OXBO Bankside

Restaurants, British Southwark
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Venue says Enjoy a ​series of masterclasses with chef Paul Bates and learn how to pull together a variety of seasonal dishes from £75 per person.

There's an emphasis on British produce at this spacious Hilton London Bankside restaurant and bar. It's a slant that seems a sensible one, given that the venue is a turnip's lob from Borough Market.

The kitchen is headed up by Paul Bates, who has joined from Mayfair's Beaumont Hotel. He's put together a menu ranging from Gloucestershire beef sirloin with bearnaise sauce to hake from New Haven, served with a squid, mussel and shrimp stew. The kitchen is open for breakfast through to dinner.  

 

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OXBO Bankside says
OXBO Bankside provides a unique mix of contemporary design and honest, flavoursome food. The menu offers plenty of traditional British dishes, using supplies from specialist producers & local traders at neighbouring Borough Market.

The open kitchen, headed up by Executive Chef Paul Bates, communicates a sense of theatre throughout the week for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Our bottomless brunch is legendary and also a great idea for weekend socialising!

Chef Paul Bates has also recently launched a series of Cook-A-Long masterclasses for £75 per person. The intimate masterclasses are hosted in OXBO Bankside once a month with a maximum of 8 people, so you'll be sure to get plenty of 1:1 time with the main man himself.
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Venue name: OXBO Bankside
Contact:
Address: Hilton London Bankside
2-8 Great Suffolk Street
London
SE1 0UG
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 6.30-11am & noon-10.30pm; Thu-Fri 6.30-11am & noon-11pm; Sat 6.30-11am & 5-11pm; Sun 6.30-11am & noon-10.30pm
Transport: Southwark tube, London Bridge, Waterloo tube/rail stations
Price: Three course meal for two with drinks and service: approx. £100
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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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tastemaker

I was here for a Hen do on a Friday night and we opted for the bottomless prosecco, 3 course meal. It didn't take them long at all to crack open the bubbles when we arrived (and that went down very easily). The food was delicious and beautiful looking, as was everything. If anything, the portions were slightly too small, given the volume we were drinking too but we were able to grab a few more baskets of complimentary bread, all freshly baked and warm. Staff were super attentive and friendly. The backdrop to our meal was a stunningly talented piano player/singer who even took a few requests from our very excitable party. I'd love to return to try out their brunches and even have dinner with them again!


tastemaker

This was the destination for long overdue catch up with friends. We found it due to its set meal and decided it was a good shout for some food. 

The staff couldn't have been better from the greeting we received on arrival through the meal and when leaving, everyone was polite and smiling. Everywhere was immaculately clean, fresh flowers in modern displays and the whole place smell

delightful. The set menu was interesting and the food well presented, hot and tasty. Staff were attentive and interested in our enjoyment of the meal. Very impressed with the whole experience.


The bottomless brunch is AMAZING.  Such great value and the food is very good.  The first time I took advantage of this, the service was impeccable - we literally had a sip of prosecco and the staff topped up our glasses.  The last two times I went, we had to ask for our glasses to be refilled which was disappointing as I had recommended this place to people to go for a special occasion.  

The amount of food and drink for the cost of £40 is very good though - better than going for the A La Carte for sure.


Decided to book this restaurant for lunch for mine and husbands wedding anniversary as emailed with offer from bookatable - how disappointing!!

The main was presented like something basic you would cook at home - fish dumped on plate with jesey royals beside and some kale next to that! Sauce rather basic and odd also - seemed to taste of soya sauce mixed with olive oil. And the desert was supposed to be some kind of banana and coconut terrine- was more like a kids mousse with no flavour of coconut whatsoever, presented equally as badly with banana chips crushed in the top! YES you read that right BANANA CHIPS - very classy!

Very dissappointed to have such a terrible meal and on a special occasion just made it worse. Glad we only paid as part of a lunch offer - wasn't even worth that! Cannot believed this restaurant gets such good ratings!!!!


The Sunday Roast is given the bottomless brunch treatment to give rise to the Roast with a side of unlimited Prosecco. The starters and desserts are buffet style and very tasty indeed whilst the roast is to be ordered with the waiters. The waiters were quick to spot an empty glass and would rush to top it up. In the past I have heard they are not so quick on their feet and maybe they have taken this to point. There were quite a few large groups celebrating their birthdays as well and I would definitely go there again.



Bottomless brunch ...?!

This is the third bottomless brunch bought through Timeout and sadly the worst.

I must say the food was excellent, however the prosecco was not bottomless, with being left with empty glasses on several occasions.

We had to ask on multiple occasions for a top up, waiting a maximum of 20 minutes for a drink.

