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|Address:||Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH|
|Tel:||020 3589 4537|
|Price: £68.00||Wine: £22.50||Champagne: £55.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3pm) 6-11pm (Sat 5.30pm- Sun -10pm)|
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
I have been to the Oxo Tower restaurant on many occasions and it remains a firm favourite for entertaining business guests, particularly overseas visitors for whom the view of London is quite special. Set high up, on the south bank of the Thames, St Paul’s and the City are shown off along with other landmarks, especially at night. There is a viewing terrace, which can be accessed if your table is not near a window. In good weather tables are set outside on the terrace, which can be good fun. Take some sun-glasses however as the sun sets low in the west and this can be distracting. Recent starters I enjoyed have included: tagliatelle with chanterelles and butternut squash sauce: another time, hot foie gras with lavender and figs. I enjoyed sea bass, cooked nicely and served with chestnut gnocchi and mushrooms. The menu appears to change regularly and offers a good choice of fish, shell-fish, meat and vegetarian options. The service is typically good, although the restaurant can get busy and at times I have had to wait for attention. The one time that I complained however, I received a genuine apology, improved attention and an un-asked for discount on the bill. This brings me to my one criticism, it’s just a little over-priced. The truth is that you are paying a premium for the location. If that is of value then it does deliver on its promise. The atmosphere is conducive to business diners, without being formal or stuffy. It is frequented by couples, although the restaurant could not be described as romantic. However, the food and the views will impress, as indeed will the hefty wine list. The Dog Point sauvignon blanc from New Zealand was a great find!