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Royal Festival Hall Skylon Restaurant Bar and Grill in London

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The Royal Festival Hall - in which Skylon can be found
The Royal Festival Hall - in which Skylon can be found

There are three different sections to Skylon: the Bar, the Grill and the Restaurant. What they share in common is a winning location inside the Royal Festival Hall; with stunning views over the Thames River (you will be able to see the London Eye and other grand buildings through the floor to ceiling windows). The restaurant offers the more formal dining experience - they offer French and Modern European cooking in a modern bright setting, with white table cloths and dark wooden flooring. The grill is a more relaxed dining room with affordable menu options served throughout the day such as burgers, steaks and salads. The Skylon bar offers some of the best cocktails in the area alongside a small bar snacks menu.

Skylon is located inside the Royal Festival Hall - a fascinating live venue in the heart of London. Whilst you are in the area, you may want to make the most of some of the other cultural attractions that can be found along the Southbank. To find out more about what the area has to offer, see our Guide to the Southbank in London.

Cuisine: Modern European

Skylon Restaurant
Royal Festival Hall
South Bank Centre
Belvedere Road

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7654 7800

Website: Official Skylon Website

Opening times:


Month Day Time
January - December Monday - Friday 12:00 Noon - 21:00
Saturday 11:30 - 21:00
Sunday 11:30 - 17:00


Month Day Time
January - December Monday - Tuesday 12:00 Noon - 23:00
Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 Noon - 00:00 Midnight
Sunday 12:00 Noon - 19:00


Month Day Time
January - December Monday - Friday 12:00 Noon - 15:00
Saturday 11:30 - 15:00
Sunday 11:30 - 17:00

Monday - Tuesday: 17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday - Saturday: 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 11:30 - 17:00

Tube Tube: Waterloo (Black Line / Northern Line and Brown Line / Bakerloo Line and Grey Line / Jubilee Line and Pink Line / City Line)


How to book:

Telephone bookings: You can book over the phone using the number above.

Online bookings: You can book a table at Skylon at the Southbank by using the online booking service:

You will need to decide on whether you would like to eat in the Skylon Grill or in the more formal Skylon restaurant and book accordingly.

E-mail bookings: You can book via email at Skylon in Waterloo.
E-mail: [email protected]

Walk-in bookings: When you are heading to Skylon, if you do not have a booking you will need to consider which section of the restaurant and bar you would like to head to. If you would like to eat in the more formal Skylon restaurant, it is essential that you make a booking at least one day in advance (and if you want to come for a weekend meal it is best to book as far in advance as is possible). However, if you would like to eat in the Skylon Grill, you may be able to get a table without having made a reservation (however, if you know that you will definitely be going there, to avoid disappointment it is worth booking in advance). If you would simply like to enjoy a drink in the Skylon bar, you will not need to make a reservation.

tip It is worth remembering that both the Skylon Restaurant and the Skylon Grill offer pre and post-theatre menu options. This makes them a good option if you have tickets for a show in the area. For more information on the menus and prices see the official website (link above).

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