11 Favourite Waterside Restaurants in London

waterside restaurants in London

London is filled with plenty of quaint quays, canals and docks that provide picturesque spots for lunch or dinner overlooking the Thames. When the sun shines, we have hundreds of members requesting tables at waterside restaurants in London, and they have pinpointed their 2020 favourites.

Given the fact that we make so many reservations at the restaurants below, many offer our members priority access to tables and complimentary drinks on arrival. Make us your first port of call for bookings and we’ll secure you the reservation you want.

waterside restaurants in London

Le Pont de la Tour

36D Shad Thames SE1 2YE

With fantastic views, modern French cooking and an accomplished sommelier, this establishment is a popular venue south of the Thames. The terrace is perfect for al-fresco dining on warm summer nights and diners can enjoy the view of a floodlit Tower Bridge from here. Book through us for complimentary fizz for you and up to five guests.

Sea Containers London

20 Upper Ground, South Bank SE1 9PD

Its 1920s transatlantic vibe and abundance of seafood certainly sets the tone, and the views across the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral don’t disappoint either. Located on the waterfront of buzzy Southbank, the seasonal menu showcases the best of American and British fare with ingredients procured from the neighbouring Borough Market.

The Ivy Tower Bridge

One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road SE1 2AA

There aren’t many restaurants where you can mosey straight from the terrace on to Tower Bridge, and this outpost’s prime position is probably as close as you will get to an al-fresco meal on the beloved monument. First time visitors can book through us to enjoy complimentary Champagne on arrival for up to four people from 4pm on Sundays and all day Monday to Thursday.

Butlers Wharf Chop House

36E Shad Thames, Butlers Wharf SE1 2YE

Overlooking the Thames and Tower Bridge, Butlers Wharf Chop House serves a hearty array of British dishes. Inside, light wooden panels create a nautical feel, while the terrace is perfect for those wanting to admire the city lights from afar. We’ll arrange a glass of fizz on arrival for you and your guests thanks to our partnership.

London Shell Co. aboard The Grand Duchess

Sheldon Square, Paddington Central W2 6PY

Moored on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, the daily catch from Cornish waters and beyond dominates the menu while an extensive variety of wines work well with the flavours on offer. Try the gazpacho Andaluz with white crab to catch our drift.

Sam’s Riverside

1 Crisp Road, Hammersmith W6 9DN

Perched right next to Hammersmith Bridge, you’ll be able to soak up prime Thames views at this waterfront favourite run by season restaurateur Sam Harrison. Expect a seafood-focused, Anglo-French menu. As a member of concierge, you can enjoy a 10% discount at Sam’s Larder when you spend £50 or more in the shop. Mention Ten Group when paying. Valid until 30 September.

waterside restaurants in London


29 Ransomes Dock, 35-37 Parkgate Road, Battersea SW11 4NP

The trio of brothers who own and operate this waterside restaurant take farm-to-plate dining seriously and almost all of the ingredient (and even the wine) come from their farm in Nutbourne, Sussex. The meat dishes are particularly good, but don’t overlook the salads – they are some of the best in London and perfect for late summer lunches.

Rick Stein, Barnes

Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High Street, Barnes SW14 8SN

Located in the leafy, country village-like Barnes, a glass conservatory perched on the edge of the Thames offers stunning panoramic water vistas, and there’s nothing quite like watching the setting sun casting its glow over the river. As with the views, Rick Stein’s seafood-orientated menu doesn’t disappoint, and several of the chef’s iconic dishes are on offer, including the Dover sole à la meunière, and Indonesian seafood curry.

The Narrow by Gordon Ramsay

44 Narrow Street, Limehouse E14 8DP

Resting on the banks of the Thames in Limehouse, The Narrow was Gordon Ramsay’s first pub. In summer, guests relax on benches by the river, while comfortable chairs and open fires make the slate-floored bar room a welcome retreat once the night draws in.

Secure your table through us and we’ll arrange a glass of fizz on
arrival for you and up to five guests.

waterside restaurants in London

Gaucho Canary Wharf

29 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf E14 8RR

One of the largest locations in the Argentinean steakhouse chain, the Canary Wharf branch has marvellous river views, which can be enjoyed from the summer terrace. Its location makes it a great place to meet for business and pleasure alike. The extensive wine list, premium cuts of steak and Latin-inspired cocktails create a continental feel.

Book through us to enjoy complimentary fizz on arrival for you and your guests.

The Lighterman

3 Granary Square, King’s Cross N1C 4BH

With both a third-floor wraparound terrace and canalside bar located on the towpath of the tranquil Regent’s Canal, this all-day sister venue of Percy & Founders was designed for long summer evenings. The menu is all about modern British fare with the occasional European touch seeping in – think flatbreads topped with spicy English sausage, smoked mozzarella and fennel, and seasonal salads packed with fresh flavours.

Looking to escape London and head to the coast? Have a look at some of our favourite coastal restaurants within easy reach of London.

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