Step on board and let the river share its stories as you enjoy a delicious lunch in London. As our on-board audio commentary gives you a taste of the river’s rich history, you can settle back and savour the flavours of modern British cooking. Carefully timed to fit easily into a busy schedule, our lunch cruises take just 90 minutes and come with a choice of two delicious seasonal set menus prepared by our onboard chef alongside a wide choice of drinks perfectly served.
Please note we will be running a reduces cruise schedule until Spring 2021. As such the following cruise dates are available:
Seasonal 3-course menu
Seasonal 3-course menu
Half a bottle of our wine selection
Half a bottle of mineral water per person
Sailing times are Tuesday - Saturday: Boarding 12:00 Departure 12:30 Return 14:00. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
We depart from Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NU.
We encourage a smart casual dress code on our London Lunch Cruise.
Children between the ages of 3-12 years are permitted on our Lunch Cruise.
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Our Glass Room Lunch Cruise departs from Victoria Embankment and you will be able to clearly see the Glass Room signage. We recommend that lunchtime guests arrive at 12:00, 30 minutes prior to departure, so we have plenty of time to welcome everyone on board. The whole dining experience lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes and returns to Victoria Embankment. We encourage our guests to adhere to a smart casual dress code when they join us for a London Lunch Cruise. Additional wine, beer and soft drinks can be purchased on board.
Surprise a friend or family member with a Glass Room dining experience to celebrate their special occasion.
What do I need to bring with me to board?
Please bring you e-ticket or voucher with you. This will help make the boarding process as smooth as possible.
Do I have to share a table with other guests like other lunch experience?
No, each lunch cruise booking is allocated its own individual table. This allows you to enjoy the delightful audio commentary as the views of London unfold around you.
Can I go outside between courses?
For a tour of London like no other, make sure that your order a cocktail, head to the outside deck and relax as the views of London’s most iconic landmarks unfold around you
Do you provide live band entertainment on board a lunch experience?
Unfortunately, we do not provide live band entertainment on board our lunch service. For live band entertainment, please see our dinner service.
What live entertainment is provided on a lunch experience?
All of our river Thames lunch experiences include a professionally recorded commentary of the views of London that will be playing throughout your experience.
What is the dress code?
Bateaux London cruise is a special experience and a great opportunity to create some wonderful memories with your friends and family.
A smart casual dress code is the norm, however, please feel free to dress for your occasion whether you are celebrating or just heading out for a fabulous meal on the Thames.
We would advise against flip-flops, leisurewear and ripped jeans.
Does your lunch experience cater to guests with special dietary requirements?
Whether you’re gluten-free, vegan or pescatarian, the Bateaux chef is more than happy to cater for your particular dietary requirement. All we ask is that you provide our chef with five (5) days notice of your dietary requirements. Please complete the dietary requirements section at the checkout stage of your booking.
What will I see on the lunch experience in London?
Our lunch experience take in the best views of the heart of London. Look forward to gazing at spectacular views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Westminster Pier, as you have never seen them before.
Where does the lunch experience start and finish?
Our London lunch experience will start and finish at Embankment Pier. The nearest tube station (Embankment) is approximately a one minute walk from the pier.
When should I arrive for the lunch cruise?
For the lunch cruise service, we recommend arriving at 12:00 am. There can be a queue to board and we will be setting sail at 12:30 noon. Please leave plenty of time before boarding to collect tickets.