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RTG newsletter-December 2016          


 Look and book -places open over Christmas 

December Offers

Check out some of our listed Eating and Drinking places here Pubs and restaurants with some great offers- Christmas specials as well as events & live music.


 Please mention us The River Thames Guide if you can remember. Happy Reading!

Above, Top 1 Forever -Royal Victoria Dock
New Year’s Eve - Special Event
Specially prepared menu (3 Course)
Smoke Salmon, asparagus and free range poached egg
Rare Beef of Sirloin, shaved fennel, sesame and chilli soy dressing
A salad of Wild Mushrooms, artichokes and beef tomatoes
Wild mushroom risotto, age parmesan, shaved truffles
Dry age fillet of beef, dauphinoise potatoes, wilted spinach and madeira jus
Halibut, poached in olive oil, scallops, grilled fennel, butternut squash puree and salmon caviar
Chocolate fondant, Madagascan vanilla ice cream
Fresh fruit salad
Plus- Champagne and Appetizers + Special Guest +HQ Chemistry Sound
Seating times: 5pm – 7pm, 7:30 – Midnight
For more information and Booking:
075 3897 4603

Above, The Wharf - South Bank

Christmas menu will be available from 22nd Nov until 2nd Jan it consists of 2 courses for £25.95 and 3 courses for £30.95 both options include a free glass of Prosecco.
The Wharf are accepting bookings now.
The Wharf will also be accepting Taste card and Gourmet Society Card throughout Dec but it is limited availability and you cannot use it on the set menus.

Above, Locale Cucina Italian-South Bank

Christmas party

We have frozen the price of our menu again this year so it is still at a competitive £24.95 per person be it for lunch or dinner, and to make it extra special you can add on a glass of Prosecco and Christmas cracker for £5.00 per person or if you want to really push the boat out you can add an extra cheese course for £4.95 per person.
Click here to view the Christmas menu. (Locale are taking Christmas bookings for the whole month of December for the xmas menu until the 23rd.)
Happy hour Monday to Friday 5pm till 7pm, a good selection of cocktails for £4.50, any wines we do by the glass for £18.00
15% off food when dining off the a la carte menu at all times if they mention the River Thames Guide when booking.
Our terrace is now open, we do not take bookings as its first come first served.
For any questions please do not hesitate to contact Locale by email or phone 020 7401 6734 and ask to speak to Mat
Click here to view menus and offers.

Above, The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse-Moulsford
Autumn/Winter offer
Offering ‘A Dinner, Bed & Breakfast stay for two - £120 including a glass of Prosecco on arrival’ This offer is valid Sunday – Thursday (excluding 25th, 26th December, 1st, 2nd January & 14th February) from 18th September – 31st March 2016.

Fish & Chip Supper Night-
Every Thursday night
19:00 - 22:00. Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Mushy Peas & Tartare Sauce, glass of wine or pint of beer, just £25 for two.

The Boat House- Chertsey
Festive Offers:
Start planning early and get your Christmas event booked now! Our stunning venue sits beautifully next to the River Thames and its location makes it the ideal party location. Just check out our offering for this year:
• 3-Course Festive Lunches at £20pp | 3-Course Festive Dinners at £23pp
• Thursday Disco Party Nights from £20pp
• Friday & Saturday Disco Party Nights from £30pp (Drinks packages also available)
• 4-Course Christmas Day Feast - Adults £80 | Children £40
• 4-Course New Year’s Eve Party with Disco – Adults £60
• January Disco Party Nights at £20pp
View and download our Brochure here or contact our Christmas Co-ordinator - Dorinda Brittle
E: T: 07794 368596
Kids can eat for free
The Boathouse are also running a promotion where kids can eat for free if you buy one main adult meal.
Click here for more details and for menu

Above, The Miller of Mansfield-Goring and Streatley
Christmas Eve special: £35pp a la carte dinner including torches for the Torchlight Descent. Dinner available until 9pm.
Christmas Day: bar open during the day, lunch fully booked, closed evening
Boxing Day: lunch from £34pp - bookings being taken
Hotel closed: Boxing Day until 30 December
New Year's Eve: 9 course tasting menu, black tie dinner & live music. Hotel packages available, please call to discuss your requirements.
Click here to view the website for more info.

