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Restaurants Near London Eye – distance, menu and timings.


No attraction is complete without a few good restaurants in the vicinity, especially when you need to sate your hunger pangs in an instant.

This is especially true of the London Eye experience. It takes anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes to stand in line, board the capsule, and enjoy the view.

Here’s a list of the six best restaurants, their location, menus, and best dishes you must try when visiting the London Eye.

Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

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Gillray’s is one of the best places to have a hearty breakfast before you head to the London Wheel, as it opens early at 6.30 pm.

Situated along the Thames, the restaurant is well-known for its local cuisine, farm-sourced ingredients, and a bar serving the very best of spirits.

Some of Gillray’s best dishes are its Aberdeen Angus steaks and, if you are arriving early, it’s a wholesome hot and cold plate breakfast spread.

Gillray’s is situated on Westminster Bridge Road beside the Thames. Get Directions.

It is a four-minute walk from the London Eye.

The restaurant serves a lavish English menu. Click Here to view the same.

Gillray’s is open for breakfast from 6.30 am to 11 pm on all days. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 12 pm to 10 pm.

The restaurant’s bar is open to patrons from 11 am to 12 am on all days.

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Okan South Bank

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Okan has been gaining a steady following for its authentic and flavorful Japanese cuisine.

Drawing inspiration from Osaka’s (Japan) traditional back alley dining rooms, Okan—which means ‘mum’ in Osakan—serves the best otsumami tapas, okonomiyaki, and spicy miso udon on this side of London.

Note: This is a really small eatery, so it’s best to reserve a table in advance.

Okan is situated on the south side of County Hall, Belvedere Road. Get Directions.

It is about a four-minute walk from the attraction.

Okan’s meals are all about comfort food. Click here to view its menu.

Okan is open seven days a week, from 12 pm to 10 pm.

All these restaurants are located along the Thames. If the view inspires you to board a river cruise, we’ve got you covered!
The London Eye river cruise is a 40-minute circular sightseeing tour that passes by some of the city’s most iconic riverside structures.
There’s both a standard London Eye River Cruise ticket and a River Cruise and London Eye combined ticket. You can buy them here.


Restaurant Near London Eye
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The first thing you’ll notice when you enter Skylon is its huge floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a view of the Thames and London skyline. 

Skylon prides itself on its creative use of seasonal British ingredients, making lunch, dinner, or a weekend brunch a delectable experience.

Some dishes you ought not to miss are Skylon’s herb-crusted baked cod saffron & mussel chowder and chicken breast in a kale kohlrabi carrot tarragon sauce.

If you’re booking a table for a Sunday lunch, try Skylon’s Aberdeen Angus beef sirloin, market vegetables, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy.

Skylon is situated in London’s Southbank Center. Get Directions.

It is a four-minute walk from the Ferris wheel.

You are always in for a treat when dining at Skylon. Click here to view its menu.

Skylon is open from 7 am to 11.30 pm, Monday to Sunday. However, we suggest you book a table a few days in advance as this place is always crowded.

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The Library at County Hall

Restaurant Near London Eye
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History, books, decor, afternoon tea, and sumptuous food—the Library at County Hall has it all. 

True to its name, the Library has a large collection of classics housed in original oak bookcases and busts of literary and historical figures. 

When at the Library, do not miss the traditional afternoon tea featuring the best cakes, scones, and finger sandwiches that will make you return for more!

We suggest booking a window-facing table in advance to enjoy some picture-perfect views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

The Library is situated within the London Marriott Hotel County Hall on Westminster Bridge Road. Get Directions.

It is a seven-minute walk from the attraction.

You can access the restaurant’s menu by clicking here.

The Library at County Hall is open every day from 12 pm to 5 pm.

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The Archduke

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If you want a cozy steak and wine dinner with live jazz on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, just head to Black & Blue’s The Archduke.

Archduke, which occupies the Victorian railway arches surrounding Waterloo Station, was the first restaurant and wine bar to open on London’s Southbank in 1979.

The Archduke’s best dishes are its mouth-watering steaks, grilled fish, and classic rotisserie chicken.  

It is located under Waterloo Station’s railway arches on the Concert Hall Approach. Get Directions.

The restaurant is a five-minute walk from the London Eye.

You can view its menu by clicking here.

Skylon is open from 7 am to 11.30 pm, Monday to Sunday. However, make sure to book a table a few days in advance.

Food Trucks near London Eye
If you are in a hurry and looking for a quick snack or brunch before heading to the London Eye, you are in luck. Food trucks like Beany Green and Korrito serve hot sliders, shakshuka, and Korean BBQ in Burritos

Southbank Centre Food Markets

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With great choices comes great food. That’s London’s Southbank Centre Food Markets for you. 

Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (and on bank holidays), this place comes alive with aromas and tastes from around the world. 

And what’s on the menu?

Umami-rich Asian street food, Mediterranean delights, Indian curries, pastries and crêpes, juicy burgers, BBQ meats, steaks, coffees, juices, beers, cocktails, or sparkling wines—you name it, they have it all!

London’s Southbank Centre Food Markets is located between the Southbank Centre and Waterloo Station. Get Directions.

It is a six-minute walk from the attraction.

This place has an extensive menu and you can view the same by clicking here

It is open on Fridays from 12 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays from 11 am to 8 pm, and on Sundays from 12 pm to 6 pm.

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