Lower Arch & Private Room at SAMA Bankside

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SAMA Bankside, 3 Robinson Road , London , SE1 8BU
Southwark Station (400 yd)
Steve P.

Steve P.

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

Prices

Monday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Pricing depends on the number of participants - please enquire for the quote 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
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Pricing depends on the number of participants - please enquire for the quote 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–£1000 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:30
from £800 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Pricing depends on the number of participants - please enquire for the quote 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 £1000–£1500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Pricing depends on the number of participants - please enquire for the quote 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–£1000 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 1:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Pricing depends on the number of participants - please enquire for the quote 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–£1000 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 1:30
from £750 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Pricing depends on the number of participants - please enquire for the quote 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.
Pricing depends on the number of participants - please enquire for the quote 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 and drinks

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

Facilities

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

Music & sound equipment

PA system / music speakers available
Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Loud music / events
Promoted / ticketed events
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
Wedding licence

Rules of the space

Age policy: Guests under 18 are not allowed after 20:00

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


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 300 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.


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