Imbibe

 
 
ADDRESS
173 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8ER 
 
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Restaurant: Mon to Fri 12:00-15:00
 

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ImbibeFrom the outside, Imbibe looks fairly unpromising - a brash wash of colour frames a series of large modern, windows. Inside, a strong 70s retro theme (psychedelic prints, bright orange plastic chairs, muddy brown sofas) battles against the occasional traditional touch (bare bricks walls, open fireplaces, wooden floorboards). Ok if you like that sort of thing but definitely an acquired taste. The main draw of this place is, undoubtedly, its pretty, and surprisingly large, garden. Spread over different levels, laced with decking and dotted with flowers, shrubs and the kind of delicately dangling tendrils only a budding Titchmarsh could produce, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stepped into one of the more successful Ground Force makeovers. Popular in the summer when the bbq hots up it's a worthy contendor for an al fresco drink if you're in the area.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southwark Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Library Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Calendar 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near Imbibe

Near Imbibe
Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £77  39% off
157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo Station, the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is nearby to many central London locations, with the London ... More
 
 
 
ibis London Blackfriars
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £54  21% off
49 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
ibis London Blackfriars is located in London's Southwark - Waterloo neighbourhood and close to Tate Modern, Old Bailey, and Royal Courts of Justice - Law Courts. ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  22% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Bars nearest Imbibe

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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 9 minutes from Imbibe
A sumptuous, Art Deco-inspired interior designed by Tom Dixon and views over the South Bank, Dandelyan is no unwanted weed. Instead it's a cut above your ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Imbibe
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Imbibe

Imbibe clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Imbibe
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Imbibe
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Imbibe

Near Imbibe
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
High Society
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th April to 22nd August 2015
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
Maria Friedman directs this latest production of the Cole Porter musical, High Society, staged at the Old Vic in the round, in which the socialite Tracy ...More
 
 
 
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Slava's Snowshow (Over 8s)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 5th January 2015
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 12 minutes from Imbibe
The multi-award winning sensation, Slava's Snowshow has delighted audiences in over 80 cities around the world including New York, Los ...More
 
 
 
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La Soiree
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th November 2014 to 11th January 2015
Jubilee Gardens, 3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 | 13 minutes from Imbibe
Last seen in London in 2011, cult hit La Soiree returns to London fresh from a six month residency at the Union Square Theatre in New ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Imbibe

Near Imbibe
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every stage ... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Imbibe

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Imbibe
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of the ... More
 
 
 
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Imbibe

The best shops and markets near Imbibe
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Imbibe

What are the best dining options near Imbibe London?
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Imbibe
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
173 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | Same location as Imbibe
American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Laughing Gravy
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
154 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, , SE1 | 1 minute from Imbibe
International cuisine. Booking advised for lunch. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Baltic
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
74 Blackfriars Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Imbibe
From the stunning décor and mysterious setting to the comfortable glass-topped restaurant and attentive, stylish service, everything about Baltic is designed to create a special evening. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Imbibe

Near Imbibe
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 21 minutes from Imbibe
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 26 minutes from Imbibe
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 27 minutes from Imbibe
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Imbibe

Imbibe gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 9 minutes from Imbibe
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Imbibe
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Imbibe
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Imbibe

The best pubs near London Imbibe.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
This is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in to sample some ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Imbibe

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Imbibe.
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Imbibe
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Imbibe
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Imbibe
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Way Back Home
The Way Back Home
Kids Events | Until 23rd December 2014 

The Young Vic 3 minutes walk from Imbibe

Oliver Jeffers's enchanting book, The Way Back Home, is brought to life though Joanna Lee's opera for families and children ...More

 
Golem
Golem
Theatre | Until 17th January 2015 

The Young Vic 3 minutes walk from Imbibe

Blending original animation with entrancing music and live performance, Golem explores one of the great questions of the modern world: ...More

 
Electra
Electra
Theatre | Until 20th December 2014 

Old Vic Theatre 4 minutes walk from Imbibe

Kristin Scott Thomas reunites with Ian Rickson following their acclaimed partnership last year on the revival of Harold Pinter's 'Old ...More

 
Ministry Of Sound Presents Bob Sinclar Xmas Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th December 2014 

Ministry of Sound 7 minutes walk from Imbibe

French DJ Bob Sinclair spins house and disco, with support from Dom Townsend, Joziff Jordan, Tim Cullen, Shane Patrick, Gareth ...More

Sonia Delaunay
Sonia Delaunay
Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

The first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of Sonia Delaunay, a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde who became ...More

 
Sigmar Polke: Alibis
Sigmar Polke: Alibis
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2015 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

Hailed as "one of the best shows MoMA has ever done" by The Guardian when it opened in New York ...More

 
Richard Tuttle: Commission
Exhibitions | Until 6th April 2015 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

A newly commissioned fabric sculpture by American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle fills Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall from 14th ...More

Conflict, Time, Photography
Conflict, Time, Photography
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

Taking place to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, this exhibition at Tate Moden concerns the relationship between ...More

 
Christmas Market at Tate Modern
Christmas Market at Tate Modern
Shopping | Until 24th December 2014 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

After six years on the South Bank, the German Christmas Market has moved to Bankside, just outside Tate Modern, for ...More

 
Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2015 

Southwark Playhouse 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

A witty, song-filled and physics-laden show written and performed by John Hinton, who reveals the genius behind the genius of ...More

 

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London Christmas Shows & Pantos
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Smoked salmon is the traditional Christmas fish, popular not just for its flavour, but for the ease of preparation, and the ...More

 
Broadgate Ice Rink
Broadgate Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 26th February 2015 

Exchange square

London's longest-running ice rink returns to its new location of Exchange Square in 2014, only a couple of minutes from ...More

 
Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain
Theatre | 3rd January 2015 - 9th January 2015 

St James Theatre

Focusing on the famous feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain presents Davis on ...More

Waiting for Godot
Theatre | 4th June 2015 - 13th June 2015 

Barbican Centre

Part of the Barbican's International Beckett Season, the Sydney Theatre Company presents their take on Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for ...More

McBusted
Concerts | 4th April 2015 - 5th April 2015 

The O2 Arena

Making the most of their surprise success after forming in early 2014, super group McBusted perform two nights at the ...More

Closer
Theatre | 12th February 2015 - 4th April 2015 

The Donmar Warehouse

Patrick Marber's Olivier Award-winning play, Closer, is revived on stage for the first time since its premiere back in 1997. ...More

The Tommy Tucker
The Tommy Tucker
Opened January 2015 

Award-winning chef Claude Compton, together with Jim Morris and George McCabe - the team behind critically acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant Claude's ...More

 
Jago Restaurant
Jago Restaurant
Opened Early December 2014 

Jago, the Shoreditch restaurant with Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influences, is the first solo form Louis Solley ...More

 
Dishoom King's Cross
Dishoom King's Cross
Opened 20th November 2014 

The third restaurant from the team behind Dishoom, the Bombay cafes in Shoreditch and Covent Garden, is also their largest ...More

 
 
 
 
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