Riverboat restaurants in London

Enjoy your meal in London with the River Thames as your backdrop on board one of London’s fabulous riverboat restaurants. SquareMeal‘s excellent list of the best riverboat restaurants in London guarantees the highest quality in riverboat dining. The views over the River Thames are some of the most iconic in the world, from the London Eye to the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral to Tower Bridge, the landscape is unforgettable. Enjoy a wonderful meal on board one of London’s finest riverboat restaurants and soak up the fantastic views whilst tucking into your dinner.

Updated on 13 September 2017

Enjoy your meal in London with the River Thames as your backdrop on board one of London’s fabulous riverboat restaurants. Square Meal‘s excellent list of the nest riverboat restaurants in London guarantees the highest quality in riverboat dining. The views over the River Thames are some of the most iconic in the world, from the London Eye to the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral to Tower Bridge, the landscape is unforgettable. Enjoy a wonderful meal on board one of London’s finest riverboat restaurants and soak up the fantastic views whilst tucking into your dinner.

There are many riverboat restaurants to choose from in London but if you are looking for the very best take a look through this Square Meal handpicked guide to the very best riverboat restaurants London has to offer. Each riverboat restaurant listed here provides the highest quality of service and cuisine and offers the most luxurious of surroundings. Choose from permanently moored riverboat restaurants or riverboat restaurants that take you along the Thames- whichever you prefer you’ll find it here on Square Meal’s list of London’s best riverboat restaurants.

Every one of the Riverboat Restaurants in London featured in Square Meal’s list of London’s top Riverboat Restaurants in London have been tried and tested by food critics and our own customers so check out the reviews and book a table online with Square Meal today. Each Square Meal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from diners, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.

RS Hispaniola

RS Hispaniola

Victoria Embankment, London, WC2N 5DJ

All aboard the RS Hispaniola… This former Scottish passenger ferry has a permanent mooring on Victoria Embankment and on warm days its outside deck is a great spot for drinks, with prime views of the London Eye. Inside, The Upper Deck restaurant has a 1980s feel with its black-and-orange decor, but the best-of-British menu taps into plenty of current food trends – from native sourcing to heritage veg. We started with gin and tonic-cured Scottish salmon: generous slices on a pretty platter laced with slices of pickled cucumber and micro-herbs. To follow, Gloucester Old Spot pork belly came with satisfying crackling and creamy mash in a rich port sauce. Other crowd-pleasers include fish & chips, Welsh lamb shank shepherd’s pie and Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak with thick-cut chips. Desserts stick to the Blighty theme, ranging from warm cherry Bakewell to sticky toffee pudding. Helpful staff keep proceedings ship-shape. 

£30 - £49
International
The Yacht London

The Yacht London

Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, Blackfriars, London, WC2R 2PN

£30 - £49
British
Thames Dinner Cruise

Thames Dinner Cruise

Embankment Pier, London, WC2N 6NU

£30 - £49
British
Afternoon tea
Bateaux London

Bateaux London

Embankment Pier, London, WC2N 6NU

Cynics may dismiss the river cruises that constantly patrol the Thames as tourist traps, but there’s much to be said for an evening aboard one of Bateaux London’s fleet. You can idle past the capital’s premier sites on the company’s flagship, the Symphony, & soak up stunning views, wherever your table is located on the glass-topped cruiser. The food has a strong British slant: a typical meal might begin with goose liver & pork rillettes with piccalilli, followed by pan-roasted rump of lamb with rosemary-roast potatoes & minted pea purée, finishing with a dessert of strawberry & almond tart. The food may play second fiddle to the views, but it’s capably executed. Traditional Sunday roasts with live jazz are an added fillip for families.

£50 - £79
River Boats
International