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Kitchen and Bar

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53 Bankside | 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
+44 20 7887 8888
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the top floor of Tate Modern. There is a nice bar, some low seating and lots of tables and chairs. We were seated quickly. We did not have the famous fish and chips, but the super salad and a special 'duck egg on hash'. Both were good. Great views north across the Thames to the city of London. A... More 

Thank Catherine M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited for 20 mins to have our order taken (and the place wasn't busy) when the food eventually arrived the chips with the Fish & Chips arrived undercooked. When we eventually attracted the attention of a writer they took the dish away and 15 mins later returned with a fresh dish whilst these chips were cooked they were "tough". I've... More 

Thank Gary M
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch with my daughter after visiting an exhibition. It was very busy although we were able to be seated very quickly. The views of the river and St Pauls Cathedral are great although we were seated in the middle of the restaurant so we didn't get to enjoy them much whilst we ate. The tables are covered with... More 

Thank NorvicMan
St Albans, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant and bar at the Tate Modern. Only wanted a light lunch so we had the squash soup and the leek and potato hash. Both very tasty and satisfying, accompanied by a delicious Scottish Schiehallion beer. Staff very friendly and efficient

Thank Stephen W
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178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

After visiting the New&the Tate Modern, we need a break, so we decided to have something light to eat. And the Kitchen&Bar was the place. Two little dishes (carpaccio & a soup) madr our dinner qith two beer. Enough, both tasty, and not expensive. And as a gift, the superb views with the Thames&skyline of London at night. Difficult to... More 

Thank viatgesambcartabo
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193 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We chose this restaurant for it's views straight across the Thames to St Pauls - and in that respect we were not disappointed. We sat by the front windows and soaked in the panorama below. Our lunch was a reasonable meal of tasty meatballs with salad. The staff were attentive and helpful.

Thank HACKER69
Napa, California, United States
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've written an extensive review of Tate Modern, and included in it our experience with the restaurant. It was perhaps one of the worse customer experiences we've had. The service was slow and inattentive. It took far too long just to receive soup and salad (like forever). The view and seating was really terrible. Do yourself a favor and dine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is not a nice place to eat (very busy and noisy), but the very expensive top level restaurant in the Switch House was closed, only the bar was RUNNING, when we were visiting the new Tate Modern "wing"! The menu was very limited at “Kitchen and bar”, and is similar for lunch and dinner. Even though, a lot of... More 

Thank Aurelia293
Atlanta, GA
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847 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We ate lunch here after spending a few hours at the Tate Modern. The views are great overlooking the Thames and the city. On the opposite side, the view is of the other Tate Modern building. Service was friendly and the food (Chicken Kiev, Beef Pie) was tasty and ample.

Thank GPBurdell67
London, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I came here around 5 years ago and enjoyed a civilised lunch with my sister looking out over the Thames through the huge windows, so thought I would return with hubby for a similar experience. What a mistake. Children were running around the place screaming, gone was the lovely atmosphere, and we had to shout to hear each other over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Bankside | 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground: Southwark, London Bridge, St.Pauls
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7887 8888
No-reservation, family friendly dining with panoramic views of London. (Table service, bar service, mains from £8.50)

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Staying in Southwark

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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