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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH [Map]

At the very heart of the South Bank, next to Blackfriars Bridge, lies Oxo Tower Wharf. Built as a power station for the GPO, the Wharf, has housed many businesses over the years, but most notably was home to the Oxo cube in the 1930s. Learn more

At the very heart of the South Bank, next to Blackfriars Bridge, lies Oxo Tower Wharf. Built as a power station for the GPO, the Wharf, has housed many businesses over the years, but most notably was home to the Oxo cube in the 1930s. The landmark tower, which 'subtly' advertised the product in its art deco windows, was built to get round an advertising ban imposed by the LCC.

The Restaurant was designed by award winning architects Lifschutz Davidson, who are no strangers to the South Bank, with local housing and office projects to their credit. The design incorporates sleek, natural materials but remains influenced by the art deco style of the building and the presence of the river.

Echoing the design of a 1930's ocean liner, the Restaurant is an elegant space, beautiful in its simplicity. A feature is the ceiling, which is made up of double-sided louvres, white during the day, revolving to midnight blue at dusk. The windows are angled to prevent any night time reflections, enabling the diner to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the City and St Paul's Cathedral.

The restaurant seats 130 people with an additional 80 seats on the terrace for summer dining. Dinner might start with slow cooked pork belly, mango carrot puree and chorizo, or crab cocktail, celeriac and apple macedoine and rocket foam. Grilled Herdwick mutton leg steak, asparagus, land cress and truffle pecorino salad, or halibut, marinated Jersey oysters, bok choi and sweet sake are amongst nine main courses of substance and original approach, followed by say, raspberry and elderflower trifle with shortbread. All desserts have a recommended chosen partner from the wine list.

A handy place for lunch after a little retail extravagance, or even bracing for the strain beforehand, a three course lunch offers excellent choices with starters of chilled pea and mint soup, lamb bacon and crisp pea shoots, and grilled sardines, tomato, pousse and herb vinaigrette from a choice of eight dishes. Amongst the nine main courses expect to find rabbit and black pudding, pea and morel risotto, baby carrots and coriander, or fillet of beef, café de Paris butter, smoked garlic cream and dried tomato dust.

Dessert of honey and peach brûlée, shortbread and Earl Grey tea has beside it a gentle reminder that a particular Austrian dessert wine might mingle well with it, whilst the selection of sorbets carry the flag for Kir Royale.

Service is of a high order, and combined with the modern elegance of the surroundings against a backdrop of one of the world's greatest cities makes for an experience which is an absolute must when in London.

The Restaurant has a bar situated on the south side of Oxo Tower that has equally stunning views thanks to the glass wall that runs down the south elevation, which at night is exclusive to Restaurant diners. In this calm environment, pre-dinner drinks can be enjoyed, with cigars and cognacs to look forward to later. A remarkable wine list of over 400 wines provides a stunning selection, spanning classic French regions, Spain, Italy and the New World.

A quick click on the Harvey Nichols Website will keep you abreast of menu changes and other Harvey Nichols related events and offers.

Photographs - Copyright Chris Gascoigne.


British, European, Modern British

£50.00£63.00

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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH [Map]

At the very heart of the South Bank, next to Blackfriars Bridge, lies Oxo Tower Wharf. Built as a power station for the GPO, the Wharf, has housed many businesses over the years, but most notably was home to the Oxo cube in the 1930s. Learn more

At the very heart of the South Bank, next to Blackfriars Bridge, lies Oxo Tower Wharf. Built as a power station for the GPO, the Wharf, has housed many businesses over the years, but most notably was home to the Oxo cube in the 1930s. The landmark tower, which 'subtly' advertised the product in its art deco windows, was built to get round an advertising ban imposed by the LCC.

Oxo Tower Brasserie is situated on the eighth floor of the Tower occupying part of the 12,500 square feet it shares with the restaurant, with the tower acting as a natural focus dividing the space into two equal halves. To the east lies the Restaurant and to the west the Bar and Brasserie. Both spaces are linked by a spectacular 250-foot terrace, which offers some of the most breathtaking views in London.

The Restaurant Bar and Brasserie was designed by award winning architects Lifschutz Davidson, who are no strangers to the South Bank, with local housing and office projects to their credit. The design incorporates sleek, natural materials but remains influenced by the art deco style of the building and the presence of the river.

