The scene Boat carcasses and nautical knick-knacks adorn the tastefully decorated wooden slat walls of the enormous bar and restaurant, while dazzling display cases are packed with a wide range of wines.

There are also log fires on hand for getting cosy after sitting by the river gets a little too nippy.

The grub Fish is a popular choice, and they do chunky steaks and a decent burger.

Vegetarian options are limited to pasta and exotic oddities such as grilled watermelon salad – but, be warned, the prices are on the steep side, so this escape from the city might well be a choice for special occasions only.

However, there’s the option of a set menu and a bar bites selection for sharing.
Behind the bar A cocktail menu for the post-work commuter crowd (on weekdays the drinks are just £4 during the 5-7pm happy hour).

Go posh with The Flirtini at £6.95, which combines Smirnoff Black, pineapple and Moët Impérial.

There are some interesting guest ales and decent continental lagers as well as the biggest range of rosé wines you’re ever likely to find.

Bill please Beers from £3.75; cocktails from £5.95; wine from £3.95; mains from £10.95.

Verdict Staying classy in suburbia with fantastic riverside views.

%TNT Magazine% stars 4

Portsmouth Road, KT6 4HL  
Station | Surbiton