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Northbank Restaurant & Bar
Northbank Restaurant & Bar

Northbank Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.northbankrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@northbankrestaurant.com
  • Phone: 0207 329 9299
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00PM - 3:00PM;Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00PM - 10:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, English
  • Executive Chef: Jason Marchant
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: All events are tailor made. Let us know if you want to see some examples of packages and prices.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Anything we can do, we will!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vehicular Access on High Timber Street.
  • Public Transit: Mansion House, Blackfriars, St. Paul's
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free meter parking after 18.30.
A word from Northbank Restaurant & Bar
Northbank is located next to the Millennium Bridge with spectacular views of the Tate Modern and Globe Theatre. Head Chef Jason Marchant is passionate about sourcing local produce for his Modern British menu with a Cornish influence. Enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea or indulge in the eclectic wine and cocktail list. Together with the terrace, riverside views, friendly service and all round relaxed atmosphere, Northbank is a great lunch or dinner getaway. Group bookings, private hire also available.Continued
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Not only was the food amazing we were looked after beautifully. We will defiantly be returning!"
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "Booked it specifically to be outside but the terrace was closed for gardening! Good food (although £10 for asparagus and hollandaise seems overly pricey to me) but not sure the veggie was up to much. Vegetable Wellington that my client had was stodgy. Nice souffle for pud though. Very good waitress and a gorgeous view (the Shard, the Globe and the Tate all in one vista). Would go back for the location and hopefully to get an outside seat next time!"
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Took my wife to Northbank for dinner and both had an excellent evening - service, environment, food and drinks were all great. Highly recommended!"
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Selected this for my 50th birthday as it was recommended for the views. On getting to the resturant I mentioned it was my birthday and could I get the table in the window. They were very accomodating and we got an excellent table with views of the globe theatre. We also were given a complimentary glass of prosecco, all this of course wouldn't have been much good it the food wasn't any good, well we weren't dissapointed we shared a starter which was excellent (can't remember what it was a terrine think it was rabbit and black pudding). Weboth had fish for main with some extras again can't remember but it was very tasty. Service was excellent and the price wasn't over the top."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "Had dinner at Northbank on Saturday and really enjoyed it. Great service and atmosphere. Nice outside area to enjoy drinks on the river."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner at the Northbank restaurant on Friday night. Our friends were visiting from Athens and the staff did all they could to make our friends feel welcome and special. We had a lovely table by the window. The food was excellent."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Not as good as the last time I went. Service was very slow. Food was ok but not a great choice and the fish of the day had gone by 1.15pm. Confusing menu (which was the waitress's words not mine). Still a nice location down by the Thames but needs to improve."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "I visited Northbank Restaurant recently. I thought I'd book somewhere a little more special to meet up with a good friend. I booked the 50% off food offer with Toptable. When we arrived at the restaurant we weren't exactly warmly greeted and weren't sure who was taking us to our table. When we were seated a man from the bar came to the table and gave us the hard sell on some wine. Neither myself nor my company are too fussy but it would have been nice to have some control over the decision. I ordered the rabbit to start and found that there was a lot of oil in the dish. The lemon sole was okay. And we passed on dessert. Considering we had the 50% off offer the meal was still pretty expensive. It wasn't worth the price even with 50% off."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Great service and the food was excellent, I'll be going back at some time in the near future."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "We booked this place since it was close to Tate Modern, so great after going to the exhibition. It was a nice surprise that the owner is from Cornwall and most ingredients were sent directly from Cornwall. The crab salad was lovely and good wine list.. Will definitely return."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Another very good experience at Northbank. Good food, good service and excellent position."
    dined on 02/04/2014
  • "Views of the river are great, the ambience is relaxed and welcoming, the service professional and attentive. I suffer from food intolerances and is always a pain to go to restaurants as most of them don't take it seriously and I have very little choice. When I enquired to the waitress she checked with the chef and came up with some recommendations. They were kind enough to modify some dishes and I was very grateful for that. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection as well as presented very tastefully. The cocktails were also great! Will be back!"
    dined on 31/03/2014
  • "most of the time its very pleasant here But having had a Table booked It literally left a bad taste in my mouth. Had it not been important Business Lunch with a very VIP clients. We were given a Table looking towards the back of the restaurant. After complaining that I had specifically had TABLE 2 booked which was confirmed the day before. I was advised sorry we have given this to our PR person who promotes the Restaurant.so obviously the opinion of its own PR come before the Dining guests. On top the food was ..over cooked FISH was over grilled"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our meal here, the food was delicious and especially good value with the 50% offer. Service was friendly and attentive. Would really recommend the fish of the day, which for us was seabass fillets with crayfish, really excellent. Thank you!"
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "We took advantage of a 50% off food promotion and for that reason the meal was fabulous value. Nice location with lovely views and an interesting menu. Staff were friendly and food was promptly served. A very nice evening out with visiting guests."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "We arrived at Northbank on a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had a lovely position looking at the river and the landmarks on the opposite side of the river - Tate Modern etc. Great cocktails, starters and main courses while the sun streamed in!! I was a little disappointed with my dessert but you can't have everything!! We barely made it back to our hotel as we were so full!!! Would definitely return again. Great, attentive service."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Very happy with experience at Northbank and would definitely return. Good value when using the 50% off offer. Food good, staff very attentive and helpful. Went as a group booking of 8 and had a nice sized round table, which is great for a large partly and not available in many restaurants. They also have small booths for 2 people which looked were very nice and quite cosy. Overall a very good dining experience."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Really nice meal with a great view of the river right next to the Millenium Bridge. Barman and the ladies waiting the tables were all friendly & hospitable. Food was of a very high standard. Relaxed surroundings and a good wine list."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "perfect lunch. v good steak. house wine thoroughly drinkable. smoked eel starter very tasty. an enjoyable eating experience - with great views over the Thames."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "What a great spot to have a few cocktails and dinner with a view! Quite quiet for a Tuesday so perfect for a romantic dinner . Food was awesome and would go again with TT offer. If I worked in the City then this would a good place to go post-work."
    dined on 04/03/2014
  • "We took advantage of the great toptable offer to sneak in a lunch date as my hubby got back from a trip to Asia. The views are great, we got a table by the window. the service was helpful and not overbearing. The food was delicious - my husband said it was the 'best fish n chips' he ever had - offered on the menu as a special of 'tempura' and my brisket in broth was yummy except maybe tiny bit too salty and a bit more veg would have been nice. Without the offer, a bit pricey for what it is, but with the offer a perfect spot for lunch or dinner i would imagine. And neatly tucked away where you least expect!"
