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Hooked on the Rocks

Hooked on the Rocks, Swanpool Beach, Swanpool, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5BG. +44 1326 311886 Overlooks Swanpool Beach, across Falmouth estuary and over to Pendennis Castle and St Anthony's Lighthouse. It's a spectacular setting whatever the weather. View Large Map

The Bay Restaurant, Britons Hill, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 3AE. +44 1736 366 890 Gaze out upon Mount's Bay and over the rooftops towards Penzance Harbour. email

The Bakehouse Restaurant , Old Bakehouse Lane, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4AE. +44 1736 331331 to?

The Slipway Restaurant, Abbey St, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4AR. +44 1736 330 680 Twinkling harbour lights. Ask for a wonderful view over Mount's Bay. email

Waterside Meadery, Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 4AB. +44 1736 364424 Restaurant and upstairs family bar.

The Old Coastguard, The Parade, Mousehole, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6PR. +44 1736 731 222 email

Hoi Tin Chinese Restaurant, The Wharf, Penzance, Cornwall. TR19. +44 1736 797 814

The Restaurant, Headland Hotel, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW. +44 1637 87 2211 Great views of Fistral beach and the stunning Cornish coastline.

The Terrace , The Headland Hotel, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW. +44 1637 87 2211 With spectacular views of Cornwall's famous Fistral Beach. p

Godolphin Arms, Henver Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3BL. +44 1736 710202 With spectacular views from the first floor dining area and a stunning beachside terrace. The island idyll of St Michael's Mount sits directly opposite.

Hotel Tresanton, Lower Castle Road, St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5DR. +44 1326 270 055 Wood-panelled dining room in a converted yacht club. It has a terrace on two sides, where lunch, drinks and candlelit dinners are served in the summer, and whenever the temperate climate allows. A romantic candlelit supper for two is also available on a secluded private terrace just above the sea.

The Lifeboat House Restaurant, The Cove, Coverack, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6SX. +44 1326 281212 Panoramic view over the bay. ph

St Mawes Hotel, Marine Parade, St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5DW. 1326 27 0266

Driftwood Restaurant, Driftwood Hotel, Rosevine, Portscatho, Cornwall, TR2 5EW. +44 1872 58 0644 Perched high above the sea with a panoramic view over the water sits the Westcountry's newly announced Michelin-starred restaurant.

Caffe Pasta, The Wharf, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1PZ. +44 1736 798 899 Restaurant overlooks the St Ives Harbour.

onshore, Wharf Road, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1LF. +44 1736 796 000 Stunning location, on the St Ives harbour front. email

Pels of St Ives, Harts Building, The Wharf, Saint Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1PP. +44 1736 795 006 Small cafe on the harbour front.

The Hub, 4 Wharf Road, St Ives, Cornwall TR 26 1LF. +44 1736 799099 Harbourfront cafe bar with a fine sea view.

Alba, Old Lifeboat House, The Wharf GB, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LF, +44 1736 79 7222, In centre of town, on both floors of Old Lifeboat House; good harbour views.x

Beachcomber Restaurant, Wharf Street, St. Ives, Cornwall, +44 1736 794844

Porthgwidden Beach Cafe, Porthgwidden Beach, The Island, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1PL. +44 1736 796791 Nestled beneath the steep grassy slopes of St Ives “Island”, right on the beach with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse.  Now open all year round for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. A great little restaurant with fantastic views Less well-known (and less expensive!) than its big brother on Porthminster.

Porthminster Cafe X, Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2EB, +44 1736 795352, p.minster@btopenworld.com, Super views: large terrace for al fresco dining. 1930s beach house on Porthminster sands. Pure white sand, a pale turquoise sea and the extraordinarily intense light of St Ives draw comparison with the Caribbean – albeit a few degrees cooler. Add a sunny roof terrace, a faded Art Deco charm and a menu fizzing with Mediterranean and Asian flavours, and you can see why this café under the cliffs has consistently won plaudits.

