Southbank, a neighbourhood in London, in probably one of – if not - the most visited area of the whole of London due to it being the home to many of the world famous British attractions. With Southbank being essentially on the River Thames, you are never going to be very far from anything to see and do or very far from anywhere to eat.
Touching on not being far from things to do, The London Eye is definitely the most well known attraction that you would see during your time in Southbank. Not only that, travel across the Thames with any of the bridges you will find yourself less than ten minutes away from The National Gallery (as seen on this stunning print)
Southbank isn’t just home to famous London attractions, but it is also home to wide variety of amazing places to eat. The first place I’d like to mention is the “OXO Tower Restaurant”, located at Barge House Strees, OXO Tower Wharf. The OXO Tower in London is the ideal place to have dinner with live music, a cocktail after work or a relaxed lunch with friends. With three separate areas in the tower, including a garden terrace looking over London, OXO Tower certainly offers one of, if not the best view while dining in London. Offering high end cuts of meat and fish fillets, you are certain to find something that appeals to you if you visit. OXO Tower also offers different menus for lunch and dinner, meaning you have a wider choice of time to visit which leaves you with a better experience. They even offer a kids menu among everything that they offer as well as afternoon tea, so there’s bound to be something for everyone who visits.
The next place that I would like to mention is “Locale”, located at 3B Belvedere Road, County Hall. The Southbank location of this restaurant is one of three of the Locale restaurants, each with a unique look and experience. Locale offers predominantly Italian food with a focus on keeping the sense of “neighbourhood dining” (taken from the “Locale” website). They offer everything you would expect from an Italian restaurant with seasonal meats and fish. Their pizzas, 12 inch stone baked are all made with Fior de Latte mozzarella cheese, make in an authentic Italian style. The pasta dishes are also available in both starter and main course size for those who don’t feel like eating too much.
A final place I’d like to mention being “Den – Mondrian London”. Den is known to be one of London’s best hangout parlours in the city. Meaning that if you do end up visiting, there is no pressure of ordering copious amounts of food or a specific amount without being asked to leave. It is more of a place for you to come and hang out or relax for a few hours with some friends or a partner while enjoying drinks and food. They offer your basics like coffees and a wide variety of teas, as well as food that ranges from scones and waffles to burgers. So if you’re not entirely sure what you’re in the mood for, that isn’t too big or too heavy, this place – with its casual atmosphere would be perfect.