A set menu is amongst those available in the Brasserie, starting with grilled merguez sausages, hummus and cucumber pickle, followed by Sumac spiced chicken skewer, fattoush salad, cucumber tahini tzatziki. Desserts include chocolate brownie with milk chocolate mousse and butterscotch popcorn. To give a lift before setting off for the theatre, say, a choice from three non-alcoholic vitality boosters can be invoked, with perhaps the oriental chill; crushed lychees, fresh limejuice and coconut charged with organic ginger beer, infused with Guarana extract.

A recent addition to the offering in the Brasserie is the 'Not Afternoon Tea'. A fabulously indulgent and quirky alternative to a traditional afternoon tea, this menu offers a selection of dessert tasting plates, each expertly matched with a cocktail mixed by the expert bartenders. A treat not to be missed, 'Not Afternoon Tea' is served daily between 3:15 and 5:15pm.

Head Chef Deon Jansen's menu features a mixture of global influences including Mediterranean and pan-Asian style dishes. Dishes on offer include Japanese beef carpaccio with teriyaki onions, shimeji mushrooms and wasabi mayonnaise, and buffalo mozzarella with caponata, marinated artichoke, pesto and toasted focaccia. For main course try the Korean barbequed pork belly, shitake mushroom stir-fried noodles and kimchi, or sea bass, fresh Devon crab and potato stuffed piquillo peppers, asparagus, broad beans and salsa Verde.

Separate menus cover lunch and dinner, and whilst there is some overlap between dishes on the other brasserie menus, more often than not subtle variations maintain interest as well as exhibiting the skills at work over the stoves.

In the evening live music, with a common love of jazz attracts not only gifted musicians, who find the atmosphere a vitalising element in their playing, but an enthusiastic audience to enjoy it. Sunday evening gains special attention from those who like a mellow setting of the sort created by a female vocalist and piano accompaniment.

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Mediterranean, Pacific Rim

£45.00£60.00

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Swan at Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT [Map]

As it undoubtedly would have done in the days of the original Globe, the recreated Globe has become more than a theatre, offering a social setting right on the banks of the River Thames, where all and sundry can come to enjoy the sort of relaxation which suits their mood or disposition. Learn more

As it undoubtedly would have done in the days of the original Globe, the recreated Globe has become more than a theatre, offering a social setting right on the banks of the River Thames, where all and sundry can come to enjoy the sort of relaxation which suits their mood or disposition.

On the ground floor is The Swan bar where socialising and eating are the name of the game. The 36ft oak table, made from timber reclaimed from the 1987 storm, with 32 matching carved wooden stools, runs the length of the room, bringing to life the manner in which communal pleasure would have been taken in the days of England's greatest Bard. Upstairs the Brasserie offers a wide view of the river.

A private Balcony Room invites scope for many uses where a bit of privacy is required, with exceptionally glamorous parties, brainstorming sessions, reunions and family occasions in mind. Some places, notably churches, have undercrofts, but here at The Swan they have an UnderGlobe where the larger parties can rock the night away. Whichever location floats your boat watch out for the care and attention displayed towards their cooking heritage, with ingredients sourced from local farmers, foragers and markets, with boutique wines to match, all of it very British and delicious.

To gain further information, just visit their extremely comprehensive Website.

Modern British

£18.00£36.00

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Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication, Greenwich, London, SE10 OEN [Map]

Café Rouge has over one hundred branches throughout Britain all offering a wide range of dishes drawn from the French cuisine. Slightly less than half their branches are in or close to London. Almost inevitably the décor and design of each restaurant differs from the others, but there is a general curtsy towards La France. Learn more

Café Rouge has over one hundred branches throughout Britain all offering a wide range of dishes drawn from the French cuisine. Slightly less than half their branches are in or close to London. Almost inevitably the décor and design of each restaurant differs from the others, but there is a general curtsy towards La France.

Many restaurants do an excellent breakfast, or shall we say petit dejeuner, at which such delights as scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toasted brioche, croque Madame, croissants and pain au chocolat make welcome appearances, and to their credit the English traditional gets top billing.

An array of small dishes takes in pulled pork pâté with French bread, and spicy beef and lamb sausage with harissa mayonnaise. Salads and pasta feature largely, as do baguettes and croques. Quick dishes, ideal for lunch, include slices of saucisson and cured pork loin with French bread.

