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OXO Tower Brasserie

Restaurants, British South Bank
5 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)
Jonathan Reid
Jonathan Reid

Time Out says

The Brasserie is one of three restaurants and bars at the Oxo Tower, with this the more informal culinary alternative to the fine dining restaurant. The alfresco seating here is popular in the summer months, with barely-interrupted views across the Thames. Floor-to-ceiling windows help those dining inside to enjoy the view, too. 

The Brasserie's all-day, seasonal menu champions British produce and cuisine. Dishes range from roasted butternut squash soup and mushrooms on toast with a soft boiled hen's egg to seared scallops with a truffle parsley purée, Welsh rump of lamb with truffle mash and gravy, and braised pork belly with lentils and winter vegetables. 

Keep an eye out for various special menus and seasonal offers, including a range of afternoon teas, Christmas cocktails, hot chocolates and parties, and a range of vegetarian and vegan menus. 

OXO Tower Brasserie says
Perched high on the eighth floor of the OXO Tower, the lively Brasserie offers the opportunity to dine from noon until late from its innovative, British, all-day dining menu, whilst live music from an extensive line-up of jazz musicians adds an extra dimension to the experience.



Address: OXO Tower Brasserie
Barge House Street
Opening hours: Mon-Sat noon-11pm; Sun noon-10pm
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For a special treat while my mum was in town I settled on the Oxo Tower Brasserie as it’s got amazing views, right beside all of the tourist hot spots and has an incredible menu. Having done a fair few London afternoon teas I was looking for something a bit different and within budget...this place didn’t disappoint! We booked in for the Theatre Not Afternoon Tea which was sublime from start to finish. Swiftly seated we started with Shakespeare themed cocktail and dessert. Followed by miniature desserts all accompanied by a cocktail pairing to compliment whilst staying on the theatre theme. We were then presented with our choice of tea and complimentary chica and biscuit. Couldn’t recommend this enough for a special occasion!

The Oxo Tower has been firmly placed on my bucket-list for ages, this weekend I finally got to go and visit for my sisters birthday, it was spectacular! The venue is placed beautifully on Southbank with gorgeous panoramic views of London. We were seated right by the window and an early dinner booking meant we got the opportunity to watch the sunset (and take copious of family photos on the terrace). Our waiter was a delight and the food and drinks were delicious. After dinner we were taken to an area in the bar to continue the festivities. We all had a brilliant time, it was such a special evening, I really recommend visiting if you can. They have a 'Not Afternoon Tea' advertised which looks lovely...

I really love this venue, the staff are so friendly and extremely helpful. Nothing is a chore. The food and views also amazing, definitely try and get a seat on the terrace if it's sunny!


One of the loveliest views you can have your breakfast with. We had the brunch here on a Sunday morning and it was fabulous having cocktails watching the Thames and St Paul's from our table. This place is great for big groups, there were a lot of big parties, families here celebrating special days. They have breakfast classics on the menu and the food is good.

Oxo Tower Brasserie is a great place to go, definitely in summer. It's one of my favourite places; it has such a classy feeling but it still has such a laidback, relaxed atmosphere, which I absolutely love. The staff is really friendly and casual, not stiff at all. You can go there for a drink at the bar, breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or/and dinner. Every time I went it was for dinner, in summer, with a bottle of wine and great food. The food they serve is classic but really good quality. The drinks/bottle prices are a bit expensive but you also pay for the view of course. There is not always availability on the terrace, but you can ask the waiters to keep an eye if a table comes available, then it's not a problem to move to outside. The view is an absolute plus and it's one of my favourite places to be in the summer, relaxing, breathtaking views, great staff and an amazing place to be. Strongly recommend this place!

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Good buzzy atmosphere, excellent service and nice views, coupled with some great food made for an entertaining evening. Yes there are now more impressive views eg Aqua Shard etc, but this brasserie is worth a trip. Only downer was the bar was reserved out for a private party so worth checking that before booking.


