PerkinReveller surely has one of the best locations of any restaurant in the city, perched right on the river Thames, in front of the Tower of London and in the shadow of Tower Bridge. On the flipside of course, surrounded by all these world famous attractions, it’s not a place you’d expect to find a restaurant worth shouting about, but happily Perkin Reveller is no overpriced tourist trap.
The restaurant is simply decorated and also features a great outdoor terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows inside which make the most of the surrounding views. The menu is focused on seasonal British classics with a few European elements thrown in for good measure.
We loved both starters, one a Morecambe Bay potted shrimp made with dill butter and the other a sloe gin cured smoked salmon with blood orange, fennel and radish. From the mains the clear winner was the pie, filled with chunks of chicken, smoked ham hock and mushroom, served with plenty of mash and gravy.
The food here won’t win any prizes for originality but if you’re in the area and need a decent meal in a bloomin’ good setting, then Perkin Reveller is a good choice.
The Wharf, Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB