BFI Riverfront


Serving lunch and dinner from 12pm every day, the BFI Riverfront restaurant offers a range of European dishes and signature British classics, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. From stonebaked pizzas and vegan salads to fish dishes and burgers, comfort is at the heart of the menu at the Riverfront. Our scrumptious passion fruit mousse or fried ice cream completes any meal here.

We are situated under Waterloo Bridge which offers great views of the River Thames when dining on the terrace or relaxing on our Balcony Bar. The Riverfront offers a beautiful and unique view of the bridge that sets the scene for any social occasion. 

Meet up with friends over coffee or choose one of our signature cocktails and enjoy in our bar area, soaking up the lively buzz that only the Southbank can bring.  

Our Balcony Bar offers an exclusive and special experience that is so rare to find in London; whether you want to reserve a table overlooking the bustling Southbank, or rent out the entire space for an event, we can work with you to make it a night to remember. The space is open daily from 4 pm and is also available for private hire; please get in touch for more details and we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can.


  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair access, Disabled Toilets
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 10:00 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 22:00
Thursday 10:00 22:00
Friday 10:00 23:00
Saturday 10:00 23:00
Sunday 10:00 22:00



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



Nearest Station

Waterloo (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Italian, Pizza and European food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Balcony Bar Venue Hire 0 120 - £3500 (Dependent on the date) £6500 (Dependent on the date)

With large views of The Southbank and The River Thames, The Balcony Bar is the perfect space to host your event for a reception for up to 120 standing guests.

The balcony bar is light, airy and complimentary decorated. The space also benefits from having your very own private bar & toilets and there is also a lift should anyone in your group require access.

Our fantastic chef's produce seasonal menus and source fresh ingredients from great producers.

We look forward to hearing from you. Our friendly events team are available to answer any questions you may have relating to your enquiry and can offer you our packages and add-ons if applicable.

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

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