While many of the capital’s most illustrious restaurants offer exceptional views of the Thames and the city alike, when it comes to offering that little something special, none can quite match to the perspective of Bateaux London’s Glass Room. Setting off from Embankment Pier, the river cruise highlights some of the city’s most renowned sights as you sip champagne and indulge in a five-course meal complete with entertainment.
While both lunchtime and dinner sailings are at your disposal, as well as a variety of pricing options, we can surmise (for most) sailing out at dinner will be the most desirable, offering unprecedented views as the sun sets over the city only to reignite after dark with the capital’s sprawling urban sparkle.
Taking this into consideration, the menu showcases the best of British food tailored to the time of sailing as well as seasonal changes. While the ever attentive team will cater to just about every dietary request you can throw at them, standouts such as their light oak smoked salmon, radish, mustard & dill on toasted rye starter, or delectable mains centred around pan roast cod, free-range chicken or vegetarian counterparts offer surprising variety for such a space-conscious venue.
While the food is more than comparable to any high-end competitor with their foundations firmly on the ground, it’s safe to say that the true USP obviously lies in its ever-shifting setting. Smoker or not, nipping out to the boat’s open terrace is a must – whether between courses or to round out your meal with a glass of something strong in hand, London natives and newcomers alike will be delighted with the unique POV the boat offers of the city skyline.
Take your family, take your date or celebrate a birthday in style with your friends. For the views alone – worth it!
Visit www.bateauxlondon.com to book or for more information.