• London's best riverside restaurants and pubs

    london's best riverfront and waterside restaurants

    From the elegant gardens running down to the Thames of The River Cafe to restaurants actually on the canal in Paddington, we pick some of London's loveliest waterside gems to dine at.

  • Le Pont de la Tour Bistrot to open on the Thames, with "relaxed fine dining" in mind

    Le Pont de la Tour Bistrot to open on the Thames, with "relaxed fine dining" in mind

    A Hot Dinners exclusive. 

    It's had pride of place on the banks of the Thames, looking out onto Tower Bridge for over 30 years - and now Le Pont de la Tour is getting ready to launch something new. 

    Taking over the space that was once the restaurant's bar will be the brand new Le Pont de la Tour Bistrot. Designed by their

  • Dipna Anand brings Punjabi cuisine to Somerset House

    Dipna Anand brings Punjabi cuisine to Somerset House 

    Dipna Anand is best known for her highly-rated Brilliant Restaurant in Southall as well as her own cookery school. Now she's opening a restaurant at Somerset House (taking over the space last held by Bryn Williams).  

    Her eponymous restaurant will be focusing on Punjabi and South Indian cuisine, bringing in some of her signature dishes as well as adding a few new dishes

  • Hithe + Seek at the Westin London City is London's newest riverside wine bar

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    There's one obvious USP at the wine bar opening up at the new five star Westin London City - the view. Hithe + Seek is right on the river with amazing views across the Thames to the Tate Modern and The Globe.

    It's one of two eating and drinking spots at this new luxury hotel on the north bank's Queenhithe, a part of London so old it's thought to have been a Roman dock even before it got its current name back in the 11th

  • Test Driving The Cheese Barge - a floating temple of cheese on the Paddington canal


    From the people who brought you the cheese conveyor belt, here comes The Cheese Barge - docked in Paddington and filled with cheesy delights. We went on board for a look.  

  • The Cheese Barge is coming to London, docking in Paddington

    The Cheese Barge is coming to London, docking in PaddingtonThey mastered the cheese conveyor belt, a cheese bar and a cheese truck. Next up for The Cheese Bar folk is is cheese on water in the shape of The Cheese Barge. They're mooring a specially designed barge in Paddington and creating a very cheesy menu for it.

  • Enderby House is a new riverside pub for Greenwich serving up seafood

    enderby house greenwich pub

    Greenwich locals will be pleased to hear that a historical building, which has been closed to the public for years, is about to reopen in its new guise as a pub. Enderby House is a Grade II listed building on the riverfront that is pretty much all that remains of a wharf built back in the 1800s. Next month it opens its doors (or at least its outside terraces) as a Young's pub.

    The three-floored building will begin by

  • Hackney's Towpath Cafe is reopening for the winter

    towpath cafe reopens for the winter

    We really are in unusual times. One of the things that regulars of Hackney's oh-so-popular Towpath Cafe know is that it's an ephemeral, seasonal kinda place - opening with the onset of summer and closing as Autumn arrives. But this weekend, owners Lori De Mori and Laura Jackson revealed that, along with most of London's hospitality world, they'd also be reopening.

    In a post on Instagram, they said:

  • Bondi Green is Daisy Green's new flagship restaurant complete with A grade bakery

    bondi green paddingtonThis new canalside flagship restaurant at Paddington sees the Daisy Green group go up a notch featuring an in house bakery from one of the founders of Puff, rooftop dining and loads of plant-based dishes alongside trad Sunday roasts and brunches.

  • Now you can book a riverside suite at The Savoy - just for dinner

    Now you can book a riverside suite at The Savoy - just for dinner

    Alongside the new TV programme on ITV, The Savoy hotel has slowly been reopening after the lockdown. The Savoy Grill and the Beaufort Bar have both opened the doors, with rooms at the hotel opening only this week. 

    And there's something brand new if you fancy a room at the hotel - without actually staying overnight.

    In what can be considered next-level private dining, they're opening up some of

  • Hackney's Towpath Cafe has reopened - with dinner service planned and a new book on the way

    towpath cafe hackney is open

    One of London's best loved cafes reopens for business today. The announcement that Hackney's Towpath Cafe would reopen will surely be met with joy by its legions of fans. In a post on their website, owners Lori De Mori and Laura Jackson said that from this morning they'd be open Thursday through to Sunday.

    In addition to their gorgeous breakfasts and lunch dishes, they'll be doing a dinner service on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. "One

  • Hampton Court gets two new restaurants with Coppernose and 1665 at The Mitre

    Hampton Court gets two new restaurants with Coppernose and 1665 at The Mitre 

    A brand new 5-star hotel, The Mitre, is opening right next to Hampton Court very soon. The building has been there for a few hundred years now but it's just had a boutique hotel overhaul. Ahead of the hotel rooms opening, they've opened the two riverside restaurants there.

    In charge of the food is Ronnie Kimbugwe who, after working with Gordon Ramsay in Claridges for six years,

  • Tavolino sees ex Bancone chef Louis Korovilas head Thameside

    Tavolino sees ex Bancone chef Louis Korovilas head ThamesideLouis Korovilas was head chef of Bancone and has now moved onto his new restaurant Tavolino, on the south bank of the Thames with impressive views of the river. There he'll be bringing an impeccably-sourced menu of Italian pasta, pizza and lots more.

  • MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards takes on the Bingham Riverhouse in Richmond

    steven edwards at bingham riverhouse richmondPopular Hove restaurateur Steven Edwards is expanding to London, taking over the restaurant at the Bingham Riverhouse with his seasonal British menu.

  • The cheese room at Le Pont de la Tour this January is serving up fondue feasts

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    Riverside restaurant Le Pont de la Tour certainly understands how to deal with January. They've reworked part of their alpine terrace to incorporate a cheese room where they're offering a three-course fondue feast all this month.

    So if your idea of the best way to conquer January blues is by ingesting cheese, cheese and more cheese, then you've come to the right place. The room - which may be technically outdoors, but with all those


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