The OXO Tower's Not Afternoon Tea is the perfect treat especially for a birthday - and that is just what I got! We booked a table for 3pm and by the time we got there we were starving. A beautiful, crisp, sunny day meant sitting by the window in the Brasserie was light, bright with a beautiful view of the river and a nice ambiance. The waiters were attentive and served us water straight away but gave us time to browse through the different afternoon tea plates. We went for the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland experience which includes a Not Afternoon Tea plate (of your choice) along with an eat me, drink me treat, a Golden Afternoon cocktail, gingerbread pocket watch and Alice themed treat box to takeaway. This obviously comes with a higher price and for both of us was £90 - PRICEY but was such a lovely experience. However at £26 for a cocktail and a plate of treats I think the usual Not Afternoon Tea is pretty good value for a fantastic venue, great service and delicious treats. Each season there are 4 different plates with a bespoke cocktail to choose from. At the moment there are the following:

TEA TOTAL PLATE - English tea Victoria sponge, Chamomile & lemon meringue pie, Redbush panna cotta, Jasmine white chocolate sandwich and TOTALLY TEA - Absolut Elyx, peach liquor, Lillet Rouge, lemon juice, Earl Grey syrup, slimline tonic.
ALL ABOUT THE BRITISH PUDDING - Treacle tart, vanilla ice cream, Sticky toffee pudding, clotted cream, Bramley apple crumble, custard, Rice pudding, wild plum jam and DELICIOUS UNION - Sipsmith Summer Cup, chase marmalade, cider, apple juice, vanilla foam and cherry bitters.
CHOCOLATE FRUIT AND NUT CASE - Dark chocolate peanut tart, White chocolate and cranberry truffle, Caramelia hazelnut mousse, Rum and raisin chocolate pudding and CHAMBOLIC - Chambord, frangelico, orgeat, cranberry and ginger ale.
RHUBARB RHUBARB RHUBARB - Rhubarb and ginger cheesecake, Rhubarb gin trifle, Rhubarb and liquorice tart, Rhubarb and wild fennel meringue and RHUBARB - Portobello Road Gin, rhubarb liqueur, lemon juice and tonic water.
All 4 sound fantastic right? We went for the British Pud & Choco plate, sharing both so we could try more. (N.b. you are also able to pick the other cocktails instead of going with the pairing however we stuck to the advised). My bf LOVES chocolate however was reserved as doesn't like nut or fruit additions - if you are the same don't worry as none of the fruit or nuts are over powering and everything works beautifully. The plates arrived, although we did wait quite a while, and were brought by the friendliest waiter. Mine had HAPPY BIRTHDAY written on it in caramel sauce which was cute and a candle in the ice cream - very sweet! The warm chocolate pudding was delicious - I couldn't taste the rum or raisin which worked for me however I can see why some people might be disappointed as it didn't quite meet the description. My favourite plate was the chocolate by far - everything was rich, high quality and beautifully presented. The British Pud plate was also fantastic and included the nicest sticky toffee pud and treacle tart. To be honest the rice pudding was a let down - there are plenty of other British classics they could have chosen but hey. The addition of the ice cream and custard sides were also nice - especially the homemade custard but the ice cream wasn't the best quality.  The cocktails were also amazing - presented in beautiful glasses. My fav was the Chambolic which was smooth, chocolatey with a hint of fruit. The second cocktail was OK but nothing special. And the treats to take away were so cute and ranged from a marzipan rabbit to a mushroom shaped macaroon. 
Overall a lovely experience - I will be back to try their Not Afternoon Tea when they switch it up next!


I had the opportunity to dine here with an old professor during his family vacation - and what a treat! The brasserie itself grants stunning views of London, and it is impeccably decorated in a minimalist way, allowing the full splendour of the river and its banks to take centre stage. The service was fantastic, very aware of refilling glasses, bringing another bottle of wine, and our server was very patient with the children we had with us. I had the scallops, which were probably the best I've ever had. Perfectly cooked, with a beautiful pancetta accompaniment. I definitely recommend this place - you will not be disappointed! 

Located on the 8th floor of the Oxo Tower, The Brasserie restaurant has incredible views across the south bank and the city, perfect for summer alfresco dining. The food is tasty and well thought out in presentation. In particular, the coconut thai yellow curry duck leg which was mouthwatering with the most succulent  meat, just the right amount of spice and a mish mash of flavours. The desserts that followed were seasonably chosen and not too heavy. A Blueberry bakewell tart with yoghurt sorbet  and a coffee were the ideal end to our feast and I left feeling more than content! Not to forget, the talented jazz musicians playing on the terrace throughout. Unquestionably worth a visit if you get the chance. I will be visiting again for sure!

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