Skylon’s triple height picture windows provide panoramic views along the river.

Skylon captures the creative energy and excitement of London in the 21st century.

Helena Puolakka is one of the shining stars among female Head Chefs. Her lightness of touch and love of presentation, as well as her Finnish origins- come to the fore in the main restaurant, all day dining in the Grill and an excellent children’s menu.

Skylon Bar is a destination in its own right frequented by a “heady mix” of culture vultures that brush shoulders with magazine editors to members of Parliament.


Typical meal price: From £41.00 (USD51.61) per diner

£41 and over

Venue Details & Map


The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
1 Belvedere Road
Public transport:
Tube: Waterloo/Embankment Train: Waterloo


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Set price menu
Theatre menu
Children Facilities
Childrens menu
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Event facilities
Venue allows outside catering
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted

Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 80 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Skylon

5.0 out of 5 26 July 2016
by Debbie H.

Where do you take your oldest friend to celebrate their 60th birthday and their retirement? I needed to find somewhere iconic, somewhere special and I got it just right with the Skylon Grill.

I e-mailed to ask for a table by the window so we could watch the Thames go by so I was initially disappointed to be sat mid-restaurant. However, 10 minutes later we were moved when a table became...more

3.0 out of 5 2 July 2016
by Jeff W.

Dinner and drinks with an amazing Thames view. Menu was relatively broad, and the food quality was fresh, though nothing worthy of the location premium pricing. I did enjoy the steak sauce selection:more

5.0 out of 5 19 May 2016
by Lizzie F.

I went to this delightful restaurant last year for my birthday with big and little people of my family. It was absolutely lovely, the food was amazing particularly my gnocchi started. But what made it so lovely was the fuss the waiter and the manager made of both me (the birthday girl!) and my 6 yr old niece who loved getting dressed up for the occasion! It's in a great location and I would...more

5.0 out of 5 19 April 2016
by Sanj M.

I do love this place for special occasion drinks. Ok it was helped by the most dreamy sunset happening outside at the same time, bathing everything and everyone inside in a flattering golden glow and slowly turning the sky pink. A backdrop to make any bar look beautiful!

Skylon is swish and pretty already though; we didn't stay for dinner as it's quite spendy and we'd decided to do the drinks...more

5.0 out of 5 21 August 2015
by Kerri H.

The location of this place is amazing, right off the thymes river... And it was beautiful and the food and drinks were amazing.

Great service. Great experience all around. I highly recommend!!!more

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