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Panoramic views of the Thames and London’s photogenic landmarks remain one of ‘comfy’ Northbank’s most bankable assets – although City diners rather than tourists tend to make the best use of this prime location. The venue also has a reputation for its well-rendered cooking (‘a notch above comfort food’), and there’s a faint West Country theme to culinary proceedings – even if the kitchen leavens its patriotic monthly menu with a dose of European savoir-faire. Falmouth crab fritters are served with gazpacho, braised Bath chaps come with Puy lentils and red-wine sauce, while skate is dressed with caperberries, chestnut butter and preserved lemon. ‘Disorganised’ service has been an issue, but Northbank and its oversubscribed terrace generally deliver the goods.


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  1. I absolutely love a river view, or any view really, and enjoying one combined with a decent meal it’s a very lovely way to spend an evening. Northbank is a stone’s throw from St Paul’s and does both view and food in style.

    Head Chef Jason Marchant is creating a new menu every month that reflects the best ingredients of the season, largely from Cornwall, and I was invited to try the soon-to-be-launched 7-course tasting menu. It’s a veritable feast of gorgeous ingredients, unexpected combinations and beautiful presentation...
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  1. Tasting Menus are equivalent to a feast. Lots of small and perfectly formed, good looking plated dishes served as one meal. The monthly tasting menu at Northbank is all of the above and more.

    I have been to Northbank before, but I've never eaten their food. There's a reason for that. The reviews and recommendations were not very flattering. So when I was invited to try their March tasting menu, I was hesitant, and my expectations were very low. I love the location, the views over London and The Thames views are breathtaking even in the winter. Centrally located makes a great pit stop for drinks by the...
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  1. Hands up – who can tell me what this Latin phrase means? I will give you a couple of clues: hung drawn and quartered; the three little pigs; or the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Any idea? If you are thinking it must have something to do with the number three, you would be mostly correct: it means “every set of three is complete” and conveys the idea that sets of three are perfect in a way that fours and fives could never be. It is a device often used in oratory – think of Julius Caesar saying “I came, I saw, I conquered”; or the famous French Revolution rallying cry of liberté, egalité, fraternité. We’ve probably...
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  1. There’s a lot to like about Northbank Restaurant, not least it’s superb location on the bank of the River Thames, steps away from St Paul’s and the Millennium Bridge and with a view across to the Tate Modern. The restaurant is spacious and elegant, tables are not too close together for a private conversation and the bar area has a very lovely outdoor terrace, though it was booked by a private party on the date of our visit.

    The menu is “modern British”; the produce British too, with a preference for Cornish that befits owner Christian Butler’s home county. The kitchen is lead by head chef Jason Marchant,...
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  1. As a really classy restaurant located on the riverbank with a lovely view of London Bridge, it seemed the perfect choice for an upcoming double date. Michael and I, his old school friend and girlfriend, popped along last Friday evening.

    Michael and I arrived just a little past 8 to find our dates for the evening already settled in in the welcoming bar with plush leather seating and red and slate decor. Since we were already a little late we opted to head straight for the table. A greeter efficiently took our name and coats, and showed us the way. We were taken to a nice enough table, located at the outer...
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  1. Published : Monday, 18 May 2015

    Luxury Columnist :: Northbank Restaurant

    Ideally located next to London’s Millennium Bridge, Northbank is a contemporary British restaurant with spectacular river views and a stylish outdoor terrace. I’d really enjoyed the food there when I last came, so was delighted to be invited there by Square Meal, the leading guide to restaurants, bars and venues.

    We started the evening in Northbank’s spacious riverside bar, where I was introduced to fellow foodies Connie, Laurie and Michelle. It would have been rude not to sample the delicious drinks, and we tried a tasty signature mead cocktail, with Cornish honey mead liqueur, Wyborowa Vodka, Riesling,...
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  1. A lot of people shy away from a tasting menu; some are overwhelmed by the number of courses, a few are put off by the cost. Others might even think it’s only reserved for the food snobs in our midst, but I’d like to convince them otherwise. I am a big fan. Obvious reasons aside, my seemingly insatiable hunger and that horrible plate envy, I like a tasting menu because it not only tells you about the style of the restaurant, but gives the chefs a chance to show off a little. It’s one thing to create a menu for the whole restaurant, it’s another to pull together a handful of dishes that flow cohesively to form the perfect...
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  1. Last time I was in Cornwall, it was at the height of British Summer time. Sea breeze, soft lush pale golden sand between my toes, and some of the tastiest food I have ever had.

    The local produce was fresh, seasonal, and there was never a dull plate of food. The locals relish in their culinary traditions and make the flavours come alive.

    So when I heard about Northbank, and their new tasting menu featuring modern British cooking with a Cornish influence, I was intrigued. What’s even better, is this view from their terrace. It offers some of the prettiest views from the North side of the river. And...
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  1. Northbank is located just by the Thames River with sweeping views of the river and some of London's best known landmarks...

    From the private terrace there's a view straight across the river to Shakespeare's Globe, The Shard and the Millenium Bridge and just behind the restaurant lies St Paul's Cathedral...
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Head chef Jason Marchant joined Northbank as a sous chef in 2010 working alongside then head chef Peter Woods (formerly of The Belvedere and La Tante Claire). Before starting at Northbank, his background was in event catering, followed by a three-year spell at Claridge’s. His food philosophy is all about promoting small-scale, independent suppliers from the UK.

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