Moving on to more serious stuff we find steaks, an 8oz bavette and thin cut rib eye, with a choice of béarnaise or peppercorn sauce. No French menu would be complete without the poulet jaune grille, pan-roasted breast of corn-fed chicken served on a warm taboulé of bulgar wheat and a medley of roasted vegetables with minted crème fraîche, or a steak frites before moving on to the crème brûlée, or the tart tatin. Almost invariably the coffee tastes like coffee should, something that sadly can all too often still not be said of our English restaurants, who depend too much upon technology and too little on the acquisition of a certain flair for this important conclusion to a meal.

By now we all know that the French, despite their distinctive habits when it comes to matters of satisfying the inner man, maintain a miraculous longevity of life. This is generally attributed to a number of causes, of which a measured consumption of decent wine is foremost. Café Rouge, you may be pleased to hear, encourages this with a well-chosen selection of French wines. Their prix fixe lunch and meals for children, both at a very reasonable figure, also offer excellent value.

Their Website will keep you updated on menu changes, news and other competitions and offers from the Café Society.

French

£21.00£26.00

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183-185 High Street, Eltham, London, SE9 1TS [Map]

On High Street, Prezzo Eltham offers fine Italian cuisine is a bright, spacious setting. Housed in a converted London electricity showroom building, the beautifully designed interior retains much of its original charm with a stunning first floor dining area, which features stained glass windows and wooden furniture. Learn more

On High Street, Prezzo Eltham offers fine Italian cuisine is a bright, spacious setting. Housed in a converted London electricity showroom building, the beautifully designed interior retains much of its original charm with a stunning first floor dining area, which features stained glass windows and wooden furniture.

Surrounded by shops and bars, Prezzo is just a short walk from Eltham Railway Station.

The restaurants satisfy the needs of those who like genuine Italian cuisine, as they use only the best seasonal products, many of which are imported directly from Italy. The menu includes pizza, pasta, risotto, grilled meats, fresh salads and frequently changing specials.

The freshly baked breads, like the garlic pizza bread with caramelised balsamic onions and melted mozzarella cheese, are perfect for sharing and give you adequate breathing space to order starters to follow. Crab cakes served with garlic mayonnaise or grilled goats' cheese with plum tomatoes and caramelised onions on focaccia bread with a balsamic glaze set the tone for a hearty meal.

Find pastas such as the unusual chicken ravioli, made pancetta bacon, petits pois and grana padano cheese in a cream sauce; amongst the special pastas, the polpette al forno with meatballs, field mushrooms, caramelised onions, red chillies and penne in a tomato and garlic sauce is interesting and different. Italian menus would be incomplete without risotto, like chicken and red pesto with roasted peppers and grana padano cheese, while tiger prawns with oak roast salmon and petits pois in a creamy saffron sauce, is enticingly different.

Classic pizzas embrace, among a wide selection, the popular fiorentina, topped with spinach, free-range egg, grana padano cheese, marinated olives, mozzarella and tomato, and the much loved quattro formaggi - gorgonzola, goat's cheese, grana padano, mozzarella, tomato.

Specials could include the pollo Siciliana, char-grilled chicken breast, prosciutto ham and plum tomato slices, baked with Prezzo's own blend of cheese, only one example from the many tempting offerings that come out from the Prezzo kitchens.

You can wash down the food with a variety of tipples - ranging from house wine and Chardonnay to liqueurs and beer and there is espresso or fresh ground coffee to wind up an enjoyable meal.

To gain further information, just visit their extremely comprehensive Website.

Italian

£10.00£25.00

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35 Bugsby Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0QJ [Map]

Prezzo has been delighting diners for over eight years, and this Italian restaurant chain has since been able to expand throughout large parts of England and Scotland with some 141 outlets. Interestingly, the company seeks to restore either impressive buildings or ones of local interest. Learn more

Prezzo has been delighting diners for over eight years, and this Italian restaurant chain has since been able to expand throughout large parts of England and Scotland with some 141 outlets.

Interestingly, the company seeks to restore either impressive buildings or ones of local interest. The conversion of the Newbury library and other listed buildings, such as those in Salisbury, Romsey and Mayfair, are all welcome examples of 'new use'. Their trendy and sophisticated décor usually consists of tiled or wooden floors with delicate lights and colourful paintings, along with wooden furniture and sparkling cutlery, creating a setting that is suitable for a relaxed lunch, a family meal or an evening out with friends.

The restaurants are of particular appeal to those who like genuine Italian cuisine, and they use only the best seasonal products, many of which are imported directly from Italy. The menu includes pizza, pasta, risotto, grilled meats, fresh salads and frequently changing specials.

