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High up on the eighth floor of the Oxo Tower, this fashion-conscious, brasserie-style eyrie offers the same great views as the posh restaurant next door, but prices are a fair bit cheaper and you can rub shoulders with the throngs of beautiful people in more convivial, easy-going surroundings. The vibrant menu ranges far and wide, picking up the likes of soft-shell crab with watermelon salad and black-bean dressing, Korean-style roast duck leg with a spring-onion pancake and kimchi, or grilled baby chicken with soft polenta, balsamic pickled onions and Gorgonzola butter. ‘Faultless service’ and the chance to dip into the neighbouring restaurant’s top-drawer wine list are undeniable plus points, while cool live jazz or mellow piano music adds extra sparkle in the evening – especially if you’re lounging on the terrace overlooking the river.

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OXO Tower Brasserie
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OXO Tower Brasserie

Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street ,London SE1 9PH

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May 2013

The food here really is exceptional. Fine dining with a great ambience and attentive waiters and waitresses. The flavour combinations of everything we ordered worked really well and presentation was fablous! Great venue for a special occassion or as a treat to someone who has never been before.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street ,London SE1 9PH

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by   platinum reviewer (55)

Apr 2013

The views are amongst the best in London so the restaurant has an immediate wow factor, but hopefully you're dining with someone who deserves your attention more than the view, so the food better be good, and it is. Sometimes I think the Chef tries a bit too hard to be creative but overall it works; the menu is far more wide ranging and experimental than one would expect in a Brasserie, especially as it shares the space with a fine dining restaurant. The live music is also an added bonus. Front of...

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Neil M.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 5

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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street ,London SE1 9PH

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Did not even get to east...

by   bronze reviewer (10)

Mar 2013

Had a reservation for 9.30pm for a very special occasion – have waited a long time to go to this restaurant. Waited until 9.45 to enquire after our table – was told it would be imminent. Enquired again at 9.55 – again was told it would only be a minute. By 10.05 – we decided to give up. We had received no apology for the delay – and had not even been offered a drink by way to keep us going while we waited. Goodness knows what time we would have got our meal if we had stayed – and then have been expected...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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OXO Tower Brasserie

Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street ,London SE1 9PH

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by   (2)

Nov 2011

I arranged a group booking of 22 and I was pleased with the fact that: a) did not request minimum spend and b) there was good variety in the group menu offered, rather than all-eat-same food On the day the service was helpful and attentive and the food was delicious. Only criticism is about the space (lack of) between tables, but I put it down to our specific group arrangement, as the individual tables seemed to be spaced out well Overall a very pleasant dinning experience

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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OXO Tower Brasserie

Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street ,London SE1 9PH

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Oct 2011

On Friday 30th September, the Oxo Brasserie played host to the sell out Pink Buddies charity luncheon in aid of The Haven, a breast cancer charity. We were fortunate enough to have a beautiful sunny day for the event, so the brasserie terrace was open and guests were able to sip speciality “pink” cocktails before and after lunch. The food was absolutely delicious and the most amazing value for money. The staff were incredibly friendly and the service impeccable. The atmosphere was totally amazing...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street ,London SE1 9PH

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by   (4)

May 2011

We visited on a gorgeous sunny afternoon and sat outside taking in the incredible view, unfortunately the view was better than the food. I started with the squid (Cumin spiced fried squid, chimichurri, roasted tomato, barrel aged feta salad, tapenade), which was very good but was overcomplicated with far too many ingredients and flavours. Delicious crispy squid but I don't think it really needed all of the above plus fennel and chick peas. My sea bass main course was very disappointing. On paper...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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OXO Tower Brasserie

Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street ,London SE1 9PH

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by   (1)

Sep 2010

We went to the OXO Tower for my partners birthday and it was just as I had imagined. The views were amazing the food was fabulous. I had the Crayfish Cakes for a starter, which was lovely and succulent. My partner had the Lamb Gnocchi, which was recommended by a friend, this was beautiful. We had a wine which was lovely, it was on the expensive side (at £52) but it was worth the extra as it was delicious. For main I had the Pork sausages, which were lovely and very filling. I would recommend...

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Sarah M.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street ,London SE1 9PH

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by   (1)

Apr 2010

Go there for a drink, avoid the food. They are living on the view, the food is utterly awful. I took a group of European colleagues there and was embarrassed, my food was inedible, literally. Service was also very slow and inattentive, but I could live with this for the view…if I could eat the food. I had been there before and had not remembered the food being quite so bad, we were on a set menu, perhaps that is worse than a la carte.

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street ,London SE1 9PH

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by   (1)

Jan 2010

My best friend had never been to OXO Brasserie before, so we went on January 4 for lunch. I thought it would be full of tourists with average food and a boring menu, but was quickly mistaken!! We were escorted to our table and I quickly fell in love with the view. We were seated one table from the window — which gave a fantastic panoramic view of the city. I ordered the Jeruselam artichoke soup out of much curiosity —- and enjoyed every spoonful! For a main, I ordered the fried pumpkin gnocchi with...

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Julie T.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street ,London SE1 9PH

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by   bronze reviewer (12)

Oct 2009

My brother was in town from Leeds and so we and our two partners went to the Brasserie for Saturday night dinner. We had asked for a window table when booking, which cannot be pre-booked apparently, but which the very efficient lady at ‘check-in’ had noted down and she said she would have a window table for us in 15 minutes so we went to the bar which was ‘buzzing’ and fun. Sure enough our window table was delivered – well done! The restaurant was also full and, of course, the views are just great...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: South Bank Borough etc
  • Price: £41
  • Wine: £30.00
  • Champagne: £59.50
  • Lunch: £24.50/29.50 (2/3 courses)
  • Dinner: £24.50/29.50 (2/3 courses)

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