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|Address:||Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX|
|Tel:||020 3589 2656|
|Price: £67.00||Wine: £22.50||Champagne: £52.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 5.30-10.30pm Sun 12N-4pm|
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Skylon is divided into 2 parts …one massive room with the biggest windows that overlook the Thames …one side is the brasserie…bar in the middle with seating area for drinks and bar snacks…a la carte on the other side. It is without doubt a vibrant place… and it has a decent decibel level…but we did not find it at all problematic…in fact it added to the energy of the place. Downsides for us …just 2 spring to mind .. being the popular place it is, the bar is far too small and crowded. Hard to get served if busy. . There is seating by the window and around the bar for drinks…but there seemed to be an endless supply of people ‘ hovering’ for the slightest hint of someone vacating a seat ! Again not a biggy…but in the busiest time…you will be standing for a while… 2nd was the toilets… It was outside the restaurant and available for general public use as it was in the first floor Foyer area. …so we had the progressive problem of cleanliness as the evening went along. Now the good bits ! Vibrant atmosphere…Both young and old mixing …a genaral good crowd …Great river view…Staff service and politeness was exeptional…food was good and there was a decent selection of wines. The food portions I personally found were not the biiggest in the world but well presented . well prepared and tasty. We settled for Veal kidneys and pork cheeks.. both perfectly cooked and flavoursome. All in all a good night out that can cater for all tastes…young…old…romantics… Eat in the brassierie area then have after dinner drinks … just go to the bar area and drink and have some snack food…or go all out and sit in the al la carte area and watch the boats go by and be pampered a bit. It's a place you have to go to…and a place that will always be in the back of your mind to return to as well !