Few restaurants can match this place on a sunny day or balmy evening - it's right by the Thames, at the foot of the Millennium Bridge, and with views across to Tate Modern, The Shard and Shakespeare's Globe. A lovely outdoor terrace is the plum spot when weather allows.
There's a fair bit of Cornish influence on a modern-British menu strong on seafood. Expect, then, dishes such as a Falmouth crab and clotted cream tart, roasted Cornish lamb rump, charred Newlyn Bay mackerel and fish of the day - caught from Falmouth Bay and off Helford. The beef is all from Galloway.
Lighter bites feature in the bar, alongside a wine list slanted toward the old world - France, Italy and Spain making most noise. Cocktails include a selection made with mead, so keep an eye out for an elderberry caipirinha - a mix of fresh blackberry and lime muddled with elderberry mead and Sagatiba cachaca.
The striking 180-degree view from Northbank's terrace encompasses the Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and the Shard, and the restaurant is just a short walk from St Paul's Cathedral. The terrace is open for al fresco dining during the summer months and can be hired for private parties.
Head chef Jason Marchant (ex-Claridges) sources fish, meat, cheese, tea and mead directly from Cornwall. In addition to a discerning wine selection, taste the excellent Cornish mead, a honey based alcoholic beverage, as well as West Country ciders, real ale, eclectic cocktails, Champagne and bottled beers from small producers.
Northbank caters for lunch, dinner, birthday parties, New Year's Eve parties, wine tastings, press events, summer parties and wedding receptions. Total venue hire is available for up to 175, or book the terrace, restaurant or bar spaces exclusively.