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London Thames River Dinner Cruise provided by Bateaux London

London Thames River Dinner Cruise

London Thames River Dinner Cruise
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Tour snapshot
See London’s top landmarks from a new perspective
Duration:
2h 45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
See London from a perspective rare to visitors on a dinner cruise through the Thames River. The experience features dinner, live entertainment, and plenty of sailing time. Throughout the evening, take in sweeping views of the cityscape and top landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Big Ben.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy dinner with live entertainment
  • Bring a camera for panoramic photo ops of the cityscape
  • Option to include wine with the Premier Dinner upgrade
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy dinner with live entertainment
  • Bring a camera for panoramic photo ops of the cityscape
  • Option to include wine with the Premier Dinner upgrade
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3562DC
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live entertainment
  • Views of London
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 45m
Departure details
  • Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NU, London WC2N 6PA, UK Please walk down the left hand ramp at Embankment Pier and check in to our reception area
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Vegetarian option and other dietaries are available 48-hours in advance; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children aged 12 years and under are not permitted on board
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Live entertainment
  • Views of London
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NU, London WC2N 6PA, UK Please walk down the left hand ramp at Embankment Pier and check in to our reception area
Duration
2h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Vegetarian option and other dietaries are available 48-hours in advance; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children aged 12 years and under are not permitted on board
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.0
247 reviews
Excellent
160
Very good
23
Average
16
Poor
11
Terrible
37

Extraordinary795400
Tamworth, UK8 contributions
We had previously used Bateaux dinner cruises in London (twice), Paris(once) and Dubai(twice). All were excellent and are the reason we continued to use this company for our dinner cruise in June 2021.
We initially purchased the Platinum dinner cruise for 4 people in 2020 but this was cancelled by the company due to Covid. We took up the option of changing the date to Sat June 12 , 2021 and received confirmation (e mail) of revised booking from Bateaux to this effect.
Unfortunately, on our arrival to board the boat we were met by an irritating man who kept repeating the booking had been made long time ago and he could not find our seating arrangement. He did not appear to want to read the email/booking document we had received from Bateaux confirming the revised date for June 12th 2021.
Alarm bells then started to ring that we were therefor unlikely to be seated in the best sets etc as stated in the platinum booking. This proved to be the case when we were eventually seated. The meal and waiters/waitresses were good but they were really stretched and we had barely finished our dessert by the time we docked . We had no time for coffee etc as our taxi arrived at 10.45.
In conclusion I would not recommend booking a cruise with this company in the short term but allow time for them to recover expertise and get back to the excellent standard pre Covid
Written June 14, 2021
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Dear Extraordinary795400 Thank you for taking the time to review your Bateaux London sailing on 12 June. We're obviously disappointed to know it wasn't as seamless as it should have been. We apologize for the issue on arrival and rest assured that we've followed up the problem with your booking. It's reassuring to hear that you experienced the usual Bateaux hospitality several times in the past not only in London but Paris and Dubai. We look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future for a more enjoyable experience. Best regards Jorge Canela | Food & Beverage Manager
Written June 15, 2021
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Sheree S
5 contributions
I cant really understand where the negative reviews have come from if I'm being honest, unless the previous poor reviews have come from people who hadnt prepared themselves properly for the evening? From start to finish we couldn't fault the service we received, all members of staff were so attentive including members of staff not assigned to our table. The food was great, and came out really quite rapidly. Whenever we ordered a drink it was served within 5-10 minutes (I wouldn't have expected it any sooner considering it was a full boat of people). As for the experience itself I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone (unless you are prone to seasickness that is, it can get a bit wobbly). The live music was perfect and the views you get from the Thames are just beautiful. The only thing I would change is the amount of time you spend on the boat before it departs the Dock, we arrived for boarding at 6.30pm (which wasn't chaotic at all) and were informed the boat wouldn't be leaving until 7.30pm which left us with an hour of not much to be doing. Dont get me wrong it was a nice atmosphere but I think 30 minutes would have sufficed. Having said that we loved the experience and had a wonderful time.
Written April 16, 2022
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Chloë
Birmingham, UK11 contributions
Absolutely lovely evening celebrating a birthday. The food was amazing, the singer had a wonderful and relaxing voice, and the staff were so friendly. Our server Angie made our night very special - she was attentive and made us feel very welcome, asking about us and taking a genuine interest. She made an evening with so many people celebrating feel even more special.
Really recommend taking a dinner cruise, the views are lovely and watching the sun go down over London landmarks is a must see. Lots of photo ops! Recommend bringing cash to tip your server.
Written June 14, 2021
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Dear chloe_wellings Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us on the water beneath the stars. We're delighted to receive your 5-star review praising the food, music and attentive service by Angie. We strive to create memorable dining experiences on the Thames and your review is music to our ears. The team and I look forward to sailing with you again soon. Kind regards Jorge Canela | Food & Beverage Manager
Written June 15, 2021
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scojim
Ellon, UK28 contributions
Booked the top of the range 'Platinum' dinner cruise and got a table with a limited /poor view, anything but 'free flowing' wine as quoted and minuscule amounts of food.
Take the risk, but be aware it can and does 'go wrong with Bateaux London cruises.

