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Eat & Drink on the River Thames

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or want to relax and enjoy a hearty meal, the River Thames is the place to go.

When the sun is shining, enjoy a relaxing drink overlooking stunning views of the river or enjoy afternoon tea in the open air. If the wind starts to bite, get cosy by a roaring fire in a riverside pub or have a gourmet treat in one of the many Michelin starred restaurants in the area. World class chefs are never far away and The Riverside Restaurant at the Macdonald Compleat Angler welcomed the distinguished Michael Lloyd as head chef in 2014. In November 2014 Michael was joined by Michelin-starred Chef Atul Kochhar with Sindhu, offering traditional Indian cuisine in a contemporary manner.

Discover the boat houses turned into restaurants or cafes, such as the Beetle and Wedge Boathouse Restaurant, you can’t get closer to the river! Go on a Monday night for Moulsford Mondays - Two courses plus a glass of wine or pint of beer £14.50.  The Swan at Streatley’s Boat House is now a Deli & Café. Sit inside or enjoy the Courtyard setting where dogs are welcome.  Offering artisan produce as well as everyday essentials.

What better way to warm up on a winter’s day, sat by a log fire in a country pub. The Plough Inn, is a family friendly pub with cosy bars complete with log fires, or in the summer sit in the large garden on the banks of the River Thames.

A British Tradition - Afternoon Tea

What could be more enjoyable than treating yourself to a classic afternoon tea with all the trimmings… served on a tiered cake stand with a sumptuous choice of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, homemade cakes and a variety of teas, or coffee if you prefer? Add an extra treat, a glass of Prosecco or champagne. And for a relaxing afternoon take Afternoon Tea in one of the riverside hotels traditional lounges, or combined with a cruise along the River Thames.

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Why not take Afternoon Tea with a Steamboat Tea Cruise with French Brothers in Windsor or a Tea Cruise with City Cruises in London.

Or book a Midsomer Murders Afternoon Tea Break with the Swan at Streatley.

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