Caravan Bankside

4.5
1079 reviews
£25 and under
Global, International
HOUSED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF AN OLD METAL BOX FACTORY IN THE EMERGING AREA OF BANKSIDE, WE HAVE LOVINGLY RESTORED MANY OF THE ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY FEATURES AT CARAVAN BANKSIDE TO CREATE A SOFT INDUSTRIAL DINING ROOM, COCKTAIL & COFFEE BAR AND KITCHEN DINING BAR. FEATURING OUR SIGNATURE WELL-TRAVELLED FOOD AND DRINK MENUS, WE HAVE ALSO ADDED HOUSE-MADE CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE TO OUR OFFER ALONG WITH HOUSE-MADE KOMBUCHA, SHRUBS AND SODAS. OUR BESPOKE COFFEE BAR FEATURES A CUSTOM BUILT ESPRESSO MACHINE AND NEW COFFEE BREWING TECHNOLOGY, CREATING DELICIOUS BREWS FOR YOU TO HAVE IN OR TAKEOUT. OPEN ALL DAY FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, BRUNCH & DINNER AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN WE WELCOME YOU FOR COFFEE, COCKTAILS, FOOD AND RELAXED VIBES ANY TIME! PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ALLOW DOGS INSIDE OUR RESTAURANT.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1079 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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JoshW
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great place. The food was lovely, the staff were friendly & it has a buzzing atmosphere - will defo be coming back.

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SaskiaL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food! Will definitely go again

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foodie
London
48 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Why is it that you can turn up in an almost empty restaurant and get put in the worst table in the restaurant? We did ask to be moved and had a different table but the staff seemed bemused that we didn’t want to sit right by the front door and the welcome desk. It’s pretty basic. It didn’t improve. I know that getting hospitality staff at the moment is a challenge but basic training wouldn’t go amiss

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Andrew
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, really enjoyable evening! Would definitely recommend

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GregoryD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All of the great flavours you come to expect from Caravan. Good quality food and great service. I’d recommend to anyone.

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SimonD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is outstanding and utterly delicious. Such exciting combinations that really work.

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anon6774
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

food took quite a long time to come, and the egg was not fried instead poached - even though i had asked for a fried egg. also smallest egg i had ever seen!

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James
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Went in the early evening. The service was impeccable and the food and drink were great. The price is quite high but to be honest not too much higher than you'd expect for the Bankside area. Overall a great evening. Would recommend.

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BruceB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Great healthy food, nice ambience and friendly staff.

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AlisonL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really nice food excellent service. Would have preferred more social distancing and ventilation given that the pandemic is still active but overall a great evening with some friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice food, but I have to say the drinks were not the best cocktail wise. Nice vibe in the restaurant but quite loud, then again we expected this as it is so busy. Staff working were nice and funny too! Would have preferred a normal table, but nothing was available. Lovely coffee too!

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Average
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, very attentive and good food. What more could you want

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AliceS
Adelaide
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good service- food came out very quick but it was yummy

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RovingReporter
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, more buzzy than most in these weird Covid times. I was a little put out by the need to give a credit card in case of no show because it encourages people to go even if they have tested positive for Covid, but I guess restaurants are suffering a lot with people not showing up.
When we got there, the staff were amazing. The young waitress whose name I didn’t catch was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. They checked allergies carefully which gave us comfort.
We had a number of teens with us and they were accommodating to swaps of ingredients or dressings.
I have no hesitation in fully recommending this Caravan for brunch when near Borough Market.

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Lovely place and great service but my meal was a bit disappointing and definitely too expensive for what it is. I had the spicy tomato and pepper baked eggs from brunch menu and it was very "tinny". It was like the chef hadn't tasted it to balance it out. I make a similar dish at home and it's not hard to do well.

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JulieD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Decent food choices and good cocktails! Friendly helpful server with a T-shirt from space jam 😊!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Slow service

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Wlondon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious cocktails!lovely staff. What more could you want!

