Located on the first floor of the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre, Skylon takes its name from one of the original structures built for the 1951 Festival of Britain, but the culinary fare is far from stuck in the past.
The seasonal menu, under direction from executive chef Kim Woodward, features contemporary dishes, such as smoked salmon cannelloni and seared foie gras served with apricot gel and a touch of cherry blossom.
There are menus for brunch, tasting and set lunch, depending on what you fancy, as well as a pre-theatre option. However, the selling point of Skylon has to be the view – looking out onto the Thames from South Bank through huge windows adds a certain panache to the whole dining experience.
The main restaurant features modern British cuisine from Executive Chef Kim Woodward, while the grill offers more informal cooking and a relaxed atmosphere. The two dining areas are separated by a stunning centerpiece bar, which is renowned across London for its fabulous cocktails.
Skylon takes its name from the original iconic structure that was built for the 1951 Festival of Britain. The restaurant’s design echoes the style of the Royal Festival Hall during the same period, with unique contemporary touches.
Royal Festival Hall
|Opening hours:||Bar Open/snacks served noon-midnight daily.Brasserie Meals served noon-11pm daily. Main courses £13-£30.Restaurant Lunch served noon-2.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-4pm Sun. Dinner served 5.30-10.30pm Mon-Sat|
|Price:||Set lunch (Mon-Sat) £25 2 courses, £29 3 courses; (Sun) £26 2 courses, £29.50 3 courses. Set dinner £42 2 courses, £48 3 courses|
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