Pedn Olva Restaurant and Bar, West Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2EA. +44 1736 79 6222 Beautiful outside dining areas with fantastic views. email

The Gurnard's Head, Treen, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 3DE. +44 1736 796 928 The best seats are the window ones overlooking the fields and ocean beyond. The Gurnard's Head is a fabulous old inn looking out to the Atlantic. email

Sloop Inn, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1LP. +44 1736 796 584 email

The Garrack Hotel and Restaurant, Burthallan Lane, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 3AA. +44 1736 796199 Set in 2 acres of gardens overlooking Porthmeor Beach. Open every evening for dinner from 6pm. Stunning views over the Atlantic and St Ives. email

Loft Restaurant & Terrace, Norway Lane, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LZ, +44 1736 79 4204 Haute seafood and grill dining in airy exposed-stone loft space with terrace and harbour views. The interior is simple and elegant and the large sunny rooftop terrace has stunning views of the harbour and the bay .p

Tate Cafe and Restaurant, Porthmeor Beach, Cornwall, TR26 1TG. +44 1736 796226 March till Oct Daily 10am-5.20pm. Easter and summer holidays, the rooftop terrace opens 6.30pm–9.30pm on Thurs, Fri and Sat evenings for food, snacks and drinks. Last orders for food 8.45pm; bar closes 9.30pm. Views over the old town and St Ives beach from upper floor cafe. Nov to Feb Tues to Sun 10am–4.20pm. Closed on Mondays (except for bank holiday Mondays). email

The Edge Restaurant

The Edge Restaurant, 6 New Road, Port Isaac, Cornwall, PL29 3SB. +44 1208 880 090 Perched on a cliff on the Cornish coast. View Large Map . email

The Old Ferry Inn, Brodinnick-by-Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1LX. +44 1726 870 237

Met Café Bar

The Met Cafe Bar, The Metropole Hotel, Station Road, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8DB. +44 8000 05 2244 With views across the rooftops to the picturesque harbour. email . webcam

The Riverside, Boscastle, Cornwall, PL35 0HE. +44 1840 250 216 The Riverside offers a choice of services when it comes to its restaurant. For a formal affair with the evening restaurant set-up elegantly for a superb dining experience, here you can choose from an à la carte menu with exceptional food complemented by an extensive list of fine wines. Alternatively, the daytime tearoom is perfect for informal lunches, meals and afternoon teas. Leading from the dining room is access to our exclusive tea garden next to the running waters of the River Valency. Away from the hustle and bussle of busy Boscastle, the 80 seater tea garden is situated overlooking the River Valency surrounded by beautiful countryside

Bodmin Nineteen Bistro, Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5AQ. The Nineteen Bistro and Bar offers relaxed dining both at lunchtime and in the evenings. A modern English menu features local produce wherever possible and the chef has created some unique Lanhydrock signature dishes for your enjoyment. The Bistro is an environment where the architect has taken an open brief and had free reign to create a space that reveals in it's dynamic views, where a dramatic 'wall of glass' draws the outside in. .

The Wheel House, West Wharf, Mevagissey, Saint Austell, Cornwall PL26 6UJ. +44 1726 84 3404 Cornwall. Daily 9am-4pm. Dinner from 6pm. Magnificent location on the harbour by the boats.

Harbour Tavern , Jetty St and West Wharf, Megavissey, Saint Austell, Cornwall PL26 6UJ. +44 77 7929 4828 Right on the quay with great views of the harbour. email

The Sharksfin Pub, The Quay, Megavissey, Saint Austell, Cornwall PL26 6QU. +44 1726 84 2969 Open every day from 10am-11pm. Food everyday 12 midday-10pm. p

The Rising Sun, Portmellon Cove, Mevagissey, Saint Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6PL. +44 1726 84 3235 Magnificent right by the water pub.

Headlands Hotel, Polkirt Hill, Mevagissey, Cornwall, PL26 6UX. +44 1726 84 3453

Kota, Harbour Head GB, Porthleven, Cornwall R13 9JA. +44 1326 56 2407 Cottagey converted 18C harbourside granary.

Blue Bar, Porthtowan, Cornwall, TR4 8AW. +44 1209 89 0329 Thurs to Sun.

Watering Hole, Perranporth Beach, Cornwall, TR6 0JL. +44 1872 57 2888 Sand tables beach bar.

Life's a Beach, Summerleaze Beach, Bude, Cornwall. +44 1288 35 5222 The veranda of a restaurant which nestles among rugged cliffs, gazing at the golden sands and the sea, stained scarlet, as the sun sets.

