Boasting some of London’s most iconic landmarks (as well as views of other London landmarks), the South Bank offers an abundance of fantastic restaurants. With the London Eye as its centrepiece and places such as the National Theatre, the London Aquarium and the Royal Festival Hall within its boundaries, South Bank really is one of London’s top destinations, teeming with culture.
The riverside at South Bank offers a busy, cosmopolitan ambience with visitors from around the world flocking here to enjoy its attractions. These include the South Bank skate park, covered in graffiti and filled with keen, young skaters; vibrant street food vendors showcasing the cuisine of the world; vintage book markets; and street performers.
Many of South Bank’s restaurants offer glorious riverside views and al fresco terraces, too, which add to their charm and draw. From clean-cut Nordic food, proud British grub and modern European, to Italian comfort food, exceptional cocktails and steak, the South Bank restaurant scene is varied and of high quality.
The never-ending battle of the riversides, with everyone living north of the river claiming it is the best, and everyone living south of the river arguing that, no, in fact, it is the south side that is the best, shows no signs of stopping. But perhaps these restaurants might add to the south’s ammo. The below list of best restaurants on South Bank will, at least, ensure access to the very best eateries situated in this vibrant riverside area of London.