Above, Blue River Café at the Thames Riviera Hotel-Maidenhead

Festive Offers:
Start planning early and get your Christmas event booked now! Our stunning venue sits beautifully next to the River Thames and its location makes it the ideal party location. Just check out our offering for this year:
• 3-Course Festive Lunches at £26pp | 3-Course Festive Dinners at £32pp
• Thursday Disco Party Nights from £20pp
• Friday & Saturday Disco Party Nights from £36pp (Drinks packages also available)
• 4-Course Christmas Day Feast - Adults £80 | Children £40
• 4-Course New Year’s Eve Party with Live Music – Adults £75
• January Disco Party Nights at £20pp
View and download our Brochure here or contact our Christmas Co-ordinator - Dorinda Brittle          
E: T: 07794 368596
Kids can eat for free if you buy one main adult meal. Click here for full details.

The Petersham Hotel-Richmond
Festive lunch and dinner (three courses) £39.95 – View festive menu

The festive menu is available for lunch and dinner from 1st December – 24th December. Please note, the restaurant will be closed for dinner on Christmas Eve, through Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Click here for more info.
Festive Afternoon Tea- Thursday 1st December – Friday 30th December 2016
Gather your friends and head to The Petersham for a very British festive celebration this Christmas. Festive themed cakes and pastries will be served alongside a selection of freshly made sandwiches and freshly baked scones – a perfect festive treat! £27.50 per person

(All year round)
Fixed price menu £22.95 (two courses) £26.95 (three courses) Lunch and Dinner à la carte.Click here for all menu details.

The Boaters Inn- Kingston
Jazz Nights
Every Sunday @ 8pm.

Above,The Wheatsheaf & Pigeon-Staines
Best Thames Local Winner 2015 (Pubs)

Buy one get one free
on 330ml Coke/Diet Coke/Coke Zero/Midnight Amber J20/Becks Blue
Tuesday night - Meal Deal £8.95 including drink. (Check website for details)
Wine Wednesdays - Buy two large glasses get the rest of the bottle for free
Thursday Steak night (£9.95)

& 10% discount to all RTG readers.
Live music every Saturday evenings from 9pm -Click here for gig details and Quiz nights every Sunday from 8.30pm.

Balls Brothers- London Bridge
Happy Hour -Monday to Friday
Offer: 50% off Selected wines, £10 off Champagne. £4.50 cocktails, £5.00 champagne cocktails, £3.50 Becks bottle, £3.50 Pint of Beck Vier. Click here for other special offers.

The Horniman- London Bridge
Currently running a Sandwhich deal 12 till 5 / Monday to Friday - £7.95 with a free drink & a Breakfast offer - 2 English breakfasts for £12. Plus Evening deal two ribeye steaks and a bottle of jakes point Chardonnay for only £30.
Christmas Bookings
Book before the end of October and recieve a free glass of prossecco with your meal. Open on Christmas day from 12 till 11 pm.

Boating Offers:

Canal Boat Holidays
Special Offers-Trent and Mersey Canal
1. CAMRA, IWA, C&RT save 10%, NHS STAFF, POLICE, RESCUE, FORCES members save 15% of your full priced Shortbreak/Weeks holiday
2. Book 3 WEEKS Get 3rd Week FREE (cheapest of the 3 weeks) or book 6 weeks pay full price for 4 weeks get 2 weeks FREE.
3. BOOK 2 WEEKS get 2nd HALF PRICE (cheapest week).See more details -here

Wyvern Shipping Company
Special Offers- Grand Union
We are offering a 10% early booking discount on all 2016  boating holidays. Prices are all inclusive with no hidden extras. Click for more Thames Cruise Trips

Thames River Services
Thames River Services are currently offering 35% discount Monday-Friday when you book online.
For more information visit:

Looking for somewhere to book a Wedding, a Party or even a Corporate event? We have a number of beautiful venues along the Thames areas and Docklands that can cater for just that. View our Venues for Hire section here for places to book your event.

More Eating & drinking Offers:

Above, One over the Ait -Brentford
Christmas at One Over the Ait - Celebrate Christmas in style
Providing, the perfect setting in London with a dedicated Christmas Coordinator who has all the expertise to help you organise a party tailored around what you want – whether it’s a small gathering for friends or a big office do. To find out more and to see the Christmas menu click here.

Above, Meejana- Weybridge
Meejana is proud to be contributing the #CookForSyria campaign organised by UNICEF’s Next Generation. During the whole month of November, they will be preparing Kibbeh Labaniyeh. For every Kibbeh Labaniyeh sold throughout November, they will dontate £2.50 from the price to the #CookForSyria campaign.
You can read more here.

Amerigo Vespucci-Docklands
 Our XMAS set menu from 1st December is now available to view on our website, click here.

