About The Grand Duchess
The second floating restaurant from the London Shell Co. team is moored next to its sibling on the canal by Paddington station although, unlike London Shell Co., The Grand Duchess remains permanently docked.
The Grand Duchess is a 40-capacity barge which focuses on incorporating British fish into its menu, as well as boasting a drinks list which majors in sparkling wines. The cooking focuses on supremely fresh fish, delivered daily from Cornish fishermen. Dishes might include beer-battered lobster and fried curry leaves served with chip shop-style curry sauce, or a monkfish and wild garlic Kiev with lettuce, croutons and anchovies.
To drink, there’s a selection of 50 different sparkling wines, while those who don’t fancy a glass of vino can sip on a selection of seasonal cocktails, beers and soft drinks. During summer, some outdoor seating is available, so you can enjoy Sangrias as the sun sparkles on the water.
Food and drink images: Nic Crilly-Hargrave