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Bateaux London set to relaunch two boats and a pier With designs by tom Dixon

Caterers and event specialists, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, is reinventing dining on the water with the relaunch of two of its classic boats as modern dining experiences, featuring interiors by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio.

Under the umbrella of the Bateaux London, the Glass Room (previously Symphony) will weigh anchor this November with River Room (previously Harmony) completed Easter 2019. These destination dining rooms on the water, sailing from Embankment Pier, will offer a unique experience for individual diners, corporate dining, celebrations and private charter, with the Glass Room targeted to the visitors to the city and River Room designed to appeal to a London demographic.

Glass Room’s all-glass structure allows guests to enjoy views of London’s most iconic landmark buildings without interruption and can accommodate 235 as a seated dining experience and 400 guests for a reception. Signature features include an exterior viewing platform for groups of up to 60 and a private dining room seating 10.

The Glass Room’s kitchen team, led by Head Chef Jose Cacciavillani, prepare all the food on board with a focus on fresh and sustainable produce. The modern British menus will be available to book for lunch and dinner with a variety of packages on offer. Afternoon tea and Sunday lunch jazz voyages are accompanied by resident musicians and live entertainment whilst bespoke arrangements can be made for private charter or group dining.

The Tom Dixon-designed River Room, along with a new bar and café launching at The Moor Room (formerly the pier), both in Spring 2019, are aimed at a London audience and will offer a programme of distinct and immersive dining experiences with a schedule of masterclasses, pop-ups and summer cinema screenings planned for the summer.

Catrin White, Marketing Director at Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events comments: “Bateaux spearheaded dining on the Thames over 25 years ago and we are so excited to be yet again leading the way with a new, elevated offering. Our aim is to bring a truly unique food-led experience to the Thames, not just a destination restaurant, but a complete onboard package complemented by outstanding design, impeccable service and a quality food offering not to mention striking views.’’