Above, City Barge-Chiswick 

The Barge Festive Bake off- Monday 5th December
Join Rob & the team as they search for Chiswick’s star baker, show off
your festive baking talent by entering our bake off competition, prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd plus ‘best in bake’ for kids.
Also to view more info about Christmas at the City Barge including the set menu, please click here.

Above,The Archduke- Southbank
Cocktail deal-
running Monday - Friday from 5-7pm- all cocktails £5!
 here to view all live up and coming dates. Free admission for gigs.

The Prince of Wales -Hampton Court
Steak supper club
Every Tuesday we offer our Steak Supper Club. Join us for dinner for two with a choice of different steaks & a bottle wine to share for £35.

Indian Fusion Tower Bridge
Christmas offer - From 1st December to 30th December
For any one booking in December - free glass of wine or glass of beer (Indian ). But they must mention this offer to qualify.
Special lunch (12 to 2:30 pm) Mon-Thurs (Fusion Thali menu). £6.95 for Vegetarian and £7.95 for non Veg, 20 % discount from a la carte menu. With
15% a la carte, Mon-Thursday.5:30/10:30pm.



There are lots of great activities throughout the whole of December. Please see Events


Le QuecumBar Battersea 
For  live events throughout December please click here.
NYE - A new year’s eve to remember - Magical Musical world tour with exciting entertainment led by International Roman on accordion, with exhilarating crowd mingling rebel rousing vocals - his ensemble will perform crowd pleasing stirring world favorite melodies to sing and dance to.
Buy your tickets from the bar, or from Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.
Click here for more information plus all other up and coming gigs.

Le Petit Nantais- Hampton Court
A special Lunchtime Frapas menu-All Plates £4.95-Available Wed-Sat Lunchtime only.
Click here for full details


Above, Northbank Restaurant and Bar -City.
For Christmas group bookings please click here.
Festive Dining & New Year’s Eve
Book your Christmas lunch, dinner or party with us. Choose from two set menus for lunch and dinner for groups of 10 or more from £39.50 per person. Our a la carte menu is available for parties of less than 10.
New Year's Eve down by the river is always a sell-out. Book a table and enjoy a three course set menu with a glass of Champagne for £85 per person.
​ Visit our dedicated group bookings page to view our menus and to make an enquiry.
2 Courses & a Glass of Prosecco £22.50
Choose 2 courses from our seasonal set menu Monday – Saturday for dinner.
Maximum 8 diners per booking. See the menu here.
Happy Hour!
2 For 1 on selected cocktails, beers and wine. ​Available daily 5pm – 6pm. ​Delicious bar snacks are available if you fancy a light bite. See the bar menu here. Don’t forget, ladies receive a complimentary glass of bubbly every Thursday in the bar from 6pm.
To book 020 7329 9299 or email

Above,The Queens Head- Weybridge
Our cosy Weybridge is perfect for an intimate celebration with friends and family and will be serving a four course gala menu for just £68.50 per person with a glass of bubbly. Live act The Low Down will be entertaining guests throughout the evening and will be there to see the New Year in with you in style.
Pub Quiz!
(£1.50 entry fee per person)
to view for more details.
A new set menu is now available
A 2 course meal for just £10.95- plus £3.50 if you choose to add a starter or dessert with your meal. Click here for full details.
The Queens Head are also taking bookings for Christmas. Click here to view for more details

The Kings Head- Teddington
The King’s Head is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style with live music from Breaking Ranks in the bar from 9pm. Early diners can enjoy our delicious winter à la carte menu but if you’re planning on seeing in the New Year our Gala Menu will be available from 8.30pm. Four courses of delicious dishes and a glass of bubbly on arrival for just £68.50 per person.
New A La Carte Menu is now available. Click here to view.
The Kings Head are also taking bookings for Christmas. Click here to view for more details

The Three Daws- Gravesend
Live gigs-
Click here to view The Three Daws website for more details and other events.

Studio 6 Restaurant Southbank
New menu includes a wide variety of Wines and Beers. Plus Vegetarian and Gluten free options are available. Click here to view the menu.

Other Restaurant & Pub Offers:

If you are visiting the London Excel centre at Royal Victoria Dock for exhibitions or any other events we can also recommend nearby Zero Sette- Nearest DLR is Royal Victoria Dock & Custom House respectively. 




 With some many of us using screens large or small throughout the day and everyday, we are supporting the work of Moorfields Eye Hospital.

This month focus on an unusual complaint called Blepharospasms.

Its more than just a blinking nuisance  because untreated, it makes some suffers effectively blind from time to time -although their sight is often fine!

Read more about it here


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