Wine with a View: Wine Tasting Flight with Bar Snacks for Two at Skylon

  • Add an extra guest (four more maximum) +
    £40

Wine with a View: Wine Tasting Flight with Bar Snacks for Two at Skylon

Waterloo, London

£80
  • Add an extra guest (four more maximum) +
    £40

“With lofty ceilings and superb Thames views from soaring windows, [Skylon] is always spectacular, by day or night” Time Out London

Why we love it

Named after the iconic and futuristic 300ft structure built for 1951’s era-defining Festival of Britain, Skylon offers modern British cuisine, a gargantuan wine list and unparalleled views over London’s skyline from the third floor of the Royal Festival Hall. Sample five wines from around the world, nibble on bar snacks created by Head Chef Tom Cook – former apprentice of Gary Rhodes and Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche – and admire stunning views of the capital from the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a wine tasting flight for two people at Southbank’s panoramic bar, Skylon
  • Taste five 85ml portions of wine each, from country’s such as New Zealand, South Africa, Austria and Italy
  • Served alongside two cooked snacks to share from the bar menu, such as ‘Fried chilli squid, mango jam & chilli jam’

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience available exclusively to Truly guests

Description

From the third-floor of Royal Festival Hall, Skylon Bar and Restaurant provides modern British cuisine, fabulous cocktails and magnificent views over the London skyline.

Stylishly positioned between the two dining areas, the main bar echoes the brutalist style of the original Royal Festival Hall constructed for the 1951 Festival of Britain, with a contemporary edge. To say the bar’s wine list is extensive is an understatement; the menu features wines by the glass from well-renowned appellations in France to intriguing and unique wines from Slovenia and Chile, on top of a seemingly endless list of new and old world wines by the bottle, from Bordeaux to Mount Bargylus in Syria, Piedmont to Uruguayan Pisano.

In the kitchen, executive Head Chef Tom Cook oversees a menu of modern British cuisine. Chef Cook trained under Gary Rhodes and Michel Roux Jr. and has worked in kitchens from London to Sydney for iconic restaurants such as Le Gavroche, The Capital, and Pier Restaurant (recognised as one of the San Pellegrino Best 100 Restaurants in the World in 2009). Most recently he was Head Chef at both Restaurant Tom Aitkens and Le Pont de la Tour. Under his very experienced direction, the kitchen offers a menu of modern British cuisine. Sample Chef Cook’s clever cooking with two bar snacks to share to accompany the wine, with dishes ranging from ‘pork and black pudding croquette’ to ‘fried chilli squid’.

Description

From the third-floor of Royal Festival Hall, Skylon Bar and Restaurant provides modern British cuisine, fabulous cocktails and magnificent views over the London skyline.

Stylishly positioned between the two dining areas, the main bar echoes the brutalist style of the original Royal Festival Hall constructed for the 1951 Festival of Britain, with a contemporary edge. To say the bar’s wine list is extensive is an understatement; the menu features wines by the glass from well-renowned appellations in France to intriguing and unique wines from Slovenia and Chile, on top of a seemingly endless list of new and old world wines by the bottle, from Bordeaux to Mount Bargylus in Syria, Piedmont to Uruguayan Pisano.

In the kitchen, executive Head Chef Tom Cook oversees a menu of modern British cuisine. Chef Cook trained under Gary Rhodes and Michel Roux Jr. and has worked in kitchens from London to Sydney for iconic restaurants such as Le Gavroche, The Capital, and Pier Restaurant (recognised as one of the San Pellegrino Best 100 Restaurants in the World in 2009). Most recently he was Head Chef at both Restaurant Tom Aitkens and Le Pont de la Tour. Under his very experienced direction, the kitchen offers a menu of modern British cuisine. Sample Chef Cook’s clever cooking with two bar snacks to share to accompany the wine, with dishes ranging from ‘pork and black pudding croquette’ to ‘fried chilli squid’.