I hope our experience does not become your experience as above and the poor customer service response we recieved. Judge for your self if this is worth £600 for table of 4 or not, but here's what I have experinced and said to them .

We are all disappointed with the response we received, which really do not deal with all the issues raised and merely ‘bats away’ the complaint, with a weak offer of a future 10% discount on any future cruise.

Bateaux London are quite happy to take the money and respond negatively to genuine complaints and any thought of proper compensation.

The points over and above the restricted table view, lack /delay in any wine and minuscule portions that were never replied to were;

1. The point that we were 45 minutes late in boarding, being kept outside in a queue on a gangway, and my registered disabled wife having to stand for that period of time.

2. I queried with the restaurant manager as we were checked in that table 59 was a good table with a full view. I was told it was and clearly it wasn't.

3. There was no sofa and two chairs we could see nor pointed out to us or we were made aware of as being available, as was indicated.

4. The restaurant manager did offer another main course, but clearly said there was NO monkfish available / it was finished, there was not enough.

5. The wine wasn’t free-flowing, which was part of the complaint and was ignored with no response to that part of the complaint

A 10% discount on a future cruise that was offered …….but that’s never going to happen given our experience.
Written October 21, 2021
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Dear scojim We're extremely sorry that you're disappointed about your Bateaux London experience. We've been in touch with you and regret to hear you remain unhappy. Please accept our sincere apologies once again and hope you give us the chance to restore your trust on us at some point in the future. Kind regards Jorge Canela | Food & Beverage Manager
Written October 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

oliviachaplin
London, UK4 contributions
The dinner cruise was exceptional, we were a group of four girls in London on the weekend and we boarded at Embankment Pier to very welcoming staff/ crew and were seated quickly with a welcome drink on arrival.

The cruise starts in the day light and passes all the main sights including Big Ben, The Shard, Tower Bridge and St Pauls and later you get to see the sun set and all the bridges lit up.

The food was fantastic and our waiter Bhuiyan was very friendly, he took us out to the back viewing platform to take pictures of our group when we passed under Tower Bridge and couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome throughout

There is a great atmosphere on board and the live entertainment was so fun too, it is definitely worth the money and would be fantastic as a celebration or gift.
Written August 8, 2022
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Julie Anne
Malta11 contributions
This was such a highlight of our trip. They accommodate us at all costs and management was super helpful on the booking being a last minute thing.

The food and atmosphere were exceptional. We were a party of 4 with a 1 year old celebrating a graduation. It was just what we were looking for and would recommend 100%. It’s classy, with the right music and the gold menu was just right! You get to see places of interest during sunset and the trip goes all the way up to Greenwich. The team is very professional and our table host Nuno saw to all our needs and was an excellent host.

Thank you!
Written July 29, 2022
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Caz0712
Braintree, UK24 contributions
We had a voucher for Silver package but felt “at the bottom of the list”. Our waiter didn’t seem to know what he was doing and just kept disappearing for long periods. Took over 30 minutes to get a drink, bottle of water (extra £4.50) arrived warm asked for some ice twice and finally got it after another 30 minutes. No slimline tonic available which is not good when you are a diabetic. Had to board at 6.30, didn’t sail until 7.35, staters arrived at 8.25 and desserts at 10.10 when cruise ended at 10.30. The food was ok but nothing special for the prices charged. All seemed very disorganised and all of the tables near us were not happy with the time taken to get drinks. Toilets were not very clean and short of toilet roll. I would not recommend this experience unless they sort out staffing and timings
Written July 15, 2022
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Jack G
1 contribution
I took my girlfriend here for a special evening out and that was exactly what we experienced.

With good places to eat being ten a penny in London, we wanted to find somewhere with the quality of high-end restaurant that offered a truly unique venue to match.

Bateaux London was the best for providing the two in my opinion, a stand out evening with live music, superb food and service and never ending head turning views across the London night skyline and riverside.

