High Timber

4.7
628 reviews
£26 to £40
Steak
Relaxed wine dining next to the Thames. High Timber has a red meat orientated menu, 2 wine cellars with 40 000 bottles, and a cheese and biltong room with seasonal cheeses.
What 628 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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louisg
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great atmosphere amusing staff wonderful view must return

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GrahamM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an excellent meal at High Timber. The food was first class, and the wines really good. Very friendly and attentive service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

KD
vipKeithD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service from Devon and the team in the restaurant and kitchen.

JC
vipJC1980
London
42 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous for wine and steak lovers

PR
PaulR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always

KN
KingN
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place and defo worth the journey. Very decent SA wine list and not a bad view outside the window too...

DT
DougieT
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant food. Lovely, knowledgeable and efficient staff. Stunning views. Will be back!

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Aler
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and excellent find.
The steaks are one of the best in London, the charcoal taste is unforgettable. Worth the trip for this alone!

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vipChris
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steak was amazing. Super flavorful. They also have a great selection of South African wines.

SM
vipSquareMileOmnivore
London
157 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The scallops starter is a welcome introduction, also the parsnips side dish, new on the menu for winter I think. Steak of course as good as ever. The last of the fabled 2015 Jordan Cobblers Hill has gone, but the 2016 is a worthy successor and may even outpace the 2015 in time. Remarkably strong and not unwelcome vanilla scent from the oak. After navigating round tube strike issues, it was good to spend a chilly late November evening looking at the lights on the riverbanks from this unbeatable vantage point. Very full even for a Friday, which I was glad about, as like all restaurants they had a tough time during the lockdowns.

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PaulR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High Timber is one of my favourite City restaurants. Simple menu, but all good. Wonderful biltong. And a great selection of South African wines. Add very friendly staff and a riverside location and there’s not a lot to complain about. Very glad it’s still going.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been coming to this restaurant for many years. It’s always excellent.

PD
PaulD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, wine, location and service. Will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Good quality food, but the space itself is really bland and tired looking. They need a redecoration soon.

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RobL123
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent and the steak was well cooked and flavoursome. Prices for location are what you would expect. Staff were very good and polite, although we originally had one staff member looking after us but as time went on we had three staff members appearing at times which was a little overbearing. Otherwise an excellent experience and look forward to returning soon.

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Philster
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely welcome in this South African sanctuary by the Thames, infused rooibos salmon and some great South African wines made for a relaxed memorable meal.

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RichardE
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My comment from my pervious review applies again now in full.

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SUZYQ
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening and delicious food!!

GB
GeorgeB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, very friendly staff. The food was delicious and tasty. Great wine selection too! Overall it was a great night and would definitely come back.

PD
PjDi
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic to get back to High Timber. So pleased they made it through lock down and are continuing to deliver to their usual high standard!

BP
BenP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What’s not to love great wine. Perfect steak and service. Biltong I would buy by the kilo if I could

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RichardE
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant has an airy, modern feel and a nice location by the river.

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Lyn634
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sublime steak and burgers that were talked about for hours after our lunch. A truly ‘lekker’ example of what South African food has to offer. Will definitely return.

P.s. I suggest having Melktert on the dessert menu sometimes:-)

LR
vipLRonTT
Kent
129 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My first time here but client's umpteenth it seems judging by how he was greeted when he walked in! My 200g filet steak with chimmichurri sauce was on-point rare just brilliant,and sea bass equally good. Shared cheese for"dessert." We had no starters or alcohol,bill was still just over£100 for 2,but I'd happily come back for the steak, the service and the view. And with more time to try the starters.

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vipJonathan
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marvelous and welcoming experience. A place for those who have a passion for wine.

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JanetT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A unique experience with delicious food and an interesting wine list - highly recommended.

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Edward
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view alone is fantastic!!! Food and service are 5 Star!

KW
KatyW
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a wonderful dining experience! A truly memorable lunch - delicious food, outstanding Jordan wines and the most amazing view plus excellent company. A hidden gem with a lovely relaxed atmosphere and very friendly staff. I really enjoyed myself, thank you High Timber - I’ll be back for sure.
Katy

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LaurenT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing steak and fab wine, as always. Neleen and her team are the ultimate hosts!

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vipsavannah
London
36 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was superb, from starters all the way through to deserts. I am a repeat visitor introducing many friends to the High Timeber experience. Its always very enjoyable!

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SimonB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely view and very good service. Menu was quite limited but still a nice place overall.

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Danny
London
31 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really pleasant meal by the Thames to catch the last of the summer sunshine - extensive wine cellar that we were allowed to visit and great food and wine. Will be back

SM
vipSquareMileOmnivore
London
157 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still on form despite what must be constant staffing challenges. The ribeye steak was perhaps the best I've had there, which is saying something.

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Davide
London
36 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Need some work for the costs

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neils
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely original food. Really enjoyed the superbly cooked steak. The service and knowledge of the dishes and wine was excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing afternoon

EB
EveB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food, great location. Waiter could have been friendlier! Would still go back.

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Carel
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic evening at High Timber. The location is off the beaten path, with a great view and the sound of the lapping Thames. The menu is short, but sweet, with the highlight being the biltong croquettes. The winelist is the highlight, complimented by the excellent knowledge of the waiters, and the wine cellar which I'll be sure to book for my next visit!

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Louise40
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting menus in outstanding setting, by the river opposite the Globe, great views. Food great. Wine superlative from prize-winning the Jordan vineyard in South Africa.

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SOPHIES
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, efficient service, friendly staff and delicious food. Would certainly recommend!

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High Timber is rated 4.7 stars by 628 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.