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The Coal Shed London, London,

The Coal Shed London

4.2
4.2
993 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
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.

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.

The Coal Shed London, occupies two floors and a bar for pre and post dinner drinks and cocktails expertly crafted (it's not possible to stay at the bar at the moment due to the pandemic but if we have an available table, we will be delighted to seat you until we need it back). 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 (following all Government Guidelines for numbers and social distancing).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–5:45 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3384 7272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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 30 diners. (call us to find out more following the Government Guidelines). 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.

  • Private party contact

    towerbridge@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk: 020 3384 7272

  • Neighborhood

    London Bridge

  • Parking details

    Q Car Park, Gainsford Street 46-50, London SE1 2NE.

  • Public transit

    London Bridge: National Rail, Northern Line, Jubilee Line (5 minute walk from Tooley Street Exit), <br /><br />Tower Hill; District Line, Circle Line (10 minute walk from Tower Bridge exit).<br /><br />Nearest Pier: MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus London Bridge City Pier, just a 10 minute walk away.<br />

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • SET MENU 2 COURSES 20 | 3 COURSES 24

    £20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We have relaunched our Lunch & Early Evening Menu with a fresh new take on all your favourites. Our set menu takes its DNA from the a la carte, with excellent quality fish and meat, all cooked over fire and coals. We’ve also added in some new seasonal dishes we’re incredibly proud of, and we can’t wait for you to try them! To start you can’t go wrong with our Chalk Stream Trout Tartare with Mango Mole | Avocado | Ember-Roasted Beets. We’d recommend our 225g Steak Burger served Confit Bacon & Onion | Whipped Smoked Bone Marrow Butter. Available Lunch 12 – 4 pm & Early Evening 5 – 6.30 pm

What 993 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  • South East London

    Business Meals

  • South East London

    Pre/post theatre

  • South East London

    British

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably one of the best Sunday Roasts out there! Bold statement I know, though it has a slight twist, I thought this roast had everything you needed, and some!
  2. AJ

    AndyJoMo

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Booked for pre show lunch Selected Al a carte , meal and service was fine. Only 1 issue , booked through open table , but restaurant did not have the booking . Fortunately there was ample space to seat us
  3. AW

    AndrewW

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pre theatre dinner and drinks at this well located spot. Really good, friendly service. Theatre menu is ok. Great starters. Burgers only done well so a bit dry - but understand that these can’t be cooked otherwise. Nice place. Good decor. Great people!
  4. YL

    YorkshireLass

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My friend and I had a very enjoyable meal at The Coal Shed London. Great food and service and nothing felt "rushed" about our experience. We would definitely return.
  5. EE

    ElaineE

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the pre theatre 2 course offer. The starters were very tasty. Had the burgers for main ,which we were told had to be well done. To be honest I found that slightly dry and would have preferred medium. The chips were wonderful.
  6. BA

    BenAround

    Birmingham

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Coal Bin restaurant is near Tower Bridge. Despite its proximity to the tourist areas, it seems to be a favorite with locals that the tourists haven't discovered. Food is delicious and creative and the staff is helpful and friendly.
  7. AB

    AdrianB

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than Gaucho’s
  8. A

    Anna

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice restaurant, food was great, service was also above and beyond
  9. TB

    TB74

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good location and with partial river views from the outside tables it's a nice place for lunch. Food was pretty good all round without being memorable. The main thing I remember is that the scallops starter was in fact just one scallop which for £13.50 was very expensive.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I marked the Coal Shed down this time as the pork chop was quite tough and difficult to cut. I left half of it. Other than that we had a nice time.
  11. l

    laf19

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The restaurant is very noisy. So if you want a quiet romantic meal don’t come here! Not that impressed by whole experience unfortunately.
  12. SP

    SamanthaP

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good location around the London Bridge area. Recommend for friends or business lunch / dinner
  13. PE

    PeterE

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening, lovely food and first class service Pete
  14. s

    stephenodonnell

    Cornwall

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good restaurant in an area with lots of good restaurants. I have eaten both inside and outside, inside is best because you can see food being prepared in the busy kitchen. Always busy, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.
  15. BA

