BFI Riverfront


Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the BFI Riverfront restaurant offers a range of authentic Italian dishes with signature British classics, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. Situated under Waterloo Bridge with great views when dining on the terrace or relaxing Balcony Bar, the Riverfront offers a never before seen view of the bridge. 

From handmade pasta and pizza to creamy burrata, flavoursome Italian food is at the heart of the menu at Riverfront. The perfect scoop of Hackney Gelato completes any meal here, for an indulgent treat, opt for the brioche sandwich, filled with gelato. 

Upstairs, the Balcony Bar opens Wednesday to Saturday and is available for private hire. For an evening of dinner and drinks catching up with friends, visit them on Saturday nights to enjoy live DJ sets.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Wheelchair access, Disabled Toilets
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 9:00 23:00
Tuesday 9:00 23:00
Wednesday 9:00 23:00
Thursday 9:00 1:00
Friday 9:00 1:00
Saturday 9:00 1:00
Sunday 10:00 22:30



BFI Riverfront, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT



Nearest Station

Waterloo (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Breakfast, Italian, European and Pizza food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Balcony Bar Venue Hire 0 120 - £3000 (Dependent on the date) £3500 (Dependent on the date)

Our wonderful Balcony Bar is the perfect Southbank setting for private parties, drinks reception or team building days out.

Exclusive hire includes your very own personal bar and bartender plus access to our glorious terrace with spectacular views of the river Thames.

The space is fully accessible to all. 

The Balcony Bar offers a unique never seen before view of the Grade II* listed Waterloo Bridge, whose concrete structure forms the ceiling of the space. 


* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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