Lower Floor 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

The lower floor features our private dining room and is a bright spacious area to hold your event. With our signature art to get people talking and our industrial theme throughout, the lower floor is sure to wow your guests. After dark, it becomes a great area for a private party.

Perfect for birthday parties, engagement parties, wedding receptions, product launches, photo shoots, conferences and workshops.

Dimensions: 8m x 25m


Capacity

Standing
up to 200
Dining
up to 110

Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

Christmas Menu
£35 per person
STARTERS
Parsnip Soup – rustic bread (vg)
Salmon Ceviche – orange, mulled spices
Bresaola with Poached Pears – rocket leaves
Squash, Goats Cheese & Rosemary Pancakes – mixed leaves (v)

MAINS
Roast Turkey – pigs in blankets, seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes
Confit Duck Leg – red cabbage, roasted sweet potato
Jamaican Salmon – green beans, new potatoes, spicy mango salsa
Caramelised Red Onion & Golden Beetroot Tarte Tatin – mixed leaves (vg)

DESSERT
Christmas Pudding
Chocolate Brownie (vg)
Bramley Apple Tart
Cheese Board

Choice of tea or coffee

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 0:00
from £400 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
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 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 £400 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
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 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 £400–£600 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £400 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £600 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 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 £800–£1000 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £800 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £1000 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 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 £800–£1500 min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £800 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
from £1500 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 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
10:00 – 1:30
from £2000 min. spend
Per session
10:00 – 17:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 1:30
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 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
10:00 – 0:00
from £2000–£2500 min. spend
Per session
10:00 – 17:00
from £2500 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 0:00
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 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

In-house catering
Can provide alcohol
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Buyout fee for external catering
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Kitchen facilities available
Extensive gluten-free menu
Complimentary tea and coffee

Licences

Alcohol licence until 01:00

Extension available

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Facilities

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events

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

(116 reviews and ratings - read all)

v
vishal dhiri
February 2020

Amazing team. Highly recommended!! We Will definitely book again.

A
Abigail Dede
February 2020

Great venue for networking and hosting private events - staff were very helpful!

Need to work out the sound beforehand, it would have been better for us to test this first - we'll know for next time. Overall great response from our audience and we look forward to working with SAMA again in the future!

R
Rachel Sheppard
December 2019

We really enjoyed our company party at SAMA Bankside and received a great deal of positive feedback from our employees. Humphrey and the owner Steve were so helpful in the planning of the event and were happy to accommodate any requirements that we had. The catering is done from the restaurant on site and the food is good. We are thinking of booking again next year.

The only downside was the fact that we were sharing the venue with another company on the same night with us having one floor, and them having another floor with nothing but a staircase between us. This turned out not to be a problem after all though as the venue issue wristbands to avoid confusion between bar bills and this seemed to work fine on the night.

T
Tom
May 2019

Size of venue was perfect and catered for our needs very well. The food and drinks were all great and went down well with attendees (though the sausage and mash could have been hotter!). Staff were friendly and accommodating as well, and Humphrey was extremely helpful in arranging the specifics of the day, from the site visit to ensuring the correct AV facilities were set up for our presentations. All in all, a very positive experience.

The heating/air conditioning was a bit inconsistent but not a major drawback. We had one ridiculous comment that the trains were too loud, but what you're supposed to do about that I don't know!


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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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