Skylon

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road , London, SE1 8XX

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020 7654 7800

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SquareMeal Review of Skylon

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"GOOD"

Positioned inside the Royal Festival Hall, with views onto the Thames and the Southbank below, swish Skylon is "fantastic if you want to celebrate in style" – although it's equally handy for a pre-theatre bite, a business lunch or something a little more leisurely. The kitchen's forte is uncomplicated dishes cooked to a high standard, although the ideas themselves strike us as rather safe. Our pan-fried scallops with coriander bhaji were more memorable than a starter of salmon tartare with cucumber salad and a giant quenelle of caviar, while mains included an exceptional plate of gilthead bream with thick slices of chorizo and garlicky aïoli. 
For afters, try treacle tart with marmalade ice cream. The decor is "stunning" (especially at night), staff "cater for your every need" and the drinks list is "out of this world" – in short, Skylon is a solid all-round performer.

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Special offers from Skylon

Pre-theatre 2/3 courses for £25/£30

From: 10 September 2018

To: 30 November 2018

Max: 6

From our set menu enjoy 2 courses for £25 and 3 courses for £30.
Availability: Mon-Sat 5:00PM-6:00PM

From our set menu enjoy 2 courses for £25 and 3 courses for £30.

Saxy Brunch: 2 courses with bottomless bubbles for £35 pp.

From: 10 September 2018

To: 30 November 2018

Max: 6

Two courses with bottomless bubbles for £35pp. Add a dessert for £5pp from our dessert menu.
Availability: Sat 11:30AM-3:00PM

Two courses with bottomless bubbles for £35pp. Add a dessert for £5pp from our dessert menu.

Post-theatre 2/3 courses for £25/£30

From: 10 September 2018

To: 30 November 2018

Max: 6

From our set menu enjoy 2 courses for £25 and 3 courses for £30.
Availability: Mon-Sat 9:30PM-10:30PM

From our set menu enjoy 2 courses for £25 and 3 courses for £30.

Look for the "£" icon when booking (offers only available on certain days/times)

Skylon Location

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road , London SE1 8XX

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020 7654 7800

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Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm (Sat 11.30am- ) 5pm-10.30pm Sun 11.30am-4pm

Private Dining

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The River View Reception area is ideal for a lunch event with scenes overlooking the bustling Southbank and River Thames. This space enables guests to enjoy the view and atmosphere of the restaurant and seats up to 33 guests.

River View Reception Capacity: 33

Skylon's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 7.3

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Service: 7.9

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Atmosphere: 7.7

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Value: 6.3

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 1

31 October 2017

I want to love this place, the views are amazing but I've been twice in the last 2 weeks, the first time for cocktails and they were serving them in wine glasses ( when I asked they said all the glasses had been broken) and then this last weekend I went back for lunch and they were still serving the cocktails in wine glasses ! 2 weeks later they hadn't manage to get any more glasses. We had the Sunday brunch and we ordered the roast which was lovely, cod corn chowder which was strangely missing any soup and a cheese plate, which was a reasonable size of cheddar served with 3 carrs table water biscuits and 4 grapes for £6.50.

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

15 December 2016

Skylon is a real treat. We went after a beautiful classical music concert in the Royal Festival Hall so it was super convenient. We were met and given a table by the window (looking out over the river with the Christmas lights was just perfect). The food was superb, expensive but worth it. Also not too heavy when you are coming later, post concert. The attentiveness from the staff also just right. A great place for a date, a great place to continue after the wonderful music in the RFH.

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Food + drink: 2

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 1

Value: 1

18 August 2014

First of all the admittedly large and impressive space was noisy. Being busy and lively is one thing, noise is another. Then we have the waiter? Was he really French or was this accent and flamboyant flourishing behaviour all part of the pretence? His manner was domineering and, I was soon to learn, unhelpful. He seemed baffled by my request for ‘no tomatoes but a little extra cucumber in the salad, which was mentioned as part of my starter dish. “We don’t serve tomatoes, and we have no cucumber”. A little odd for a restaurant I thought. However help was soon forthcoming when he suggested that I try the side salad. Good idea – well done Claude, or whatever your name was. Alas the so-called ‘salad’ turned out to be a few lettuce leaves (nicely selected though) carefully arranged around the sides of a bowl with a splash of nondescript dressing. One ingredient! The meal was otherwise OK, but no more than that. The price did not reflect the quality. So, yet another pretentious overpriced overrated London restaurant. Square Meal should make a list.

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