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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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