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The Pepys Riverside Bar & Dining
The views are quite the draw at this pub and dining room right on the river - get the right seat and you can cast your eye all the way from Bankside down to London Bridge, and The Shard spiking the London sky. Inside looks good too though, with generous leather chesterfields, exposed brickwork, filament lightbulbs and interesting art all part of the recent refurb. Food comes from a varied menu ranging from burgers, dogs, charcuterie boards and salt and pepper squid to rib-eye steaks, pan-fried sea bass and calves' liver and bacon served with grilled tomatoes, a herb mash and a red wine jus. Stone-baked pizzas prove popular, with margheritas alongside marinaras, calzones and spicy diavolos - chorizo and chilli providing the heat. Cocktails range from a maple old fashioned to espresso martinis, a house bloody mary and a candy floss - a mix of Beefeater gin, passion fruit liqueur, strawberries and cream. A range of mojitos are on offer, too. Wines take in the big-hitting regions of the wine making world, while beers are sourced from well-known and lesser-known breweries.
Venue says: “Thursday nights at The Pepys - enjoy two-for-one cocktails, our own Pepys Craft Lager at only £3.50 a pint plus DJ from 6.30pm!”