The Coal Shed London

4.3
264 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
The Coal Shed Restaurant London is located at One Tower Bridge on the banks of the River Thames.
The Coal Shed was born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire.


Open seven days a week, the restaurant uses the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. Try the 35-day aged sharing steaks or the South Coast sharing fish for a dining experience to remember. For those dining before a show at The Bridge Theatre or wanting an express lunch, the restaurant's pre theatre menu is available from 12noon until 6.30pm £20 for two courses or £24 for three.

The Coal Shed London, occupies two floors and a bar for pre and post dinner drinks and cocktails expertly crafted. If you want to host your own event, there is a private dining room on the mezzanine or the restaurant can be exclusively hired for any type of occasion.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon - Sat: 12:00pm -4pm & 5pm- 10:30pm

Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
020 3384 7272
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dave Mothersill
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Private party facilities
The restaurant spread over two floors offers flexible entertaining space for all types of celebrations. The mezzanine level has been designed with events in mind. This space provides flexible dining, an intimate private dining room for 12 or take the full floor for a party size of 50 diners.

We celebrate meat, fire, fish and our menus reflect this with choice of a set menu or a sharing feasts to wow your guests. Our expert bar team is on hand to match the perfect wine or cocktail for your party.
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Private party contact
shannon@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk: 020 3384 7272
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Q Car Park, Gainsford Street 46-50, London SE1 2NE.
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Public transit
London Bridge: National Rail, Northern Line, Jubilee Line (5 minute walk from Tooley Street Exit),

Tower Hill; District Line, Circle Line (10 minute walk from Tower Bridge exit).

Nearest Pier: MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus London Bridge City Pier, just a 10 minute walk away.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Three Courses and a Cocktail for £30

Enjoy a specially created three course meal at The Coal Shed with an arrival cocktail for only £30.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: September 29, 2018

Ends: October 10, 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-4:00PM 5:00PM-9:30PM

What 264 People Are Saying
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P
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not for vegetarians, small portion of cauliflower. Vegetables not included with main dishes so dorks out quite expensive

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A
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, hearty food. Perfectly located next to the Bridge Theatre.

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OB
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I arranged a pre-theatre meal for myself and 6 others prior to going to the Bridge Theatre next door.
The staff were friendly and professional throughout. The food was very good. I am reliably informed by one of my company that the carpaccio starter was particularly good.
The 3 course pre-theatre menu was £24/head which was, in my opinion, good value. the total bill for 7 guests including wine and service charge was £351. Which for London is not bad.

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot - good food and service and chilled atmosphere

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C
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. The staff are very attentive and help make the venue what it is. The sharing dessert platter is a must

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HJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We visited the Coal Shed in London as love both the restaurants in Brighton. The evening was fabulous but steak was a little over seasoned, very salty. They could accommodate gluten free however more options for starters would be appreciated and possibly a GF bread option.

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GT
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent location for pre-theatre at the Bridge next door.

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GL
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I ordered the flat iron steak, the food was nothing special, I expected more for the price

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FW
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I waited my main course for one hour, I don’t think they could ensure the quality of food when they are busy

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, chips were good but not the best.. ordered the streak that came with braised broccoli.. order a side of broccoli without the waiter notifying us, shame. All in all ok restaurant. Cocktails were great but food and service needs to be sorted out before his becomes a must eat

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KJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcome and service friendly, extremely knowledgeable and attentive but not overbearing. Food was outstanding. We had the market fish (seabass that day) for 3 people; served at the table, generous portions and served with mussels, clams and chorizo. Despite the elegant setting, don't be afraid to dip into the sauce left on the platter at the end - the best bit.

Lovely touch with the dessert at the end for the birthday guest. Would recommend for any occasion.

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CO
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First to eat this restaurant. Great location, great food and great service. Very friendly staff

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BT
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for dinner here before going to The Bridge Theatre. The service was excellent - the right level of attention e.g. we never had to ask for more water. We chose the pre-theatre menu which was very tasty. Two of us had the salmon starter and all three the minute steak. The steaks were incredibly tasty - the medium-rare not quite medium-rare enough for us but still lovely. The chips were very tasty. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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RR
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had lunch here. The service was friendly and prompt but not hurried. The food was very good. The beer was expensive.

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DM
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and good wines, friendly and efficient service

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g
London
124 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rib eye steaks were delicious but unfortunately my one was thinner and more well done than my husband’s which slightly spoilt the experience. Service friendly

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The service was just right, quick, efficient, polite without being over the top. My fish was absolutely delicious and my friend’s even more so.

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p
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A really pleasant interior. Staff attentive. Pre-theatre menu is limited but what is,offered is good quality. The criticism is about differences in what you get, delending on your choice. Celeriac soup was generous, cured salmon not. Likewise a whole was extremely generous whereas the steak (£3supplement) was tiny...very much a minute steak. Our dining experiences were so radically different, it was bizarre.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was made very welcome while I waited for my friend to arrive and I thought that the service was attentive and not overwhelming. A good choice was made.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went to have a sunday sharing lunch with my son. At 4.30 they had run out. Nothing offered to say sorry. Restaurant wasn't even busy

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F
London
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is harder to find than you think. It is a new area to explore with modern views of the river.
Next to the London bridge theatre. Very nice surroundings.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service with good ambience. Would definitely go again.

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SS
London
34 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Staff very attentive and knowledgeable. Starter of Jacobs ladder was bit too much coal but rest of the meal was well made and tasty. Good wine selection and dessert was divine.

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f
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was not as well sign posted as it could have been from Tower Bridge Road. Staff excellent, food good but could have had slightly larger portions. Good house wine. A very pleasant pre-theatre meal in a lively but not too noisy atmosphere !

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CD
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a real find. Good food, excellent service and close o The Bridge Theatre.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

From lunch menu. Steak tartare good but egg should have been in the centre not on the side and surely could have been served with some toast or something. Mean I thought ! I pinched half of my brother's burgher bun. His burgher was good. Nice house wine.

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing, flavours were out of this world and the Sussex ale we had with it was delicious!

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E
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sunday sharing roast. The beef was wonderful.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic for pre theatre catch up but it's a bit of a cheek to have a three pound supplement on one of only three options on a fixed price menu ....

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H
London
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ambience and outstanding service. Seafood was very good in particular the 'surfboard'.

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MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Called in for a pre-theatre meal and were pleasantly surprised. The set menu was good, with meat, fish and veggie choices. Portions were generous and the food tasted excellent.
The restaurant was a little quiet to begin with, but became more lively as more diners arrived.
Our only negative comment was the smell of grilling meat that stayed with us after the meal, throughout the theatre and most of the way home, impregnated in our clothing.

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M
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Chosen because had interesting menu for adults with good children's menu, grandson had very good steak and chips which he loved . [We had goat shoulder ].Children if under 7 were free if eating before 7 another reason for choosing this restaurant near Tower bridge. The male waiter gave us a Bill with charge for child but before we could say anything when paying the female waiting on, checked the bill and said no its wrong , checked how old GS was , 6 , and immediately whisked the bill away to alter and reissue the new one with no charge for the little one . So nice that she was on the ball,l but why did the guy not think about this or was he not aware of this . Not the sort of place you would feel comfortable in querying the Bill for the husband, me I would not hesitate wherever I am and was all set to do so when she spotted the error .

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GC
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great service and an excellent option for pre-theatre with their pre-theatre deal. Will return

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BW
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely, friendly staff. Well cooked food. Had pre-theatre set menu - very limited but food beautifully cooked,

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service, good food and lovely venue close to the Bridge Theatre - great for a quick bite in time to see a play.

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great beef sharing Sunday lunch, highly recommend

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R
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good value pre theatre menu and efficient service

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C
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. We arrived for a pre-theatre meal, wet and miserable from a previous downpour; we were warmly welcomed and given time to recover. The starters and mains were very good indeed as was the wine, and we were pleased with the quality and service. The downside was the puddings (three different) which were fairly tasteless andI we wouldn't have again.
We will return with friends but will stay away from pudding,

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LQ
London
172 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went to The Coal Shed before going to the Bridge Theatre next door. The food was excellent. The service was great--our waittress Zoe was really wonderful and funny. We had the pre-theatre menu and it was beautifully served and delicious. It was a bit noisy, but otherwise we really enjoyed it.

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and superb service. We had the pre theatre menu which was extremely good value for money. Recommended

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