Upper Arch at SAMA Bankside

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

Steve P.

About this space

A light airy space with natural daylight, our Upper Arch is perfect for Birthdays, Engagement parties, standing receptions or after-work drinks.
Our Upper Arch is a semi-private area on our upper floor that opens out to our main bar area shown in the background.
It has a raised area at the opposite end leading to outside with our comfy curved pink booth adding a pop of colour in the space.
To make your evening more exciting we can supply a Beer Pong table in front of the poster with the red horse for some added interactive fun for your guests and costs £25 per game.
We also have a DJ on from 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays playing a mix of commercial R&B, Pop, House, 80s, 90s and Club Classics.

Seats 20 for dinner or 50 for a standing reception.

Dimensions: 4m x 7.5m


Capacity

Standing
up to 50
Dining
up to 30

Event offers and packages

Birthday Party Offers

£500 min. spend
Your bespoke packages are available. Please send an enquiry to receive your personalised offer.
Beer Pong
£20 total
We’re one of the newest places to play Beer Pong in London town and you can book one of our Beer Pong tables for just £20 which includes everything you need for a game including the beer to play it with!

Beer Pong is available Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm onwards, plus every Tuesday you get two hours of Beer Pong for the price of one to show your friends who’s best when it comes to hitting those cups.

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thank you for choosing SAMA Bankside. Please send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's just right for your event. If you mention your budget and timings it will help me propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
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 – 23:00
from £250–£400 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £250 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thank you for choosing SAMA Bankside. Please send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's just right for your event. If you mention your budget and timings it will help me propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
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 – 23:00
from £250–£400 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £250 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thank you for choosing SAMA Bankside. Please send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's just right for your event. If you mention your budget and timings it will help me propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
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 – 23:00
from £250–£400 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £250 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thank you for choosing SAMA Bankside. Please send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's just right for your event. If you mention your budget and timings it will help me propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
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 – 0:00
from £250–£400 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £250 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thank you for choosing SAMA Bankside. Please send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's just right for your event. If you mention your budget and timings it will help me propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
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
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £900 min. spend
Per evening
19:00 – 1:30
from £750 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thank you for choosing SAMA Bankside. Please send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's just right for your event. If you mention your budget and timings it will help me propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
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
11:00 – 21:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per day
11:00 – 21:00
from £2000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thank you for choosing SAMA Bankside. Please send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's just right for your event. If you mention your budget and timings it will help me propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
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
Whiteboard
Air conditioning
Natural light
Beer Pong
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
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
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

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.


Reviews and ratings

(145 reviews and ratings - )

H
Helena
July 2021

A great place for our company meeting. Cool and relaxed decor and vibes inside the venue with an awesome lunch menu!

W
WH
October 2020

Great venue, staff were fab! Highly recommend

P
Praveena
September 2020

I hosted my boyfriend’s surprise bday party at SAMA Bankside and honestly it was the best decision. The whole team, and Steve especially, were so kind and thorough with everything and made the whole experience of organising this birthday such a breeze. I’m so glad I chose SAMA. Such a great venue! Thank you so much again to the whole team at SAMA! Would recommend it to anyone!!

L
Livi Colley
August 2020

The staff were really attentive and accommodating! The venue was really spacious and good for large groups of people, we all had a really lovely evening!


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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