These pretty eateries along the water will have the best of us wanting to munch on our brunch outside. Maybe we can’t afford a holiday or maybe we just like to be at one with nature, who cares when the view is this good.
1. Proud East
This lovely little East London haunt is situated right alongside the Regent’s Canal and offers a lovely view of the canal right from your table. Currently housing their Pop Up Japan event, this bar and restaurant is perfect for those lazy weekends and Friday nights. Go for a Tonkotsu ramen in the floral terrace and stay for the view and cocktails.
2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5ET
2. Number 90
Great food, locally sourced ingredients and a wonderful view – what more can you ask for? Pick a sunny day, sit out on their spacious terrace and feast on charcoal bun beef burgers and 90’s mac and cheese. Psst! On Sundays, they do a mean roast and serve it up all day till it’s gone so we recommend getting there pretty pronto.
90 Main Yard, Wallis Road, E9 5LN
3. Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
This place has their own farm and their delicious meats are served on large plates with lots of wine. Expect dishes like spatchcock baby chicken, prime steaks and even a 3 course set menu that’s only £24.50. Right in the middle of King’s Cross, Rotunda certainly is a hidden gem and their outdoor terrace is certainly one of the best places to snap some pics of a sunny Regent’s Canal.
Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG
4. The Summerhouse
Situated on the Grand Union Canal, this beautiful little spot offers up lots of fresh salads and a proper fish and chips, that’s supposed to be the talk of the town. Due to being so popular, they’re now open all year round. So sit back on a lovely day with a platter of fresh shellfish and a lychee martini in hand because, you know … summer.
Opposite 60 Blomfield Road, London, W9 2PA
5. The Towpath Café
This little café along the Regent’s Canal is the perfect pitstop for cyclists, joggers and brunch lovers alike. Their menu is simple but oh so delicious, with yummy additions like grilled cheese and porridge with fruity compotes. And their view of the canal is pretty damn good so expect to witness some serious swan action while chowing down on your breakfast.
36 De Beauvoir Cres, Hackney, London
6. Le Pont De La Tour
Go alfresco and dine on classic French cuisine with modern twists overlooking Tower Bridge. Undoubtedly one of the best views of London, you really have no excuse to not go to this little London gem.
36D Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE