the refinery, located in the landmark blue fin building on southwark street, near to tate modern and in the heart of london's bankside, exudes an industrial sophistication and is a great spot any time of the day or night.
Full of pricks in suits. Avoid.
Done drinking daiquiri's and necking beers? The Table Cafe's right across the road open till 10.30pm for truly inspiring cooking.
Rules before customer, go next door to del Aziz, friendly and accommodating
Avoid on a Friday evening/night. The DJ thinks he's in a nightclub in Ibiza, and consequently it's ear-splittingly loud, making conversation utterly impossible and killing any decent atmosphere.
Four staff behind the bar, only two "allowed to serve customers". WTF?
Very noisy! You will go home with a sore throat if with friends because you havde been shouting all night trying to hear one another ;(
Great atmosphere and friendly staff!
love the refinery, the friendly staff & lovely manager megan! great outside area and coffee for morning meetings in the sunshine! the steak and lobster deal is great too!
Don't come too thirsty- your wait for a drink, even on a quiet Sunday afternoon, will be a while
Return to the 90's : Very noisy but food is ok
V cool restaurant & bar; try the self heal cocktail as its basically good for you!
Service shocking! Food nice enough.
Burgers here are lush, and the Cocktails are excellent. Nice to sit outside if its warm.
One of my favourite places for after work drinks.
Do not take the burger it is really tasteless
Rubbish. 20 mins to get served. Just walked out. Don't bother.
Helping our sister...
Wifi pwd is therefinery
Been here several times over the past few years and sadly the quality of the food has gone steadily downhill.
My son said "best burger I've ever tasted"
Wine is good, staff are nice, but too many corporate tossers in the clientele
Mango mojito didn't taste much of mango.
Very noisy, but as (here) I have diner alone I don't really mind. I'm a regular customer and never been desapointed by the food ; I wouldn't say the same for the service...
High hopes dashed. The service here is pretty slow and poor.
Chilled on a Sunday
Food was lovely but the service is pretty shocking - not a place to go if you're in any kind of a hurry
You'll wait 20mins to get served even if there's noone at the bar. Nice enough place though
Nice layout but the service particularly at lunchtime is appalling. Need more staff behind the bar.
Take the sirloin !
The Stilton Fondue is incredible.
Oh dear. Refinery really let me down tonight. Bad food. Bad service. Part-refund helped but still tainted the evening.
order at the bar when busy, you'll be waiting a long time for a waitress ...
The Refinery turns 2 on Wed 15 Sep, I your bring them a birthday card any time that week you'll get a free cocktail!
Waitress lovely though.