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Banyan on The Thames at Hotel Rafayel, London
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European Terrace

Banyan on The Thames at Hotel Rafayel

9.1/10
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Hotel Rafayel on The Left Bank, SW11 3RF London
European
Average price £30

Banyan on The Thames at Hotel Rafayel

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Restaurant menu

Last update: September 2023
Dietary optionsGluten free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan dishes, Vegetarian dishes
Mix grill
£12
two pieces of chicken tikka, chicken wings, lamb kebab and garlic sauce
Crispy peking duck pancakes
£9
duck breast served with cucumber, springs onions & hoisin sauce
Duck spring rolls
£8.5
deep fried duck meat wrapped in pastry sheet served with orange and star anis sauce

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Banyan on The Thames at Hotel Rafayel, London
Banyan on The Thames at Hotel Rafayel, London
Banyan on The Thames at Hotel Rafayel, London
Amazing duck spring rolls ❤ - Banyan on The Thames at Hotel Rafayel, London

Reviews

9.1/10
Excellent53 reviews
9/10

Food

9.4/10

Service

9.1/10

Ambience

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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Very short waiting time
Quiet
  • Coralie S.15 reviews

    February 20, 2024

    10/10

    We had a lovely meal and service was excellent

  • Pamela N.1 review

    February 16, 2024

    10/10

    They were lovely from the minute we arrived and made us feel at home, great service and great staff! I’d highly recommend

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  • Zara S59 reviews

    February 5, 2024

    10/10

    Right near the river and just sublime in the evenings for a walk after a nice meal.

  • Maria m.3 reviews

    December 24, 2023

    9/10

    Celebramos Nochebuena allí, ambiente tranquilo y acogedor. La comida estaba muy rica si bien no es la comida que como española esperaba para esa noche. Relación calidad precio muy buena

  • Patricia C.1 review

    May 13, 2023

    10/10

    I have been.to this exquisite restaurant several times because of the variety of the dishes and the ambiance.I decided to surprise my friend and decided to take her.She loved it immediately,and repeated her delight during the visit. We both had the Prawn dishes and shared it between ourselves.The dishes were to die for. This was followed by the Mongologian Lamb and the Lamb Chop. The presentation,quality of the food was delicious. My friend decided that she will definitely visit for her milestone birthday in a couple of month Very pleasant staff. My favourite restaurant and the view was breathtaking. Thanks for a lovely evening.

  • Sabreena S.2 reviews

    March 20, 2023

    3.5/10

    The restaurant could do with a face lift and some tlc. It felt like an old hall and the food tasted as if it had been warmed up in a microwave. Such a shame because thee location is lovely and it has so much potential.

  • Richard Ade- M.1 review

    January 28, 2023

    9/10

    I wanted to surprise my lady friend by booking Rafayel for her birthday dinner. She was most impressed with the location,view, food and the staff. I am very happy that she enjoyed the time we spent at the restaurant. We'll be back

  • Jennifer M.1 review

    December 17, 2021

    9/10

    I really enjoyed coming to this restaurant, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is very good. On any occasion I choose to take my family and friends ,the environment is warm and welcoming and the food is delicious. My children love it here

  • Michael b.1 review

    December 15, 2021

    2/10

    We arrived there and they had a private party on and said they had no booking for us! Very unhappy! We had to find another restaurant elsewhere!

  • David S.1 review

    December 13, 2021

    8/10

    Food was good value. Nice view of the river. But a lot of work going on and there were few staff and very few staff in the restaurant area (only one). We were only served two cake portions instead of three for three people. But the member of staff was excellent and it was all good value for money and the view was nice so we may return in the summer.

  • Rebecca W.1 review

    November 4, 2021

    10/10

    Lovely restaurant; with beautiful decor. I went for lunch and the food was absolutely delicious without exaggeration. Perfect portions for starter, main and dessert with Lovely presentation. It actually made my day as I hadn't been before and didn't know what to expect. There were beautiful art pieces and a flower wall which adds to the overall vibrance of the place; even the bathroom was nice (I'm an interior designer so I can be picky).. honestly, I'm coming back in the evening next time just for the ambiance and the Perfect night view of the Thames.

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  • Carol M.1 review

    August 21, 2021

    9.5/10

    We love this resaurant, but had never eaten there during the evening. We enjoyed live music, superb chilli prawns, wonderful location by the Thames that also gave views to Battersea heliport. Great ambiance, and good mix of clientele too.

  • Clint J.1 review

    June 19, 2021

    10/10

    The food was very nice, the meal was succulent and tasty, definitely value for money, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to go out for a nice meal with a great scenic view, this is the place.......

  • Caroline I.1 review

    June 10, 2021

    9.5/10

    This restaurant was such a lovely surprise. A sunny day by the river and delicious food washed down with French champagne, what more could one ask for. Go and enjoy!

  • Natasha G.1 review

    June 5, 2021

    7/10

    A great experience on the whole, I would visit again. The food was tasty and the Riverside atmosphere and music made the evening relaxing and fun. A great place to hang out.

  • Victoria S.2 reviews

    May 22, 2021

    10/10

    Extremely happy I choose Banyan on the Thames everything was just right, excellent service and delicious food would definitely be back again. I would strongly recommend. Thank you to the Banyan staff for making our evening just perfect.

  • Kirsten R.1 review

    May 7, 2021

    9.5/10

    You really cannot beat the views of the River Thames from the restaurant! I would definitely recommend ordering the chicken tikka masala and garlic naan bread, it was simply amazing. The owner was really kind and welcoming as well.

  • Millie C.1 review

    April 24, 2021

    2/10

    Booked a table and turned up but they had no spaces available, don’t even bother! Staff were very unorganised and didn’t seem to be serving people as lots were waiting.

  • John e.2 reviews

    April 23, 2021

    5.5/10

    Great location. Right on the river, has heaters as well in the covered area. Not great service, completely forgot to bring us our drinks order and then charged us for them! Food average. Generally felt disorganised. Would go back but just for drinks

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
07:30 AM - 01:00 AM
Saturday
07:30 AM - 01:00 AM
Sunday
07:30 AM - 11:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

Hotel Rafayel on The Left Bank, SW11 3RF, London, United Kingdom

Public transport

Clapham Junction station

Additional information

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