Brought to the UK by Bateaux, who already boast successful dining experiences in Dubai and New York, the all glass boat reinvents dining on the water, offering sailors stunning sights of the capital’s landmarks.
We joined the Dinner Sail, departing at 7pm from the Embankment Pier, which allowed us to enjoy illuminated views of the London Eye, Big Ben, Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament.
Glass Room is a treat for all the senses. The carefully crafted menu celebrates modern British cuisine and is paired with irresistible drinks that match your meal perfectly, all whilst listening to live music and floating past some of the country’s most iconic sights.
Dining packages range from the Deluxe £59pp, Superior £79pp, Premier £109pp and the Signature £149pp. Each package includes live music and a 2.45-hour sail, but dinner and drinks options vary dependent upon price. Our Premier Package included per person: a sparkling welcome drink; 5-course set menu; half a bottle of house wine; mineral water; and barista coffee or speciality tea.
We were first served an amuse-bouche of spiced cauliflower velouté topped with curry oil and shallot crisps, the perfect start to the meal. Then came fresh and tasty Severn and Wye smoked salmon with celeriac remoulade followed by a surprisingly hearty portion of roasted English chicken breast, which was accompanied by butternut mousse and soft braised leek. And for dessert? One of our personal favourites – bateaux crème brûlée, with two pieces of buttery shortbread on the side… delicious.
There’s the enhancement option of adding in a cheeseboard course, consisting of artisan cheeses with crackers and chutney, which as cheese lovers, we would’ve gone for if we hadn’t have been so pleasantly full!
As the live guitarist wound down, and the sail slowed to a close, we were brought a selection of petit fours and chocolates and a choice of barista coffee or speciality tea – an indulgent way to end a decadent evening.
Watch the banks of the Thames go by as you float beneath the stars, eating and sipping in style onBateaux’s Glass Room Dinner Experience.
Enjoy a London less ordinary.
Dinner runs from Monday-Saturday
Boarding 7pm | Departure 7.30pm | Return 10.15pm
020 7695 1800