The freshly baked breads, like the garlic bread with mozzarella cheese, are perfect for sharing and give you adequate breathing space to order starters to follow. Crab cakes served with garlic mayonnaise or grilled goat's cheese with plum tomatoes and caramelised onions on foccacia bread with a balsamic glaze set the tone for a hearty meal. Best fun is to order an antipasto platter to share made up from seven well loved Italian nibbles.

Find pastas such as the unusual penne con salmone, with oak-roasted salmon, broccoli and fresh chillies in a red pesto and cream sauce, or firm favourites like spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti Bolognese, and fusilli al pesto, asparagus spears with field mushrooms and roasted peppers in a basil pesto sauce.

Amongst the special pastas, the pollo mariano, seasoned chicken, pepperoni sausage, roasted peppers and fusilli in tomato sauce, is interesting and different. Italian menus would be incomplete without risotto, like tiger prawns with petits pois in a creamy saffron sauce.

Classic pizzas embrace, among a wide selection, the popular napoletana, topped with yellowfin tuna, tomato, white anchovies, capers, red onion, mozzarella and marinated olives, and the much loved quattro stagioni - pepperoni sausage, prosciutto ham, artichoke, field mushrooms, capers, marinated olives, mozzarella and tomato.

Specials could include the pollo Siciliana, char-grilled chicken breast, prosciutto ham and plum tomato slices, baked with their blend of cheese, only one example from the many tempting offerings that come out from the Prezzo kitchens.

You can accompany the food with a variety of tipples, though for many, Italian food requires Italian wines to be enjoyed to the full, ranging from house wine through Morellino di Scansano and Prosecco to liqueurs and beer, and there is espresso or fresh ground coffee to wind up an enjoyable meal, in company with a glass of grappa or sambuca.

This is Italian food at its attractive best, convincing and bringing together the traditional with the modern twist or two against a background of excellent value.

Prezzo is a lively group and opportunities to improve and update are never left on the table for long. Keep up to date with a quick click on their Website.

Italian

£15.00£30.00

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117 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4ST [Map]

With quality food, friendly staff, quick service and excellent value for money, Nando's is a great place to eat. Don't expect identikit, pre-fab restaurant interiors which are usually a staple of the larger chains; each restaurant is tailored to its local surroundings and customers, offering up a unique restaurant experience to go with the equally unique taste of legendary, Portuguese, Peri-Peri chicken. Learn more

With quality food, friendly staff, quick service and excellent value for money, Nando's is a great place to eat. Don't expect identikit, pre-fab restaurant interiors which are usually a staple of the larger chains; each restaurant is tailored to its local surroundings and customers, offering up a unique restaurant experience to go with the equally unique taste of legendary, Portuguese, Peri-Peri chicken.

Your peri-peri chicken, when the chips are down so to speak, is a fresh A grade chicken that has never seen the inside of a freezer, but having made the supreme sacrifice is butterfly-cut, marinated for 24 hours in a secret brew called - you've guessed - peri-peri, and is then cooked to your choice over an open flame.

There are, of course, many variations on this broad theme, numerous plays on words such as Nando's experi-perience, peri-peri good reasons why you should eat at a Nando's, and all one hopes is that for their sake chicken never goes out of fashion. New Nando's are opening all the time, peri-peri quickly in fact, the spicy bastes become hotter and more daring, and the full platter offers a whole chicken, large chips or spicy rice and Nando's salad or coleslaw.

Since chickens are vegetarian it seems logical you can order veggie or bean burgers and patties, and still feel the heat from the peppers. All in all, Nando's is hotly recommended for those occasions when you have a large following of permanently hungry children, or adults even, to keep happy - the only thing taken really seriously is the quality of those peri-peri good chickens.

Nando's is a place for bright people who love to laugh and love to eat, and is guaranteed to spice up your taste buds. Their fun approach to life means that when you visit Nando's you can fully relax without the airs and graces associated with more starchy dining out.

For the location of your nearest Nando's restaurant and a host of details about menus, parties and drinks, a click on their Website will reveal a Pandora's box of information.

