Review on Skylon

Skylon occupies what was the People's Palace at the Southbank Centre and is the first new opening from D&D London (formerly Conran Restaurants), it's named after the iconic Powell and Moya sculpture that shared the limelight with the old Royal Festival Hall during the 1951 Festival of Britain, . The whole place has been miraculously transformed with muted colour schemes, a bronze-clad bar and David Mellor cutlery (circa 1953), plus floor-to-ceiling windows providing unmatchable views of the Thames.

Following the departure of Helena Poulakka, new Head Chef Adam Gray takes the reins having previously worked with Gary Rhodes at the Michelin-starred City Rhodes and Rhodes Twenty Four at Tower 42, and more recently at his own award winning pub, the Red Lion in East Haddon.

Tacked onto the restaurant is a Bar & Grill which serves more casual food (salmon fishcakes, steak sandwiches and the like) right through the day until 1.00am. The ambitious global wine list is peppered with reputable names from prestigious growers and there's a little section devoted to wines produced during the 1950s - just to bring the whole enterprise full circle.

Skylon is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens

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Modern European


Adam Gray

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sun (4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Skylon

  • Childrens menu
  • Pre theater meals
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly


Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
South Bank
South East London

Nearest tube station: Waterloo

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