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 set up the furniture is all moveable so you can make it your own.

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 £25 per game) or simply a cloakroom.

We have a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm playing a mix of commercial R&B, Pop, House, 80s, 90s and 00s Club Classics until 1.30am when we close.

Our Lower Arch can be set up for a theatre-style presentation or awards ceremony for up to 60 people and comes with AV including a screen with projector, 2 cordless mics and PA system.


Capacity

Standing

Standing

up to 80

Dining

Dining

up to 40

Theatre

Theatre

up to 60

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 30

Classroom

Classroom

up to 30


Prices

Monday
9:00 – 23:30
from £900–£1000 min. spend
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £900 min. spend
Evening
18:00 – 23:30
from £1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- 2 pieces Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Tart (v) / 2.5
​- 3 Sliders - Beef, Jerk Chicken, Veggie / 10
​- 2 pieces Polenta Olive Tapenade Bites (vg) / 2.5
- 2 pieces Mushroom Arancini (v) / 3
- 2 pieces Yorkshire Puddings with Roast Beef & Horseradish Sauce / 3
- 2 pieces Salt Cod Fritters, Pineapple Salsa / 3
- 1 piece Chargrilled Figs wrapped in Prosciutto / 3
- 1 piece Panko Crumbed Tiger Prawns, Chilli Jam / 3

Bowl Food - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas / 4.5
- Freekeh & Kaniwa Salad (vg) / 4
- Seafood Linguine / 4
- Sama Risotto (v) / 4
- Sausage & Mash, Onion Gravy / 4
- Lemon & Basil Sea Bass, Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, New Potatoes / 4.5
- French Bean, Sun Blushed Tomato, Olive, Feta Cheese Salad (v) / 4
Tuesday
9:00 – 23:30
from £500–£900 min. spend
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £900 min. spend
Evening
18:00 – 23:30
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- 2 pieces Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Tart (v) / 2.5
​- 3 Sliders - Beef, Jerk Chicken, Veggie / 10
​- 2 pieces Polenta Olive Tapenade Bites (vg) / 2.5
- 2 pieces Mushroom Arancini (v) / 3
- 2 pieces Yorkshire Puddings with Roast Beef & Horseradish Sauce / 3
- 2 pieces Salt Cod Fritters, Pineapple Salsa / 3
- 1 piece Chargrilled Figs wrapped in Prosciutto / 3
- 1 piece Panko Crumbed Tiger Prawns, Chilli Jam / 3

Bowl Food - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas / 4.5
- Freekeh & Kaniwa Salad (vg) / 4
- Seafood Linguine / 4
- Sama Risotto (v) / 4
- Sausage & Mash, Onion Gravy / 4
- Lemon & Basil Sea Bass, Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, New Potatoes / 4.5
- French Bean, Sun Blushed Tomato, Olive, Feta Cheese Salad (v) / 4
Wednesday
9:00 – 23:30
from £800–£900 min. spend
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £900 min. spend
Evening
18:00 – 23:30
from £800 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- 2 pieces Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Tart (v) / 2.5
​- 3 Sliders - Beef, Jerk Chicken, Veggie / 10
​- 2 pieces Polenta Olive Tapenade Bites (vg) / 2.5
- 2 pieces Mushroom Arancini (v) / 3
- 2 pieces Yorkshire Puddings with Roast Beef & Horseradish Sauce / 3
- 2 pieces Salt Cod Fritters, Pineapple Salsa / 3
- 1 piece Chargrilled Figs wrapped in Prosciutto / 3
- 1 piece Panko Crumbed Tiger Prawns, Chilli Jam / 3

Bowl Food - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas / 4.5
- Freekeh & Kaniwa Salad (vg) / 4
- Seafood Linguine / 4
- Sama Risotto (v) / 4
- Sausage & Mash, Onion Gravy / 4
- Lemon & Basil Sea Bass, Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, New Potatoes / 4.5
- French Bean, Sun Blushed Tomato, Olive, Feta Cheese Salad (v) / 4
Thursday
9:00 – 0:00
from £900–£1500 min. spend
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £900 min. spend
Evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- 2 pieces Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Tart (v) / 2.5
​- 3 Sliders - Beef, Jerk Chicken, Veggie / 10
​- 2 pieces Polenta Olive Tapenade Bites (vg) / 2.5
- 2 pieces Mushroom Arancini (v) / 3
- 2 pieces Yorkshire Puddings with Roast Beef & Horseradish Sauce / 3
- 2 pieces Salt Cod Fritters, Pineapple Salsa / 3
- 1 piece Chargrilled Figs wrapped in Prosciutto / 3
- 1 piece Panko Crumbed Tiger Prawns, Chilli Jam / 3

