Time Out says
Passing the throngs listening to Hindustani drumming in the Royal Festival Hall foyer, take the lift to the third floor, turn left and enter this light space. A nice blend of contemporary style and retro chic (look out for nods to the 1951 Festival of Britain), it makes terrific use of its cathedral ceilings and vast windows, which afford views of river, skyline and people on the move.
In the middle of the room, surrounded by restaurant tables, is a cocktail oasis, consisting of a slate bar counter, swivel bar stools, banquettes and, nearer the window, seats for sipping à deux.
It’s not cheap: wines start at £5.55, beer’s £4.50 a bottle, and the excellent cocktails, both classics (margaritas with Don Agustín) and variations such as the signature Skylon (muddled grapes and ginger with Ciroc vodka, Manzana Verde, lime and apple juice) go for a tenner-plus. But as destination drinking venues go, this one can’t easily be topped.
Royal Festival Hall
|Cross street:||Belvedere Road|
|Transport:||Tube: Waterloo tube/rail|
|Opening hours:||Open noon-1am daily. Food served Brasserie noon-10.45pm daily. Restaurant noon-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-3.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm Sun|
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Afternoon Tea at Skylon | £29.50 per person
Selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones for £29.50 per person. Upgrade to £39 per person including a cocktail or glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 2 - 10 People Sun-Fri 12:00PM-4:00PMOffer valid until Jul 9 2020
Pre/Post Theatre Menu: 2 courses £29 or 3 courses £34
Pre/Post Theatre Set Menu: Two courses £29 or three courses £34 Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 8 People Daily 5:00PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-11:00PMOffer valid until Jul 9 2020
Saxy Brunch: Two courses with bottomless bubbles for £48 pp
Enjoy brunch with a live DJ and saxophonist every Saturday at Skylon. Two courses with bottomless bubbles for £48 per person. Add a dessert for an additional £5 per person. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 13 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 13 People Sat 11:30AM-3:00PMOffer valid until Jul 9 2020
Red Roast Sunday Lunch: Two courses with bottomless Bordeaux for £48
Two courses with bottomless Bordeaux for £48 per person. Add a dessert for an additional £5 per person. Available every Sunday. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 13 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 13 People Sun 11:30AM-3:00PMOffer valid until Mar 28 2020
Valentine's Day: 4 courses £68 per person
Enjoy four courses and canapés for £68 per person this Valentine's Day at Skylon. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 8 People Fri 5:00PM-11:00PMOffer valid until Feb 14 2020
Lunch Set Menu 2/3 courses £23.50/£29.50
Lunch Set Menu - £23.50 for 2 courses / £29.50 for 3 courses Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People Mon-Fri 12:00PM-4:00PMOffer valid until Jan 31 2020
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