Lower Arch at SAMA Bankside

  244 reviews  – 
SAMA Bankside, 3 Robinson Road, London, SE1 8BU
Southwark Station (400 yd)

About this space

Our Lower Arch is the perfect space for your next celebration and is very popular for Engagement Parties and Birthdays.

Although shown in a restaurant setup, if booked for a standing reception the tables will be moved to one side to create a long buffet/drinks table, allowing space for your guests to stand & mingle.

Our Private Room which joins onto our Lower Arch can also be used for a quieter chill-out space, games room with beer pong tables (which we can supply for £35 per game) or simply a cloakroom area.

We also have a DJ on from 9:30m on Fridays and Saturdays playing a mix of commercial R&B, Pop, House, Disco and Club Classics (Kisstory vibe).

For a corporate away-day event our Lower Arch can be set up for a theatre-style presentation or awards ceremony for up to 50 people and comes with AV including a screen with projector, 2 cordless mics and PA system.


Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

We would be delighted to have you with us this Christmas!
Please do not hesitate to reach out for more details and we will be happy to assist in organizing a magical event for you during upcoming festive season!

Besides our Christmas menu, we have a selection of nibbles & pizzas as well as extensive drinks menu to compliment the food.

Welcome drinks on arrival can also be provided, please see sample options:
- Bottles of Peroni at £5 each
- Glasses of Prosecco at £7.50 each
- Bottles of house wine on the table at £24 each
Christmas Dinner Menu
£60 per person
STARTERS
- Prawn Cocktail
- Parsnip Soup (vg)
- Bresaola with Poached Pears
- Sweet Potato and Avocado Tartare (vg, gf)

MAINS
- Roast Turkey
- Confit Duck Leg
- Jamaican Salmon
- Mushroom Wellington (vg)

DESSERT
- Christmas Pudding
- Chocolate Brownie (vg)
- Bramley Apple Tart
- Seasonal Fruit Salad (vg, gf)

Please advise us if you have any allergies or require information on ingredients used.
v = vegetarian vg = vegan gf = gluten free

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1000–£1500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Tuesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1000–£1500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Wednesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1000–£1500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Thursday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1000–£1500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Friday
9:00 – 0:30
from £750–£1500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 0:30
from £750 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Saturday
12:00 – 1:00
from £1000–£1200 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 1:00
from £1200 min. spend
Per day
12:00 – 18:00
from £1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Capacity

Standing
up to 80
Dining
up to 40
Theatre
up to 60
Boardroom
up to 30
Classroom
up to 30

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Flipchart
PA system / speakers
Air conditioning
Beer Pong
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Age policy

Guests under 18 are not allowed after 20:00

Host rules

Close to Blackfriars & Southwark stations. SAMA Bankside is on Robinson Road at the junction of Southwark Street and Blackfriars Road.

Cancellation policy: Standard 30 day

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Reviews and ratings

(244 reviews and ratings - )

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Ciara M.
April 2022

Really friendly and helpful staff, central venue, excellent music, fun atmosphere, reasonable minimum spend for a large booking!

Nothing - we had a great time

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Matthew K.
January 2022

DJ was great, cocktails were really good and the space itself was perfect!

Food was average and some of the staff didn't seem to know what they were doing behind the bar, leaving 1 or 2 members of staff doing most of the work at a busy bar.

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Lucy H.
December 2021

I booked this for my partners 30th surprise party and it was great. Steve was super helpful and answered any questions I had before the day. Staff were great on the night. Would definitely recommend!

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G S.
November 2021

Friendly and helpful staff - quick service, flexible to our needs / changes of timing for food. Canapes were very nice.

Some of the bowl food could have done with more toppings! :)


The location is a twin railway arch venue set over 2 floors and is located next to Blackfriars Bridge on the south side of the river in the shadow of the OXO Tower (nearest stations are Southwark or Blackfriars).

Venue is industrial in style with exposed brickwork, a reclaimed upper wooden floor and polished concrete lower floor with chesterfield sofas, cosy booth seating in bright colours and unapologetic artwork to get your guests talking.

Space is available for booking from 6 to 300 guests. There is a bar and toilets on each floor and full catering options available.

The venue is available until 12am Monday - Thursday and until 1am Friday and Saturday.


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