Restaurants Near The Thames
London’s cultural diversity and wide range of cuisines means that you’ll never be lost for somewhere to eat.
From the man behind some of London’s most groundbreaking modern Indian restaurants, The Cinnamon Club, Vivek Singh has opened Cinnamon Kitchen at London’s iconic Grade II-listed landmark, Battersea Power Station.
The sleek, urban-inspired restaurant located within a quirky railway arch is open for brunch, lunch and dinner as well as cocktails and light bites from Monday to Sunday. The kitchen serves seasonal dishes with Vivek’s trademark modern Indian flavours.
The newly launched Italian restaurant, Con Gusto is a food haven. With a team of team of four Italian professional chefs the restaurant has become a buzzing hot spot on the Royal Arsenal. The restaurant boasts an ever-changing menu with handmade pastas, fresh focaccia and homemade desserts.
Ideal for a date-night or for a culinary sensation, be sure to book in advance as the restaurant is booked often weeks in advanced by giddy culinary enthusiasts.
If you're coming to the O2 Arena, drop into All Bar One and kick-start your night out in Greenwich. Relax over some sharing plates before taking in one of the world's biggest bands, or get everyone together for some pre-party bubbles.
Their stylish ABO Lounge on the top floor boasts a cinematic screen, DJ booth, cloakroom, private bar and toilets – perfect for those extra special occasions.
Craft London is a project by Stevie Parle with Tom Dixon. It’s a new British restaurant, café and cocktail bar. They focus on quality in production by collaborating with modern experts, fanatics and obsessives to craft world-class products through the roasting of coffee, smoking of fish, bee keeping, meat curing, fermentation of vegetables and the creation of a contemporary kitchen garden. Both the restaurant dishes and products are created using almost exclusively British produce bought from farmers they know well and always handled with a light, modern, touch.
Gaucho features a 100 cover cocktail lounge and a 136 cover restaurant adjoined by a luxurious balcony lounge. Gaucho offers a wine tasting boutique that can host up to 12 guests, an 18 cover private dining room and a 24 cover VIP suite inside the main arena with spectacular views of the shows.
Vagabond sprang out of frustration with the London wine scene in late 2010. Back then, independent wine retail was crashing; multiple merchant chains had closed and wine drinkers were largely caught between bland, mass-produced wines with dishonest discounts at the supermarkets or ultra-specialist wine stores that exuded off putting superiority. They saw a different way.
Vagabond Wines is located in Circus West Village - Pop in and try rare wines sourced from around the world in the wine bar, winery and shop.
One of the oldest original buildings in the area, this is a great authentic pub with good food and ale. There’s an outdoor barbeque area too.
Italian chef Francesco Mazzei presents a modern Italian restaurant at Battersea Power Station, named Fiume (Italian word for 'river').
With unrivalled views of the Thames and a large Mediterranean piazza-style terrace to enjoy them from, the restaurant is the perfect setting for tucking into rustic southern Italian recipes and aperitivos. Inspired by the traditional food of Francesco’s homeland, the Mezzorgiono, the restaurant will serve wholesome, hearty recipes made with fresh, vibrant ingredients from the Med.
Celebrate the simple pleasures in life in this traditional pub where all are welcome. Sit, drink, relax and enjoy the perfect pint.
The only independent British restaurant and Wine bar outside of The O2 Arena.
36 seats inside and 40 seats outside.
Offering 70 wines, local beers and great coffee to drink in or take away.
They use only fresh produce and serve modern British dishes throughout the day.
They are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch an dinner.
By day the main hall functions as a buzzy and lively cafe. By night the room is transformed into a vibrant restaurant. The annex bar and courtyard offer an all-day menu. As well as the locally crafted Meantime beers, there’s a large menu of more than 50 classic ales from around the world.
