About this room

SAMA Bankside is a unique spacious venue set over two floors hidden away in a vast Victorian railway arch just behind Blackfriars Bridge and close to the Tate Modern.

It is a vibrant, spacious multi-functional venue featuring a bar on each floor, a restaurant and events space that is industrial in style with original exposed brickwork, a polished concrete floor, upcycled furniture along with pops of colour throughout the venue and unapologetic artwork to get your guests talking.

Entire venue hire is available for larger events and our lower floor and private room are suitable for smaller events.


Capacity

Standing

Standing

up to 350

Dining

Dining

up to 170


Starting prices

Minimum Spend - Pay at the bar

M T W T F S S

9:00 - 17:00

from £600 Per session

M T W T F S S

18:00 - 0:00

from £1000 Per evening

M T W T F S S

9:00 - 17:00

from £1000 Per session

M T W T F S S

18:00 - 1:30

from £6000 Per evening

M T W T F S S

18:00 - 0:00

from £2500 Per evening

M T W T F S S

18:00 - 1:30

from £4000 Per evening

M T W T F S S

9:00 - 17:00

from £1000 Per session

M T W T F S S

18:00 - 0:00

from £600 Per evening

M T W T F S S

10:00 - 17:00

from £2000 Per session

M T W T F S S

18:00 - 0:00

from £2500 Per evening

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

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.

Sample catering prices

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 23:30

Extension available

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Projector Projector

Flipchart Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Natural light Natural light

Flatscreen TV

Whiteboard

Conference call facilities

Disabled access Disabled access

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available


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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Response time: within couple of hours

Response rate: 100%


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 rooms and event packages at this venue

from £100
min. spend / session

Upper Arch

up to 50 guests

from £400
min. spend / session

Lower Floor

up to 200 guests

from £50
min. spend / session

Private Booths

up to 30 guests

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