Find this restaurant, on the 8thfloor of what was originally the Oxo Tower, on the south bank between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges. It has some of London's best river views, plus the bonus of al fresco dining in clement weather.
The kitchen, under the direction of chef Jeremy Bloor offers an interesting menu of inventive and carefully-cooked dishes - which the restaurant likes to describe as modern British, but in actual fact, cover the world.
Maybe start with 'Mussel and Coconut Broth, Thai Asparagus'; 'Scotch Lobster Tempura, Daikon and Wasabi' or 'Seared Foie Gras, Amaretto and Cranberry'.
This to be followed by the likes of 'Vegetable Stew, Quinoa, Chestnut and Roast Garlic'; 'Barbary Duck with Truffled Cabbage Purée, Foie Gras and Apple'; 'Pan-fried Lemon Sole, Palourde, Pickled Cucumber and Crème Fraiche' or 'Roast Fillet of Beef, Cep Purée, Oxtail and Truffle Cream bon bon'.
Finish with 'Rhubarb Crumble, Yoghurt Mousse'; 'Cinnamon Pannacotta with Cranberry Consommé' or their excellent selection of British and Irish cheeses.
There's also a good brasserie (open all week), offering a slightly-less ambitious menu.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Sat, 12.00-14.30; Sun 12.00-15.00; set L £35 (3 courses); mains about £21 to £40
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-23.00; Sun 18.30-22.00; mains about £21 to £40; Tasting Menu £85 (6 courses)
- Seats: 130, plus 70 outside
- Wine: an excellent list, concentrates on France and kicks off in the high £20’s, but then rises steeply - they offer a good selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Blackfriars or Waterloo, Rail and Underground
- Directions: on the south bank, between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges. See the map on this page.
- Parking: NCP
- Closed: all Sun; enquire about Christmas openings
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating