Sea Containers: The Ultimate Foodie Experience With Scenic Views Across The Thames

Perched gracefully on the southern bank of the River Thames, Sea Containers presents an impeccable blend of culinary expertise and breathtaking views of the city skyline. This sophisticated dining establishment, situated inside the iconic Sea Containers hotel, offers a sleek place to get a delectable bite to eat while taking in the glamorous clientele and the quietly luxurious surroundings.

Upon entering via the South Bank entrance, you are greeted by the very Instagrammable floor-to-ceiling glass cabinets packed with an array of British household favourite condiments. A real masterpiece in interior design that raises a smile the moment you walk in the door, the hotel’s warm and inviting ambiance seamlessly complements the venue’s modern aesthetic. The decor is chic yet understated, with tasteful accents that pay homage to the maritime heritage of the building. The seating arrangements are thoughtfully laid out to provide every diner with an unobstructed view of the river, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely meal or a special celebration.

The menu at Sea Containers London is a testament to the restaurant’s commitment to seasonality and ingredient-led cooking. Drawing inspiration from the freshest produce and locally sourced ingredients, the menu takes inspiration from best of British cuisine with a touch of American flair – each dish is a harmonious symphony of flavours and textures. The culinary team’s mastery is evident in every bite, with dishes that are both visually stunning and palate-pleasing.

Start your meal with the seabass ceviche tacos, a delicate and vibrant dish that showcases the freshness of the fish. The delicate slices of ceviche are paired with tangy red onion salsa, fresh lime, crispy taco shells, and a hint of micro coriander, creating a symphony of flavours that dance on the palate. Cheese lovers, rejoice! The four cheese croquettes served with jalapeno mayonnaise are a serious crowd pleaser… so much so, we ordered a second plate.

For the main course, the BBQ chicken sharing board for the table with garlic and smoked paprika is a must-try. Accompany this with grilled hispi cabbage and the ever-so-indulgent mac and cheese, which is delightfully rich and creamy and leaves a lasting impression. Everything is simple but elegant, hearty and perfectly seasoned.

In addition to its exceptional cuisine, Sea Containers London also offers an extensive wine list and a curated selection of cocktails – the Lemon Drop cocktail is the ultimate pre-dinner tipple. The knowledgeable team are on hand to guide you through the menu, ensuring a memorable dining experience that caters to every palette.

To conclude your meal, indulge in one of the restaurant’s delectable desserts. The 12-layer chocolate devil’s food cake is a decadent treat and as good as it sounds, plus, the sticky toffee pudding paired with a scoop of stem ginger ice cream is the perfect way to end a perfect meal.

Sea Containers London offers great food in a setting that epitomises the quirky, chic and modern spirit of the British capital. From the stunning views, incredible interiors (there really is a photo opportunity around every corner) to the impeccable service and exceptional cuisine, every aspect of the dining experience is carefully curated to delight the senses. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a relaxed dining experience with friends, Sea Containers London is hard to beat.

Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground South Bank London SE1 9PD