British dining in the heart of Greenwich with all day dining, set menus and Sunday lunches.Take the kids to Greenwich to see The Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum or just to lark about by the river, and afterwards for home-made fish & chips, grilled chicken, chips & peas et al at Rivington, only a stone’s throw away from Greenwich Pier
Regency splendour beside The Thames. Taste real ale and authentic whitebait. Enjoy the riverside views.
Situated on the corner of King William Walk and across from one of the largest green spaces in South East London, the three-floored Greenwich Tavern is an idyllic setting to relax with friends and family. Whether it’s a fun family dinner or a chilled out drink after work, The Greenwich Tavern is the perfect place to pass the time. Embracing the natural beauty of the nearby Royal Park, the Greenwich Tavern creates an indoor oasis in which to enjoy a sublime range of modern cuisine and refreshing drinks.
Located on the Canary riverfront, 28West is the perfect venue for your every occasion. Offering a modern twist on classic American grill fare, craft beers from across the world and experimental cocktails crafted by their very own connoisseurs, they’ve got a bit of something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to gather after work or a place to catch up with friends and family, with its quirky character, stunning river views and spectacular location right on the outskirts of Canary Wharf, 28West is the place to be.
The Gaucho Grill has a large summer terrace where guests can enjoy alfresco drinking and dining. Enjoy a little bit of Latin America in the city.
One Canada Square is open Monday to Friday for breakfast, lunches, post-work cocktails and relaxed dinners as well as leisurely Saturday brunches and evening meals. With its own private cocktail bar and views across the lobby and the Olympic Park in the distance, The Mezzanine is the ideal location for exclusive events or meetings, with canapés and cocktails for parties up to 80 or exquisite private dining for up to 32 guests.
Plateau sits in a prime fourth floor location in Canada Place, opposite Canary Wharf tower. This stylish, futuristic restaurant offers awe inspiring views of the surrounding cityscape.
Plateau has two distinct dining areas: the main restaurant serves contemporary French food from Head Chef Daniel McGarey, who uses the best seasonal ingredients; the Bar & Grill offers more informal dishes in a relaxed setting.
Tom’s Kitchen serves British favourites using the very best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the site also includes a Deli, offering affordable and express takeaway options for food lovers on the go. The bar is open daily from midday until late, offering a delicious line-up of cocktails to enjoy after work or to kick-off your dining experience.
The Coal Shed at One Tower Bridge is a new London restaurant by the people behind The Coal Shed in Brighton, named one of the best places to eat in the UK. It brings it’s approach to sourcing seasonal, sustainable meat and seafood, including a range of 35-day, dry-aged Scottish steaks from the North Highlands that are expertly cooked on hot coals. The daily changing specials board features rare breed cuts from specialist farms. For seafood fans there is a selection of fresh fish and crustaceans from the South coast. Be sure to try the sharing steaks and whole fish for a dining experience to remember. Every Sunday, the restaurant puts on a full sharing roast, complete with all the trimmings.
Open daily from 12-10pm, diners can watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen or view the Tower of London from the floor to ceiling windows.
Gaucho offers à la carte dining for 135 covers and a luxurious lounge bar. With views framed by Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and City Hall, Gaucho makes the ideal setting for an evening drink, romantic dinner or a relaxing Sunday brunch.
Set in the stunning St Katharine Docks, the restaurant overlooks the yachts in Central London’s only marina, located just moments away from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. The restaurant serves British favourites and comfort food classics in a relaxed and informal environment from breakfast to dinner. The restaurant also offers a range of areas that are available for private and semi-private hire. Tom’s Kitchen Deli located next door, offers affordable and express takeaway options for food lovers on the go.
Aqua Shard, located on level 31 of The Shard, serves innovative contemporary British cuisine and boasts breath-taking views from its main dining room, private event spaces and spectacular three-storey high atrium bar.
Butlers Wharf Chop House is a restaurant devoted to ‘really good British food’, serving traditional, simple and honest fare. Situated on the riverside near London Bridge, they have a magnificent view across to Tower Bridge, the Docklands and beyond.
