Get a whole new perspective of the city and set sail with Bateaux London’s brand new boat, Glass Room. Ditch dry land and hop aboard from Embankment Pier for a truly memorable on the water experience, featuring stylish interiors from Tom Dixon and great food combined with river views of London’s most iconic landmarks and live music. The Glass Room hoists its anchor for lunchtime, afternoon tea, dinner and Sunday lunch cruises and, with private dining rooms, it offers a unique escape from the bustle of the capital for friends, all the family and special celebrations/corporate events.
Once on board, the décor takes a chic yet contemporary nautical theme, featuring tones of ultramarine blue, red and white set against warm lighting, clean crisp lines, leafy plants and bespoke oak cladding. A key feature and what sets this boat apart from its competitors, is its impressive all-glass structure allowing for uninterrupted, unparalleled views of London’s most recognisable structures, from the London Eye to the Tower of London and Houses of Parliament.
Towards the front of the boat, a small balcony allows for a more intimate view of the Thames, whilst at the bow a private, raised outdoor terrace can accommodate parties and groups.
DINE IN STYLE
Dining takes place in the Glass Room’s modern restaurant – tables are adorned with crisp white tablecloths and low-lit lamps by night whilst a grand piano takes centre stage. The British menu champions seasonality with all food freshly prepared on-board by the kitchen’s highly experienced brigade of chefs.
Whilst admiring the views during an hour and a half lunchtime sail, guests can tuck into a two-course meal featuring the likes of Severn and Wye smoked salmon with celeriac remoulade; charcoal gnocchi with gorgonzola and cobnuts; Caldecott’s farm chicken with pumpkin purée and braised leek; and a zesty Seville orange cheesecake. Prices start at £39pp or opt for premier experience at £49 for guaranteed best seats on board and a menu inclusive of a half a bottle of wine and half bottle of mineral water per person.
Dinner is a more leisurely affair with a three hour sail under the stars, live entertainment and a stunning five course menu. Dishes include spiced cauliflower velouté with shallot bhaji; Isle of Wight heritage tomatoes with Vulscombe goats’ curd, black olive oil and sourdough; beef confit with potatoes and vegetables; and vanilla and bergamot crème brûlée with shortbread. Packages start at £79 rising to £149 for the wine pairing menu that also comes with a welcome aperitif, coffee, digestif and superior view seats that make the most of the night-time twinkling sights.
Sunday sails come with live jazz and a three course menu with the great British roast taking centre stage – roast beef comes with all the trimmings including duck fat potatoes, carrots, greens and lashings of gravy. Vegetarians can enjoy ricotta stuffed gnocchi, gorgonzola, hazelnut and black butter sauce whilst kids are kept entertained with special activity packs. Sunday lunch is available at £49, or £59 (with wine) with kids’ menus at £34.
What could be more quintessentially British than afternoon tea and, at Glass Room, it can be savoured against a backdrop of London’s most historical landmarks and a live pianist. From £36 per person, feast on finger sandwiches, buttermilk scones with strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream and a selection of delicious pastries. An assortment of fine leaf teas include Lemon Verbena, Marybong Darjeeling, Earl Grey Supreme and Glass Room’s exclusive Bateaux Blend.
SIP & SAVOUR
Enjoy a classic G&T, crisp glass of white or pre-dinner aperitif in Glass Room’s stunning bar with its impressive back-lit mirrored bottle display, porthole-style lighting and handblown Murano glass lamps. Perch on a stool by the window whilst sipping and savouring the views. Cocktails prepared by Glass Room’s experienced mixologists include the aptly named Fizz Away with St Germain elderflower liqueur, Vaporetto prosecco and a sprig of thyme; Lady Thames featuring Belvedere vodka, crème de rose, raspberry syrup, egg white and lemon; and theTOM-tini, in honour of the boat’s designer, with Monkey 47 gin, Pierre Ferrand orange cognac and home-made basil and orange marmalade.
London and British beers also feature on the drinks menu, including Curious Brew, Brewdog Nanny State and Meantime London Pale Ale, whilst a carefully curated list of premium wines and champagne pair perfectly with your meal.
GROUPS & EVENTS
Glass Room is a truly unique venue for all types of gatherings in the capital, from corporate events to special celebrations and wedding receptions. Exclusive hire of the vessel can accommodate up to 235 seated or, for a standing reception with canapés, up to 400. More intimate affairs can take place in a large room at the stern of the boat for up to 60 people or, tucked away from the main dining room, a semi-private area accommodates up to 10.
The events team can arrange a variety of tailored packages and hire options. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Glass Room – reinventing dining on the water.
‘Enjoy a London less ordinary.’
Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, LondonWC2N 6NU