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Best of British at Northbank

Northbank is located just by the Thames River with sweeping views of the river and some of London’s best known landmarks…

From the private terrace there’s a view straight across the river to Shakespeare’s Globe, The Shard and the Millenium Bridge and just behind the restaurant lies St Paul’s Cathedral…

Dining at Northbank certainly allows for some of the best views that London offers without hurtling to a high floor in a great glass elevator if you have a fear of heights.
Inside you can make the most of the view with a window seat…
Or choose a comfortable green leather booth whilst admiring the funky wallpaper that features little iconic images of London.
With the floor to ceiling windows that show off the gorgeous view it’s also the perfect restaurant for a blogger as there’s so much natural light to take pictures of bread rolls…
Joining me for lunch today was my old school friend Gemma, who had just come back from an incredible trip to Vietnam and Cambodia – two countries that are high on my bucketlist – and it was great to get some first hand advice for when I eventually go!
The menu at Northbank is classic British with a Cornish influence and it showcases ingredients from owner, Christian Butler’s home town of Falmouth and the surrounding areas of Cornwall.
Gemma’s starter was a whole dressed Dorset crab with celeriac remoulade, a decent sized portion served with hearty slabs of toast. Gemma really enjoyed the succulent crab and could taste the freshness as the fish is delivered daily, straight from boats of the Cornish shore.
I loved my sauted tiger prawns and the spicy chilli and ginger marinade, the accompanying watermelon was a happy reminder that summer menus are finally here. My only complaint about this dish was the small amount of prawns, but at least it meant I had room for the surprise intermediate course that the waitress brought out
A perfectly pink duck breast served with truffle shavings; the duck was beautifully prepared but my favourite thing about this plate was the asparagus which was cooked perfectly tender with just the right amount of seasoning.
Head Chef, Jason Marchant skilfully uses the ingredients sourced directly from Cornwall to create these stunning plates of food. He is also keen to promote independent British farmers and has strong connections with suppliers in the Lake District. Everything about this restaurant truly is best of British right down to the mascot, Christian Butler’s bulldog, Veronica.
Main courses were seasonal too and Gemma chose a Cornish lamb cooked two ways both shoulder and rump with feta, peppers and mint yogurt. The meat was perfectly rare and the accompaniments gave the British dish a rather Mediterranean flair.

 

I chose the catch of the day which was pan fried trout served with pureed cauliflower and swiss chard. My fish had delicious soft flesh, crispy skin and sat on a buttery bed of spinach.
We decided to save the dessert calories and head for a walk by the river instead…
Gemma and I loved Northbank and I couldn’t fault it, the food is fantastic as is the service but most important of all is location, location, location and it’s ideal for city workers and tourists alike.
Northbank
Millenium Bridge
One Paul’s Walk
London
EC4V 3QH
020 7329 9299
Our lunch at Northbank was complimentary
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  • A stones throw from the first London office I worked in! We used to have Summer drinks outside on the terrace!!! I'd forgotten all about it!

    • It's such a lovely place!

  • It looks so fresh, but you're right you really can't beat the location! xx

    • Perfect for seeing all the London icons.
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • This looks delicious and your photos are looking fab at the moment Angie!

    That Adventurer

  • Fabulous Snapshots,Thanks for putting this post and share with us…

  • Great one to add to my list and local to the office too.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

    • Let me know if you pop in 🙂

  • I loved the British food and amazing river views here, lucky to have it on my doorstep! You're very virtuous skipping dessert

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • It just means I'll have to go back 😉

  • Northbank is one of my fave restaurants in London – they have always been on point within every category and it's got such a lovely atmosphere both day and night! The food is always deeeelicious. Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

    • I definitely couldn't fault it! I'm glad that you like it too.
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • I've never been to Northbank but I love the look of the bright and airy dining space. Good British food is sometimes hard to come by I think, so it's amazing that you've found a place which has hit the nail on the head!

    Polly xx
    Follow Your Sunshine

    • It's really good, it's traditional British but not boring.
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • Oooh I'd not heard of Northbank before but those prawns and that trout sound delicious! And I am definitely impressed you skipped dessert – did they have some tempting options in any case though?

  • This has passed me by beautiful views of london. The prawns and duck look wonderful Lucy x

  • What a view! As you say, perfect if you don't like heights too much. The prawns and duck look divine!

    Lauren xx
    The Lifestyle Diaries