For a resounding 47 years, this marvellous restaurant with rooms, owned by the celebrated Roux père et fils and run by Alain Roux, has purred contentedly beside the Thames, with its lovely waterfront terrace and an electric launch at guests’ disposal. The placid river, with the odd boat skulling by, instantly soothes, and the sense of occasion, as waiters prepare for the evening’s seamlessly orchestrated performance, reminds one of a bygone age. As well as the unashamedly haute yet delicate cuisine, which has attracted the ultimate accolade of three Michelin stars since 1985, the bedrooms and suites are beautifully kitted out: feminine and elegant, in the French manner, and superbly kept under the watchful eye of general manager Frédéric Poulette. Breakfast in bed, served on crisp white linen, is no less a treat than dinner the night before. ‘Dedication and consistency,’ Michel Roux has said, ‘are the two qualities that make a great chef and a great restaurant’. The Waterside Inn is the greatest of them all.
Take a jaunt aboard their electric motor launch “The Waterside Inn II” to explore the River Thames at your leisure (weather permitting April – September).
From the daily, seasonal lunch menu “Menu Gastronomique”.
For the perfect gift, choose one of their Signature Experience gift vouchers.