Winter food & drink pop-ups

Have an extra jolly holiday at our winter pop-up bars and restaurants, and get your stocking stuffers sorted with goodies, gifts and treats from our Winter Market.

Sizzling steaks, baked camembert, mulled wine and warming cocktails: come and feast this winter under twinkling lights, right by the River Thames.

Applebee’s Fish

Applebee's Fish

Warm your cockles with piping hot fish and chips, freshly shucked oysters, festive champagne and beers and cocktails on tap.

Applebee’s return to Southbank Centre with a winter version of their pop-up restaurant, serving Cornish flavours to central London. 

dates: 8 November 2019 – 5 January 2020 
times: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm 
location: Queen’s Walk, next to Hungerford Bridge


Bar Under The Bridge

Bar Under the Bridge

Get stuck into a fantastic range of festive food and drink in an alpine-style lodge in the heart of London. Make yourself at home in this toasty space with heated chalet booths, fleece rugs, board games and ping pong tables. Come and be merry with us this winter! 

Bar Under The Bridge serves up mouth-watering street food, including the renowned Baggio Burger, and winter warmers such as mulled wine, hot cider and craft beer.

Get fired up for the holidays with a fortnight of festive rum cocktails, followed by a fortnight of ultimate unique gin cocktails and finally The Festive Takeover with more red Rudolph noses and Santa hats than you can shake a stick at.

dates: 8 November 2019 – 5 January 2020 
times: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm (8 November from 5pm)
location: Queen’s Walk, under Hungerford Bridge


The Circus Bar

The Circus Bar

Come one, come all! Roll up! Roll up! The Circus Bar is in town.

Under the big top, a pop-up bar and restaurant appears on our Riverside Terrace in front of the Grade I-listed Royal Festival Hall.  

Returning for winter 2019, our festive bar housed in a magnificent, colourful circus tent is the place to warm up in style.  

Cooked fresh in the open-plan kitchen, the street-food menu is partnered by winter warmers such as mulled wine, hot cider, craft beer and champagne. 

Get comfortable next to the fire pits or enjoy a free screening of a holiday classic at our hidden Winter Pop-up Cinema, with snacks and refreshments available throughout the film. 

what's on at our Winter Pop-up Cinema

dates: 8 November – 27 December
times: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm (8 November from 5pm)
location: Riverside Terrace, Level 2


Jimmy’s Lodge

Jimmy's Lodge

North Pole too far for you? Dine in giant igloos overlooking the Thames at our super-cool pop-up restaurant. 

Four igloos are available, each seating up to ten people, with riverside views of the twinkling lights of London.

Jimmy’s Lodge also features a canopy-covered bar and street food menu. Upstairs you can find enjoy a dining experience serving mulled wine and traditional alpine fondue served with a selection of artisan charcuterie, new potatoes, bread and salad. 

Downstairs is a hot cocktail and street food bar, serving grab-and-go dishes, including raclette burger, a venison hot dog and aspen fries, topped with parmesan and truffle oil. 

dates: 8 November 2019 – 5 January 2020 
times: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm 
location: Queen’s Walk, next to Waterloo Bridge


Winter Market

Winter Market

Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames at our Winter Market. We’ve got more sparkle than an explosion in a tinsel factory, with seasonal goodies, twinkling lights and warming drinks. 

Each trader brings their own spin to the feast, with stalls offering Asian, Indian and Greek cuisines, traditional winter favourites like raclette and bratwurst, and sweet treats including waffles and pancakes.

Our regular food market is also open Friday – Sunday in Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road.

dates: 8 November 2019 – 5 January 2020    
times: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm  
location: Queen’s Walk