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at Northbank. Service was friendly and very good and all our food choices were successful. The riverside location is, of course, a major asset. On a cautionary note, the restaurant needs to be careful to keep the right balance between prices and portion sizes. A previous planned visit before a play at The Globe was cancelled because the earliest meal bookings make a pre-theatre visit too much of a rush."
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "Used to visit the Northbank regularly but stopped going last year as the service and food had become very average. Tempted to return by the TT offer I was very pleasantly surprised that it was back to its best. Without the offer would have been a very expensive dinner though. Will definitely go back now."
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Northbank and couldn't help but be impressed by the brilliant location. The view accross the Thames is amazing especially as the sun sets and it gets darker. There is a lovely outdoor area for drinks that I think will be so lovely in the warm weather - sadly it was just a bit too chilly when we visited. We started the evening with drinks in the bar and the service was really excellent, the staff were very professional but the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. Dinner was fantastic, the food was well prepared and cooked and the service 'top notch'. We really enjoyed our eveing and will definitely be going back."
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Northbank is in a great location and a window table is quite romantic with wonderful views across to the south side of the river. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, going the extra mile. The food was superb and there was a wonderful ambience in the restaurant. The bar area is also very comfy and inviting. Very much recommended."
    dined on 11/03/2014
  • "We loved this place - great location on the Northbank near St Paul's. Great inside with very creative wallpaper with London scenes, and good lighting. On a Saturday night it was relatively quiet, but not too much so. Food was seasonal and delicious and with the toptable deal, extremely good value. The service was absolutely fantastic and the staff were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu. Will definitely eat here again."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable time when dining here on a Saturday night. We were delayed due to transport problems but the staff held our table for us which we were very grateful for. The food was very tasty and whilst the selection was not especially vast, I can understand why the restaurant would want to focus on doing a few things well rather than trying to be a "Jack of all trades". The service was very efficient and the staff were able to answer questions we had about the menu. I would say that had we not booked the 50% of food deal, Northbank would definitely have been outside my price range, especially as the cost of a course adds up quickly: for instance, a £30 steak is just that - nothing with it at all!"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "Like so many places on toptable these days, the 50% discount seems to be the thing that makes their prices "bearable"... Northbank is no different. That said, the service was excellent and food well cooked."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Great food and location, service was also very good, can only recommend this place."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant for ambience and friendly atmosphere. The staff couldn't do enough and the meal with the "top table" deal was well presented and good value. I will be back."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Another good visit. A very good location outside by the river on a sunny day. The food and service were good and it was a pleasurable experience. Will recommend."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "went with some friends on a friday night with the 50% off food only deal. very good value for the food, with most mains around the 15-20pounds mark and starters around 7-10pounds. the dishes were all well presented and high quality. service was also friendly and attentive, though things slowed down a bit toward later in the evening as the restaurant got busier. atmosphere felt intimate and classy. well worth a visit with the Southbank views, especially at 50% off."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "this restaurant is in a fantastic location right by the river and millenium bridge,it was a sunny day when four of us girls went for lunch the other day. we had a drink on the terrace and ate inside although they had sliding doors open and great views. the offer with top table 50% excellant value on some really super food a little bit on high end of scale without.however the standard is high i had smoked eel to start one of the others had crab tart lovely presentation and taste and i had spring lamb for main it was divine. the desserts are excellant also pear souffle!!! thoroughly reccomend been before"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "I took visiting US work colleagues and we had an excellent meal. There is no loud music played (like so many other places) so the atmosphere is good to have a decent dinner conversation. The food was very good although except for a few items on the menu it did not feel particularly British... The service was absolutely top notch!"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Very good value for a business lunch with 50% offer. Food is decent without being amazing. I did find my venison main a little on the tough side."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "Business dinner for 7 people. Nice venue with a pretty view over the river. Great bar area if one of your party arrives early. Very good food and presentation. Excellent service. Will gladly book again."
    dined on 11/03/2014
  • "The food was good and we had a lovely booth. We had a deal for 50% off food and neither of us were drinking but it was clear that they wanted us to order drinks as they asked us frequently if we'd like some."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "Good food , good value as chose the 50% offer on food.but the service was a lot to be desired. The waitress wasnt attentive she didnt once use maners leaning over you while you where eating. Wasn't really interested in our table as she was looking after a table of 6 & we seemed a inconvenience to her.the vegetarian opition although good was limited being only one option on the menu & the link to menu choices via toptable wasn't correct. Nice location with excellent views."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "We eat out quite a lot, average 2 or 3 times a week. We were really surprised by the food. The crab tart and pear souffle was exceptional. Although it is a bit further than we would normally travel to eat, it is well worth the trip. Would recommed anyone to try. Will definitely go again after we come back from Venice."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Service was very great, location was also good. But the food was a bit short. Didn't quite understand why the lemon sole was served swimming in so much oily caper butter. They were very good: they took it back and quickly replated it though. Smoked haddock was good."
    dined on 07/03/2014