Trevigue Restaurant, Crackington Haven, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 0LQ +44 1840 23 0418 Beautifully converted 16th Century building at Trevigue Farm, set on the cliffs near Crackington Haven on the way to Boscastle. Meals are served from 6pm-8.30pm and the restaurant closes at 11pm.

Coombe Barton Inn, Crackington Haven, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 0JG. +44 1840 23 0345 Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Crackington Haven overlooking the beach.

Cabin Cafe, Crackington Haven, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 0JG. +44 1840 230 238 email


Devon

The Harbourview Restaurant, The Corbyn Head Hotel, Sea Front, Torbay Road, Torbay, Devon, TQ2 6RH. +44 1803 213611 Magnificent views out over Torbay. email

The Quay, 11 The Quay, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9EQ. +44 1271 868 090 Owner is artist Damien Hirst. Amazing location. email . View Large Map

22 Mill Street Restaurant, 22 Mill Street, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8AW. +44 1647 432 244 Beautiful views of Dartmoor National Park. email

Red Lion Hotel, 48 The Quay, Clovelly, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5TF. +44 1237 431237 Amazing atmospheric seafront views

The Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, 9 Grand Parade, Plymouth, Devon PL1 3DQ. +44 1752 226326 With the finest view of any restaurant in Plymouth, the aptly named Waterfront Restaurant and Bar is situated right on the waterfront, a stone's throw from the water's edge. On Plymouth Hoe with breathtaking views of Plymouth Sound, Mount Batten and Drake's Island. Daily 10am for breakfast until 12 midday. Lunch and specials served from 12 midday until 9.30pm. Sun to Thurs 10am–11pm. Fri and Sat 10am–1am.

Artillery Tower Restaurant, Plymouth, Devon.

Artillery Tower Restaurant, Firestone Bay, Durnford Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 3QR. +44 1752 25 7610 Dine in a 500 year old waterfront fort .

Dorset

Hix Oyster and Fish House, Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3JP. +44 1297 446 910 Overlooking the famous Lyme Regis fishing port. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Jurassic coastline from the best table in Dorset in the glass walled restaurant high up on The Cobb.

Alexandra Hotel Deck

Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant, Pound Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3HZ.

Mallams, 5 Trinity Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8TJ. +44 1305 776757 On the waterfront. email

The Cliff Panoramic Restaurant, Southwell Park, The Venue Hotel, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA.

The Beach House Mudeford, The Spit, Mudeford, Dorset, BH6 4EN. +44 1202 423474 email Ann Parkin

Edge Restaurant, 2 Studland Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 8JA. +44 1202 757 007 On the cliff top at Alum Chine and overlooking the sweeping Dorset coastline. email

Aruba Restaurant & Bar, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA. +44 1202 554211 On the Pier Approach in Bournemouth.

West Beach Bar & Restaurant, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA. +44 1202 587785 Floor to ceiling glass windows to maximise the stunning sea views.


Somerset

The Bathwick Boatman, Forester Road, Bathwick, Bath, Somerset, BA2 6QE. +44 1225 42 8844 The restaurant is set in an old rowing club with beautiful river views and a cosy, rustic ambience. An ideal spot where you can watch inexperienced trippers try their hand on punts and skiffs while you dine safely ashore. Tues to Sat Lunch 12 noon - last orders at 2pm. Sun Lunch 12 noon - last orders for food 2.30pm. Tues to Sat Dinner 6.15pm - last orders for food 9pm.

Riverside Cafe, 17 Argyle St, Bath, Avon, Somerset, BA2 4BQ. To the side of Pulteney Bridge. Vegetarian and licensed to serve alcohol, there are outside tables here with good views but no evening opening.

Rockery Restaurant and Tea Gardens, North Road, Combe Down, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5DN. +44 1225 83 3274 Tues to Sun 12 midday-6pm. Not easily accessible by public transport.

Horse and Radish, Northgate Street, The Podium, Bath,Somerset, BA1 5AS. +44 87 1961 0858. Situated on the top floor of The Podium Shopping Centre. Great views over the river and the city. From a coffee and Danish for the morning shopper, to a full blown evening meal with cocktails.

