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.
Executive Chef is Kim Woodward who joins the restaurant from her post at the Savoy Grill, where she was the first ever female head chef in restaurant's 126-year history. Kim serves a seasonal menu using first-class British and European suppliers.
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, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sun (4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express