Medieval Banquet

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Medieval Banquet

A medieval marvel of a banquet in St Katherine Docks that includes four courses, plus unlimited ale and wine. The feasts take place by torchlight in the vaulted cellar, surrounded by actors and performers in appropriate clobber. Those wishing to get in on ye olde act can hire a costume on arrival. The evening concludes with a disco.


Venue name: Medieval Banquet
Address: Ivory House
St Katharine Docks
Opening hours: 7.15-11.30pm Mon-Sat, 5.15pm-9.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Tower Hill
Price: £50, £30 4-17s, £110 family (2 adults + 2 children), excluding Christmas and special events. Costume hire £10, medieval hats £5-£10
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The Medieval Banquet, located in an atmospheric cellar in St. Katherine’s Dock seemed like it might make for a fun night out but really the whole experience was quite cheesy and cringe worthy. The setting worked really well with the theme but the whole place felt like it was full of tourists and people on work functions. We went for the option which was three courses with unlimited beer and wine. The ticket said that doors opened at 7:15 but the alcohol didn't start getting served until 8:00. Everyone was seated at communal tables and served food at the same time. There were costumes to rent for £10 and it cost an extra £5 to rent a crown. There were a few people who rented the costumes including the couple next to us who seemed to be on a very awkward first or second date.

Even though the food was served family style, they were really good about accommodating multiple dietary requirements at our table. That said, the food was all very basic - the soup was indistinguishable in flavour, the bread was stale and the cake at the end seemed like the type you would get from a wholesale store. There was entertainment between each course and the acrobats were especially talented. We had to call our server “wench” and bang on the table if we wanted something. Our server seemed nice, but brusk. I could tell that most of the staff were trying their best but I couldn’t help but notice that a few looked like they would really rather be somewhere else. The food finished being served around 10:00 and then the performance area opened up into a dance floor. I’m giving the venue two stars for effort but if you judge a place based on the quality of the toilets, then this is definitely one star.  

Went to the Medieval Banquet a few weeks ago and had a great time. As a Londoner, I can be a bit picky with "touristy" things, but had a positive surprise. The show was really good, our wench made us feel at ease and encouraged us to join in and and other guests seems to enjoy themselves as well. The atmosphere was great! The food is fine, not a Michelin star restaurant, but it did fill us up without any complaints. With a four course dinner, unlimited wine AND a fun live show in a Medieval style,I think it is good value for the money I paid, and I ended up having a really good night out with my friend! 


Hidden away right by the impressive St Katherine's dock this is an interesting experience. Several actors will help set the mood and atmosphere and propel you back into medieval times where you are treated to their medieval feast and entertainment. Expect dressing up, audience participation, comedy, musical and acrobatic performances, sword fights and magic tricks to keep you entertained. The food is nothing spectacular just simple chicken, vegetables and potatoes but is filling and there are lots of drinks but don't expect gourmet cuisine otherwise you will come away disappointed.This is ok to go to for a different group activity. Personally I think this could be lot better especially the food. The venue is a little cramped and expect to share tables with others when you visit. Some might find this a little cringey at times but if you go with an open mindset you’ll quickly find that you get into the spirit of things.

I visited this venue with my very good friend on one of our famous random nights out as it's a little different to 'popping to the local Nandos' as everyone else does so imaginatively. I managed to get a half price discount via the internet which made it much better value for money (£25 each) ; I think full price is a bit too much for what you get so try to get a discount. Basically to sum it up I would say it was a really good experience. The food was ok, all quite plain but you know what? it was fine, edible & filling too. We were both stuffed and just about ate dessert! Alcohol was free-flowing all night with a choice of some sort of beer/wine plus water too. Everyone shares big plates/bread and has to pass things to each other along the long benches that you sit on. It's unsettling at first for a bunch of strangers in London to have to converse or share anything at all... but you quickly get over it and the more you join in, the more you will enjoy it (I promise) The entertainment was fun all night long - the staff work hard to put on a show, make sure you enjoy it & sing. Banging your fists on the table is a little bizarre and totally painful by the end... but amazingly good fun as you can really let your hair down. All of this and then a disco at the end, people dance.

Horrendous waste of money! I went with my boyfriend and for £100 it was a big disappointment. The staff were rude (we were charged twice and with no apology). The food catered to the masses - boiled chicken and potatoes followed by a bland store-bought cheesecake (not very medieval?l!). We really didnt enjoy the night and ended up leaving early. I feel bad for all the tourists that forked out hard-earned cash for this event. I really wouldnt recommend this to anyone..