Clos du Roy, Seven Dials, Sawclose Bath, Somerset, BA1 1EN. +44 12 2544 4450 Map

Bath Spa Hotel, Sydney Rd, Bath, Somerset, BA2 6NS. +44 1225 444424

Zuccotta Restaurant, Enjoy views of the picturesque River Avon and the Pulteney Bridge from this contemporary restaurant at the Hilton Bath City hotel. Daily 7am-10pm.

Cedar Tree, Ston Easton Hotel, Ston Easton nr Bath, Somerset. Georgian oak-panelled dining room over-looking the rear gardens and the River Norr. In summer, lunches can be served outside on the front terrace and many visitors choose to hold garden parties and other prestigious events on the front lawn. Prepared picnics and rugs are available for guests who wish to dine in the grounds.

The Boathouse, Newbridge Road, Bath Somerset, BA1 3NB. The beer garden is a pleasant place to waste a few hours, and the atmosphere owes much to the waterside setting.

Il Tocco D' Italia, The Weir, Spring Gardens Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 6PW. Fabulous views over the weir. Book a table on the sun terrace or courtyard and enjoy a view to rival Rome's finest.

The Olive Mill, Bath Road, Chilton Polden, Somerset, TA7 9AH. Ten minute drive from either Glastonbury and Bridgewater.


Sussex

The Gun, Gun Hill, Near Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0JU. +44 1825 872361 Sunny terrace overlooking extensive gardens. email

De La Warr Pavilion Cafe Bar, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DP. Bexhill-on-Sea's De La Warr Pavilion is something of an icon. Britain's first Modernist building.

Marine Restaurant, Cavendish Hotel, Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4DH. +44 1323 410222 One of the premier positions on the Eastbourne seafront and so offers its guests one of the very best sea views found anywhere on the South Coast. The Marine Restaurant has style and grandeur of a previous era. Ask for a wintow table. email

Horatio's Bar, Brighton Pier, Spectacular views across Brighton from the Pier.

Victoria's Bar, Brighton Pier. Beer garden.

No. 1 Bar & Bistro, Queen's Hotel, 1 Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1NS. With views of the beach and the pier.

Chilli Club, 3 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NS. +44 1273 73 9530

Lucy's Restaurant, 26 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 2LN.

Alfresco Restaurant, The Milkmaid Pavilion, Kings Road Arches, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2LN. just a short walk from the West Pier, Alfresco offers unrivalled views of the picturesque Brighton coastline. ph

Mosaic Restaurant (The), 122 Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FA. +44 1273 326 037. +44 1273 326 520. Seafront.

The Garden Room Restaurant, 137 King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2JF. +44 1273 828 262

Regency Restaurant, 131 Kings Road, Brighton. BN1 2HH. +44 1273 325 014

Alfresco, The Milkmaid Pavilion, Kings Road, BN1 2LN. +44 1273 828 262

Due South, (British), 139 Kings Road, Brighton Beach, Brighton, BN1 2FN. +44 1273 821 218

Santiago Restaurant, 143/4 Kings Roads, Brighton, BN1 2FN. +44 1273 71 0031. (Spanish)

El Taco-Way, 143 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FN. +44 1273 71 0431 Open daily 11am-11pm.

Terraces Bar and Grill, unit 8, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1TB. +44 1273 57 0526

Brighton Pagoda, The Lagoon, Brighton Marina, East Sussex, BN2 5UF.

Curve, 45 Gardner Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UN. +44 1273 60 3031

Breakwater Cafe, East Breakwater, Brighton Marina, East Sussex, BN2 5HA. +44 7515 358170 .

AG's Grill Room, Alexander House Hotel, East Street, Turners Hill, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH10 4QD. Set in 170 acres of beautiful grounds.

The Millstream Restaurant, The Millstream Hotel , Bosham Lane, Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 8HL. q

East Beach Cafe

East Beach Cafe, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5NZ. +44 1903 731 903 Open 7 days a week all year from 10am till 5pm and evenings for dinner. Littlehampton is 1hr 45 mins by direct train from London Victoria, or with one change from London Bridge. twitter

47 Mussel Row, Pier Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LP. Little seaside bistro every food lover dreams about. You will love this fish restaurant in Littlehampton, located along the mouth of the Arun River on the Pier Road.


