Where to Eat and Drink: Battersea Power Station

Discover our favourite places to drink and dine - in and around the iconic London landmark.

Arcade Food Hall 

The second installment houses a mixture of new and existing food concepts along with three standalone restaurants and cocktail bar, all set in the buzzing atmosphere of the Power Station. Some of the existing Arcade brands make the move south, including Hero Indian fast food, Sushi Kamon, Tipan Tipan Nepali street food and shawarma kitchen Shatta & Toum. New concepts include Phed Power, doing fiery food from Isan, Thailand; Cantonese comfort food at Siu Siu; and authentic gelato at Leccami Gelato. The ABC Bar are shaking up classic cocktails and the Tap Room, boasting a wall of 32 taps, with beers from across South London and the world.

Bao Battersea

Located as a standalone restaurant inside Arcade Food Hall at the iconic Battersea Power Station. Bao Battersea's menu builds on the success of BAO London's Noodle Shop in Shoreditch, focusing on bowlfuls of shimmering beef noodle soup made with noodles sourced and imported directly from Taiwan. The menu also includes two new dishes – Vegan Sanbei Tofu BAO and Danzai Noodles – as well as a drinks menu full of classic BAO flavours like Milk Tea Old Fashioned and Hot Man Margarita. Take a seat at a the U-shaped counter wrapping around the open kitchen and bar. The restaurant can seat 78 diners, with 10 further diners in a private KTV room which can be booked for karaoke parties.

Control Room B at Battersea Power Station

A 1950s all-day hospitality concept bar inside the Grade II listed building's historic Control Room B, from Inception Group (best known for Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots), which transforms into an intimate bar in the evening. Expect a contemporary feel with a nod to its 1950s industrial character - situated on its own private mezzanine floor and overlooking one of the two giant turbine halls. The restored control panels are all on display alongside a beautiful centrepiece bar, which is a turbine-inspired radial sculpture. Staff don utilitarian boiler suits in a nod to the Power Station’s employees back in the 1950s - and serve drinks influenced by the Power Station and the 1950s Control Room through vessels and ingredients used. 


A firm local favourite overlooking the piazza on the river’s edge. Francesco Mazzei, known for Sartoria on Savile Row and Islington’s Radici, brings his signature Italian style south of the river to Battersea Power Station. Fiume means ‘river’ and the site boasts a large alfresco terrace, decked out with olives trees and potted herbs. Inside, the open-plan dining room is stylish and buzzy. The menu draws on southern Italy with a menu featuring creamy, burrata-filled pasta, rich Roman-style chicken, classic Tiramisu and more. 

Cinnamon Kitchen

From the chef behind one of London’s most groundbreaking modern Indian restaurants, The Cinnamon Club, Vivek Singh has opened a branch of Cinnamon Kitchen in a quirky railway arch in the shadow of the Battersea Power Station. The sleek, urban-inspired restaurant serves up Vivek’s trademark modern and inventive Indian cuisine and spice-infused cocktails. Highlights include the Rajasthani lamb curry; chargrilled seabass in a banana leaf parcel and vegan bitter melon with buckwheat and amaranth seeds. 

Roti King

Nearby is a branch of the iconic Malaysian restaurant Roti King - also under an arch of the Victoria station railway bridge. This salubrious setting is in stark contrast to the original. The restaurant is focused on the food, so the aesthetic is paired-down and simple. Expect an affordable and tasty selection of Malaysian dishes, each of which are inspired by traditional Malaysian street food. The Battersea menu has been tweaked to add vegan options, which Southeast Asian beer is available by the bottle alongside canned wine.

Le Bab 

Le Bab's Battersea location is its newest - right in the heart of the iconic Power Station. The avant-garde kebab concept serves up either sharing or individual (haute) kebabs, all made using seasonal British ingredients. Le Bab has become known for its expert reimagination of one of the nation’s favourite foods with Michelin-trained chefs serving kebabs. Expect a menu reflecting a mixture of Levantine cuisines with global influence. 

Pear Tree Cafe

Pear Tree Café offers a fresh and innovative approach to café-style dining year-round, serving up seasonal dishes in a stylish yet relaxed setting - overlooking the Boating Lake in Battersea Park. Founded by Annabel Partridge – formerly Sous Chef at Petersham Nurseries and Will Burrett, who worked alongside Annabel at Petersham Nurseries and also Spring, Pear Tree Café seats 100 diners inside, with space for 350 diners outside. With thoughtfully sourced ingredients cooked simply and presented beautifully, Pear Tree Café serves breakfast and a seasonal all-day lunch menu until dusk on weekdays, brunch at weekends and pop-up supper clubs on winter evenings. 

Joia by Henrique Sá Pessoa

One of Portugal’s most celebrated chefs is behind this Iberian restaurant and bar at the new art’otel London Battersea Power Station. Situated over the top floors, the space comprises three distinct spaces, a 15th floor restaurant; a bar on the 14th floor; and a rooftop bar with infinity pool, all overlooking the iconic Battersea Power Station. Chef Sá Pessoa owns the two Michelin-starred Alma and the relaxed trans-Iberian tapas spot Tapisco in his native Lisbon, and he is the Executive Chef at the critically acclaimed Arca restaurant (located in art’otel Amsterdam). Expect unpretentious yet innovative dishes showcasing his vibrant, fresh takes on Iberian traditional dishes using the best of British and Iberian produce.