    BigAl

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pre-theatre meal of good quality with good service
  16. i

    isabellec

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Service a bit slow, menu ok, had to wait a long time for my dessert but the restaurant didn’t charge as a compensation, nice staff
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After waiting over 1hr 30mins our food came but two of the steaks were not cooked to the requested temperature. The broccoli side dish was cremated. The steaks were not seasoned which resulted in tasting very bland. Such a waste of our time. Not a pleasant evening having to endure such a long wait then to be served below average food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The staff was very hospitable and food was good too.
  19. n

    nicola

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. The steak was amazing. The sides were delicious especially the spinach. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Beautiful location, near the river and London Bridge. Would definitely go back again.
  20. B

    Bill

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steaks and service was off the charts! Great job!
  21. VK

    VeraK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Meat which was our main meal was served cold.
  22. o

    only1niedo

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Meat wasn’t as good as I thought It was going to be… The meat was pretty tough.. The design of the plates they have means your knife falls into the gravy. Which can be pretty annoying when it keeps happening..
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Steaks were incredible and the sides were delicious. One of our party is vegan and had the cauliflower steak and was well impressed.Service was good but room for improvement.
  24. H

    Hoolio

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having been a customer of the coal shed in Brighton for many years I was very impressed with the London one. Comparing it to the other steak houses in London it is high up on my list. The sides where some of the best I’ve had in a steak restaurant. Please don’t serve me slices of a cherry tomato as a garnish in my G)
  25. E

    Elsie

    London

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food we had was delicious although I was a little dissappointed that the starters selection on the website didn't match what we were offered on the night. We had a similar issue with our choice of wine but that didn't detract from what was a very enjoyable evening.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Awful. Starters (pork belly and two oysters) took an hour to be served and then the pork belly was served uncooked and cold. It took a further 15 minutes waiting for tobasco for the oysters (it said served with). Roast dinner came out - initial thoughts were it looked lovely. Roast potatoes were pale, undercooked and cold. Yorkshire - cold. Cauliflower cheese - hard, undercooked and warm (this should have been piping hot). The best thing about the dinner was the carrots - they were also the hottest! We asked to speak with the manager and were told they were busy. We didn’t eat any of the food and got up and left.
  28. KV

    KayleighV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had my birthday meal there on Sunday every thing was great from the food to the service. I will be returning.
  29. SM

    ShelaghM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great evening - we couldn't decide from the menu as everything sounded good. Prawn starter the only disappointment - slightly overcooked and small prawns.
  30. JP

    JPEsquivel

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service was slow and inattentive. The food was ok.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was great and staff were friendly. But the service wasn’t great. Food was slow and no one came to clean the table in between starter and main. Got our steak but didn’t have any cutlery. Staff were very polite but weren’t very organised.
  32. AC

    AmyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, we had two steaks and they were fabulous.
  33. MO

    MichaelO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was great, ambience of the venue was excellent. I had oysters to start and these were delicious. The steak was nice, however I have had better Sirloin steaks for taste wise at restaurants in London recently. All in all I will give Coal Shed a 4/5 and will visit again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely loved the place. Great food, fab service. Will be coming back for sure
  35. G

    Ginna

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food is nice - I had the rib eye steak which was tender along with sides - creamy spinach, chips, the wedge of cob salad, broccoli and onion rings (sharing obvs!). Delish x
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Lovely buzzing atmosphere. The food is delicious and very well cooked. They use the best ingredients. The cocktails were lovely and the staff we very friendly and professional. I have been back and hope to return again soon. Thank you.
  37. N

    Nicko

    Kent

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for my son. This is the fourth attempt at visiting, the three previous attempts were all cancelled due to covid. The manageress welcomed us at the table and noted that she was finally glad to meet us, after remembering the previously failed attempts, this was a nice touch. Food was great, drinks were great and all in a nice atmosphere. Would highly recommend and will be visiting again.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very slow service, we needed to call the staff each time we required condiments or drinks. The portions were good and meat cooked well!
  39. RN

    RichardN

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic 5 stars
  40. T

    Tham

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the Sunday roast! Would highly recommend it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Coal Shed London is rated 4.2 stars by 993 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Coal Shed London

One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Court, London, SE1 2SE

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    London Bridge

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–5:45 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Q Car Park, Gainsford Street 46-50, London SE1 2NE.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3384 7272

  • 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 30 diners. (call us to find out more following the Government Guidelines). 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.

  • Private party contact

    towerbridge@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk: 020 3384 7272

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