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Dinner on the South Bank

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HoundOfTheBasketballs Sat 13-Jan-18 19:59:11

Can anyone recommend any decent bars/restaurants near the South Bank, please,
I'm meeting an old friend next week for dinner/drinks. Would prefer something not too chainy/ubiquitous if possible. TIA

pameladoove Sat 13-Jan-18 20:02:36

Oxo tower, if not too swanky.

I went recently and it's all chains near waterloo/southbank.

BFI may be one exception, it's lovely bar and restaurant round the back.

exWifebeginsat40 Sat 13-Jan-18 20:10:16

<obligatory joke about taking you up the Oxo tower>

but really, go there.

tissuesosoft Sat 13-Jan-18 20:11:55

Sea Containers at the Mondrian Hotel

HoundOfTheBasketballs Sat 13-Jan-18 20:37:31

Thanks!

BFI is a good shout. I think the Oxo tower might be beyond me the week before payday in January!

HoundOfTheBasketballs Sat 13-Jan-18 20:40:27

Although I've just looked up Sea Containers and it looks nice and fairly reasonably priced for central London. smile

ELR Sat 13-Jan-18 22:45:36

County Hall is quite good if you want a less busy place.

Zampa Sat 13-Jan-18 22:47:48

I've not been for ages but Ping Pong at Royal Festival Hall had a nice bar upstairs.

UrbaneSprawl Sat 13-Jan-18 23:03:15

Sounds like you might be sorted, but I remember The Cut (the bar/restaurant at the Young Vic) being pretty good, and Tas (small chain in Turkish restaurants) has a branch on The Cut and one just by the Globe.

MiddleClassProblem Sat 13-Jan-18 23:08:31

Came to suggest BFI too

foodiefil Sat 13-Jan-18 23:09:48

Oxo Tower has a good winter offer on

http://www.oxotower.co.uk/who/oxo-tower-restaurant-bar-brasserie/

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