Sample menu

  • 2013 Viognier Roussanne, Sutherland, Western cape, South Africa
  • 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy bay, New Zealand
  • 2014 Cleefs Classic, Collection Rosé, Coastal Region, South Africa
  • 2014 Blaufränkisch, Weninger, Mittleburgenland, Austria
  • 2013 La Volte, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Skylon is able to host the experience Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm and 5pm to 10pm.

This experience is priced for two people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of six people.

Please note bookings can be made maximum 2 months in advance.

Wines are served in approximately 85ml tasting pours.

Guests can pay in full on-site for any additional products or services desired.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Vegetarian options are available on request.

Note that at least 24 hours’ notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings. In the event of cancellation, an alternative date will be offered.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

Sample menu

  • 2013 Viognier Roussanne, Sutherland, Western cape, South Africa
  • 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy bay, New Zealand
  • 2014 Cleefs Classic, Collection Rosé, Coastal Region, South Africa
  • 2014 Blaufränkisch, Weninger, Mittleburgenland, Austria
  • 2013 La Volte, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Skylon is able to host the experience Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm and 5pm to 10pm.

This experience is priced for two people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of six people.

Please note bookings can be made maximum 2 months in advance.

Wines are served in approximately 85ml tasting pours.

Guests can pay in full on-site for any additional products or services desired.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Vegetarian options are available on request.

Note that at least 24 hours’ notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings. In the event of cancellation, an alternative date will be offered.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX

Skylon Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX

Wine with a View: Wine Tasting Flight with Bar Snacks for Two at Skylon

  • Add an extra guest (four more maximum) +
    £40

Reviews

  • Excellent!

    A fantastic experience! Thank you!

    Average service

    It was good overall as I had great time with my Mrs.

  • Beautiful

    Beautiful!

    A lovely experience

    A lovely experience for my Dad's birthday. Staff were very friendly. PT our waitress was absolutely lovely. She was very knowledgeable and very kind to us!

  • Great gift idea!

    We had a lovely time with great wines to try and snacks to pick on (which were huge in portion size! Service was also great, we hope to return again!

    Brilliant

    It was amazing.

  • Nice experience

    Nice experience, friendly staff, and good snacks. There's room however for a deeper explanation about the wine's flavour profile.

    Good staff

    Good atmosphere and attentive staff.

  • 5 star

    Service was great. Couldn't ask for better.

    Lovely but no view

    Lovely but wished we had a table by the window to get the view promised

  • Made it extra special!

    The staff were very friendly and the wine expert made the occasion very enjoyable. Special thanks to the staff member that helped with the extra birthday ice cream, which made it extra special.

    Nice bar, good food with really friendly staff

    Nice bar, good food with really friendly staff who were very attentive and gave good information about the wines. Table was a little squashed in between other customers, would have been nice to sit at the bar.

  • Enjoyable experience

    Very good experience. Husband really enjoyed it. Thank you

    Great experience

    Beautiful venue with a great view. Staff were very friendly, welcoming and knowledgable. Would (and have) recommend it to others.

  • Enjoyable relaxing. Birthday treat

    The staff were excellent and attentive. The description of the wines exactly right.
    I would have preferred something very small with each glass rather than choosing two substantial snacks, which by the way were delicious.

    Evening at Skylon Bar

    Had a really nice evening. The wines were great and the service was excellent. The only negative was at the start when we were sat near the bar which had no view. It was soon rectified and we had a great time after. Great food too!

  • Good experience

    The staff at skylon was excellent however the bar snack menu was rather limited particularly for a vegetarian.

    The reliance by the restaurant on the 'discretionary' service charge put a downer on the experience.

    The experience was nice. The service was average but the wine was good. However when we went to leave they tried to bill us again even though we had already paid prior, just so they could add the discretionary service charge. I know you warned about this but I didn't expect them to handle it this way. We didn't pay the service charge and got accosted by the Manager. That side was very poor. I would not buy as a gift for someone as I would be really embarrassed if they had to pay for the service when it was bought as a present. Tips should be at the customers discretion, not the restaurants, but sadly this is becoming the norm.

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