The secret magic behind this romantic and indulgent restaurant bar on the river? It boasts some of the best views of Tower Bridge in the the entire city, and you may not even know it’s there.
A pop-up space that sprightly German architecture would be proud of, the Perkin Reveller is a quirky amalgamation of stone masonry and contemporary flair. Built in amongst the very side of Tower Bridge itself, the Perkin Reveller’s main dining room is a spacious area of classic light washed wooden tables and candlelit spaces surrounded by floor to ceiling glass windows; with a side room boasting upholstered church pews, classic Chaucer quotes and stone arches. But how about some fresh air in our lungs? There’s space for bums on seats outside in the Perkin Reveller’s very own beer garden, perched alongside the river.
The Food and Drink
From my three ways cooked lamb and my dining chum’s sumptuous venison to a melt in the mouth goat’s curd starter, the Perkin Reveller proved that high quality food can come in at reasonably pocket friendly prices with main courses in the ball park of £13-£20. But what impressed me even more than the little clouds of heaven served on my plate, was the cocktail menu. While the Perkin Reveller may boast a slick and romantic restaurant vibe, these folks know how to whip up a flavoursome frenzy. From breakfast martini’s to a humble after dinner cocktail menu (with nothing over stepping the mark at around £8.50 a pop), the Perkin Reveller suits adventurous palates along with classic ones.
The Atmosphere and Clientele
Dining families, after-work chaps sauntering around the beer garden for a quick tipple before home, tourists primed for a late night treat and young couples after something a little special. You name it, the Perkin Reveller provides for it. If there's anything to be determined about the Perkin Reveller, it's the romance that fills the room. With a perfect view of Tower Bridge and the restaurant area survived by the throngs of candlelight? Schmoozing we most certainly were. But come Summer? The beer garden will be both a sun trap and a hot spot i'm sure.
A sumptuous venue for drinkers and diners alike, the Perkin Reveller is a polished and romantic gem in the heart of the city; that in my opinion, too few people know about. You'll be hard pushed to find anywhere else in London with such great views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London combined with the high quality tipples and nibbles to match.