Where to eat out along the River Thames

Lazy lunches or al-fresco dining go hand in hand when you want to take time out catching up with friends and family.

When your desire is to eat out along the river Thames, the scenic stretch of river that runs from Richmond to Kingston to Hampton Court has an outstanding choice of brasseries, gastro pubs, restaurants and tea rooms.

There’s no South Bank (London) mayhem – just fabulous views and a choice of global cuisines.

Boat trips run  between Kingston, Richmond  & Hampton Court Palace – check timetable.

When you are planning a relaxed lunch out along the Thames, to take a river cruise to your destination makes for a wonderful day out.

Each of our boats has an outside deck, bar and toilets on board. Just put your feet up, enjoy a cold drink en route and soak up  the best views in SW London.

Here are a few favourite places recommended by Turks’ passengers


  • The White Cross Pub opposite Turks Pier serves excellent bar food and have relaxing outdoor terraces
  • Jackson & Rye – think Mad Men style interiors and american relaxed style food
  • The Bingham is where to enjoy award winning gastronomic delights – or a quintessential afternoon tea in the stunning gardens overlooking the river
  • Tide Tables Cafe, one minute walk from the pier serves a wide range of tasty organic vegetarian food – and has plenty of outdoor seating next to the river.
  • Just a minute or two further along you will find Bavarian favourite Steins and  Gaucho restaurant.
  • Richmond Foodies  takes place in Heron Square every Saturday 11am – 4pm and Richmond Artisan takes place every Sunday 10.30am – 5pm with an eclectic array of street food, arts & crafts

For more details: Richmond Riverside in the Summertime


Just two minutes walk either side of Turks Pier and all with al fresco dining and river views

  • The Boaters Inn has a pretty outdoor river terrace, artisan ales & BBQ kitchen – fabulous place to spend a couple of hours or more
  • Walk underneath Kingston Bridge and a whole new plaza of cosmopolitan restaurants have opened – Bills, Comptoir Libanese, Busaba Eathai, Cotes plus a few Kitchen Pop-Ups
  • Woodys Bar & Kitchen for locally sourced quality pub nosh and riverside seating
  • Charter Quay for  Byron, Browns, Kappuccino or Carluccios – Steins is just a short walk along too

For more details: Where to eat along Kingston Riverside


  • The Mute Swan  directly across the road from Hampton Court Palace 
  • Riverside Brasseries  serves european cuisine and exquisite afternoon teas with outdoor seating overlooking the water
  • Kings Arms next door to the palace serves the best of British pub food – and every newspaper you want to read!
  • East Molesley – 2 minute walk across Hampton Court Bridge has a short pretty street lined with pubs, cafes and restaurants where you can sit outdoors and watch the world pass by

Check out:  What’s on at Hampton Court Palace

Each of our piers are within easy distance of the bus and rail networks – so you can enjoy a drink without any worry of driving..

River trips  running March –  October  – see timetable – between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court Palace.

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