You have great views of the river from this Grade II riverside pub on the Isle of Dogs. Nelson is said to have met Lady Hamilton here in an upstairs room. After a serious fire during the early 2000's, the interior had to be restored, and this has been done excellently with the help of English Heritage, with oak timber floors and Georgian-style fireplaces.
Head chef Mark Finer heads a kitchen team that produces good food that's been carefully sourced.
Maybe start with 'Smoked Denham Estate Venison Carpaccio, Cider Dressing and Wild Herbs'; 'Mussel, Fennel and Saffron Broth' or 'Potted Duck with Pear Chutney and Sage Brioche.
Perhaps follow with the likes of 'Roast Halibut Steak with Curly Kale, Pancetta and Oyster Sauce'; 'Pan-Fried Sirloin Steak with Snails, Garlic Butter and Fat Chips' or 'Pot au Feu Guinea Fowl'.
Finish with 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Earl Grey Ice Cream'; 'Treacle Tart with Vanilla Custard' or cheeses with Quince Jelly.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00, Sat & Sun 10.30-16.30; main courses about £14 to £29. set L Mon-Fri £15 (2 courses), £18 (3 courses);Bar menus available
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00, Sat & Sun 10.30-16.30; set L from £12 (1course); main courses about £15 to £32. Bar menus available
- Seats: 70, plus 100 outside
- Wine: an interesting list is arranged by style and kicks of at around £19 - but rises steeply after that.
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Crossharbour or South Quay DLR
- Directions: Coldharbour is between the River and Preston's Road. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating