Southbank Centre

Situated on the south bank of the River Thames, Southbank Centre is at the heart of an arts quarter stretching from the National Film Theatre to Shakespeare’s Globe. The Royal Festival Hall stands at the heart of Southbank Centre complex. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues and reopened in June 2007 after an extensive two-year refurbishment to restore it to former glory. The Hayward was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968 and is an icon of sixties brutalist architecture and is one of the few remaining buildings of this style. The Queen Elizabeth Hall is the second largest concert hall on Southbank Centre site. In its entirety the location now provides a place for all people to play, meet, enjoy performance and soak up modern cultural London - a new metropolitan market place for leisure, food and drink.

Host your next celebration at the Southbank Centre.

Riverside Terrace Café

Set in the Royal Festival Hall main foyer, the Riverside Terrace Café benefits from spectacular views across the river Thames.

The menu features delicious seasonal food including homemade sandwiches, daily soup and stews, light meals with meat, fish and vegetarian choices, salads, pastries, muffins and cakes. We also serve a wide range of hot and cold drinks.

  • Smoked trout fennel and radish salad
  • Chicken caesar salad
  • Broccoli and quinoa salad
  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese, Zoli bread
  • Finocchiona slow roasted tomatoes, Zoli bread
  • Bermondsey hard pressed cheese,slow roasted tomatoes, Zoli bread
  • Apple, Almond & Two Seed Cake
  • Granola crumble bar 
  • Red velvet cake
  • Chocolate Cashew & Butterscotch roulade

Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden

The Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden, designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, will be THE place to be this summer.

A true oasis in the heart of the Southbank Centre with beautiful riverside views, a café bar, allotments, fruit trees and wild flowers, this roof garden may come to be known as the best kept secret in London.

The Roof Garden Café & Bar is open from 10am until 10pm each day from May serving savouries, sandwiches and sweets alongside summery soft and alcoholic drinks. Choose from Pimms, Prosecco, London Pale Ale, Elderflower cup and a selection of wines.


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For event enquires please email

Central Bar

The Central Bar is located within the main foyer of the Royal Festival Hall and features 1950s lounge style seating and is a popular destination for everyone visiting the Southbank Centre.

With a wide-ranging drinks menu, including draught beer, a variety of wines, Champagne and classic cocktails, drinks can be enjoyed in the hall or on the adjacent Riverside Terrace, overlooking the River Thames.

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Next to the Hayward Gallery, Concrete is an espresso bar by day and a music bar by night with a program of guest DJ’s and art installations.

Between Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm-9pm, enjoy our new wine & dine offer of 2 pizzette's with a bottle of wine for just £26.15 or make the most of our 2-4-1 drinks offer on selected cocktails, beer and wine between 5pm-7pm Tuesdays through to Saturdays.

Please view our day and evening menus.

Why not book Concrete for your party? Available for private hire on Sunday and Monday nights with no room hire charge. For more information please email or call our events team on 0207 921 0648.

  • Chorizo & caper pizzetta
  • Chicken, lemongrass and coconut stew
  • Mixed berry spelt cake

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Members Bar

The Members Bar is situated on Level 6 of Royal Festival Hall. Access is exclusive to Southbank Centre Full and Dual Members. 

The Members Bar offers WiFi, artwork from our Archive collection and Hayward Gallery Library, and a full bar menu, serving homemade sandwiches, salads, pastries and more. With one of the best views of the Thames and a relaxed atmosphere, the Members Bar is the perfect place for you and your guests to relax.

Please click here for more information on becoming a member.