To ensure you are making the most of these beautiful crisp winter days, we have put together a round-up of London’s most scenic riverside restaurants for you to enjoy…
On 17 November 2017, Francesco Mazzei opened Fiume, a new modern Italian restaurant at the eagerly anticipated Battersea Power Station development. Fiume is situated right on the bank of the Thames, and has a large piazza-style terrace for guests to enjoy Francesco’s southern Italian recipes with stunning views over the river. From the menu, a tempting selection of cicchetti and antipasti includes Saffron and mozzarella supplì di riso and Octopus with cannellini beans, served alongside freshly-made breads. Handmade pastas follow, such as Burrata tortelli with hazelnuts and sage and Lamb ragout fettucine, while ‘Secondi’ include Beef tagliata and classic Aubergine parmigiana. In addition, Francesco has brought several signature dishes south of the river, such as his Zucchini fritti, Seafood fregola and Tiramisu.
Floating barges Darcie & May Green open on Grand Union Canal
In an unparalleled West-London water-top setting on the Grand Union Canal, two dazzling city barges, Darcie & May Green from award-winning Australian restaurant group, Daisy Green Collection, are now open for business. The gigantic boats boast an eye-catching exterior, designed by legendary British pop artist, Peter Blake. The all-day menu features the fresh and distinctive Antipodean-inspired food for which the group is renowned. By night, the site transforms into a buzzing evening restaurant and bar, offering Aussie dinner favourites, contemporary cocktails and an array of natural New World wines and local craft beers.
London’s original Bar.B.Q institution, Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Lobstershack Canary Wharf offers the ultimate dining experience with a view. Located on the North dock, diners can enjoy spectacular views overlooking the whole of Canary Wharf and its adjoining skyscrapers, Big Easy Canary Wharf has become a landmark destination in its own right. Serving up authentic Southern-styled classics such as, Texas Sliced Slow-Smoked Brisket; Lobster & Shrimp Roll; and Pit-Smoked Bar.B.Q Chicken, Big Easy offers a friendly atmosphere and hearty portions for all to enjoy this Winter.
Arabica at Southbank Centre Food Market
Tuck in to a variety of traditional Levantine treats at the Southbank Centre Food Market, from savoury to sweet Arabica Bar & Kitchen have everything your heart could desire. Open Friday – Sunday
Tom’s Kitchen St Katharine Docks
Situated right on the edge of the water, overlooking the yachts in Central London’s only marina and with a glass façade that looks out across the harbour, Tom’s Kitchen St Katharine Docks is the perfect city hideaway. Serving comfort food favourites in a relaxed and informal environment the restaurant and deli are open daily and are ideal for those site-seeing in London, working in the city or living nearby. Founded by highly-acclaimed chef, Tom Aikens, the Tom’s Kitchen restaurants pride themselves on using only the finest British seasonal ingredients, with an emphasis on where food comes from and how it is grown.