At the indulgent 5-star Hotel Rafayel, award-winning Banyan on The Thames serves modern dishes from around the world in its deluxe purple-themed, plush dining room. With recipes ranging from exotic curries to traditional British favourites, the environmentally conscious lounge-bar and restaurant boasts beautiful views over the river and a wide selection of award-winning wines. An innovative list of luxury cigars can be appreciated on the al fresco rooftop terrace.
£26 to £40
Venue Details & Map
Banyan On The Thames
34 Lombard Road BatterseaLondonSW11 3RF
- +44 20 7801 3638
So I went with a tastecard so it's not unusual not to have access to the whole menu based on that - but the menu is actually laid out with tastecard users in mind (tacky!) because items are starred with small print about paying extra for them due to expensive ingredients. Makes the restaurant seem so cheap and amateur! Why not just include the excess in the price and have a whole...more
Hmmm... Banyan on Thames restaurant... a hard one to rate.
I took my other half to this restaurant having purchased the TravelZoo voucher (£35 for 2 3course meals, fantastic deal btw). On arrival to the hotel Rafayel at 8pm, the sun still shining and slowly setting which made the hotel look really really beautful. We walked through the hotel lobby to the restaurant (very odd deco tbh, kind of...more
Pretty disappointing. With 50% off it was about as much as I would expect to pay at one of the seriously nice places in this area, and it was significantly below the quality. Service was embarrassingly bad, my husband had to send his steak back as medium-rare translated to well-done. We waited 20 minutes for our bill & then went to the bar to ask for it. I almost just wanted to walk out, & I'm...more
Had dinner here since we were hungry from the Eurostar trip from Paris. Well I'm so annoyed that we went there as the food was very basic and below average and we were pretty much ignored. There was a large table in there that seemed to be getting the royal treatment from all the staff but they did not take care of us at all. What a shame!more
REVIEW OF AFTERNOON TEA
The Hotel Rafayel is certainly off the beaten track, but once you step into the hotel you forget all about the storage unit across the road. The vibe is very decadent (perhaps verging on nightclubby, with loud music in the loos...), and the views of the river in the restaurant were lovely.
We went here for afternoon tea with a Groupon, and I was majorly impressed....more