A traditional Italian trattoria by the River Thames, offering a warm welcome; Cantina is the perfect spot for a quick bite of lunch or relaxed dinner.
Situated on level 33 of The Shard, Hutong serves the fascinating and diverse cuisines of Northern China and is based on the much-loved restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong.
Le Pont de la Tour combines traditional yet innovative French cuisine, knowledgeable and friendly staff, thoughtful design that evokes the Parisian chic of the 1930s and stunning views of the City and Tower Bridge
Winner of Best New International Cocktail Bar (2015) and World's Best Cocktail Menu (2016) at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. Winner Best Bar Team in London (2016) at the Time Out Bar Awards. Awarded #3 at World's 50 Best Bars (2016). Created by bar impresario Ryan Chetiyawardana a.k.a. Mr Lyan, Dandelyan serves both innovative drinks and refined interpretations of the classics.
The Real Greek is not only a must for anyone visiting London, but is also a favourite among Londoners themselves, and at Bankside, they pride themselves in providing our customers with a wide variety of the finest quality of freshly cooked Mediterranean food. Perfectly located next door to the Globe theatre and only a few steps from the Tate Modern and Bankside Pier, The Real Greek Bankside is in an ideal spot for any occasion. Serving the authentic Mezedes, Souvlaki and Sharers, this venue has plenty to offer for both business and pleasure.
Tom’s Kitchen is situated on the ground floor of the iconic Somerset House building. The modern British restaurant serves comfort food favourites in a relaxed and informal environment from lunch to dinner and brunch on weekends. Located next to the restaurant, Tom’s Kitchen Deli is the perfect place for busy food-lovers on the go, packed with tasty all-day takeaway options. In summer, Tom's Kitchen Terrace is one of London's most popular al fresco bars with views across the river. In winter, Tom’s Skate Lounge serves warming refreshments to all ice rink visitors.
Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar offer the best steak and cocktails and a fantastic view over London's Big Ben.
They serve the best Aberdeen Angus steak sourced from England and aged for 35 days, and a menu full of English classics with the highest quality service.
What could be more quintessentially English than taking Afternoon Tea in one of London’s most iconic buildings? The stunning 5* Library Lounge in the London Marriott Hotel County Hall Hotel offers a traditional Afternoon Tea infused with the history and traditions of the iconic Thames-side County Hall.
Situated on the third floor of the Southbank Centre, London's cultural epicentre, Skylon boasts outstanding views over the River Thames from its huge floor-to-ceiling windows. The main Restaurant features modern British cuisine from executive head chef Tom Cook. In the more informal Grill, expect quality ingredients, simply cooked with natural flavours shining through.
Belonging to the independent neighbourhood bar group Darwin & Wallace and created by artisans of interiors, food and drink, No 29 Power Station West offers a relaxed, all-day experience from morning coffee to night cap and everything in between; a pub for the 21st century at the heart of a new London village.
The carefully curated food and drinks menu offers exquisite drinks and locally sourced, scratch cooked food. No 29 Power Station West features a distinct interior born of its unique location, giving its own individual personality within the collection of Darwin & Wallace bars.
Located in a beautiful townhouse in the heart of Chelsea, the first Tom’s Kitchen opened in November 2006 and is a modern British brasserie serving comfort food favourites in a relaxed and informal environment, from breakfast to dinner, seven days a week. It also offers two rooms for private dining or drinks and canapé receptions on its first and second floor.
Chelsea Riverside Brasserie delivers a British interpretation of simple, timeless dishes, with a focus on the quality and purity of locally sourced ingredients. The brasserie offers all-day dining in an informal atmosphere, so you can enjoy everything from a light snack to a full three-course meal.
The Harbour Bar is open all day for a relaxed afternoon tea or a tranquil harbourside lunch. The Asian-inspired menu features fresh nigiri and sushi platters, fragrant Thai specialties or traditional dishes such as caesar salad, beef burgers and the classic club sandwich. After dark, The Harbour Bar becomes a cosy cocktail destination.