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.
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Banyan On The Thames
34 Lombard Road BatterseaLondonSW11 3RF
I ate here while staying at the hotel last year. It was Saturday night and I was dining alone, so was a bit apprehensive. The staff however were lovely and I got a seat next to the window. I had 50% off my meal which made it very affordable; not sure I would have wanted to pay double, but I enjoyed what I had. Often when I'm eating alone, I eat quickly and tend not to have 3 courses, but felt...more
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
Banyan is an interesting restaurant as it can be either dressed up for an elegant dinner or down for a more casual affair. Located on the Thames it offers very nice views. The food it good- depending on what you get. The service - same. A little pricey but not a bad place to try. I have been a couple of times with mixed experiences. With that said, I will likely go again - so take that however...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