London’s Best Restaurants With Views
London has one of the most iconic and impressive skylines in the world, and dining with a view over famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Hyde Park is guaranteed to give your clients an incredible experience that they will treasure. Our “Best of” series covers a combination of recently opened venues and established London favourites.
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Galvin at Windows
Galvin at Windows – Sitting on the 28th floor on Park Lane, Galvin at Windows has arguably one of the best views of London. From the south side of the restaurant guests have the perfect view of Green Park, Wellington Arch, Knightsbridge and Buckingham Palace. To the West, the restaurant overlooks Hyde Park, the gleaming Serpentine, Knightsbridge and Kensington, with the perfect view of the Albert Memorial. To the East, the views stretch over central London and the financial district of the City. The North looks to Hampstead in the horizon, while the tree tops of Regent’s Park bring you back to central London. For semi private dining, the Balcony at Galvin at Windows is raised and set apart from the rest of the restaurant. It provides an intimate space for between 16 and 30 diners and is one of the most dramatic settings in London for lunch or dinner.
Gaucho, Tower Bridge
Gaucho is enviably situated on the edge of the Thames and enjoys spectacular head-turning views of the iconic Tower Bridge and contemporary City Hall. Alongside two floors of restaurant space, Gaucho Tower Bridge features an intimate lounge bar for pre- or post-dinner cocktails, and a private dining room for up to 70 pax. Specialising in hearty Argentinian cuisine and wine, Gaucho have established themselves as one of the premier chains in London for top quality, fine dining.
The Narrow, Limehouse
The Narrow Limehouse restaurant, bar and terrace boasts panoramic views overlooking the river Thames and Square Mile, home to London’s financial district. The Narrow is a spectacular haven from bustling London and just a five-minute walk from Canary Wharf. Part of global TV chef, Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant portfolio, The Narrow Limehouse offers a British seasonal menu with a Mediterranean twist. The restaurant regularly showcases local talent by hosting up-and-coming acoustic musicians.
Gillray’s, Westminster Bridge
Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar is a legendary steakhouse located in the magnificent County Hall building on Westminster Bridge. The classy restaurant inspires the public with their selection of top quality steaks and honed cookery skills, creating an enjoyable experience with the best of British beef. Gillray’s is located above the London Aquarium, next to the London Eye and close to the heart of London’s fashionable South Bank.
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Doggets Coats & Badge, Southbank
Doggets Coats & Badge has a rich history as the pub celebrates a 300-year-old amateur rowing race, held on the Thames, from London Bridge to Chelsea. The pub, which is on the South Bank of the Thames, is just a short walk from the Tate Modern, Borough Market and London Bridge and has a stunning terrace overlooking the Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Square Mile. Serving classic British food.
Tattershall Castle, Embankment
Tattershall Castle is a moored boat situated in an ideal spot, opposite the London Eye and between Westminster and Embankment tube stations. The restaurant is part of the rich tapestry of British Maritime History and is known as one of the most famous floating pubs in London. With multiple rooms for hire, Tattershall Castle is the perfect venue for tour groups and the spectacular views of the river make it an attractive location, day or night. The Bridge room hosts up to 20 pax, whereas The Lounge is a private space suitable for up to 50 people with booths and sofas around the room and a private bottle bar available.
The Old Thameside Inn, London Bridge
The Old Thameside Inn has become well established on the tourist trail partly due to its large terrace overlooking the Thames and beautiful panoramic views over London. Behind the pub are the remains of Winchester Palace and a full-scale replica of Sir Francis Drake's famous ship - the Golden Hind sits beside it. The pub is just a few minutes’ walk from Borough Market, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, the South Bank and London Bridge.
The Horniman, London Bridge
Located in the heart of the historic Hay’s Wharf between London and Tower Bridges, The Horniman sits on the south bank of the Thames and within a few minutes’ walk of Shakespeare’s Globe. The pub has a traditional character with thematic friezes, chandeliers and beautiful floor tiles. The riverside terrace was owned by famous tea dealer Frederick Horniman, inside you can still find friezes depicting Horniman's travels to Africa, India and the Americas. As part of the Nicholson's chain, it offers traditional British food including delicious sausage and mash and fish & chips.
Browns, Tower Bridge
Browns opened one of their British brasseries in this idyllic location, overlooking Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and St Katharine Docks. Butler’s Wharf, next to the iconic Tower Bridge, was once a thriving centre for both the tea trade and for boats that docked here with their cargos. Today, it's an up-market area of London with a laid-back feel. From hearty British dishes, seasonal treats and memorable classics, there is something at Browns for everyone to enjoy. The restaurant has one private dining room available with a max capacity of 80 pax.
The Wharf, Southbank
The Wharf is a British riverside restaurant in Southbank, just a stone thrown away from the National Theatre and other major South Bank attractions such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern. The Wharf is a first-class bistro-style restaurant nestled amongst a hotchpotch of boutique shops and cafés on South Bank's Gabriel's Wharf. With its skyline views looking over the city, this London restaurant is loved for its exquisite seafood and grill.
Strada, St. Katharine Docks
Strada St. Katharine Docks is next to Tower Bridge and part of the well-known group of contemporary Italian restaurants serving decent, simple, freshly prepared dishes of hand stretched pizzas, fresh pastas and risotto, as well as grilled meat and fish dishes. The restaurant has a stunning view of St Katherine’s Dock, Tower Bridge and just a short walk from The Tower of London. It is a great spot to relax after a day's sightseeing.
Dim T, Tower Bridge
Pan Asian restaurant Dim T enjoys breath-taking views of the Thames and Tower Bridge. With a sleek, contemporary atmosphere Dim T is perfect for those on a low budget. Set over two floors in the busy business area of More London, the restaurant also has spectacular views of the Tower of London. With a capacity of 250 people, the restaurant offers a fantastic quality-price menu that combines traditional and modern Asian food, from an array of dim sum to Superfood Teriyaki Stir-fry and Katsu Curry.
Has private dining facilities
T Ideal for pre or post theatre dining
M Listed or starred in the Michelin guide
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