Imbibe  

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

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Waterloo Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
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Library Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £66  25% 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
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  37% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  27% 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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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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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire House
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Imbibe
Within the Flat Iron Square site, an area encompassing six railway arches and filled with restaurants, street food and a live music venue, is Devonshire ... 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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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, South Bank, London 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

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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th February to 29th April 2017
Imbibe, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
The play that made Tom Stoppard's name overnight, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is staged at The Old Vic for the first time since its London ...More
 
 
 
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The Life
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 28th April 2017 at 7.30pm & Saturday 29th April 2017 at 3pm and 7.30pm
Imbibe, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 8 minutes from Imbibe
Amy Anzel and Matt Chisling present the UK premiere of Ira Gasman, Cy Coleman and David Newman's thrilling musical expose of the darker side of 1980's ...More
 
 
 
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Little Foot
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April 2017 - 7pm
Imbibe, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 8 minutes from Imbibe
Piece by Craig Higginson about ancestral memory....More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business ... More
 
 
 
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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, South Bank, London 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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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

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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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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
 
 
 
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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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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Imbibe
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 16 minutes from Imbibe
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 20 minutes from Imbibe
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London 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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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Imbibe
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... 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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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
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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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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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Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

Old Vic Theatre 4 minutes walk from Imbibe

The play that made Tom Stoppard's name overnight, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is staged at The Old Vic for ...More

 
Soheila Sokhanvari: Paradise Lost
Exhibitions | Until 13th May 2017 

Jerwood Space 4 minutes walk from Imbibe

The Iranian-born artist, now living in Cambridge, presents a series of 20 framed drawings on paper in crude oil and ...More

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017: Neither One Thing Or Another
Exhibitions | Until 14th May 2017 

Jerwood Space 4 minutes walk from Imbibe

Two new moving-image commissions by Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek made in response to the curatorial theme....More

People From Ibiza
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th April 2017 

Ministry of Sound 7 minutes walk from Imbibe

The French DJ Kungs, assisted by Sam Feldt, Watermat and Autograf in The Box, plus Selected DJs in 103, brings ...More

Louise Nevelson
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

Mixed-media assemblages made from packing crates, old furniture and scrap timber, inspired by the sculptural qualities of the cityscape of ...More

Gerhard Richter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

The group of six paintings, named after the avant-garde composer John Cage, are the outcome of several layers of painting ...More

Ellsworth Kelly
Exhibitions | Until 29th May 2017 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

Retrospective exhibition to mark the abstract artist's 90th birthday, curated by Ann Coxon....More

Marcel Duchamp: Fountain 1917
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

A replica, from 1964, of the artist's iconic readymade, considered one of the most influential works of the 20th-century....More

Expanded Painting
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

Works by artists including Pinot Gallizio, Shozo Shimamoto, Niki de Saint Phalle, Sam Gilliam, Richard Smith and Frank Bowling, providing ...More

Sam Francis And Brett Weston
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

Compare and contrast the work of the two American artists who each explored the relationship between landscape and abstraction....More

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