Best 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. 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, here are London's best restaurants by the water.

Last updated on 4th July 2022

The Cutty Sark

2017 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. 

Darcie & May Green

65 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 Ship

981 user reviews 4

When it comes to places to eat by the river, The Ship is up there with the very best. Set with the Thames as its backdrop, the Wandsworth boozer comes up trumps for its ambience, location and eats, along with its weekly live music sessions and quizzes.


48 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.