Upper Arch at SAMA Bankside

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SAMA Bankside, 3 Robinson Road , London , SE1 8BU Show map
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 00s Club Classics until 1.30am when we close.

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 £35 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £35 per person
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 – 0:00
from £35 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 0:00
from £35 per person
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
Wednesday
9:00 – 0:00
from £35 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 0:00
from £35 per person
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
Thursday
9:00 – 0:00
from £35 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 0:00
from £35 per person
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
Friday
9:00 – 1:00
from £35 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 0:00
from £35 per person
Per evening
18:00 – 1:00
from £500 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 £35 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £900 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 0:00
from £35 per person
Per evening
19:00 – 1:30
from £500 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
9:00 – 0:00
from £35 per person
Per session
9:00 – 0:00
from £35 per person
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 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

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

Rules of the space

Age policy: Guests under 18 are not allowed

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


Reviews and ratings

4.7

(119 reviews and ratings - read all)

A
Amon Ette
February 2020

Nice atmosphere and venue Beer pong Great food

We were told there would be a DJ but no one came

M
Mimi Doulton
January 2020

Wonderful, helpful staff. Thank you for ensuring we had a great evening!

J
Jessie Hereng
January 2020

Really well organised

We had no knife to eat, and some of the veggies on the veggie platters would have been more practical to eat with knife.

A
AZ
December 2019

Steve was a pleasure to deal whilst booking - however, it was downhill from here! Let down by his very incompetent staff.

Vile vile, rude staff!! I don't even know where to start.... Cold, mediocre pre ordered food was brought out 35 mins before the pre order time. Even coming out 15mins before the booking started and any guests had arrived! When asked if this could be brought back out at the set time / heated up in the kitchen, the staff we were aggressive, rude, shrugged and laughed. Despite spending over £1,000 to entertain very senior clients - we we're treated so awfully. The staff here are an absolute embarrassment to the customer service industry. NEVER EVER AGAIN. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE!! AWFUL.


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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.


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