Casual, Portuguese

£11.00£16.00

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58-62 Tranquil Vale, London, SE3 0BN [Map]

When you enter a chain restaurant there is always a sense of déjà vu, yet with the twelve outlets of Giraffe, this may not really be true. Russel and Juliette Joffe and Andrew Jacobs' philosophy behind this group of restaurants is sustaining the driving force of healthy, happy eating, while retaining the difference each location brings. Learn more

When you enter a chain restaurant there is always a sense of déjà vu, yet with the twelve outlets of Giraffe, this may not really be true. Russel and Juliette Joffe and Andrew Jacobs' philosophy behind this group of restaurants is sustaining the driving force of healthy, happy eating, while retaining the difference each location brings. This includes minor variations in the menu too, and explains why the restaurant does not like to be called a chain, but prefers being referred to as a herd. The origin of its quaint name too, is interesting. The giraffe has the largest heart in the animal kingdom, and with its magnificent height is able to perceive things differently. These two features of being different and large hearted sum up the restaurant's proclamation of 'love, eat, live'.

Giraffe offers world food and adds an unusual twist to some familiar dishes. Their breakfast menu has stacked pancakes with bananas and blueberries, warm waffles, ranch styles tostadas and healthy veggie options. Some great starters are a mezze plate with warm naans that offer the best of many cuisines - grilled halloumi, hummus, tzatiki, ratatouille and falafel.  Japanese king fried prawns are a hit, while another bright spot on the menu, is the colourful sunshine antipasti bruschetta, a clever combination of artichokes, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, olives, roasted peppers, red onion and rocket on pesto foccacia. If this long list of ingredients is intriguing, just wait until your palate takes over.

The house's special salad, cheekily called 'more than love', is colourful and has crunchy appeal. The Thai chicken and vermicelli noodle version is an equally enticing starter. For mains, there are plenty of options like roasted corn and chilli bran burritos, tangy turkey enchiladas and the much loved sweet potatoes, asparagus, green beans and broccoli served with organic brown basmati rice. One can also settle for a good old burger and wash it down with interesting smoothies. They also offer world wines and unusual cocktails with catchy names like Bombay flower and pomegranate caipirinha.

The dessert section comprises of not just fruit based healthy desserts, but brilliant stars like Swiss mountain chocolate cheesecake, banana waffle split and rocky road ice cream sundaes, which transport the diner to a state of bliss. The friendly staff, who are carefully hired for their sunny disposition, and children's activities help make these restaurants a very special, happy and healthy treat indeed.

To gain further information, just visit their extremely comprehensive Website.

International

£15.00£26.00

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1-34 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY [Map]

With quality food, friendly staff, quick service and excellent value for money, Nando's is a great place to eat. Don't expect identikit, pre-fab restaurant interiors which are usually a staple of the larger chains; each restaurant is tailored to its local surroundings and customers, offering up a unique restaurant experience to go with the equally unique taste of legendary, Portuguese, Peri-Peri chicken. Learn more

With quality food, friendly staff, quick service and excellent value for money, Nando's is a great place to eat. Don't expect identikit, pre-fab restaurant interiors which are usually a staple of the larger chains; each restaurant is tailored to its local surroundings and customers, offering up a unique restaurant experience to go with the equally unique taste of legendary, Portuguese, Peri-Peri chicken.

Your peri-peri chicken, when the chips are down so to speak, is a fresh A grade chicken that has never seen the inside of a freezer, but having made the supreme sacrifice is butterfly-cut, marinated for 24 hours in a secret brew called - you've guessed - peri-peri, and is then cooked to your choice over an open flame.

There are, of course, many variations on this broad theme, numerous plays on words such as Nando's experi-perience, peri-peri good reasons why you should eat at a Nando's' and all one hopes is that for their sake chicken never goes out of fashion. New Nando's are opening all the time, peri-peri quickly in fact, the spicy bastes become hotter and more daring, and the full platter offers a whole chicken, large chips or spicy rice and Nando's salad or coleslaw.

Since chickens are vegetarian it seems logical you can order veggie or bean burgers and patties, and still feel the heat from the peppers. All in all, Nando's is hotly recommended for those occasions when you have a large following of permanently hungry children, or adults even, to keep happy - the only thing taken really seriously is the quality of those peri-peri good chickens.

Nando's is a place for bright people who love to laugh and love to eat, and is guaranteed to spice up your taste buds. Their fun approach to life means that when you visit Nando's you can fully relax without the airs and graces associated with more starchy dining out.

For the location of your nearest Nando's restaurant and a host of details about menus, parties and drinks, a click on their Website will reveal a Pandora's box of information.

Casual, Portuguese

£11.00£16.00

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215-217 Clink Street, London, SE1 9DG [Map]

Casual, Portuguese

£11.00£16.00

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