Surrey

The Lock, The Runnymede-on-Thames, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AG. Riverside dining at its finest. The Lock is the newest addition to the spectacularly situated Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel. With its light, breezy bistro atmosphere, The Lock is a relaxed, discreet dining venue with stunning views out over the Thames and Bell Weir Lock.

Leftbank Restaurant, Runnymede-on-Thames, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AG. Incredible views of the tranquil Thames are just the beginning of the superb Leftbank experience.

Riverside Restaurant and Bar, Mercure London Thames Hotel , Thames Street, Staines, Surrey TW18 4SJ. Located right on the banks of the Thames. Filled with natural light, the Riverside Restaurant and Bar is open for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is set in a 19th century building. The restaurant, with its earth tones and rich wood fittings, offers an unbeatable view of the Thames.

The Bingham, 61-63 Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UT. Overlooking the Thames. q

The Restaurant at Lythe Hill, Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa , Petworth Road, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 3BQ. Overlooking the stunning ornamental lake and beautiful parkland.

The Inn on the Pond, Nutfield Marsh Road, Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4EU. to?

The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant, The Bridge Hotel , Bridge Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8JZ. +44 1932 565644 Elegant riverside dining for residents and non-residents of the lovely Bridge Hotel. Thames views.

Riverside Brasserie, Carlton Mitre, Hampton Court Road, Hampton Court, Surrey, KT8 9BN. +44 20 8979 9988 Beautiful Thames views across from Hampton Court Palace.


Kent

Hythe Sea Lounge, West Parade, Stade Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6DT. +44 8445 767 676 Located inside Hythe's Stade Court Hotel with panoramic views over the English Channel.

Restaurant Lounge and Bar, The Sandgate Hotel, 8-9 Wellington Terrace, The Esplanade, Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3DY. +44 1303 220 444 Eat in the restaurant or on the terrace with its views over the English Channel.

Haxted Mill Riverside Brasserie and Bar, Haxted Road, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6PU. Dine al fresco on the candlelit terraces overlooking the millponds in the summer months.


Suffolk

The Restaurant at the Brudenell Hotel, The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BU. +44 1728 452071 Great seaside location, near the beach at the Suffolk town of Aldeburgh. The restaurant is a wonderful place to relax and soak up panoramic views along the beach. email


Norfolk

Thai on the River Floating Restaurant, Riverside, (Thorpe Rd), Norwich NR1 1EE. +44 (0)1603 767800 Set in the splendour of Norwich and marooned as a branch of the River Yare, gracefully entwining with the Wensum River, this floating restaurant is the place where you can really enjoy good traditional Thai cuisine. Mon to Sun 12 noon-3pm. 5pm-11pm.


Windermere, Cumbria

The Miller Howe, Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1EY. +44 15394 42536 The Miller Howe could well lay claim to having the most stunning view in Britain. Indeed, sweeping vistas over windswept Windermere, the rolling countryside of the Lake District and the Langdale Pikes make this fine restaurant a landmark all of its own.

Cedar Manor Restaurant, Cedar Manor Hotel , Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AX. Open to guests and non-residents, one might want to relax with a book in the cosy hotel bar and take in the views.

Burlington's, The Beech Hill Hotel , Newby Bridge Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3LR. If you want views while you dine you've certainly got them at Burlington's Restaurant in Windermere. Part of the impressive Beech Hill Hotel, set into the East bank of Lake Widermere.

The Wild Boar Restaurant Windermere. email

Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa, Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3DF. +44 15394 42444. Grid Ref SD 401969. Sample the delicious fare on offer in the Terrace Bar or retreat to the Terrace Coffee Lounge for a freshly brewed tea or coffee, whilst you enjoy views across the gardens to the lake beyond.

The Terrace Restaurant, Storrs Hall , +44 15394 47111.is an elegant Georgian mansion situated in 17 acres of landscaped grounds on the shores of Lake Windermere. Overlooking the lake. email

Lindeth Fell, Lyth Valley Rd, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JP. +44 15394 43286. Dining room with superb Lakeland views. Enhanced further by the fantastic lake and fell views from the restaurant. email

Langdale Chase, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LW. +44 15394 32201. Dining room has sweeping views across the lake. Panoramic views. email

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Holbeck Lane, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LU. +44 1539 432375. Quite incredible views from the elegant oak-panelled dining room across Windermere.

