The Refinery

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This stunning space is a chameleon of a venue, opening for breakfast through to lunch, cocktail o’clock and dinner. The vast industrial arena is quirky yet considered in its seriously funky design, with slouchy leather sofas and high tabletops in the bar, communal picnic tables in the dining area and all manner of foodie add-ons (a fish counter, deli shelves, bags of potatoes). The media crowd stop by for eggy breakfasts or freshly baked pastries to go; lunch brings ample sandwiches and mains (crab and crayfish linguine, say), while ‘skinny’ cocktails flow freely after 5pm. Most wines are available by the glass, thanks to an Enomatic system (check out the ‘flights’), while afternoon delights add to the myriad pleasures on offer here (think tea-based cocktails served with mini cucumber bites).

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The Refinery

110 Southwark Street ,London SE1 0TF

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Great food, great service and great atmospher

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Apr 2016

We really enjoyed our meal here, accompanied by some cheeky cocktails in preparation for our night out! Food was really well presented and we especially enjoyed the trio of fries (fries in three styles) - delicious! The only thing was when we first walked in we couldn't tell the difference between the staff and other guests; we weren't sure who to ask.

Jennifer C.'s rating

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

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The Refinery

110 Southwark Street ,London SE1 0TF

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Milli Vanilli, lobster crackers and stained trousers

by   silver reviewer (22)

May 2015

Maybe it’s my age, but the first thing that popped into my swede when considering examples of the phrase ‘style over substance’ was German pop Gods Milli Vanilli. Now for those of you who haven’t the foggiest, they were a toned, stereotypically handsome, male duo in the late 80s/early 90s who had a couple of big hits including “Girl You Know it’s True”. Anyway, they were becoming a big deal, but they forgot to tell everyone that they didn’t actually sing the songs they were releasing. In...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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110 Southwark Street ,London SE1 0TF

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good but nothing to shout about !!

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Apr 2015

Arrrived it wasn't busy but it was a Monday night so didnt expect it to be - waiter with his neatly groomed beard and hair bounced over in his converse trainers ( seems it part of the uniform) And showed us to our seat - we ordered the non alcoholic fruit juice (heavy weekend ) Which was nice but a bit over cucumber (y) and some water - so far so good .. then ordered squid for starter and then fishpie for main - my friend ordered the special (salmon) and some sweet potato fries - all of these...

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

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110 Southwark Street ,London SE1 0TF

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truly excellent

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Sep 2013

had lunch here with my team. had never been but saw goodcreviews.. the food is excellent, very good value for moneyband tge service superb. really enjoyed it and therefore back for dinner tomorrow! Thanks for a great experience!

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

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110 Southwark Street ,London SE1 0TF

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Great find!

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May 2013

Great food, amazing cocktails, cool service but a little manic in the restaurant with a large table who didnt seem to realise that other people were dining which was annoying and meant we left pretty swiftly rather than stay for a few drinks! But keen to try the other in the group now!

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 8

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110 Southwark Street ,London SE1 0TF

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The Refinery

by   bronze reviewer (10)

Apr 2013

Aware that it was a Friday evening in the city we fully expected that The Refinery would have suits spilling out of the doors and not much room for two more. We weren't far wrong. The atmosphere was fantastic and even though it was busy we were greeted very quickly at the bar, so quickly that we had to ask the bartender to come back after we had decided! There was a DJ playing in the corner and those who weren't casually swaying their hips to the beat were occupying nearly every seat in the bar....

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

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110 Southwark Street ,London SE1 0TF

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Jul 2012

I visit the Refinery for breakfast meetings as well as drinks after work, such a great venue that ticks so many boxes in regards to varied atmospheres, I have recently organised a work event with drinks and canapes. the whole process was stress free and dealt with professionally by their in house events team. An absolute delight to visit and host events at. The service is great and would not hesitate to refer colleagues and friends to pay a visit.

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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