Tastemaker

The bottomless brunch at OXBO is such a treat! The restaurant is located in the gorgeous Hilton Hotel just a minute south of the Tate Modern. The room is bright and airy with a full wall of windows and there was live music during our recent Saturday brunch. We got the bottomless brunch deal through Timeout, which I would definitely recommend - it includes a starter buffet, brunch dishes made to order, three mains served family style, a dessert buffet and last but not least, unlimited prosecco for two hours! All of this only costs £35 with the Timeout offer, or £40 regularly. The whole meal was delicious but stand outs were the freshly made waffles and huge selection of salads. Service was attentive and our glasses of prosecco were never empty long. I would definitely recommend booking for the weekend as the restaurant was quite full on our visit. They do a similar bottomless roast on Sunday which I really want to go back to try!

tastemaker

OXBO Bankside provides a unique mix of contemporary design and the warmth and comfort of honest, flavoursome food. This hotel restaurant could easily be a stand alone, Headed up by executive chef Paul Bates who utilises the freshest seasonal produce from both specialist suppliers and the local traders at the neighbouring Borough Market. Being my second visit and having had a great experience, I decided to recommend this little gem for my friends 40th. The 3 course set menu which included a glass of Fizz for £21 went down a treat. The chefs delivered course after course of amazing food from starters of Grimbsy cod cakes, pancetta, rabbit and snails on fried bread and a veloute of aromatic lentils. "Clean plates all round washed down with a glass of fizz" 'Mains' Mouth watering Blade of beef marinated in 5 spice, accompanied by mash, violet potatoes and coriander shoots washed down with a Spanish Tempranillo. I opted to have the delicately poached sea bass salmon and crab "my palette had gone to heaven" this dish was light, refreshing and packed with flavour. 'Dessert' A fantastic selection of desserts tonight from an AGEN Armagnac infused prune creme brûlée to a a decadent black forest trifle and a fairly generous portion of Oxford white cheese with charcoal biscuits. Tonight the chefs were the stars sending out top notch well seasoned food that was beautiful presented. As always we had friendly attentive service. The little happy birthday cheese cake and limoncello shots were a great ending to a fantastic evening. Total spend for the evening was £226,69 for the 8 set menus, 4 cokes and the bottle of wine plus service. Following my last review this place gets upgraded to 5 stars. Already looking forward to next months menu. Deon Pillay at 14:09 Share No comments: Post a Comment ‹ › Home View web version About Me My photo Deon Pillay Champagne drinking foodie, who loves discovering new places to eat and bringing you real reviews View my complete profile Powered by Blogger.

tastemaker

An absolutely brilliant boozy brunch place! The options for starters are seemingly endless, with a solid selection for your mains. You definitely won't leave here feeling hungry!! The service is helpful and attentive, and it's a great place to spend a few hours. While I like the funky animal decor it's a bit dark inside, so maybe one for autumn winter rather than a sunny summer day.

Tastemaker

Looking for a great spot for leisurely bottomless brunch? Then I would strongly suggest you try out Oxbo at Bankside. Located within the Hilton hotel close to Southwark station this may not automatically be your first choice if you're searching for a place for brunch but this is a lovely place and the lounge is also very nice too. Went along on a Saturday with a friend and I must say we found the customer service extremely friendly even when rescheduling on the phone I was left with a good impression from the outset. The dining area is oddly decorated with head busts of various wild animals which was a little bizarre but wasn’t too distracting. I guess this kind of decor is in vogue within interiors land at the moment. There is A LOT of choice here with numerous buffet counter options, all fresh, ranging from cerviche, salads, sashimi, breads and pastries. You can go up countless times so you can easily fill up on this alone. There is also an egg station and you can order freshly made waffles and pancakes from their kitchen with a huge selection of toppings to choose from. You have the option of having bottomless prosecco too! Also included are three main courses that are available to share and were really delicious. These included beef, sea bass and cauliflower gratin. There is also a large selection of desserts, cheeses and sweet treats to tickle your fancy if you weren't full enough already. Live acoustic guitar music was provided by the talented Nick Howe that offers light entertainment whilst you brunch. All the staff were super friendly and attentive throughout, there really is a vast choice of really tasty food here and we left absolutely stuffed. I would be keen to go again in the future and try their bottomless Sunday roasts!

tastemaker

On paper a hotel restaurant (particularly a Hilton) doesn't always fill me with much hope. However, this only works in OXBO's favour as you enter a hotel that is surprisingly more Soho House than Doubletree and totally belies its hotel chain parentage.

The restaurant itself continues this theme with rustic, stylish decor and is further enhanced with excellent, attentive staff.

Despite getting very busy, it's spacious and you never feel constricted or rushed.

The brunch deal here on a Sunday is £28 for 3 courses and a glass of fizz or £40 if you want them to keep topping you up for 2 hours. That's only part of the story though as both the starters and desserts are presented as a chef's selection buffet- which the staff happily remind you is 'all you can eat'!

The starter selection is quite vast - ranging from swordfish sashimi to a DIY Caesar salad station and carpaccio of beef.

You then have a choice of four mains but we both opted for the beef - as did most of our fellow diners. This did not disappoint - a generous helping of beautifully pink and tender roast served with seasonal vegetables and fluffy yorkshires - topped with real, slow cooked gravy.

By this point the desserts are a challenge but are well worth making room for with options such as the dainty creme brûlée with honeycomb shard and selection of British cheeses.

One of the best brunches we've enjoyed in London and certainly the best value. Long may they continue with this offer. I can't rave about it enough.


Great atmosphere as we ate our copious roast while a very good guitar player was singing some classic tunes. Impressive starter and dessert buffet. Festival of flavours.

Tastemaker

What a wonderful restaurant. When greeted by the friendly staff, who are attentive, funny, and clearly passionate, I'd recommend asking for a seat by the fully open view kitchen. Watching the chefs carefully preparing then delicately plating up your food adds to the overall enjoyment.

The food itself is of a very high standard and the offer menu, for 3 courses and a glass of prosecco for £21, is a great way to sample the delights.

A must visit restaurant for anyone who likes their food