The Peninsula Restaurant Review

The O2 hosts an array of restaurants to suit all needs but there isn’t anywhere inside that I would define as fine dining. If you want fine dining within the O2 area, then The Peninsula Restaurant inside The InterContinental is the place to be, just a ten minute walk from North Greenwich station. As we entered The Peninsula restaurant we were hit with a breathtaking view of the River Thames and Canary Wharf, we took a moment to marvel at the view before we were kindly taken to our seats, which was thankfully right by the floor to ceiling window. The Peninsula restaurant is stylish and sophisticated and it’s the type of restaurant where you would love to slip into a dress and have a date take you to.

Freshly baked bread was brought to the table with freshly made caramelised onion and rosemary butter. This was a nice introduction to the seven plates that were to be delivered to our table, from the European taster menu. Which included seven different wines (taster portions of course) First up was the Hen’s egg, a soy, sweet potato nestled in a bed of leaves, which gave off a sweet and tangy taste. Top marks for the presentation, it was beautifully crafted and tasted just as good.

The sea trout was a nice surprise, which came with eel and cucumber. Undeniably the most exciting dish was the steak dish, with white asparagus, miso and black garlic. The steak was soft, tender and juicy. Being a taster menu, of course the dish was small, and with this particular dish I would have been more than happy to have had a full size plate and nothing else. It certainly was heaven on a plate. We were getting quite full by the end of the menu, but couldn’t resist the dessert… To finish off all the dishes, I had a chocolate sorbet, which was refreshing and the perfect finish. We were looked after well by our waiter, who at every staged, talked us through the dishes and the wines in detail. A few of the white wines were my favourite,

These guys paired the wine with the dishes perfectly, they certainly know their wines!
The vegetarian taster menu is £60 and £120 with wine pairing and the meat taster menu is £72 and with wine pairings its £132. Yes it’s on the tad pricey side, but it is fine dining after all. Now if you decide you would like to continue the night after dinner, head on upstairs to the very stylish Eighteen Sky Bar, where you can sip on some delicious cocktails and continue to marvel at the breathtaking views.

From 28th June – 30th June, Top chefs, Thomas Buhner (who holds three Michelin stars at his restaurant ‘La Vie’ and chef Tomas Lidakevicius will be taking over the kitchen at The Peninsular Restaurant to bring you a dining experience like no other. That’s right two talented and sought-after chefs will be dishing up sophisticated, innovative and artfully put together dishes for you to get your taste buds around. Expect to find some of these dishes on the menu: Pike Perch, Charcoal, Sea Vegetables, and Caviar Imperial. This is fine dining at its best, so be sure to give The Peninsular Restaurant a visit.


Address: The Peninsular Restaurant, InterContinental London Hotel, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0TW

Written by Nyla S.