The 19th-century St Katharine Docks are now a buzzy, 21st-century marina. The Ping Pong within offers fine watery views and is well set up for group bookings and private hire. Just like its siblings around town, the restaurant pairs traditional Chinese ‘yum cha’ – tea and dumplings – with funky cocktails. The décor follows a similar template, customising fundamentally contemporary interiors with touches of old China. Groups can gather at individual large tables, enjoy exclusive use of the bar area, or take over the whole place.