Booty's Riverside Bar, Limehouse
Like its famous neighbour the Grapes, this pub enjoys a splendid location on the Thames. It has a fair history too, being originally a barge builders and later an inn called the Waterman's Arms. Although there's no river terrace, a couple of the window tables overlook the river. Sadly, our last visit left us wanting. The Sunday lunch was shameful - the worst we've eaten in a long time. Flavourless cheap cuts of meat, potatoes microwaved to thermo nuclear temperatures and soggy vegetables. They also add 10% service charge to "all meals", but be warned they add it to the drinks, too. Considering we ordered them at the bar before even thinking of eating, this was cheeky - we thought their suggestion to pay for them later was a courtesy. And was the extra 10% worth it? Considering the service was miserable and sullen, culminating in a 15 minute wait for our change, not really. To top it off we had to endure some 'smooth grooves' CD totally out of keeping with the clientele. This maybe a good location, but based on our last visit here, there are nearby places more deserving of custom.
12 Mar 2009
This is a great local, unpretentious, East End pub with free live music every Saturday to late - typically jazz music. It's on The Thames Path and has an amazing view of the river which laps up against the walls of the pub.
92a Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8BP
020 7987 8343
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How to find the Booty's Riverside Bar pub
From Limehouse DLR station walk straight towards the river and turn left. From Westferry station go right up Narrow Street. The pub is about halfway along Narrow Street on the riverside, just past the Grapes.