The Riverfront

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This stretch of the riverfront is one of the South Bank’s most iconic under-bridge locations, where a sea of second-hand books & Benugo’s all-day bar & kitchen create a bottleneck of hungry & thirsty literates. There’s a hopping atmosphere here at weekends, when the terrace is prime people-watching territory (pick one of the civilised tables or lean back in a brightly coloured deckchair on the other side). The menu is typical of the Benugo chain, surfing the cross-Channel wave for salt beef & horseradish sandwiches, cottage pie, chicken Kiev & bavette steak. To drink, the large bar dispenses cocktails, a commendable choice of wines & a handful of draught beers such as Sharp’s Doom Bar or Duvel Green at higher-than-average prices (expect plastic mugs if you’re supping alfresco).

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The Riverfront

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road ,London SE1 8XT

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Mar 2012

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When does individual dress sense become a sartorial disaster? Sitting outside Riverfront, under Waterloo Bridge on a sunny Sunday lunchtime, watching the thighs, leggings, wobbling bottoms, joggers, tight jeans, slack jeans, boots, mums with prams/strollers/buggies, tramps and more leggings stroll by the South Bank Book Market, gives you plenty of chance to reflect upon this question. The stretch of the South Bank from Westminster Bridge along to Waterloo Bridge is great on the weekend if the sun...

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Richard E.'s rating

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

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The Riverfront

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road ,London SE1 8XT

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Aug 2010

Very pleasant experience. Great simple food, very tasty. Service was fast and effective and we love the atmosphere even if it was a bit noisy. The sittings outside are confortable and the view is stunning. Friendly, smiley staff.

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

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