Embankment Pier, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NU
- Embankment Tube Station (<0.1 km)
- Embankment Station (<0.1 km)
- Charing Cross Railway Station (0.2 km)
6 reviews of Bateaux London in English
Very highly recommended. We searched the web and found an online discount for the dinner cruise so we upgraded to the front part of the boat. The boat was very smooth and the engine was quiet. Full height windows afforded excellent views - Tower Bridge at night was amazing. At short notice a gluten free meal was provided. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The red pepper starter was full of flavour. The service was attentive without being intrusive - the waitress was very friendly. The band was good - though perhaps more classic jazz songs could have been included. It's encouraged us to use the river boats when travelling in London now rather than using the tube.
We went on this cruse for my uncles 60th and we all had a grate time.
the views on the themes are amazing , even if you live and work in London seeing it from the river is like seeing it afresh.
Our journey was a bit different from the usual one advertised because of the HMS invincible was docked at Greenwich and no bouts could pass it, so we got to see the Royal Navy helicopters fly around, this also meant the the tour part of the cruse was not done.
I was expecting very little from the food but was very happily proved wrong. The food was very good and had good sized portions. The wine was very nice too.
The Jazz band where very good (though the singer was not as good) as back ground music, never to loud so you could talk to others without razing your voice.
Grate day out!
I can’t recommend this highly enough!
My husband took me on a lunch cruise for our wedding anniversary (despite him hating boats, but he knew I loved them). He booked a gluten free menu for me in advance and we had a window seat (he had to pay extra to guarantee a window seat).
The view as you cruise up the Thames is awesome and I got to see some of my favourite landmarks en route. Even saw a pub backing onto the river that we are going to investigate at a later date.
Being a “history geek” I loved the history of the thames and its usage as we went along the cruise. My husband thought it was a bit corny but didn’t care as he was tucking into his food and wine!
The food was excellent. As mentioned previously, they catered for my food intolerance and I was not made to feel like I had made them go out of their way (unlike some restaurants). My husband loves his food, but is picky, yet managed to eat everything (which is rare when he eats out).
They have a photographer on board who can take a picture to capture any special days or simply to keep as a memento.
Can’t wait to either go again or try the evening cruise!
This can be a very romantic evening cruise. With full glass walls in the dining area the night views of the city are spectacular in winter. See the houses of parliament and big ben lit up from the river is great. The entertainment was a live band that played a mix of background music to provide just the right volume to provide a level of privacy to each table.
This is a unique way to experience the city. If you are looking for a classy evening out with some friends or for a romantic atmosphere this is worth considering. In my case, this was the venue for my proposal to my wife. She accepted so it must have been pretty good!
arlene, 6 April 2008:
moonrising, 7 April 2008:
From me too!
jmcswiggan, 26 January 2011:
I'm about to do the same, just out of curiosity....did you do it before the meal or after? or before desert? down on one knee or not? Ahh! Help!
travelnwork, 26 January 2011:
I waited until after dinner, while band was playing....then we danced....she even said yes. Hope your evening goes well.
I thought this was going to be more of an ordeal, with corny entertainment and bad food but I was pleasantly surprised.
First of all the food was fine, better than the usual fare you tend to get in tourist venues. Not Michelin star standard, but very decent. Service was a bit patchy, but good natured.
The views of London are spectacular; I have not done the lunch cruise but I dont think it can compare with the dinner option.
I took my parents, and then some American friends, and they absolutely loved it. And so did I.
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