The Waterhead, Hawkshead Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AJ. +44 15394 32566 Lake Windermere near Ambleside, Lake District. Bar area, which opens out into the garden terrace, is bright and modern whilst maintaining Lakeland character and an elegant appeal. The bar offers an all day menu and the perfect setting to enjoy the views of the lake and the historic steamers dropping passengers off at the jetties opposite.

The Signature Restaurant, The Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SW. v?


Manchester

The River Bar and Restaurant, The Lowry Hotel , 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Manchester, M3 5LH. The stunning views, chic decor and delicious food make the River Bar and Restaurant a must-try dining destination, whatever the occasion. vie?

Choice Bar & Restaurant, Castle Quay, Castlefield, Manchester, M15 4NT. Dine by the riverside. Best table is number 17 by the window.

Tate Cafe, The Collonades, Albert Dock, +44 151 707 1400. Tues to Sun 10am-6pm. Get a table on the waterside terrace.

Mark Addy Riverside Pub, Stanley Street, Salford, Manchester M3 5EJ. +44 161 832 4080


Oxford

Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant, 60 Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST. Cherwell Boathouse is right on the banks of he Isis (Oxford thus calls the Thames) in a truly scenic spot. The restaurant is small and intimate with a beautiful terrace.

Stream Bar & Restaurant, Upper Reaches Hotel, Thames Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3JA. On the beautiful banks of the Thames and just by Abingdon's abbey ruins.


Cambridge

Parker's Bar, De Vere University Arms Hotel , Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AD. +44 1223 27 3000 Views over Parker's Piece.

Mai Thai Restaurant, Park Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 1JH. +44 1223 36 7480 Housed in the historic Hobbs Cricket pavillion on Cambridge green where you can watch the sun set over Parker's Piece from a table by a window.


Middlesex

The White Swan, Sion Road, Riverside, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3DN. +44 20 8892 2166 Situated riverside with probably one of the most idyllic settings of any of London's pubs. Take your pint of bitter and sit down at the bank and commune with the swans or gaze out at rock'n'roll landmark, Eel Pie Island. Open Mon to Sat 11am-11pm. Sun 12 noon-10.30pm. Food 12 noon-2.30pm. 7pm-9.30pm.

The Wharf Restaurant, 22 Manor Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8BG. +44 20 8977 6333 Thames-side in the Manor Road in Teddington, The Wharf Restaurant has panoramic riverbank views.

Chez Lindsay, 11 Hill Rise, Richmond upon Thames, TW 10. +44 20 8948 7473 Richmond tube. River views. Rustic waterside restaurant serving galettes, crepes, seafood from Brittany and Breton ciders.


Berkshire

The Terrace Dining Room, Cliveden, Berkshire, offers not only the finest classically inspired cuisine, but awe-inspiring views of the famous gardens and Cliveden Estate.

The River Bar Restaurant, Newbury Manor Hotel, London Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2BY. set in the grounds of the gorgeous Georgian grade II listed Newbury Manor Hotel, is perched at the union of the Rivers Kennet and Lambourn, with tranquil views of the surrounding woodlands and water meadows. The floor to ceiling windows, outdoor decking area and proximity to waterfall

Island Bar and Restaurant

Island Bar and Restaurant, Pipers Island, Caversham Bridge, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8AH. Boasting one of Reading's most special settings, the Island Bar and Restaurant is situated on Pipers Island, just seconds from Caversham Bridge. Surrounded by the waters of the Thames, the design of Island Bar and Restaurant embraces its unique situation with floor to ceiling windows that allow light to flood in and visitors to enjoy waterside views.

The Waterside Inn, Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT.


Hertfordshire

The Glasshouse Bar and Terraces, The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG. +44 1923 29 6015 Overlooking the Formal Gardens at The Grove, The Glasshouse bar and terraces offer the ideal spot to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.


Buckinghamshire

The Orangery Restaurant, Danesfield House , Danesfield House Hotel & Spa, Henley Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2EY. +44 1628 89 1010 A gleaming floor-to-ceiling, south-facing glass wall, allowing an abundance of natural daylight to flood the room and the most incredible viewing screen from which to take in the stunning grounds and enchanting English countryside beyond. Mon to Sun Breakfast: 7am-10am. Lunch: 12 noon-2.30pm. Afternoon Tea: 3pm-6pm (Sat and Sun 3.30pm-6pm). Dinner Fri and Sat 6.30pm-10pm. Dinner Sun to Thurs 7pm-10pm.

