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The Yacht London

Temple Pier, London WC2R 2PN, England
+44 20 7836 1566
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork” (37 reviews)
“scallops” (26 reviews)
“sunday roast” (20 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Temple Pier, London WC2R 2PN, England
Neighbourhood: Victoria
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for an anniversary lunch with the wife Fantastic food and great service Very friendly atmosphere and well worth a visit

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have now visited The Yacht several times and we have never been disappointed. Wonderful views, such truly lovely staff and very good food. How could you possibly beat a nice lunch, on a beautiful craft, on the River Thames...? Fabulous. We will return and...More

Thank EtoileSanderstead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 2nd visit to The Yacht and the view of the Thames from the restaurant is outstanding. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Our food was delicious ~ highly recommend the scallops for starter and my husbands gourmet burger looked scrumptious. My...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently enjoyed a wonderful birthday meal with my daughters and granddaughter on board The Yacht London. The meal was exquisite! the staff were very attentive. the meal was served on time and truly delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening is a gorgeous setting. First...More

Thank Margaret-kim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got home from a wonderful afternoon celebrating my baby shower with friends. We were 10 people altogether and had the afternoon tea menu. Some of us arrived almost an hour early but our table was already ready and the staff were very accommodating and...More

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there yesterday, from arrival the staff were very friendly and helpful. We both had scallops (cooked lovely) for starters and belly of pork for main, again delicious, followed by Eton Mess with rhubarb, my niece had creme brulee, again both lovely. Would definitely...More

Thank LFCChelmsford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant for my friends birthday. The staff were very pleasant and friendly. There were two menus on offer the al a carte and a £30.00 for three course special. In fact the menus were th same and when you added the additional sums...More

Thank Frances H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very pleasant Sunday lunch with friends on The Yacht. The welcome and service was very good and the location and views of London were very special. The food was good but I did feel that the lamb could have been served more elegantly...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a groupon deal which was good value. We had a lunch time booking and arrived at 12.30 and told we could choose any table for 2. Naturally we chose a table with a superb view of south bank. The service was superb...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong: the waitresses are very nice, rather positive and helpful - if you get their attention as they busy themselves with lots of other things. We found ourselves waiting a long time between dishes and sometimes we had to both turn our...More

Thank TERRAvelista
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Tina B
How close is the Yacht to the National Theatre?
3 May 2017|
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Response from ChickandNik | Reviewed this property |
Its opposite on the other side of the river. Just cross the bridge about 15 min walk.
Is there a specific dress code ??
13 April 2017|
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Response from Caroline S | Reviewed this property |
No casual is fine although my party looked smart as we are ladies who Lunch in style!!!!
I'm just wondering if you have availability on New Year's Eve and if so what packages there are and what entertainment there is and the price if someone could let me know asap
28 December 2016|
Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Hi Thanks for the enquiry, please go to our website for all the information you need (look for the New Year's Eve link on the home page). Regards Paul
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Temple Pier, London WC2R 2PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Victoria
  • Neighbourhood: Victoria
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 1566
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Moored on the Thames close to the city's most famous landmarks, The Yacht London has earned its exclusive status as 'Mayfair of the river'. Crisp cosmopolitan design features expanses of brushed silver, whilst glass surroundings offer uninterrupted views across the water. The Yacht, originally the St Katharine, 130ft in length with a 26ft beam, was commissioned by the Port of London Authority in 1927 from Philip and Son Ltd of Dartmouth for the princely sum of £21,512. She was employed on survey and inspection work until the outbreak of war in 1939 when she was taken over by the Admiralty. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the Yacht in 1949 and then again 10 years later. Sir Winston Churchill smoked one of his famous cigars of the stern of the top deck, the site of our new Martell Cigar Lounge. In 1971 the St Katharine was sold to Robins (Marine) Ltd to be used as a floating restaurant and she has now been carefully restored in close consultation with English Heritage and PLA Archivists to bring her back to her former glory, retaining many original features of the Art Deco era with a twist of contemporary design.