Restaurants near the Southbank
When all else has failed and your London-love is in danger of leaving forever then a trip to the Southbank is needed. From The Globe theatre to the London Eye, there's something charming about this side of London. To top it off, there's some cracking Southbank restaurants, all serving fresh, delicious food and often with some of the best views of The Thames. Read on for our list of the best restaurants on and near Southbank.
Tucked away minutes from London bridge, this quirky spot is a hidden gem serving amazing cocktails and sharing boards and plates. Order a cheese board or something delicious sourced from nearby Borough market and tuck into their tasty cocktails that are handcrafted by expert mixologists.
So you're going to have to cross a bridge to get here but Northbank Restaurant has some pretty unbeatable views of Southbank. Located right on the river, the restaurant serves a delicious variety of food inspired by the West Country, from ale to seafood from Cornwall.
The Riverfront is in one of London's most popular spots, sat right near The Thames on the buzzy South Bank in the BFI building. The light and airy restaurant is a great stop for a refuel after a wander along the river; try the pulled pork burger or a plate of loaded nachos for pure food indulgence.
A collaboration between The National Theatre and Coin Street Community Builders, The Green Room is a stunning glass-fronted restaurant, adorned with props from some of the city's most iconic plays. Enjoy gourmet burgers, slow-roasted ribs and veggie delights, all within seconds of the river.
Located inside the Royal Festival Hall, this unique restaurant offers some of the most beautiful views in the city, not to mention a delicious menu of quality eats from brunch through dinner, alongside killer cocktails and an impressive wine list.
With quirky and cute interiors, a sumptuous cocktail list and delicious food, Tanner and Co is a relaxed place to eat close to Southbank. The former warehouse has been transformed with leather sofas and a nautical theme making it the perfect spot for lunch or dinner near the Southbank.
This Southbank restaurant is a stone's throw from the Tate Modern and River Thames and is perfect for a lunch pitstop or sophisticated dinner. The breezy eatery is in the landmark Blue Fin Building and has an open kitchen to watch your modern European cuisine being prepared.
Close to Borough Market and London Bridge, Heeltap is a modern restaurant near Southbank complete with cosy sofas and a terrace. If you're after sports, the bar has TV screens to show the best fixtures live, a huge range of beers and ales and private function rooms available for hire.
Set in One Tower Bridge, Rosa's Thai Cafe is a delicious and easy stop for everything from lunch through to dinner. The well-established restaurant is known for their vegetarian-friendly and affordable menu that packs a punch with plenty of great choices.
Sat right on the Thames, Founders Arms is a scenic spot for dinner on the Southbank. The restaurant specialises in homely comfort food, with dishes such as beer-battered fish and chips and steak and ale pies adorning the menu. Watch the world float by on the Thames from the terrace come summer or snuggle up inside in the cooler months.
Belushis London Bridge is not just a restaurant close to Southbank, it is also a party place and great spot to catch the sport with seven large screens and DJs playing late into the night. The menu is American styled and full of dishes such as nachos and burgers.
Filled with cosy armchairs, books and cuddly corners, Benugo Bar and Kitchen is the perfect place to spend a lazy weekend on the South Bank. The venue is located within the BFI and serves a hearty menu of burgers and salads as well as a whole host of cocktails.