OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Restaurant
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Silver Award

“Great place for the four Cs: celebrating, chilling, chatting and crowd-watching”, says a fan of the Oxo Tower’s restaurant – a perfectly located terrace venue on the eighth floor of the monolith, which still boasts “one of the best views in London”. The menu promises sophisticated dishes in the modern idiom, from seared peppered beef with smoked sweetcorn purée, tenderstem broccoli and roast asparagus to sea bream poached in vanilla anise accompanied by a stuffed courgette flower. To finish, why not share a cherry soufflé with vanilla ice cream and Black Forest gâteau. The wine list, from Harvey Nics, is a cracker (although you won't find many bargains) and afternoon tea also looks “very tempting” – no wonder fans say it’s “definitely a place to take a person you want to impress”.

About OXO Tower Restaurant

For dramatic London dining with a truly special feel you could do much worse than the OXO Tower Restaurant. This iconic eatery is found on the eighth floor of the oft-illuminated OXO Tower on London’s South Bank and affords diners some pretty spectacular views of the capital. Stretching out before you as you dine is the skyline of London, with the majestic St Paul’s cathedral just across the river being the centre of the scene.

The OXO Tower Restaurant is owned by Harvey Nichols and headed up by chef Jeremy Bloor who has a passion for cooking with the best of British ingredients, showcasing seasonal produce in his ever-changing menus. Starters might throw up combinations like Orkney scallops with a blood orange gel, arancini and monk’s beard or white bean soup with Beyond Meat and beetroot tortellini for guests who prefer vegetarian dishes. Mains include high-end cuts like Chateaubriand and venison haunch steaks as well as plenty of seafood options that showcase some of the UK’s finest coastal catches. Pudding brings classics like babas, panna cottas and cheese plates.

Wine at the OXO Tower Restaurant is as impressive as the food offering, having been chosen by Head Sommelier Diego Muntoni. Indeed, if you prefer you are welcome to enjoy a few drinks and snacks at the bar instead of a full three course meal. Elsewhere, the 250-foot terrace is the perfect place to watch as the skyline darkens on balmy evenings or can be braved in the winter with hot drinks, a good bottle or bubbly or a few rounds of cocktails with friends.

Throughout the year the restaurant often celebrates special occasions and holidays with carefully curated menus, marking days like Valentine’s Day, Christmas and Chinese New Year. There is also a beautifully laid out Afternoon tea each day.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, British
Glamorous, Quiet conversation
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Waterside
Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating
Meet the team
OXO Tower Restaurant


Front of House

In celebration of International Women’s Day, OXO has interviewed some of the amazing women who are instrumental in the running of OXO Bar, Brasserie and Restaurant. One such is Nadezda, who worked her way up from Receptionist to Front of House in the nine years she's worked at OXO. As the first face guests see, Nadezda is always warm, friendly and professional. Her advice to women looking to start a career in hospitality is to 'always believe in yourself'.

OXO Tower Restaurant


Kitchen Porter

In celebration of International Women’s Day, OXO has interviewed some of its female employees, all of whom are instrumental in the running of OXO Bar, Brasserie and Restaurant. Ahouha is one of OXO's longest serving kitchen porters and the only woman in the role making her a very highly-regarded member of the team. Her energy is infectious and her willingness to give anyone a helping hand is truly commendable, as is her outlook; "life is tough, but you must fight to insert yourself somewhere and make yourself known, don’t say no and always try to further yourself", she says with a smile.

OXO Tower Restaurant


Commis Chef

To celebrate International Women’s Day, OXO has interviewed a few of its female employees, all of whom are instrumental in the running of the OXO empire. Fatima has worked two separate jobs in the OXO kitchen for almost four years and cares for her father in the small amounts of spare time left over. In spite of this juggling act, she is warm-hearted and much-loved member of the team.

This venue also offers

OXO Tower Brasserie
OXO Tower Bar

Location for OXO Tower Restaurant

Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9PH

020 7803 3888


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon 18:00-22:00
Tue 18:00-22:00
Wed 18:00-22:00
Thu 18:00-23:00
Fri 18:00-23:00
Sat 17:30-23:00
Sun 18:30-22:00

Reviews of OXO Tower Restaurant

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21 Reviews 


29 July 2019  
Love the restaurant not only for it's views but mainly for the well balanced combination of food, wine menu and service.


29 July 2019  
Outstanding view.

Michelle R

26 July 2019  
The food is quite nice, drinks are expensive, service is fine but could be friendly and more welcoming, ambience is nice in the evening but they pack the table sin together too tightly.

Tina B

06 April 2019  
Delicious food great service.

Dimitry L

31 July 2018  
Very good location, decor, food (presentation and quality), service.

Belinda T

09 July 2018  
Ambience / food and drink.

Nina K

The place to impress!
13 June 2017  
Oxo is definitely up there when it comes to impressive views of London. I took some American clients to Oxo for a dinner to impress them and show London off a bit. Although the views are amazing, availability and price is not as steep as and sparse as some other London restaurants in the area that also have a great view. The staff are courteous and friendly, if not a bit snobby. The service quick and efficient, if not a tad impersonal. The food and the views make up for this. The crab cocktail was light and fresh and perfect for a warm summer evening. The langoustines, fat and juicy. The fillet was of excellent quality with the rich, dark chocolate sauce a great addition. As always, I cannot complete a dinner out without chocolate and the chocolate plate totally impressed. Sweet, rich and decadent, this definitely will hit the spot for chocolate lovers. My clients were impressed, I was sated and we all went home with the romantic, hazy view still in the backs of our minds.
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Tina B

01 June 2017  
Food and service are amazing Everything you eat is delicious.

Marc S

30 May 2017  
Excellent atmosphere and food.

Lynne O

Great place for the 4 C's - celebrating, chilling, chatting and crowd-watching
08 August 2016  
We enjoyed the most special of day, celebrating, chilling, chatting and crowd-watching but most of all making special memories to celebrate my daughter's completion of her nurse training. From the waiter guiding us with pre meal drinks and cocktails to the attentive waiting staff during the meal. Everything was perfect. The loss of half a star was that with 3 glasses of wine it would have been more sensible to have bought a bottle rather than just 3 individual glasses. The cherry on the cake was the 'congratulations on the plate' with a well sculpted dollop of ice cream and biscuit crumbs. A really nice touch and one which added to the pictures, memories and Social Media posting. All in all from the pink pepper gin and exciting cocktail (great guidance from the waiter) to the constant top up of tap water (free and environmentally friendly and much needed thanks to the London Summer) - this was a meal to remember. Truly a once in a lifetime celebration although hopefully to be repeated on other equally memorable occasions. That said the afternoon tea looked very tempting....just need an excuse now; maybe a be kind to myself afternoon? Would we recommend this restaurant? Bet you by golly wow, we certainly would!
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