The Aeglesburgh, The Watermead Inn, 10 Lakeside, Aylesbury, Bucks. +44 1296 433 123 Mon to Thurs 12 noon-11pm. Fri 12 noon-12 midnight. Sat 11am-12 midnight. Sun 11am-10.30pm.


Sunderland

R Bar, Tavistock Best Western Roker Hotel, Roker Terrace, Roker, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 9ND. +44 191 567 1786 Seafront views. email

Six Restaurant, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 3BA. +44 191 440 4948 Sweeping, panoramic views. Six Restaurant is situated on the rooftop of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead.


Hampshire

Pebble Beach Restaurant, Marine Drive, Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire, BH25 7DZ. 1425 62 7777 It doesn't get much better than the Pebble Beach Restaurant in Barton-on-Sea. Atop a cliff on Marine Drive this restaurant commands sweeping views of the ocean towards the Needles. Spacious and sunny terrace. www. pebblebeach -uk.com/ Cafe, bar and restaurant in Barton on Sea.


Cheshire

Crystal Restaurant, Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Tarporley Road, Oakmere, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2ES. +44 1606 88 9100  In the heart of the Cheshire countryside in the grand Victorian Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Crystal Restaurant is renowned for its stunning surrounds. It lies in a unique rural setting, surrounded by a beautiful 60 acre lake.


Derbyshire

The Terrace Restaurant, The Maynard Hotel, Main Road, Grindleford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 2HE. +44 1433 63 0321 Stunning views of the Derwent Valley.


Lancs

Caesar's Restaurant, The Carlton Hotel, 107 Hornby Road, City Centre, Blackpool, Lancs FY1 2EZ. +44 1253 62 8966 At the northern end of the promenade in Blackpool, Caesar's Restaurant is a traditional dining room set inside The Carlton Hotel serving classic British cuisine. With panoramic views of the beach and the Irish Sea. Open daily from 6.30 to 9PM


Wiltshire

The Pear Tree, Church End, Purton, Swindon, Wilts, SN5 4ED. +44 1793 77 2100 Conservatory restaurant looks out over the hotel's pretty gardens. Lunch is served daily from 12 noon t o 2pm. Dinner is served daily from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. email


Isle of Wight

The Cameron Restaurant, Bourne Hall Country House Hotel, 11 Luccombe Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6RR. +44 1983862820 This is in a beautiful Victorian country house with stunning views of the Shanklin and Sandown Bay framed by the trees within the grounds, and onwards to Culver Downs on a clear day.

The Island Room, Priory Bay Hotel, Priory Drive, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5BU. +44 1983 613146 In summer the restaurant's floor-to-ceiling windows showcase dramatic views across the hotel grounds to the Solent , while in winter its large roaring, wood-burning fire creates a wonderful, warm ambience.


Rutland

Hambleton Hall, Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8TH. +44 1572 756991 Perched serenely on a peninsula in the centre of Rutland Water with spectacular views over water and countryside. Relais & Châteaux.


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Cardiff

Tempus at Tides Bar, St David's Hotel and Spa, Havannah Street, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 5SD. +44 2920 45 4045 Spectacular views of Cardiff Bay.

The Grill Room, Deganwy Quay, Deganwy, Conwy, Wales LL31 9DJ. The Vue isn't just a name; look out of the windows and you'll be treated to a spectacular vista over the estuary to Conwy Castle.


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Bistro Bene, on Sutton Harbour,

Brasserie, Fine marina views

Brimpts Farm, Devon working farm

Horn of Plenty Restaurant, Award winning restaurant

Mount Batten Sailing & Watersports Centre, For sailors and landlubbers

Old Ship Inn, One of the most popular inns in Devon

Plymouth Ski Centre, Plymouth's alternative to the Alps

St Mellion Restaurants,

Theatre Royal Dance, dinner

Three Crowns, Plymouth's most painted pub

Waterman's Arms, Beautiful riverside setting

Wet Wok, Waterside woks