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Joanne
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff delivering great, efficient service. Food was exactly what we necessary for a Sunday brunch. Had the cornbread, perfect amount, not too little and not too filling.

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Kpritchard
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place for brunch. Good food and service and child friendly

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The service was very pushy. We were asked twice if we were ready to order when one of our party was in the loo. Coffee took ages to arrive and was lukewarm. Altogether disappointing as we had visited before and had a really good time.

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Suzan
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The food was as expected but overpriced for what it was. The servers were polite but forgetful, and we were informed after ordering that many of our orders were unavailable. We had to flag down servers to request basics like cutlery, napkins, dessert and the bill. We will not be returning.

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FOODIEKM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Post Xmas gathering and it was ideal.
Staff were pleasant and attentive! Great brunch venue.

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Adman
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The team of staff were super friendly and efficient.

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Valentina
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with nice interiors and delicious food! Definitely recommended!

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Climer19
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Restaurant. The staff took great care of us and the food was delicious and so flavoursome. Highly recommend!

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AllaA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To include £1 optional charity donation by default was cheeky as no one will argue for £1. But I has mixed feelings about that...

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Nicola
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Always delicious food, great coffee and very friendly staff. Only downside was being rushed off the table at the end with only 10 minutes warning but that’s just because it’s busy around Christmas! Always my go to brunch place ☺️

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PaulL
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I only booked the morning we wished to eat and the team managed to move things around and provided us with a table for 8 at very short notice even though the venue was very busy. The food is excellent with different twists on a cooked breakfast. The quality of the food and service was excellent, a couple of the group also had the breakfast martini which were excellent!! Ana was very attentive and made the meal special

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JMac
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and food! Highly recommend!

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Soundwave
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and a good atmosphere. Service staff were friendly but it was very busy so service was slow. I was frustrated to be asked to cut our visit short for the next table to arrive when we had waited a while to be served in the first place.
Not enough room for prams or consideration for customers with children.

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The is place was fab for brunch. Great choices and my cornbread and eggs was delicious and very generous portion size. Service was very quick and attentive. Would def recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening from start to finish.
The place was buzzy, the food was delicious but what made the experience the best were the lovely staff. Our waitress Eva was helpful, efficient and charming and ensured we had a great evening.

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ArkieL
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience and cannot wait to return! The staff made us feel very special and my friend loved his birthday sing along !!

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MerielA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, tasty drinks and excellent food. The staff were all lovely too. We would definitely visit again

Caravan Bankside
Responded on 11 December 2021

Hey MerielA, thanks for your positive feedback. We hope to see you back soon! Yitzin

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MichelleM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

The breakfast was cold, the sausage was over cooked & dry, the mushrooms were cold. I asked to order cornbread as I side, they said yes and then brought it out as a full breakfast menu. I was disappointed as it was my best friends birthday. I went to pay with cash & they made a fuss as stated they only accepted card. In the end the accepted the cash but could not give me any change, the only gesture was we didn’t pay for a coffee & a prosecco. Still very unhappy

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Gabriella
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all had such a delicious dinner. Food was amazing, drinks were all so yummy. And the service was excellent! Will keep recommending to everyone who will listen

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Padmehum
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good place for lunch or dinner Bankside. Unusual menu with great veggie and allergy options. Always a delight.

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KateC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

DELICIOUS food; brilliant service; lovely ambience. We didn't have all our party when we arrived AND we arrived a bit earlier, but the lovely staff found us a table and were absolutely fine with waiting for our other diners.

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bobby
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

porridge cold and congealed toast not toasted. pretty poor service. generally expensive for what it was.

Caravan Bankside
Responded on 7 December 2021

Hey Bobby, I am very sorry to hear that your visit wasn't delivered up to our standards. I would love to invite you over for a second shot, if you could please send me an email to ruta@caravanbankside.co.uk, I would be happy to book you in for a treat! Looking forward to your message Ruta

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FAQs

Caravan Bankside does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Caravan Bankside also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7101 1190.

Caravan Bankside is rated 4.5 stars by 1079 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.