R e s t a u r a n t



RSJ was opened in March 1980 after nine months of hard work to convert a dilapidated 19th Century former stables, which had to be reinforced with several RSJs (rolled steel joists) – hence our name!


Here at RSJ we constantly strive to offer our customers the highest standard of wine and food that we can – whether it be the introduction of outstanding new finds from the Loire or reflecting the changing seasons with the finest fresh produce available.

030710_rsjWe have been in The Good Food Guide since 1981 and are proud that we are amongst the Guide’s longest serving restaurants. Close to the South Bank, RSJ has always been popular for pre and post theatre dinners with the kitchen trained to make sure you get to the show on time.
RSJ has become famous for its wine list that concentrates on wines from the beautiful Loire Valley. We now have over 250 different Loire wines and the list has won a number of awards, both in this country and abroad. The award winning wine list is based upon a network of quality conscious Loire producers – some of whom we have worked with for over 25 years and have become good friends.


 In 1996 we set up the RSJ Wine Company to import and sell direct wines that people had enjoyed in the restaurant. Each month we offer a selection of quality wines that are drinking well now. See our special offer for details.


You could just take our word about the quality and ambience of RSJ, but read what the critics have said –


2010 The Good Food Guide RSJ  - Well supported South Bank veteran
The unprepossessing frontage may not stop you in your tracks but persevere. For many, a meal here is a ‘real treat’


2009 Time Out – RSJ
RSJ is the place to go in London .to learn about Loire wines…..the seasonal food more than stands up to the fine-wine list …...more

2008 Zagat Survey – RSJ
“A solid choice when in eye-distance of the National Theatre….…...more.



For groups we have two private rooms available where you can dine separately but still be assured of our warm and friendly service.

The Yellow Room seats up to 24 people and the Basement Brasserie can accommodate up to 50 people.

Restaurant Opening Times:

Monday to Friday

12:00 to 14:30

17:30 to 23:00



17:30 to 23:00




For further information please contact us either by 
0207 928 4554, Fax: 0207 928 9768 or Email: Tom King


Planning a special occasion? Why not see our Events page for further details of our future Wine Tasting events.

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