Sama Bankside

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Southwark
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)

A party house with food.

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Sama Bankside says
After just 6 months since opening, you voted us "Best All In One Venue" in the London Bridge area in this year's Design My Night Awards.

This months offer is our JUKEBOX BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH on Sunday 26th August.

A fun filled bottomless brunch in London like no other with a choice of a Gin or Rum bottomless cocktail for the first hour, followed by a delicious 2 course meal with a soundtrack of the very best party tunes taking you back to your teenage youth where YOU get to choose the music all for just £20 each.

For more info and tickets visit ~

Look out for our Friday and Saturday party nights with a mix of commercial R&B and Hip-Hop from the 90's and naughties along with club classics too
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By: Time Out London Food & Drink


Venue name: Sama Bankside
Address: 3 Robinson Road
Transport: Tube: Southwark or Blackfriars
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It was still a relatively new venue when we visited for a friend's birthday on a Thursday. She had managed to reserve a section of the bar. Since it wasn't too crowded or noisy, it was a relaxed affair. We loved the canapés on offer, especially the goat's cheese. The staff were friendly and the measures of wine were generous. During office party season, I am confident more people will make a path for this charming venue set in a Victorian viaduct.


I hadn't really thought about this venue for a night out but I ended up having an amazing Saturday night, stayed till 3am dancing and having a great time.


Cute and quirky venue by Southwark station. Good service, lovely atmosphere and even a beer pong table!

A little hard to find at first, but once you know where it is, you’re bound to keep going back.

I had the best night here a couple of weeks ago drinks with friends but what made it really stand out was the artwork, simply amazing! Must come back!


My girlfriend and I had a TimeOut deal here to try out the newly opened SAMA with two courses and a glass of prosecco. It was a great deal for around £12; however I felt the food was very average. The starters were stronger that the main in general although they don’t win any points for presentation. The squid was okay; lightly battered and fried but lacked any real flavour. The jerk wings were better - two pieces of chicken wings that had good charcoaling however again, lacked much of the jerk flavour and could have been spicier. The seafood linguini was disappointing as it’s such a simple dish but the pasta was overcooked - but one thing you couldn’t fault was the portion size of this main. Service here is attentive in such a big big space and given the space, i think it would be best suited for an event of some sort whether it be for a work function or an opening.

What we had:

  • Salt and Pepper Squid - aioli mayo
  • Jerk Wings - sour cream
  • Seafood Linguini - prawns, mussels, squid, cherry tomatoes

Tip: come for a few casual work drinks and check out some of the interesting art on the walls

Good For: casual work drinks, business event, large groups


Launch party at the new bar/restaurant opening in Bankside.

Good atmosphere and the canapés were a sample of the menu to be served there. May have to go back to try the food as they weren't bad at all!

Wheelchair access: The entrance is up a bit of a hill and the road is cobbled. There is a smooth path on the left if you can get up the kerb, but once you're in, accessible toilets are on the same level so it's fine.