Perkin Reveller, Tower Bridge

  • DATE #104
  • Written by Emily Eaves (Guest Author)
  • 5 years ago
Romancing Rapunzel

The Vibe

After restaurants in skyscrapers and bars in basements, the culinary world has once again been wowed with a new eatery this time built into Tower Bridge. Offering stunning views of the river and the city beyond, Perkin Reveller is a haven of sophistication in an area dense with herds of tourists witlessly following their leaders. This is a date for those weary of gastropubs, tired of glitz and keen to venture somewhere totally different.

The Order

Fitting for a restaurant in sight of the Tower’s Beefeaters, the cocktail list here has a selection of gin-based creations including the London Fog or British Noggin. Start with one of these and move onto wine with your meal, which is served, if you order by the glass, in cute mini glass carafes. The crispy pork and chargrilled squid is an excellent starter or splash out on aphrodisiac oysters. Mains are substantial and satisfying, with the seabream or rib of beef for two being particularly noteworthy. Share the peanut parfait to finish off then revert to more cocktails in the cosy bar.

The Game

Meet at Tower Hill tube station after dark as you’ll want to share the romantic walk to this riverside location, marvelling in unison over the tower and the bridge, both impressively lit. Nip off the beaten track and take your cosy sofa seats in the cocktail lounge where you won’t be able to resist some shameless instagramming of the exposed centuries old brickwork, the reflection of the bridge on the water or the huge East Gate to the Tower premises. Get boozy and emerge bedazzled by the bright lights of London hours later, ready to cosy up together back at yours.

The Faults

The options for continuing your night are limited largely to the  sole offering of chain restaurants/bars littering St Catherine’s Dock nearby.

Sex Factor

3.5. There’s nothing like a bit of novelty plus a glorious view to spice things up.


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