Glass Room

Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 6NU
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Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 6NU

020 7695 1800

Nearest Station
Embankment (0.07 miles)


Opening Summary

Bateaux London lunch cruises board from 12.00hrs and depart promptly at 1230hrs. Bateaux London dinner cruises board from 1930hrs and depart promptly at 2000hrs.

Restaurant Facilities

Credit Cards Accepted

Music Played

Live Music Played

Private Area

Outdoor Area

Booking Advisable

Journey down the Thames with Bateaux London, the capital's leading restaurant cruise company, enjoying fresh food, live entertainment and spectacular city views.

Offering lunch, afternoon tea and dinner cruises as well as private hire opportunities, a Bateaux London cruise is a unique and exciting way to see London. Lunch cruises are the perfect way to escape from the hustle and bustle of London life, whether you need a venue for business lunches or simply just want to relax with friends and family. Bateaux London’s dinner cruises are a truly unforgettable experience, showcasing London at night, whilst you enjoy an a la carte menu, a platter of musical delights and the company of your friends or family.

Bateaux London’s all glass boat, the Symphony, offers both a large, elegant space and separate private suite; while the traditional Naticia boasts a central dance floor and sliding roof, which in fine weather can be opened so guests can literally dance beneath the stars.

Bateaux London’s dinner cruise entertainment catalogue includes music spanning five decades, performed by the resident band, which comprises of some of London's finest musicians.

Specialising in modern British cuisine, guests on board will experience the magic of Bateaux London cruises, from the quality and presentation of the food to the professional and friendly service.

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All In London Review

A delightful experience on the water

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Dinner on a boat may seem a tad like a tourist trap, but Bateaux London’s Glass Room, a floating restaurant that journeys up and down The Thames, was a pleasingly fun experience.

The new boat departs form Embankment Pier for a memorable trip on the water, with a stylish Tom Dixon-designed interior, live music and river views of some of London’s most iconic land-marks. With the anchor coming up for lunchtime, afternoon tea, dinner and Sunday lunch cruises, there’s plenty of opportunity for messing about on the river.

The British menu champions seasonality with all food freshly prepared on-board by the kitchen’s highly experienced brigade of chefs. Our normal Friday night dinner had an upgrade as we set off for a three hour cruise, leaving port just as the sun started to go down.

Our dinner, accompanied by the dulcet tones of a jazz singer and grand piano, launched with a refreshing pea and mint velouté with coconut yoghurt, sumac and a Cheshire cheese sablé. To start, a delicious warm cherry tomato, caramelised onion and goat’s curd tart with a tangy red pepper essence was. The main course of free range chicken ballontine, pearl barley risotto, as-paragus and broad beans was a delicate combination of mellow summer flavours. their signature dessert of Bateaux Mess is a twist on a classic Eton with strawberry, basil and elderflower infused white chocolate and meringue, a lovely delicate pudding ahead of a (admittedly somewhat small…) plate of Isle of Mull Cheddar, Colston Basset Stilton.

While the food was tasty enough as one would expect from such an establishment, dinner is al-most second in place to the view. Thankfully there’s plenty of time between meals to make the most of the boat’s viewing deck, as throughout the course of the cruise you’ll trundle past such iconic sights as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, The London Eye, Battersea Power Station, all the way down to Canary Wharf in the east and back under Tower Bridge. I’d hazard a guess as to spending almost as much time outside on deck as I did at my table enjoying dinner. The lure of photographing London’s skyline twinkling in the skylight was too much.

With lunch packages from £39 and dinner from £59, it’s a delightful experience on the water and an opportunity to get a glimpse of London up close and personal; if you fancy yourself as a snap-per you’re in for a treat. We sat next to a couple on holiday from Canada, both keen photogra-phers, who said they’d been on several cruises around Europe and this was undoubtedly the best.

Reviewed by Laurel
Published on Nov 8, 2019

User Reviews

Reviewed by Anonymous
We took our son Karl for his 21st birthday along with his Grandma Aunt Uncle sister cousins and a couple or friends. We were a little apprehensive about booking the tour which was on a Saturday in March as we thought maybe it would be full of old people but there was a good mix our kids were probably the youngest but had never seen the river thames in London from a boat and they still talk about it. The food would have been very good if were had been seerved a bit quicker our Waiter we think was new and we were being served starters as others were being served their coffees which meant that there was only about 20mins left at the end of the meal for a boogie which the kids were really looking forward too. The end all seemed very rushed. Having said this the trip was well worth it we had a lovely clear evening and although in March it was very warm onboard. Grandma at 79 loved it and had never been on such a trip in all her time of living 30mins from London! Will go again sometime in the future.

May 16, 2009
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