Solstice

4.6
28 Reviews
£25 and under
International
A solstice divides up the seasons. It represents the perfect balance in many aspects, a time to reset. It marks the turn between seasons and is celebrated everywhere. In some cultures through music, some through rituals, some through purification ceremonies and awakenings. We celebrate it through food. Seasonal and perfectly balanced dishes are at the center of the offering, crafted around the idea of sharing and fueling the souls of our diners.
Seasonal small plates sourced from the British coastline.

Facing the Thames lies a riverside sanctuary in the heart of the City of London. We come to Solstice to spend a moment of conviviality, enjoying every last glance of sunset around good dishes and creative house-made cocktails carefully sourced with seasonality by our chef. Our cuisine is based on quality products and respects the rhythm of the seasons. We welcome you Wednesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m

Experiences

  • Winter Lunch Menu

    £25.00 per person

    Nov 19, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    Join us Wednesday to Sunday from 12 pm until 4 pm and enjoy our Wintery Business Lunch for a moment next to the Thame. Winter Lunch menu - £25 Arancini, wild mushroom & truffle, garlic aioli, and chives or Cornish Anchovy fillets, grilled sourdough Butternut squash linguini, ricotta, sage butter or Free Range Crispy chicken thighs, white onion puree, buttered kale, watercress Crème fraiche Panna cotta, vanilla poached pear, lemon balm or Choice of coffee and pastry
  • Winter Tasting Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Nov 22 - Dec 24, 2021

    Join us Wednesday to Sunday from 12 pm until 4 pm and enjoy our Wintery Business Lunch for a moment next to the Thame. Winter Lunch menu - £25 Arancini, wild mushroom & truffle, garlic aioli, and chives or Cornish Anchovy fillets, grilled sourdough Butternut squash linguini, ricotta, sage butter or Free Range Crispy chicken thighs, white onion puree, buttered kale, watercress Crème fraiche Panna cotta, vanilla poached pear, lemon balm or Choice of coffee and pastry

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Mon - Sat 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 28 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Running out of wine is very amateurish - kind of ruined the night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful view of the south bank.
Only had four wines available out of the listed ten.
Only had two cocktails out of the listed four.
Food available was nice, but thought the selection of dishes was lacking. I appreciate they use seasonal produce, but I wish there were more vegetable centric mains.
Homemade tagliatelle was lovely, other dishes were good but nothing outstanding. Considering this, and the availability of dishes and drinks, and the portion size, I think it's overpriced.

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ColinM
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Small menu although it was well done and all available.
Service a little slow however food is fresh and cooked to order.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

PB
PollyB31
London
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to have dinner overlooking the Thames. Small plates with lots of choice and tasty food.

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Jeff
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant near the Thames, good atmosphere, not too much choice on the menu which is good, the linguine was delicious.
The staff was very friendly.

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Susannah
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location overlooking the river. Spacious, no sense of being squashed in. Attentive service. I really enjoyed the food. A nice selection of small plates ideal for sharing a number between us. DJ playing music but not too loud so could still have good conversations. I'll go again.

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NormaM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Excellent food. There was a very loud dj which we didn’t like but everyone else seemed happy!
We were staying in the hotel so it was very convenient and really good food.

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RosieF
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, nice atmosphere. Good value for money.

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julesv
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We booked for a 'Celebration' Meal on a saturday night as we had not seen each other for more than 2 years.
While the location is great, and the food is good, we did not realise that the restaurant and bar close at 9pm! Nobody warned us and we were not up to wandering the streets trying to find a place to continue. I think if you book a 'celebration meal' on a saturday night it should come with a warning.
Very disappointed.
PS I'm sure opening hours are stated on the website but I did not think to check it being a London restaurant on a saturday night.
All in all a nice place I wuld like to visit for coffee / lunch.

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NamBan
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Food was delicious, ambience lively and a clean place.

My friend got late and as I was waiting for her (almost 30 min) the staff was nice enough to give me a free glass of Prosecco. I was so touched with their kind gesture! The sweet girl had a very lovely smile.

As I was meeting my friend after a long time, the noise level in the restaurant was perfect and we could hear each other clearly. We sat there for almost 2 hours.

My friend, a tourist in the city, loved it as well. Will highly recommend it to others.

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GEGE
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal, great concept done really well. Food is relatively simple but all delicious. DJ added to the ambiance. I would thoroughly recommend.

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JamesT
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty small plates and good wine. Well priced for the area. Nice staff.

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vipapd23
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this wee nugget on OpenTable and what a wee find. Easy booking process, excellent service and lovely fresh and varied food. Highly recommend

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KithiS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Cute riverside restaurant with a bohemian vibe. We tried the London Restaurant Festival tasting menu. The majority of the food was delicious and "feel-good" yummy! Items I particularly enjoyed were the arancini balls and the pineapple dessert! I thought the chicken thighs were a bit over-cooked.

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PriyankaD
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious even the potatoes were cooked to perfection. My favourite was the linguini and prawns. Will definitely return.

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LiamM
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was amazing, the waitress was the best part of the night, the food the second. Nice and quiet and a great spot to grab dinner after a long day. Would highly recommend

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vipKath23
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Solstice is a great little restaurant with some great views. Lovely for an end of week dinner with live DJ playing a great mix of songs. Good for conversation and a really great waiter who made helpful recomendations. Must try Handmade Linguini with Datterini Tomatoes; Cured sea bass, chilli prawns and the slow raosted pineapple.

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vipAdamoc
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple but delicious food

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Mella
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a wonderful hidden spot with a great view. The ambience, food, the DJ and the service were impeccable. My friends and I were served by Catia who was so attentive and kind. I definitely recommend this spot!

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food! Will definately visit again

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very impressed with the food, and the negroni! A very relaxed setting and just to repeat - the food was amazing. Smallish plates, which we shared between 2, with a lot of attention to detail in terms of how the flavours interacted. We had a bottle of rose which was very nice and I think the prices are extremely reasonable. Very happy to return.

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vipfcorb1
London
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice fresh food! Lovely location

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WilliamR
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Magical little spot, tucked in on the north bank of the Thames next to the wobbly bridge.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a discovery ! The dinner was top notch from start to end. Food is amazing and cocktail are to die for. Service is impeccable and the vibe is great with a DJ every weekend. The price value is also very good. I will definitely come back !

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RomainR
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hidden place with great food and atmosphere, will definitely come back to enjoy the view and sunset!
You should definitely go and try.

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Hannah
Brighton
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and fantastic service! We will definitely return! All the front of house staff were lovely and knowledgable but the manager was amazing and made us feel so welcome! All the small plates were delicious and looked amazing! Highly recommend!

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Reviewee
London
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty selection of small plates which we all enjoyed. The prawns were delicious. Friendly and attentive staff.

FAQs

Solstice is rated 4.6 stars by 28 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.