You have the choice of using your own caterers for a surcharge (see below) or, you can use our caterers who have a variety of menus starting from £6.75 – £49 + VAT per person. Below are some sample menus. For further menus – speak to our office. Please note the catering staff surcharges below
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Lunch / Dinner
Indulge in a waterway delight, dine on one of our vessels as its cruises down the Thames. We can cater for finer dinning, a variety of buffets, barbeques or finger food. Enjoy good food and wines as you soak up the fascinating sights that the Thames has to offer.
To view any of our menus please click on the links below to download a PDF copy.
Please note: Thames Cruises reserve the right to make changes to menus if the need arises.
Clients own catering information
Clients Own Catering Surcharges (all inc VAT)
For a surcharge (covering waste removal) you can provide your own catering. Catering surcharges vary depending on which boat you hire. Please see catering surcharges below.
“Old London” – £85
“Viscountess” – £170
“River Princess” – £195
“Royal Princess” – £215
“Thames Princess” – £220
Loading at Lambeth Pier
We allow all our clients access to their boat at our Lambeth Pier base, up to 1 hour prior to the start of your function, at no extra cost, to load on catering and set up. Please speak to the office for further details.
Thames Cruises catering surcharges
Staff Surcharge for Low Number of Covers
0-74 people: £90 + VAT
75-99 people: £45 + VAT
100+ people: no charge
Silver Service Menus Staff Charge
£45 + VAT for every 15 covers
Canapés Staff Surcharge
(where canapés are ordered on their own)
50 covers £45.00 + Vat
50-100 covers £90.00 + VAT
100 + covers £135.00 + VAT
The Boats in the Thames Cruises Fleet
Private Hire Extras
When you hire one of our vessels you can also use our caterers, DJ’s and entertainments or alternatively bring your own – it’s up to you. Our bars sell drinks at reasonable Pub prices and house wine and champagne is available to order.
For more information see our Private Hire Entertainment page or contact us directly on 020 7928 9009.
Please refer to our Private Hire Rates and Things You Should Know for further information regarding our Thames Private Boat Hire.