Southbank Centre The Hayward Belvedere Rd , London, SE1 8XX

SquareMeal Review of Concrete

Imported Eastern bloc vodka (watch out for ‘2 for 1’ offers) & Baltika Russian lager on draught seem entirely appropriate for a functional canteen set deep in the Southbank’s Soviet cityscape. By day it’s a café with a selection of salads, sandwiches, before it morphs into a late-bar with everything from psychedelic to dubstep. Reasonably priced, good-to-find tipples include wines from off-the-beaten-track (Austria & Portugal), quality rye (Pikesville Straight), rum (Doorly’s five-year-old) & potent absinthe mojitos. Outside, a pink neon-edged concrete mixer by David Batchelor marks the spot.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Waterloo Tube Station 289m

Embankment Tube Station 422m


Address: Southbank Centre The Hayward Belvedere Rd , London SE1 8XX

Area: South Bank Borough etc

Opening times

Mon-Sun 10am-6pm (Tues-Thurs -11pm Fri-Sat -1am)

Nearby Landmarks

Royal Festival Hall 34m

Hayward Gallery 91m


Telephone: 020 7928 4123


Cuisine: Bars

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