In the heart of gorgeous Boston Spa, Southbank is a restaurant and bar born from the passion and hard work of one talented chef, Darren Danby. Chef Danby has over 17 years experience in the business and has cooked at some the UK’s most famous restaurants as well as with plenty of internationally-respected chefs. It’s therefore no surprise that Southbank – to be found just outside of Wetherby on Boston Spa’s High Street – offers an internationally-inspired food menu with options ranging from pizzas, burgers, skewers and plenty from the grill, all of which is refined, beautiful and nothing short of exquisite. After your meal at the restaurant, head upstairs to the vibrant bar for a post-meal tipple to top off a perfect evening at Southbank Boston Spa.
Everything about Southbank – from the way it looks from the outside to the beautifully-presented food – is stylish and sophisticated, yet still manages to radiate a definite sense of fun. Although young, this restaurant and bar has very quickly become a true gem of Boston Spa and, led by Chef Danby, brings so much to the High Street of this Wetherby suburb. We’ve mentioned the credentials of Chef Danby above, so we’ll go ahead and jump straight into details of the menu. It makes use of flavour from more than a few parts of the world and the attention to detail is something to behold.
Begin your meal at Southbank Boston Spa perhaps with crispy and aromatic duck hirata buns with pickled cucumber and watercress salad, or opt for Malaysian fried pork belly with honey, soy, sesame and crispy Asian noodle salad. Main courses, and quality really is everywhere to see. The team at Southbank aren’t afraid to claim their burgers as the best you’ll ever eat and each patty is made with local beef, seasoning, steak fat and absolutely nothing else, then of course there’s the chicken or veggie options. Also on the menu are hand-stretched and stonebaked romana-style pizzas, 35-day aged signature steaks from the grill and mains like swordfish skewers with giant tiger prawns and salmon. Wetherby, Boston Spa, you’re lucky to have Southbank.
Amazing sticky JD ribs and great selection of IPA beers. Great service and atmosphere would definitely go back. Cocktails are good as well. Defo recommend.
Brilliant initial welcome which continued with the drinks then good. Attentive service throughout and a lovely chat with Darren the owner/chef too. Phil as ever is the most efficient barman server helper! The bacon haloumi fries were awesome btw, go have some!!
We were warmly welcomed when we arrived and quickly seated in the upstairs area with menus and drinks. The food was excellent. A very enjoyable evening.