Locale Southbank on London’s Southbank is home to one of the city’s three branches of Locale Italian restaurants. Serving executive chef’ Paolo Barone’s signature rustic Italian cuisine to hordes of tourists and locals alike since 2005, Locale is the kind of versatile restaurant that can adapt to the needs of its diners. Drinks reception? Private dinner? Birthday party? Locale can handle it all with ease. In walking distance of major London attractions like the Palace of Westminster and the London Eye, it’s easy to see why tourists are flocking there in droves, and authentic Italian food and friendly service brings the locals back too.
Locale Southbank on Belvedere Road, south from Westminster Bridge, is an Italian restaurant serving up dishes drawing influences from the executive chef Paolo Barone’s native Gorizia, Italy, with a seasonally changing menu. In changing the menu with the seasons, the aim is to ensure that diners get market fresh food every time they visit Local Southbank. Locale Southbank has a firm commitment to getting the best local and Italian ingredients, when they are naturally at their best. This means that in July and August the Southbank restaurant will have beautiful, naturally sweet cherry tomatoes, and vine-ripe olives only when they’re available.
Looking out onto the Thames, Locale Southbank is the perfect spot to experience the excitement of the Southbank. Locale Southbank is great for diners lucky enough to visit when there’s sun in the capital, with its 40 seat terraced dining area, and 50 seater cocktail lounge, ideal for an after work drink, or for those needing a spot of relaxation after a day at the Tate. For those there for dinner, Locale welcomes diners into their sumptuous, red-walled dining room, with an open kitchen, for an evening of excellent Italian food, good company and great wine, at the very heart of London.
Food was very good and arrived at good times considering there were 17 of us. Drinks at the bar were also good too. A great evening with Running friends before our HM .
Had a very enjoyable visit to Locale Southbank. Service was welcoming and attentive, without being pushy, and the food delicious. Tjey also have a gluten free menu, which is always helpful when you have dietary needs that can be difficult to cater to or get definite guarantees on, and the prices were reasonable for a Central London restaurant. Also enjoyed some tasty cocktails on their 5-7pm Happy Hour offer and there were plenty of options for bottles of wine, also on a Happy Hour offer. The ambience is relaxed, yet smart, and not too noisy, so happy to talk with ease. My booking was for 5pm on a Friday and it was not too busy when I arrived, but soon started filling up, even though it is on a backstreet and not near the main London evening venues, so obviously popular. I am planning to go again, so will be booking well in advance to secure a table. I stongly recommend this restuarant on service, food, price, offers and general ambience.
Locale is always a great place to go - great food and drinks. The staff are highly professional and welcoming. Great for taking friends and colleagues.
Delicious food. Prompt, capable and cheerful service. Stuffed mushrooms, calimari and ravioli were all special. Salami platter and pizzas were superb. A perfect evening all around.
Authentic Italian food. Very pleasant and attentive staff. The three of us shared a pizza as a starter, while we chose a main course. I had the sea-food linguine, my wife had chicken Milanese and my daughter had the traditional English Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. We were all too full to try the sweet menu, maybe next time.
Service was good and very friendly and food was good. The only thing that bugged me was that they charged me £1 for my cup of hot water which is the only thing I drink! I had 3 of them during the course of the meal and they charged for each of then which I felt was uneccsary and has never happened any where else I’ve eaten! This would definitely put me off going there again which is a shame as it was nice!
Pleasant helpful service , simple well executed cuisine. minutes from Waterloo and the perfect place to meet for either the London eye or as for us the river boat to the O2 Arena.
Pros: - lovely staff - very accommodating to dietary issues Cons: - booked for 6pm and the reservation was written down for 7pm so food wasn't ready as soon after we arrived as hoped - were out of all craft beers
VERY FAST AND FRIENDLY SERVICE. QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF FOOD IS GOOD, ONLINE RESERVATION WAS NOT IN THE SYSTEM, BUT - THOUGH THE RESTAURANT WAS FULL - WE GOT OUR TABLE.
Good food, good service, we can recommend this restaurant. Maybe a little expensive and at times a little noisy but we always enjoy eating here.