Would 100% recommend and will definitely be coming back, soon.
Written March 16, 2022
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Pete C
London, UK1 contribution
Where do I start? The arrival was very disorganized with a long queue; we were treated like "cattle".
We came across "the crew" as we boarded the vessel, a group of very uninterested people avoiding eye contact and chatting amongst themselves.
The table was wobbly but it had a nice view towards The Eye. We ordered the wine included in our "Gold" package and had to wait for over 25 minutes which was very disappointing. The waitress was kind and said she was from "agency" and it was her first day, she struggled to open the wine and answer questions about the menu but fair enough she was new. When the food arrived, OMG. A dry and tasteless piece of chicken for £129 per person... we expected much better. The dessert was probably the worst part, oh dear...
Service was rushed and felt disjointed, the table next to us thought the same thing. Toilets were dirty and had to ask for a toilet roll. The Bateaux "experience" did not meet our expectations and it felt like a rip off. You can get Michelin dining for the same price so why bother?
Written April 5, 2022
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Martyn B
N. Manchester UK26 contributions
Booked The Dinner Cruise @ £149.00 a head and Pier Cocktail Bar for drinks prior to boarding @ 6.30pm prompt for Saturday the 31st July our Wedding Anniversary Celebration.Arrived @ 5.30 for cocktails to be informed there had been a late Wedding Booking and the bar was for private guests only and informed there was a pub across the road where we could wait no apologies ,nothing.
Returned to the departure gangway suspended over the river in a chilly breeze for a prompt departure at 6.30. No ,this did not happen the boat moored at the jetty was for the wedding guests they boarded late, our craft then appeared from down river and moored up, do we board NO it had to be loaded with provisions and drinks, whilst we waited over 40 mins on the gangway we were now all cold and complaining as we finally commenced boarding an elderly lady in her 80's in front of us collapsed with the cold and fell it was some time before a competent member of the crew arrived to help fellow passengers who were assisting her.We finally boarded, service was slow although Jacqueline our server was doing her best, the glass of champagne took 20 mins to arrive.The menu read well but that was all, for the main course I choose Rump Ratatouille the knife could not cut the meat I sent it back which was replaced by a smaller cut of meat again it would not cut, I hacked a piece off to taste it was like the sole off an old boot , finished up with chicken ,which was cold I then gave in.
The cruise went well despite the rain the surprise was on our return we docked on time at 10.15pm although we had set off over forty minutes late, cruising faster and missing out on the cheese and biscuits and coffee helped I suppose.
The evening can only be described as a disaster don't rush to book look at other options.
Written August 13, 2021
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Dear Martyn B We're very sorry that it wasn't a smooth sailing for you and would like to apologize for the shortcomings that you experienced. Our departure time is 19:30 and the duration of the cruise wasn't compromised because we returned 15 minutes later. We're so sorry for the inconvenience the late departure and closure of the bar created. I do hope you give us another chance to look after you in the future. Please let me know whenever you wish to return and I'll make sure we restore your trust on us. Best regards Jorge Canela | Food & Beverage Manager
Written August 14, 2021
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Good, and then very disappointing!
The presentation and staff were excellent. The cruise up and down the Thames was beautiful and you could not wish f
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Hight tea on the Thames
High Tea on the Thames, what an afternoon. Beautiful views top Service on the Bateaux by Bhuiyan, always attentive
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Wonderful Sunday Lunch
Sunday Lunch cruise for two with Prosecco, a bottle of wine and views to die for. A fabulous day out yesterday (17t
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Incredible food, service and energy
My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to experience the Bateaux afternoon tea cruise yesterday, and I wish I could e
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Perfect Afternoon Tea on the Thames
What a very pleasant way to see London from a different perspective while enjoying a delicious afternoon tea. High
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Sunday lunch cruise
We were very lucky with the weather, beautiful sunny day in London yesterday and we had a great table next to the l
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Beyond belief and totally unaccetable Customer Service especially the CEO
Where to begin...... This was purchased as a Christmas gift 2019 and was for the platinum service which included "
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Glide by all of London's best sights with wine in hand!
We did the lunch cruise and it was a lovely experience from start to finish. Well organized, welcoming, and the bo
prettyf604
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Superb Sunday lunch cruise
We had such a lovely time. The cruise up the Thames past all the landmarks was wonderful. The food was delicious. A
MrMacoyy
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Perfect, staff very friendly
Thank's for the experience, Lovely staff and a special thanks to Rodriga. We will be back soon, once again.
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Mesmerising dining in London on the Thames!!
Simply a soul~enriching experience!!! .you are going to be captivated and mesmerised by the way London is presente
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A fabulous Thames river dinner cruise for a birthday
My partner surprised me with a river dinner cruise experience to celebrate my birthday and it was amazing. We had a
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Amazing Sunday lunch
Wonderful afternoon spent having Christmas Sunday lunch! The food was amazing and our waiter Bhuiyan was so attenti
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Outstanding
Absolutely amazing service and amazing staff!! The food is outstanding and the overall experience was perfect from
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Fabulous!!
We do this every year for 15 years!!…(except for last year due to lockdown) …absolutely love it! Service is always
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