Riverside Restaurants In London

The weather is glorious and you want to make the most of it - and why shouldn't you? Sunny days are few and far between and the thought of wasting them in stuffy eateries is a crying shame. But, thanks to the city's many waterways and ever-growing dining scene, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to riverside restaurants in London. Whether you're after a low-key bite to eat by a quiet canal, a classy sunset dinner near the Thames or something a little different, you'll find 'em all here.

Last updated on 21st October 2020


46 user reviews 4

The Dove is steeped in history. Since it first opened in the 17th century, this Hammersmith watering hole has garnered quite the name for its great atmosphere, cask ales, crowd-pleasing grub and cosy decor, as well as its riverside beer garden.

Barge House

43 user reviews 5

We cannot get enough of East London's Barge House. The restaurant by Regent's Canal is only metres away from the water, with retractable glass doors allowing for eating outside during the summer months. As for food? You've probably seen their signature brunch, breakfast in bread, all over Instagram, but their seasonal menus are also worthy of a shout out.

Darcie & May Green

61 user reviews 5

Taking waterside dining to the next level, Darcie & May Green is bringing you delicious dishes onboard a stunning barge boat. Head over to the Paddington Basin haunt for a host of Australian-inspired bites (you must try their award-winning banana bread sandwiches) and summery cocktails.

The Cutty Sark

1311 user reviews 4

Searching for a place to eat near the Thames? Look no further than The Cutty Sark, a Greenwich gem and corker of a pub. Swing by as the sun is setting for a signature bitter and jaw-dropping panoramas across Canary Wharf.