Bowl Food - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas / 4.5
- Freekeh & Kaniwa Salad (vg) / 4
- Seafood Linguine / 4
- Sama Risotto (v) / 4
- Sausage & Mash, Onion Gravy / 4
- Lemon & Basil Sea Bass, Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, New Potatoes / 4.5
- French Bean, Sun Blushed Tomato, Olive, Feta Cheese Salad (v) / 4
Friday
9:00 – 1:00
from £500–£900 min. spend
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £900 min. spend
Evening
18:00 – 1:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- 2 pieces Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Tart (v) / 2.5
​- 3 Sliders - Beef, Jerk Chicken, Veggie / 10
​- 2 pieces Polenta Olive Tapenade Bites (vg) / 2.5
- 2 pieces Mushroom Arancini (v) / 3
- 2 pieces Yorkshire Puddings with Roast Beef & Horseradish Sauce / 3
- 2 pieces Salt Cod Fritters, Pineapple Salsa / 3
- 1 piece Chargrilled Figs wrapped in Prosciutto / 3
- 1 piece Panko Crumbed Tiger Prawns, Chilli Jam / 3

Bowl Food - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas / 4.5
- Freekeh & Kaniwa Salad (vg) / 4
- Seafood Linguine / 4
- Sama Risotto (v) / 4
- Sausage & Mash, Onion Gravy / 4
- Lemon & Basil Sea Bass, Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, New Potatoes / 4.5
- French Bean, Sun Blushed Tomato, Olive, Feta Cheese Salad (v) / 4
Saturday
9:00 – 1:30
from £750–£900 min. spend
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £900 min. spend
Evening
18:00 – 1:30
from £750 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- 2 pieces Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Tart (v) / 2.5
​- 3 Sliders - Beef, Jerk Chicken, Veggie / 10
​- 2 pieces Polenta Olive Tapenade Bites (vg) / 2.5
- 2 pieces Mushroom Arancini (v) / 3
- 2 pieces Yorkshire Puddings with Roast Beef & Horseradish Sauce / 3
- 2 pieces Salt Cod Fritters, Pineapple Salsa / 3
- 1 piece Chargrilled Figs wrapped in Prosciutto / 3
- 1 piece Panko Crumbed Tiger Prawns, Chilli Jam / 3

Bowl Food - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas / 4.5
- Freekeh & Kaniwa Salad (vg) / 4
- Seafood Linguine / 4
- Sama Risotto (v) / 4
- Sausage & Mash, Onion Gravy / 4
- Lemon & Basil Sea Bass, Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, New Potatoes / 4.5
- French Bean, Sun Blushed Tomato, Olive, Feta Cheese Salad (v) / 4
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget and timings will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- 2 pieces Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Tart (v) / 2.5
​- 3 Sliders - Beef, Jerk Chicken, Veggie / 10
​- 2 pieces Polenta Olive Tapenade Bites (vg) / 2.5
- 2 pieces Mushroom Arancini (v) / 3
- 2 pieces Yorkshire Puddings with Roast Beef & Horseradish Sauce / 3
- 2 pieces Salt Cod Fritters, Pineapple Salsa / 3
- 1 piece Chargrilled Figs wrapped in Prosciutto / 3
- 1 piece Panko Crumbed Tiger Prawns, Chilli Jam / 3

Bowl Food - Minimum order of 10 per selection
- Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas / 4.5
- Freekeh & Kaniwa Salad (vg) / 4
- Seafood Linguine / 4
- Sama Risotto (v) / 4
- Sausage & Mash, Onion Gravy / 4
- Lemon & Basil Sea Bass, Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, New Potatoes / 4.5
- French Bean, Sun Blushed Tomato, Olive, Feta Cheese Salad (v) / 4

Catering

In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Licences

Alcohol licence until 01:00

Extension available

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Space features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Projector Projector

Flatscreen TV Flatscreen TV

Flipchart Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Whiteboard

Conference call facilities

Natural light

Disabled access

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Beer Pong


Venue welcomes

VIP events


Rules of the space

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


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About SAMA Bankside

SAMA Bankside 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 Sea Containers and the OXO Tower (nearest stations are Southwark or Blackfriars).

SAMA Bankside 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.

SAMA Bankside is available for booking from 6 to 350 guests. There is a bar and toilets on each floor and full catering options available.

We have a separate Private Dining and Meeting Room that can accommodate 20 people seated or 30 people for a standing drinks reception.

The venue is available until 12am Monday - Thursday and until 1.30am Friday and Saturday.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £500
minimum spend / per evening

Private Dining / Meeting Room

Seating capacity 30
Standing capacity 30
from £250
minimum spend / per evening

Upper Arch

Seating capacity 30
Standing capacity 50
from £400
minimum spend / per session

Lower Floor

Seating capacity 110
Standing capacity 200
from £600
minimum spend / per session

Whole Venue Exclusive Hire

Seating capacity 170
Standing capacity 350
from £50
minimum spend / per session

Private Booths

Seating capacity 12
Standing capacity 30

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