Find this restaurant right on the waterfront. The building was converted by Sir Terence Conran into a gastro-centre, but the restaurant is now under new ownership. The views towards TowerBridge are stunning, particularly at night, when the bridge is floodlit, making a romantic setting, especially from the riverside terrace. The dining room is reminiscent of a luxury cruise liner, particularly with the smartly dressed waiting staff.
The kitchen offers a French-based menu with fashionable Mediterranean influences. So expect the likes of 'Foie Gras Terrine, Confit de Vin'; 'Millefeuille of Devon Crab with Cucumber and Sevruga Caviar' and 'Steak Tartare' to be among the starters.
Perhaps 'Tenderloin of Venison with Celeriac Purée, Chocolate and Cinnamon'; 'Dover Sole Meunière' or 'Calves Liver with Pommes Ecrasées and Sauce Normande' among the mains. They also offer splendid seafood platters, which can be chosen from their impressive display.
If you have room, maybe finish with 'Lemon Tart with Lime Syrup'; Crème Brulée' or 'Chocolate Fondant with Pistachio Ice Cream'.
A Bar/Grill menu is also offered.
- Food Style: Modern French
- Lunch: all week 12.00-15.00; set L £25 (2 courses) to £30; set L Sun £25 (2 courses), £30 (3 courses); mains about £20 to £38
- Dinner: all week 18.00-23.00; set D £22.50 (2 courses) to £27.50; Tasting Menu £55; mains about £20 to £38
- Seats: 100, plus about 70 outside
- Wine: an excellent list kicks off in the low £20's, but moves up quickly after this
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Tower Hill Underground or London Bridge Rail and Underground
- Directions: just south east of Tower Bridge. See the map on this page.
- Parking: NCP Gainsford Street
- Closed: 1 Jan, enquire about Christmas openings
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating