There are a million different places to dine in London, how do you choose where to go? I am a full-time researcher, part-time nosey parker so I am constantly looking for new restaurants, watering holes, brunch venues and well, generally awesome things to do in London.
The pressure was on as my mum was visiting for the weekend. I wanted something unusual, a new experience for her and something she can’t do at home. She definitely hadn’t feasted on a boat along the River Thames, so decision made.
There are a few cruises you can do on the Thames but I can suffer from sea sickness on occasion so didn’t fancy risking being stuck on a boat for a few hours feeling completely naff. I found the perfect compromise…The Yacht.
This is a permanently moored steam yacht dating back to the 1920s. It has since been modernised making it a perfect location to dine whilst looking out at magnificent views of the Thames and Southbank.
The restaurant is welcoming, spacious and complemented by two attentive crew serving with a constant smile. Service is paramount for me, it can really be the deciding factor on a gratifying experience.
Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement
There are four menus to choose from: A La Carte, lunch, Sunday lunch and Afternoon Tea menu. I am still on the hunt to find an Afternoon Tea in London which beats those in Singapore so the lunch menu it was.
Of course you can’t have lunch without some bubbles…
Like mother like daughter we chose the same main and I have to say those chunky chips might have been the highlight of the meal…I have a thing about fries/chips!
By this point we were almost fit to burst but happily full and ready to walk all that luscious food off along the Thames.
But you know what, it felt kinda rude to not have a dessert and I am an advocate for sharing so conquer and divide it was. We shared the lightest indulgence we could find.
It really was a lunch from the norm, just something different. Each dish was perfectly sized, we didn’t have to roll ourselves off the boat. I recommend it as a place to go if you fancy something offbeat, crave time away from hustle and bustle and enjoy some awesome views.
My mum certainly enjoyed it…
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