylon as remembered it to be spacious and airy. Excellent arrival procedure with screens, temperature check etc and staff in appropriate PPE. Food, Drinks and service lovely as always and great value on the set menu. Overall it felt like a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Thanks Skylon team x

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vipWagtail
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Disappointed with food i had to return fish and chips and beef was lackig in flavour
Porr wine choice
Shame because good service and ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thai place is a good find, we used the set menu which is really good and we enjoyed our visit very much.

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CLnPF
London
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very good value for EOTHO

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
38 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal with views over the Thames. Great service the staff friendly, and efficient.

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abcd
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with attentive but discreet service. Lovely views and all in all a thoughly enjoyable and leisurely afternoon.

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BenT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We didn't have a great experience at Skylon, the food wasn't great and coupled with slow and delayed service, made the whole experience quite disappointing. We won't be going back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The 3 course deal is actually £30 because of the service charge which I found quite sneaky but the food was great! Waiters were lovely but had a bad habit of not lowering their visors over their face, lore training is definitely needed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good but a bit pricy

FAQs

Skylon does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Skylon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7654 7800.

Skylon is rated 4.3 stars by 2036 OpenTable diners.

Skylon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

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.