With a staff of 20 in the kitchen, exceedingly high standards, and only the finest and freshest ingredients used to prepare each dish, the price of a meal at the Waterside Inn is steep. Couples can choose between a prix-fixe menu and a costlier à la carte one. Gratuities and VAT are included in both.
In addition to the fare, the restaurant’s romantic setting itself is extraordinary, positioned as it is with an unobstructed view of the River Thames. The perimeter offers outdoor space with tables and chairs shielded from the sun by umbrellas.
We visited in June, when a profusion of climbing yellow roses in bloom added their fragrance to the air. But that’s just for starters. After you’ve made your selection from the menu, you are led inside the adjacent climate-controlled dining area, which also faces the water.