The Riverfront


The Riverfront Cafe, Bar and Restaurant located next to Waterloo Bridge has stunning views of the River Thames and makes for a lovely venue for eating, drinking or both. Also Located very close to BFI IMAX Cinema and the National Theatre, this Waterloo venue is a good place to visit for a drink before or after a film at the cinema or show at the theatre, so much so, The Riverfront often has themed seasons in accordance with the BFI cinema, making the visit a little more interesting.

The drinks list is nothing out of the ordinary with all the regular beverages you would hope to find, a list of wines, beers and cocktails for whatever is your fancy and some delicious meals off of a British menu to accompany your drink if you get a little hungry.

Do not wait to visit this venue when you are going to the cinema or theatre, this is a lovely spot in London to eat good food and have a few drinks with lovely views, whether you stop off after work for a few, or you plan a visit with friends or family. It's very British and modern decor is inviting and familiar, with displayed food in and on counters and the outside seating area is definitely to be considered on a summers day.

Do not miss their late DJ night every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There's also a private patio to hire for your summer party for up to 100 people.


  • Daytime
  • Waterloo, Waterloo, Embankment
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Dance floor


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



The Riverfront, BFI Southbank SE1 8XT



Nearest Station

Waterloo (Tube)

BFI Southbank SE1 8XT


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Grill, Breakfast and Burgers food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Went for a drink but now you're peckish? One to try that hits the spot is Romney Marsh Lamb Chops with Gratin Potato (£14.50), or the Scottish Mussels and Chips (£12.50).

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Exclusive Venue Hire 80 100 - From £1000 From £2000
Summer Party Private Patio Outdoor Space 0 100 - £1000 £1500

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

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