Skylon is one of the more upmarket eateries on London’s Southbank, situated above Royal Festival Hall, but importantly not in the sky. It’s part of the D&D London chain, who run thirty restaurants across the capital.
Despite not being in the sky Skylon does offer some pretty impressive views across the Southbank making it just about perfect for a people-watching lunch.
The menu is very varied presumably to cater for the Southbank clientele (tourists). There are fine dining dishes amongst the ‘Skylon burger’ and charcuterie plates to start. It’s a mash up…
Although it doesn’t appear to know exactly what it is, the food we tried at Skylon was all fantastic. We began with the charcuterie plate to share, which was absolutely huge with a broad range of cured meats, pate, a celeriac remoulade and cornichons all served with toasted foccaccia. I have no shame in admitting I devoured the whole lot (with help).
For mains I chose the salmon which came with a hat of pesto and teeny tiny vegetables for borrowers. My companions went for the burger and the Eggs Benedict, which I was reliably informed was delicious but I shall never know for I have sworn not to eat eggs as long as I live.
In other news the waitresses all wear matching khaki dresses with slicked back hair making them look a bit star trek. They are also beyond snooty which means I am allowed to criticise their outfits.
Gluten Free? Many a gluten free option!
The Verdict: Lovely food, relaxed atmosphere, nice views, staff a bit odd.