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London Thames River Lunch Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Choose your desired cruise departure time when you book. Then, make your own way to the departure pier, and step aboard your comfortable sightseeing boat for your 1.5-hour lunch cruise.

    Settle aboard and drink in your first glimpses of London’s skyline from the Thames River. Then, have your camera at the ready as your boat slips its moorings and sets out on its journey up and down this famous river.

    Snap photos of top London sights such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, and hear fascinating facts about their history from the informative onboard commentary. Watch, too, for other legendary landmarks, including the immense dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the instantly recognizable Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

    As you cruise, feast on a delicious, 3-course lunch of classic dishes, all freshly prepared by a team of talented, onboard chefs. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. Savor each course as you drink in the passing sights and enjoyable river setting.

    After around 1.5 hours on the water, your cruise experience concludes when your boat docks back at the original start pier.
    Itinerary
    Sample Menu (subject to change at any time without notice):

    Entree:

    Smoked and Poached Salmon Roulade, Pickled Cucumber

    Main Course:

    Chicken En Croute, Celeriac Mash, French Beans,Thyme Jus

    Dessert:

    Vanilla Pannacotta, Macaroon Biscuit, Raspberry Coulis

    Fairtrade Coffee or Tea

    Vegetarian option:

    Entree:

    Tomato, Courgette and Mozzarella Tart

    Main Course:

    Root Vegetables En Croute, same accompaniments as main menu

    Dessert:

    Vanilla Pannacotta, Macaroon Biscuit, Dark Chocolate Sauce

    Fairtrade Coffee or Tea

    Elite Lunch Menu:

    Entree:

    Dietary Requirement: Vegetarian

    Tomato, Courgette and Mozzarella Tart

    Main Course:

    Root Vegetables En Croute

    Same accompaniments as main menu

    Dessert:

    Vanilla Pannacotta

    Macaroon Biscuit, Dark Chocolate Sauce

    Fairtrade Coffee or Tea

    Half a Bottle of Poeta Sauvignon Blanc Venezie or

    Poeta Merlot Venezie

    Half a Bottle of Mineral Water

    Served with your meal
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    My friend wanted a unique venue for her wedding and choose the Bateaux at Embankment Pier. Her big day started with a touching ceremony on the Stern with the river all around us. After drinks and fine canapés, we sat down for a real banquet,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MaharajahPrincess
    GRBateauxLondon, Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Dear MaharajahPrincess Thank you for reviewing your friend's big day on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to have been chosen as the venue for her wedding on the water. Our dedicated Events team can design any event being a business meeting, birthday celebration or family gathering....More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This was given as a gift to me and my partner. I was very impressed from the minute we walked in with the level of service and professionalism, the food and the wine was also exceptional. We sometimes forget we live in one of the...More

    Thank kebabish2017
    GRBateauxLondon, Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear kebabish2017 Thank you for reviewing your Bateaux London dining experience on TripAdvisor. We love to hear how much you enjoyed your sailing and meal on board. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back and sail down the Thames again with you. Best...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Lovely lunch, good service. We had a young waiter looking after us called Louis - he was only 17, it's his first job and he did ok under the watchful eye of an obviously more experienced waiter. It was nice to see them giving him...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    GRBateauxLondon, Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Bopper1969 Thank you for your Tripadvisor review following your lunch sailing yesterday. It does mean a lot to us to receive your comments that will boost Louis' confidence. He has just joined the Bateaux team and has a promising career in the hospitality industry....More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Food was okay, service was okay, the table and chairs were straight out of five 'n dime diner(incredibly uncomfortable and cheap). No one could hear or understand the person /recording providing commentary on the buildings we passed by on the Thames.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Destination535848
    GRBateauxLondon, Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Destination535848 Thank you for taking the time to review Bateaux London on TripAdvisor. It's clear that some aspects of your experience fell below your expectations and for this I'd like to offer you our sincere apologies. We hope you give us the chance to...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This trip was a present from friends for my 70th birthday. We had a lovely day and food was ok except for the vegetarian option that my daughter had, which was inedible, 4 little bits of pink rubbery stuff that was supposed to be beetroot...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Shelagh N
    GRBateauxLondon, Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Shelagh N We're really sorry to receive your feedback about the beetroot gnocchi that clearly wasn't made to the usual standard. Whilst it doesn't make up for your daughter's disappointment, I'm pleased to know the team was flexible and offered an alternative which unfortunately...More

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