| Westminster, Strand, Victoria

Restaurant details

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Nearest station: Waterloo
Telephone number: 020 7654 7800

Opening times: Grill: Mon - Sat 12pm - 11pm, Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm Bar: Mon - Sat 11am - 1am, Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm Restaurant: Mon - Sat: Lunch 12pm - 2:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sun: 12pm - 4pm

• Private dining available


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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX


Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Mark Bolland ES Magazine Estimated score
Reviewed on November 19, 2007
"And the food was perfect - straightforward and quick, but nonetheless imaginative - exactly what you need after a musical overload of the senses." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5.5
Matthew Norman Guardian
Reviewed on September 29, 2007
"Reports suggest that the less poncy food served in the other sections is better and cheaper than this more exhibitionist stuff, which makes me think Puolakka might consider refining her philosophy more into line with "Simple is good."" READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on June 30, 2007
"Skylon may well end up a destination joint for out-of-towners (Londoners will find better value nearer home and already know what the Thames looks like), and it is certainly useful if you’re going for the music." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 2
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed by June 17, 2007
"I wouldn’t normally dare to talk on Sir Terence’s behalf, but I bet he wouldn’t put up with this chichi, timid, provincial compilation of guide-kissing, aspirational combinations from 10 years ago." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Mark Palmer Telegraph
"Our beef is superb, but there isn't enough of the lamb and what there is comes with an unwelcome richness. The third member of our party has delicious chicken with tarragon mousseline, braised baby gem and bacon bits." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on May 30, 2007
"Everything – with the exception of a rather unremarkable sticky toffee pudding – was done very well indeed. In fact, we almost came away thinking that we’d like to come back and try the fine dining." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on May 30, 2007
"The grill and bar menus look to be equally full of well-considered gastronomic ideas. Whether the kitchen copes as effectively when crowds rush in, as surely they will, remains to be seen." READ REVIEW